Daily Links and Deals: 68% of digital content providers geo-block in the EU

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, March 21, 2016:

Donate Your Kindle (ISEROTOPE) Want to donate a Kindle? The Kindle Classroom Project promotes the love of reading by providing Kindles and good books to high school students in San Francisco and Oakland.

68% of digital content providers geo-block in the EU (Torrent Freak) So much for one EU! That’s a large percentage of content blocked by location.

Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on new site, the “Amazon Cable Store” (Techcrunch) So one of the companies with the best customer service partners with the company with some of the worst customer service on the planet.

Lessons to learn from my Mexican phone theft nightmare (The Verge) Is the everybody’s nightmare?

Google Now lets you block content from publishers you don’t like (The Next Web) Welcome to the era of extreme customization.

After dropping its paywall, The Sun focuses on rebuilding traffic (Digiday) Being paywalled devastated traffic. Now, The sun is trying to rebuild.

Doctor Who is coming back to Amazon Prime Video as a US streaming exclusive (The Verge) Eight seasons of of Doctor Who are coming to Amazon Prime on March 27th. Is that enough of a reason to sign up for Prime?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes  The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Shopping for a Billionaire Boxed Set (Parts 1-5) by Julia Kent for just 99 cents.

Today is the last day to get 3 eBooks for $9.99 and for the  use coupon code 30MARunlimited times for 30% off on select box sets promotions.  Continuing through March 28, you can find bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam for $2.99.

(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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