Daily Links and Deals: It’s Discounted, but Is It a Deal? How List Prices Lost Their Meaning

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, March 10, 2016:

A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More (Open Culture) -Wow! This should keep you busy!

South Korea: “Fewer University Students Use Libraries” (Infodocket) – The mantra for the digital age: trying to explain that “library usage is more than a building.”

Barnes & Noble: Years Later & Still No Clue (The Digital Reader) – Great piece on the root of Barnes and Nobles’ problems.

Google launches the Android Beta Program, gives you easy OTA access to Android N (9 to 5 Google) If you have a Nexus and want to play with the latest version of Android.

It’s Discounted, but Is It a Deal? How List Prices Lost Their Meaning (NYT) – Nowadays, it is really hard to make sure you are getting a deal online. And if we apply this to books? Hm.

How ‘LOL’ Became a Punctuation Mark (The Atlantic) – Okay, any article that quotes  linguists David Cyrstal and John McWhorter has got to be good. 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Killing Pretty: A Sandman Slim Novel for $1.99.

In Amazon’s Today’s Deals, they are featuring a Photive 60 Watt 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger. Intelligent USB Charger with Auto Detect Technology (White)  for $19.99. I use multi-port chargers all over my house. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is After Anna by Alex Lake for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is Red Fire by Deidre Knight for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Book 1) by Patrick Ness for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health 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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