Daily Links and Deals: The Life and Death and Life of Magazines

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

Beware This Android Malware That Erases Your Phone With a Single Text  (Gizmodo) – A reminder: Don’t open MMS messages from people you don’t know!

Library hires employee to work with homeless, at-risk people (Chicago Tribune) –  At today’s libraries,  this is becoming a more frequent response to serving the needs of homeless patrons.

The Life and Death and Life of Magazines (Atavist) –  Thoughtful piece on the diminishing role of the magazine in our culture.

Three Ways Publishers and Libraries Can Work Better Together (Publishers Weekly) – Interesting article that also talks about how pricing affects collections and therefore, readers.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hot Property (Molly DeWitt Series #1) by Sherryl Woods for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Final Scream by Lisa Jackson for $1.99. Kobo is also having a Grow Your Library For Less sale with books priced at 99 cents and up.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Next Always by Nora Roberts for $1.99.

(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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