Daily Links and Deals: The psychological tricks Amazon’s Kindle plays on you

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, March 12, 2016:

Publishing Heavyweights Petition White House, Congress To End Cuba Book Embargo (NPR) – The idea that we are withholding books from Cuba is shocking to me….

Movieswap aims to be a huge crowd powered streaming service (TorrentFreak) – I can’t wait to see how the movis studios react to this one….

The psychological tricks Amazon’s Kindle plays on you (Alphr) – How seductive are the little extra things a Kindle can do?

Saturday Diary: Actions speak louder … (or, a bibiliophile trades books for bytes) (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) – A die-hard print reader embraces e-readers.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade Book 1) by Jennifer Estep for $2.99.

Are you ordering a new Samsung S7? As part of Amazon’s Today’s Deals, the Deal of the Day has an offer to save 50% or more on Samsung Galaxy S7 cases.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a selection of Downtown Abbey inspired books, including Snobs by Julian Fellowes for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is A Billionaire Between the Sheets by Katie Lane for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Hunting Eve Eve Duncan (Book #17) by Iris Johansen for $2.99.

Kobo is offering a Kobo Glo HD e-reader for $109.99 with free shipping. Ongoing Kobo ebook sales for March include:  The Keep kids and teens reading over March Break for $3.99 or Less – valid through March 14th. Through March 31st, you can find Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under and Buy Any Four Archie Comics For $9.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich for 99 cents.

(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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