Amazon nags via snail mail, too….

In today’s snail mail:

kindle update mail

They are postcards sent to my husband and me reminding us that our kindles need a critical update. Postcards? From Amazon?

The irony: I tried to update one of my older e-ink devices yesterday, and for some reason, the update failed. I followed all the directions, but nothing happened. I am trying the others tonight, then calling Amazon tomorrow to try to pin down the problem (if necessary). I will post an update after I call. If I have to manually update all these Kindles, I am not gonna be happy…. 😦

How did your updates go?

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Daily Links and Deals: The complete guide to Netflix password-sharing etiquette

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

New Nook Hardware Could Become Worthless in the UK After May 2016 (The Digital Reader) This is really, really bad and is the reason why licenses are not as good as owning something.

Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet (NYT) Not sure which is more interesting: this article or the response talked about here.

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, & Slides will soon let you set expiration dates for document access (9 to 5 Google) I can see how this could be very useful!

New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World (NYT) Art books are one of those areas where print is still nicer than ebooks.

Amazon Echo: The Invisible Platform (ReCode) I am awaiting my new Amazon Tap to try out this new platform, but I can’t see it replacing my phone….

The complete guide to Netflix password-sharing etiquette (Quartz) Good to know the etiquette of this. I was gonna ask Miss Manners. 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The Country Cooking of Ireland for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Pup: A Novel of Accidental Heroism by Christopher Slater for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Shattered (LOST Series #3) by Cynthia Eden for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes

(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.