Daily Links and Deals: Germany’s fixed-price laws extended to e-books

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, February 5, 2016:

Yahoo Games Has Passed Away at Just 13 (Wired) – I remember a time when this was *the* place to go for online gaming.

Would you buy smartphone service from Comcast? You may get the chance (Ars Technica) – Can you hear the cable jokes now?

What If Twitter Died? (reCode) – For those of us who don’t use Facebook? Oh, dear….

Maryland Attorney General: If You Don’t Want To Be Tracked, Turn Off Your Phone (Motherboard) – Does this mean digital ubiquity equals a 1984 type of surveillance state?

Germany’s fixed-price laws extended to e-books (The Bookseller) – Publisher get to set the price for ebooks in Germany.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House Book #1) by Kristi Ann Hunter for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll by Fred Goodman for $2.99.     The Romance Daily Find is The Smitten Collection: Smitten, Secretly Smitten, and Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt for $4.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Discovering Pride by Jill Sanders for $3.99.

Google is having a Classics Flash Sale with best sellers up to 70% off.  The  Red Hot Romance Deals and the  Get Ready for Deadpool sale, featuring up to 78% off Deadpool comics, are still continuing.

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

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

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.

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