Starting this September, the Ministry of Culture will be launching a series of nationwide reading promotion campaigns to help people adopt the habit of reading - online.
The campaigns, which will run until Oct. 31, include four major events, namely "Online Book Fair,” "Reading on the Go,” "Reading Remotely” and "Seminars on Digital Authorization and Anti-infringement.”
The "Online Book Fair,” the first of its kind in the country, invites eight online eBook businesses, including Hami Book town, FETnet eBook town, Pubu eBook town and Readmoo eBook store, to provide discounted and special offers during this limited period.
The "Reading on the Go” event offers access to free e-books at designated public venues such as coffee shops and the eight High Speed Railway stations in the country. The online database includes hundreds of e-books, including those by renowned Taiwanese writers Giddens Ko (better known as Jiu Ba-dao), Sisy Chen Wen-hsien, Tsai Chih-chung and Liu Shiuan.
The "Reading Remotely” program, which comprises of several interactive sessions in Miaoli, Changhua, Tainan, Yuli, Taitung, Pingtung and Hualien, shall coax the public to try out e-books and digital reading equipment.
Meanwhile, the "Seminars on Digital Authorization and Anti-infringement” will be held in Kaohsiung on Sept. 11 and in Taipei on Sept. 17 and 30, in which publishers, writers and librarians will discuss copyright methods in the digital era.
For more information about each of the series, please visit: