Daily Links and Deals: #BOOKNERDPROBLEMS: Wanting to read books that don’t exist

daily_links_1In today’s stories, we talk about #booknerdproblems, mysterious library returns , aspect ratios, copyright and more. In today’s deals, we have Anker and Microsoft computer and electronic accessories.

Daily Links for Monday, March 28, 2016:

A lost 120-year-old newspaper collection is mysteriously returned to a D.C. library (Washington Post)  A piece of history is anonymously returned to the library.

It is illegal to screenshot and share Snapchat snaps without permission, Government minister says (The Independent) Um…Why copyright and not privacy?

Widescreen, letterbox and black bars: How to wrangle TV aspect ratios (CNET) Understand the various TV aspect ratios and how to deal with them.

People are paying to remove sex, violence, and Jar Jar Binks from movies (Quartz) Yet another censorship service crops up. Is this copyright versus the right to sanitize.

#BOOKNERDPROBLEMS: Wanting to read books that don’t exist (Overdrive) I can so relate. I have bought books written by fictional characters like the Nikki Heat series written by TV character Richard Castle….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, savings on Anker devices and accessories, including chargers, bluetooth speakers and cables. You can also save up to 70% off select Microsoft computer accessories, including headsets, keyboard/mouse bundles and web cams.

Have an old Kindle to trade in? Amazon is having another trade-in promotion for both working and non-working Kindles. You can get between $5 and $50 for your old device plus a $20 bonus coupon good towards the purchase of a new Kindle. The details are here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Apartment 3B: A Novel by Patricia Scanlan for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Roses by Leila Meacham for $1.99.

Barnes and Noble is still running several promotions” First, you can take 50% or more off teen bestseller Nook books. They are also running a special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 25% off all Nook Accessories.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam for $2.99.

Kobo has a Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion going on right now. Also ongoing is is the Supersale, offering up to 80% off and  5X Super Points on all purchases. And, continuing through March 28, Kobo is still featuring  bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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