Daily Links and Deals: The Celestial Math Behind Leap Year

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, February 29, 2016:

The Celestial Math Behind Leap Year  (Motherboard) – A Leap Day look to explain the science behind February 29th.

In UK, Ereaders Hold Steady Within the Tablet Market (eMarketer) – See, people still like their ereaders….

Student Sold Drugs to Pay for College Textbooks, Police Say (The Digital Reader) – Yes, books are that expensive.

Alaska: UAF archivists work to preserve obsolete recordings (UAF) –  There is so much old technology that needs to be preserved.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns for $1.99. And for cat lovers who also like fantasy, Desert Rising, the first book in Kelley Grant’s series of the same name, is on sale for $1.99. (I love this series!)

Also included among the Today’s Deals on Amazon are savings on  PC Components and Accessories. Great for GEEks and DIY fans, there are routers, monitors, memory, PCI wireless cards, processors and computer memory at reduced prices.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Falling for You (Pearl Island Series, #1) by Julie Ortolon for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline for $1.99. Kobo is also offing some 80% off deals for Leap Day, including Prime Suspect:  Prime Suspect Series (Book #1) by Lynda La Plante for 99 cents. This series is the basis for the Prime Suspect TV series with Helen Mirren.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Hostile Witness by William Lashner for $3.99.

(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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