Sunday, January 19, 2014

TL Blogging Challenge Day #2 E-books and E-audio

Me again! Twice in one day!

I got a color Nook back when they were pretty new ... when the only other "tablet" was an iPad. It was super nice for traveling and at the time you couldn't get Overdrive books any other way. Never got my money's worth out of it, though. And the slow Internet speed drove me batty. So then what makes no sense was I was very naughty on Black Friday and bought myself a Kindle Fire HD. I love that E-ARCS from Netgalley and Edelweiss won't time out on me now. And it's easier cause I don't have to deal with a USB cord. And like over the holiday break ... I was tired of waiting for the library copy of the new Pendergast novel to come in so I downloaded it. And bonus it was on sale so it was only $6.50. Ebooks are not always cheaper than the hard copy book and buying for the library is different. But it was so nice to not have to leave my couch!

When I was exercising well I downloaded audiobooks to my phone all the time. Then Overdrive did some strange update where nothing worked and that got me off my groove. Also I got sick. Finally just completely reinstalled Overdrive and it's working again.

I need to promote our district collection more with our campus, though. I got a grant to get the classrooms mp3 players to download for Daily 5 time and then the vendor stopped carrying the kid friendly ones I wanted to order. So now I have to look for a new devices. Any suggestions? I don't really want to do the iPod route because if you don't own one it's not necessarily easy. I want something the least tech savvy teacher could use in their classroom (cause of licensing they have to do the downloading ... I can't do it for them and heavens, couldn't for all of them).

I made these to start some more active advertising. They're not perfect but they're a start for now. Print out the signs and put them in a frame then add color copies of book covers you own digitally to the blank area (that way you can change out the advertised books). Click here to get the easy peasy pdf file.

(The PDF lists all of the artists ... Graphics from the Pond, School Supply Addict, Creative Clips, and Kimberly Geswein.)

1 comment:

  1. These signs are so cute. I love them, wish I could use them!