Are you being nagged to update your Kindle?

A few weeks ago, I posted about a notice I got from Amazon to update my  older e-ink Kindles. Amazon was quite clearthat the update needed to to be done by March 22 in order to continue accessing kindles services.

Given the fact that it’s tax season, I haven’t gotten around to updating mine yet, although it is on the agenda for this week. But Amazon has definitely noticed that fact that I haven’t done it yet. Every time I go to, the site is reminding me that I still need to perform the necessary updates.

When I go to the Kindle page, I saw this banner ad:


And if I click on the Amazon home page, this is the message I see:


Amazon has emphasized to customers that if this critical update is not done by March 22, we will not be able to download it by Wi-Fi and will have to up date our devices manually. Obviously, Amazon is not shy about nagging to remind us that we need to get this done.

Amazon is also being more specific about what will happen if you do not complete the update in time. Now, when you go to the update page (here), they have added the message that you will see on your Kindle if you don’t complete the update on time.

I suspect that Amazon is really, really trying to make sure customers get this done. I’m sure that they’d also like to avoid the influx of customer service calls from people needing to be talked through a manual update.

Okay, okay, Amazon! I hear you! I’m doing it….

How about you? Have you updated your Kindle yet? Are you being nagged?


Daily Links and Deals: Artist never judges a book by its cover

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, March 13, 2016:

Netflix can’t stream house of cards globally, blames licensing deals (Torrent Freak) These old laws are the reason we can’t have nice things everywhere –  like books and movies.

People who buy activity-trackers shouldn’t have to be beta testers (The Verge) This is a reoccurring problem for early adopters of new technology.

Major publishers’ e-book sales stagnate as overall market grows (The Seattle Times) The market is just more than traditional publishers any more.

Artist never judges a book by its cover (LA Times) It’s okay if print books are dying.See what this artist does with old discarded print books.

Guess what we find in books? A look Inside our Midwest Regional Digitization Center– by Jeff Sharpe (The Internet  Archive Blog) Readers leave their mark in the books they read.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes 80% off select biographies and memoirs, including An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Col. Chris Hadfield for $3.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Something Missing by Matthew Dicks for $1.99.

Google is offeing a selection of limited time deals,starting at 99 cents and up.

(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.