The National Association of Realtors has announced the launch of an “eBooks Collection” that features 300 digital and audio books that Realtors can access through their PDAs, laptops and SmartPhones.

The digital media encompass such topics as sales techniques and personal growth tips.

“Through the eBooks Collection, NAR members will have access to digital literature,” said Dale Stinton, NAR CEO and executive vice president, in a statement. “This tool is effective and beneficial for our members. Realtors I know spend a great deal of time on the road and away from traditional office settings, yet still find ways to increase their business knowledge and personal growth. By tapping into our virtual library, Realtors can leverage this burgeoning technology to develop their skills while on the go.”

The collection features titles are from best-selling authors on subject matter ranging from popular real estate and business management to personal development.

“Advanced Selling Strategies” by Brian Tracy; “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell; “Every Landlord’s Legal Guide” by Marcia Stewart, Janet Portman and Ralph Warner; “How to Become a Power Agent in Real Estate” by Darryl Davis; “The Tax-Free Exchange Loophole” by Jack Cummings; and “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki are among the titles available.

Realtors can borrow up to three eBooks at no charge for 21 days, after which they are deactivated and “returned” to the library collection. Like in a public library, if a title is currently on loan, the requester can opt to be added to a wait list and will be automatically notified by e-mail when the title becomes available.

Once a title is selected and placed in an “eBookBag,” the user may check out titles directly to a PC, PDA or SmartPhone, according to the NAR announcement.

A select number of titles may also be downloaded to an MP3 player or stored on a CD. Titles are available in one of three formats: Adobe, Mobipocket and audio book format. NAR members and staff can download Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader and OverDrive Media Console free at the virtual library Web site,

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