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.
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.)
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