Daily Links and Deals: The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Inc and others begin testing micropayments

daily_links_1Today, we have stories about recycling your Apple products, micropayments, alternatives to Wikipedia, the EU digital market, music streaming and more. And in the deals department, a 3D printer and horror book deals.

Daily Links for day, March 23, 2016:

The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Inc and others begin testing micropayments (Digiday) I have been watching Blendle for a while now. It will be interesting if this takes off.

Book lover found himself locked in public library (The Morning Call)Is this your fantasy or your nightmare? And, yeah, they talk about that Twilight Zone episode…

Wharton dropout creates Wikipedia alternative alongside Rap Genius co-founder ( The Daily Pennsylvanian) I am not a fan of Wikipedia and their policies, so I think alternatives are fantastic.

Europe wants an interoperable e-book market (Teleread) I keep asking this question: Do we live in a global economy or not? One Digital Market, right? Why is this so complicated.

Streaming Is Officially the Biggest Part of the Music Business, Which Wants YouTube to Pay Up (ReCode) Streaming is here to stay. You Tube may be the biggest of them all, but it pays artists the least.

How Much Money You’ll Make When You Recycle Through Apple’s Renew Program ((Lifehacker) You can sell some of your old stuff back to Apple for gift cards you can use to buy new stuff! (There is a George Carlin routine buried in here somewhere….)

App updates for publishing platform apps, and more (Talking New Media) Apple’s new IOS update caused a lot of apps to have issues.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Plague of the Undead (Deadlands) by Joe McKinney for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon has a ROBO 3D R1 Plus Fully Assembled 3D Printer for $619.99.  This one is  8″ x 9″ x 10″ Maximum Build Dimensions, features 100 Micron Maximum Resolution, 1.75-mm ABS, PLA, T-Glase, Laywood, HIPS, and a Flexible Filament.  First time I have notice one of those as a deal of the day. How long before every home has one of these?

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Too Close To Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Enemy Inside (Paul Madriani – Book #13) by Steve Martinifor 99 cents.

In other deals, continuing through March 28, Kobo is still featuring bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill for $3.99.

(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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