Thursday, January 26, 2012

What We Talk about When We Talk about Ebooks

I love a mystery. A good murder mystery for entertainment, or solving less lethal mysteries as part of the job. I'm a public eye, or public detective. I help people find answers and entertainment. Lately the answers I've been asked to find have been about free ebooks from the library.

After some sifting of the clues, I can now tell folks how to search for and choose ebooks and eaudiobooks, how to download those books from the library for free and get them transferred to their machines--desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and dedicated ereaders.

Another successful solution, which like current / contemporary mysteries being written, has nuanced complexities. But usually, I'm able to help library patrons get past the fact that "there are no friendly machines."

1 comment:

Carrie#K said...

Oh but for the long lost halcyon days of the card catalog! Bonus: no evil e stuff.

On a more serious note, that's a gift your library should be very grateful you have.