Daily Deals: The Rook, The League and more

RookChristmas is a huge book buying season, and that certainly includes ebooks. I will be posting the deals I find daily for those of you looking for reading bargains.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals include supernatural thriller The Rook: A Novel for $2.99, the classic Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education for $1.99 and a animal-lover’s romance, The Dogs of Christmas for $2.99. There are also  over a thousand titles in all genres at up to 85% off in the Holiday Deals section.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is offering the first three books in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s bestselling The League series for $2.99 each. They also have several special pricing sections: 101 Nook Books Under $2.99 and Nook Books for under $5.00.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier for $1.99. The store also has a section of Great Reads for $4.99 or Less.

(Note: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.)

Library Corner: 12-11-2015

Library corner imageHere is this week’s roundup of library news:

US Library News:

Waukegan’s shuttered Carnegie library may reopen as Ray Bradbury museum (Chicago Tribune)

Cleveland Public Library releases free new card designed by artist Amy Casey (Cleveland)

Map Believed Stolen More Than a Decade Ago From Boston Public Library Found in New York City and Returned (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Australia: New website allows youth to report cyber bullying at ACT libraries (Canberra Times)

UK: More than 100 libraries shut in 2014-15 (BBC)

Policy and Privacy:

Librarians in uproar after borrowing record of Haruki Murakami is leaked (The Guardian)


Video and Prepared Statements From Recent U.S. House Hearing on Improving Customer Service for the Copyright Community (Infodocket)

State of the Commons Report Highlights Milestone of Over 1 Billion Creative Commons Works Shared Online (CC)

Reference and Statistics:

New Data: U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates (Infodocket)

Plume Labs launches a live map of air pollution (Plume Labs)

Digital Collections:

OverDrive Begins Offering More Than 400 Kodansha Comics’ Manga eBooks to U.S. and Canadian Library Partners (Infodocket)

StoryCorps adds thousands of stories to national archive (STL Post-Dispatch)

Cool! NIH Manuscript Collection Now Optimized and Available for Text-Mining and More (Infodocket)

FDR’s speeches available online for 1st time (AP)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Finds and Deals: Collections – Inspector Rebus, Dresden Files and more

ian_rankinAs someone who like to buy complete series from authors I like, I have been excited to see more and more multi-book collections by a single author being offered by traditional publishers. Some of them are available at substation discounts; others are offered as a simple, convenient way to buy all of the books in a series by an author.

Here are a few of my latest finds from Amazon:

The Complete Rebus Collection: Eighteen Books by Ian Rankin for $58.99. (This averages out to an amazing $3.33 per book!)

The Complete Navarone 4-Book Collection: The Guns of Navarone, Force Ten From Navarone, Storm Force from Navarone, Thunderbolt from Navarone features all four books for only $2.99.

You can also find The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (The Dresden Files Box-Set) and The Dresden Files Collection 7-12: A Fragment of Life (The Dresden Files Box-Set)  for $53.99 each. (That’s an average of $1 off the usual price of each book.)

I also have seen more and more collections being offered as Daily Finds on Barnes and Noble. 🙂

The only problem I am having is finding a systematic way to search for them – at this point, it is often a matter of chance or someone else finding them and posting them first. Using the word collections has not brought good results!

How do you find your collections? Any tips to share?

(Note: All prices subject to change. They were current at time of writing this post.)