New Reader App for Android and iOS.

Android IndieBound Reader App

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Customers who purchase e-books through EyeofHorusbooks.com now have a mobile browse, buy & read option with the launch of the free IndieBound Reader for Android or iOS, which was developed by Bluefire Productions. The app is for devices using the Android operating system and Apple iOS devices as well. It can be downloaded from the Android Market for Android or IndieBound.org for both Android and iOS. They aren’t quite identical, the Android gives you more options.

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“With the release of IndieBound Reader, independent bookstores are taking another major step forward as players on the digital stage,” said Matt Supko, technology director for the American Booksellers Association. “A year after the launch of Google eBooks, indies have become a vital and fast-growing part of the e-book market, thanks to their creativity, marketing savvy, and knack for matching the customer with the best book for them-print or digital. The IndieBound Reader app gives independent bookstores a home on the most popular mobile devices, making it easier than ever for customers to shop local when they shop digital.”

[box type=”info”] The IndieBound Reader for iOS does not include an embedded store. To find a bookstore near you selling Google eBooks, please see this list[/box]

IndieBound Reader App

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You can buy on your Android phone and read on any Android device, computer or compatible eReader through the Google Cloud!

IndieBound is a community-oriented movement begun by the American Booksellers Association. It brings together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and anyone else with a passionate belief that healthy local economies help communities thrive. Successful local, indie businesses help dollars, jobs, diversity, choice, and taxes stay local, creating strong, unique communities and happy citizens.

Eye of Horus and other Independent bookstores have partnered with Google to sell Google eBooks™ because of its open and accessible platform, so indies can provide an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy ebooks at while supporting local business. The ebooks are sold directly through independent bookstore websites.

Google eBooks are cloud-based, digital books that allow readers to access their libraries on almost any device from one single repository. You can now both purchase and read your Google eBooks on your Android device using the free IndieBound Reader app, but you will also be able to read them later on your computer, as well as on a wide variety of eReaders.

Make it easy to browse, buy and read Indie on your Android.

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Small Business Saturday is 11/26/11

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.

Now, Small Business Saturday is an event that drives shoppers to local, independently-owned merchants like Eye of Horus.

This November 26th is a big day for everyone at the Eye. It’s the second annual Small Business Saturday®, when people across the country come out and shop to support their favorite local businesses.

Support Main Street

Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of all private sector employees, according to the Small Business Administration. Shoppers can help keep our community unique by shopping at local, independent and other small business, on November 26 and throughout the year.

Ninety-three percent of consumers agree it is important to support small businesses they value. Last year, more than 1.5 million people shared that sentiment by ‘liking’ the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. This year the community of like-minded Americans will grow even more.

Saturday Specials

Eye of Horus says  “Thank You” to our wonderful customers  for shopping small & local rather than going to the mall or “Big Box” stores, so we are offering a specials for ‘Small Business Saturday’ 11/26/11

Buy two calendars or datebooks, and get the third at 1/2 price . . . on Saturday the 26th only!

Plus- Anyone who spends $100 or more on Small Business Saturday will get a free abundance mojo bag.

Here’s how you can help support Small Business Saturday and Indie Businesses like us:
  • “Like” and recommend us on Facebook at facebook.com/eyeofhorusmpls.
  • You can also visit Facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday to join the initiative, give a shout out to your favorite local stores and restaurants, and pledge to shop at small businesses on November 26, 2011!
  • If you are an American Express Cardmember, register your card to receive a $25 statement credit when you shop at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
  • Most of all, I encourage you to do some of your holiday and everyday shopping at small businesses, especially on Small Business Saturday.
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