Gov Pubs in the Age of eBooks

Whenever I’m commuting on the Metro or waiting in an airport lounge, I often see a deep-sea of eBooks. Whether you’re cautious of this technology or you’ve fully embraced it, you have to admit that eBooks are everywhere. Once a trend, now it’s a subculture, promoting digital reading and related technologies. That’s also the aim of Read an eBook Week, the world’s largest annual celebration of eBooks, running March 6 – 12.

You may be surprised by how many U.S. Government titles are published as eBooks. GPO, the Federal Government’s publisher, provides those publications through its U.S. Government Bookstore. Readers, I give you three of GPO’s most popular gov e-reads.

9780160930126Workout to Go (ePub)

Get your strength, balance, and flexibility going on the go. This National Institute on Aging at NIH booklet has 13 easy-to-follow, no-excuse exercises. The adaptable routine can help you shape up for higher-level activities. As you feel stronger and discover more energy, it will be easier to keep the momentum going. Fit this booklet in your bag so you can fit a workout routine into your daily life. That’s right—no excuses!

 

 

 

Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America (ePub)

666-080-00001-1Ponzimonium is exactly what it seems—an epidemic of swindling scams. During the 2008 economic downturn, a devastating tide of Ponzi schemes hurled duped people into financial ruin. At the time, investment fraudster Bernard Madoff’s grand-scale scandal came to light while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) pursued scores of similarly detrimental cons. In this eBook, former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton shares stories of real investigations. The appended resources identify red flags of fraud, list the investors’ bill of rights, and provide an investor checklist. The glaring caveat is this: don’t become a victim.

Highlights of Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (High Resolution -PDF eBook)

003-300-00013-7Remember that time when a team of hundreds of experts and Federal Advisory Committee members spent three years collecting, analyzing, and interpreting research on climate change in the United States? Perhaps not. But their weighty climate science report should give you, and Congress, cause to ponder its counsel. This assessment includes observations on what’s happening now and projections for the century. The widespread impacts of this challenge need rigorous understanding. Policymakers need transparent data to drive their response. And the American public, a decision maker in its own right, deserves to know what is actually happening and what it means for the future.

HOW DO I OBTAIN THESE EBOOKS?

You can click on the links above in the blog or through any of these methods:

Shop Online Anytime: You can buy eBooks or print publications —with FREE Standard Shipping worldwide— from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore at http://bookstore.gpo.gov.

Shop our Retail Store: Buy a copy of any print editions from this collection at GPO’s retail bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401, open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Federal holidays, Call (202) 512-0132 for information or to arrange in-store pick-up.

Order by Phone: Call our Customer Contact Center Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (except US Federal holidays). From US and Canada, call toll-free 1.866.512.1800. DC or International customers call +1.202.512.1800.

Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

About the author: Our guest blogger is Chelsea Milko, Public Relations Specialist in GPO’s Public Relations Office.

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