Daily Links: Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves

daily_links_1Today’s interesting links:

Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves (NYT) – You can tell so much about someone by their book or record collections. And when all that is private?

Study confirms that ending your texts with a period is terrible (Washington Post) –  I am doomed! I can’t help it because, um, grammar.

The Battle for the Second Screen (ReCode) – From your mobile to your TV – how do we make it happen?

Creative Commons boasts more than 1 billion works available for use (The Next Web) – One billion? So much for the idea that copyright would totally kill the public domain. That’s a lot of freely-given content.

Finds and Deals:

Amazon Kindle Daily Deals include Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer for $1.99 and She’s Leaving Home and The Kings of London, the first two of the Breen and Tozer mysteries for $1.99 each.

For the NOOK: Daily find is a book bundle of Mark Dawson’s John Milton Series (Books 1-3) for only 99cents. The Nook Romance Daily Find is Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs #3) by Emily March for $1.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Tim Ferriss’ bestseller The 4 Hour Body for $1.99.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Which is it: e-book or ebook?

Letter eI am in the midst of writing an article and got distracted by how to spell the word e-book. I tend to use e-book because that is what I thought the dictionary said to use. After all, e-reader is correct. Many online publications, especially British ones, just use ebook. The article I am quoting from just uses ebook.

I went back again to check the dictionary, hoping there had been a change. No luck . The Oxford says e-book.  Merriam-Webster also says e-book. Confusingly, Dictionary.com gives both spellings, along with my personal favorite, the camelback style, eBook.  And, according to Grammar Girl, the AP style guides says e-book.

So I find myself in the awkward position of either having to correct the original copy if I use e-book, use [sic], or have mixed styles on the blog post. Or, I can just give in and write ebook like every other blog I read.


Which form do you use?