In our digital age, perhaps you are looking for an interesting gift to give for Christmas or whatever you may happen to celebrate. You are probably aware that there is now a Google eBook Store, even though eBooks themselves have been gaining popularity for a while now. These Google books (e-books, for “electronic books”, if you’re a newbie) listed below are some of the top choices to consider getting for yourself or someone else this holiday season, if you are looking for something factual and educational about the world around you and its goings-on.
1. The Los Angeles Times
That’s right, it’s not exactly an eBook… more like an ePaper. Try a subscription risk free for 14 days– the current issue is $.75, or get a subscription gift for someone at $9.99 a month. This is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country.
2. Financial Times
Another periodical for you to peruse, the Financial Times publication in the electronic form is available from Google/Sony for $14.99 a month, or $1 per issue. There is also a two week risk free trial period for this newspaper, which is known for having a very fair and accurate global reporting perspective with integrity.
3. The Charlotte Observer
The Carolinas largest circulated newspaper is available for $.50 an issue or $6.99 a month. The eBook edition of this periodical may not contain certain things like images, crossword puzzles, or ads– but most of the daily published content will be there. This would not be uncommon in the world of ePapers.
4. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, by Suketu Mehta
Written by a Bombay native, this book explores the city in ways which escape most and was a winner of several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Mehta discusses bars, gangs, Bollywood, and more. It’s available at 30% off the list price, for $11.90.
5. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
A New York Times Notable Books of the Year award recipient (2007), the author looks deep into the mysterious world of the nine individuals who would seem to run the country in many respects. The author is a CNN senior legal analyst and a Harvard Law graduate. At 30% off the list price, this goes for $11.20.
Google eBooks are available through many sources, such as the web, Android, iOS, etc. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of eBooks you can purchase are millions of free public domain works for you to look into. The Google eBook store also has online gift cards so you can let your gift recipient choose their title this Christmas, if you prefer. Regardless of your selection, for the variety of decent prices and titles, any of these could be an inexpensive and thoughtful, cool gift this holiday season.