Get hooked on the NOOK!


As a little girl growing up in rural North Carolina, I remember going to my Granddaddy’s fishing pond. My Daddy and Granddaddy loved to fish but as a six-year-old the fishing was boring to me. I was more interested in finding the worms to put on the fish hook.  I’d squeal as I ran my fingers around in the bait cup looking for those worms (yuck). Daddy would shush me and then I’d get so excited when I ran across another worm that I’d squeal again.  The Brim in the pond would eat the bait off Daddy’s hook so fast that I got ‘hooked’ on finding those worms for him. What great memories those are!

Today’s kids growing up in the technology era may have slightly different memories.  Maybe they’ll remember playing games or reading with their parents or grandparents on different devices: Wii, xBox, PlayStation, Nintendo DS, Kindle, iPad, or the NOOK.

Last year at SAS Global Forum, we were surprised by the number of requests we received for SAS books on the Barnes and Noble NOOK device. As with any new endeavor, we found that an ePub format at one reseller is not the same as an ePub format at another reseller.  It takes time, patience, and adaptability to work out the conversion of SAS technical books. Our Production team has gone through the NOOK conversion now and we’re ready to hear from you. What books do you want to read on your NOOK?

I hope you took the time to read SAS Publications Vice President Kathy Council’s post Are you reading ebooks?, and Director Sean Gargan’s recent blog post eBooks, eBooks, eBooks.  Today we offer select titles for these devices:

Apple iBooks – 12 titles

Amazon Kindle – 44 titles

Google eBooks – 32 titles

Barnes and Noble NOOK – 4 titles

Whatever your favorite device, we are working to make your favorite SAS books into ebooks.

I was hooked on fishing because of playing with the bait (and the fun of being with my Daddy). I hope that Moms and Dads in today’s fast-paced world have the opportunity to take their kids fishing - even with so much competition from technology.  If you haven’t already done so, I hope that  you’ll soon try out a reading device or tablet and that you’ll get ‘hooked’ on SAS ebooks. I love print books but I also love the convenience of reading devices and tablets.

Hook ‘em, NOOK!


About Author

Sandy Varner

SAS Publishing Operations Manager

Sandy joined SAS in 1980 and has been in publishing for over 30 years. In addition to supporting the SAS bookstore, she also focuses on business development with resellers in the publishing industry such as the Apple iBookstore, Amazon, Google, and Barnes and Noble.

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