Free e-books for seriously wounded vets, among others

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Baen Books Free to Disabled Readers

Mike at, er, Feces Flinging Monkey points me to this great offer:

Baen Books, a publisher of science fiction, will provide its books to fans who are blind, paralysed, or dyslexic, or are amputees, in electronic form free of charge, effective immediately.

Baen Books is making this offer in recognition of Veterans Day, and all our disabled military veterans. Many Baen authors are veterans themselves, using a military setting as the setting of their tales. Right now convalescing vets might welcome an exciting, fast-action tale to pass the time.

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And how, you may ask, will vets with these serious disabilities be able to enjoy e-books? Why, a voice-activated laptop might come in handy. And Soldiers’ Angels’ Valour-IT project (which beat its $180,000 goal!) can help out in that area.

Everyone who donated will help make a difference. And Baen Books is also helping make a difference. Wow!

Comments

  1. Baen is an awesome publisher. They make numerous chapters available freely online as teasers/previews and many of their hardcover books come with a CD with other previous books by the author/in that series along with other Baen books. They have been known to publish hardcover editions of old books in a series and sell them at or below paperback prices (that’s how I acquired much of my Honor Harrington collection) Kudos to them, beginning to see the promise of eBooks (most other publishers haven’t it seems) and this only elevates my personal opinion of them.