For a limited time only, Random House is offering a completely free download of Firoozeh Dumas’s Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America. By making the full-text of this reading group favorite available without Digital Rights Management (DRM), meaning it can be forwarded, printed, etc., library marketing director Jen Childs says Random House is taking a risk of potential piracy but hopes librarians who read the download will be encouraged to select the book for their collections. In addition to the full text of the memoir, the download, for Sony e-readers or PCs, includes a letter and two essays from the author, a teacher’s discussion guide, and an excerpt from Firoozeh’s new book, Laughing Without an Accent. "If this goes well," says Child, "we’re hoping to do DRM-free downloads with several other authors."
An Ebook Freebie for Librarians: Funny in Farsi
By April 3, 2009on