The New York Times: Stanza: “The iPhone or iPod Touch can act as an electronic book reader.”
Tip of the Week: Turn Your iPhone Into an e-Book

Lexcycle Sponsors Read an E-Book Week

Lexcycle, the company behind the award-winning Stanza electronic book reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch, has announced its support of the Read an E-Book Week (March 8 - 14th). As part of the week-long celebration that is sponsored by such e-book notables as E Ink Corporation, Sony, IDPF, Random House, Cory Doctorow, and Warren Adler, Lexcycle has created a catalog to highlight a bunch of the sponsors. Books in the Stanza Read an E-Book Week catalog include:
  • Smashwords
  • All Romance eBooks
  • M.D. Benoit
  • Rae Lori
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Twilight Times Books
  • Zumaya Publications
  • Steve Jordan Books
  • Rita Toews
  • Feedbooks
  • O'Reilly
Read an E-book Week For first time users, the following set of directions will help you take advantage of all of the free books that are available through Stanza for this week only:
  1. Visit to download the latest version of Stanza iPhone via iTunes or visit the App Store to download Stanza
  2. Open Stanza. The screen that opens should be titled "Library"
  3. Stanza Library Screenshot
  4. Tap the "Online Catalog". The screen that opens should be titled "Online Catalog"
  5. Stanza Online Catalog
  6. Tap "Read an E-Book Week" to open the catalog
  7. Stanza RAEW Promo
  8. Scroll down to see the rest of the catalog
  9. Stanza RAEW Promo
  10. Tap on "Twilight Times Free Books"
  11. Twilight Times RAEW Promo
  12. Tap the "Read an E-Book Week at the top left to go back to the Online Catalog. Then, tap on "Zumaya Publications Free Books"
  13. Zumaya Publications RAEW Promo
  14. Tap on Tigra to see information about the book, the book cover, and reviews from
  15. Tigra Book Info
  16. Tap the blue "Download" link at the top right of the screen
  17. Download
  18. Tap "Download" link to start the download.
  19. Download
  20. When the download finishes, you will see a blue "Read Now" link at the top right of the screen
  21. Read Now
  22. Tap the blue "Read Now" link at the top right of the screen to start reading
  23. Tap Zones
  24. Pay attention to the tap zones. Tapping the right third of the screen moves forward a page. Tapping the left third of the screen moves back 1 page. Tapping the middle third of the screen brings up the menus.
  25. Reading in Stanza
  26. Start reading. Enjoy!!!