Daily Links and Deals: OverDrive Adds 500 New Publishers to Global Ebook Catalog

daily_links_1In today’s links,OverDrive adds new publishers, music labels are furious at YouTube, and a look at how personalization of the internet makes it smaller. In today’s deals, 99 cent African American ebooks, bluetooth headphones and several retailer promotions.

Daily Links for Tuesday, April 12, 2016:

Here’s why the music labels are furious at YouTube – Again. (Recode) It’s is time for contract renegotiations and labels want to see a different result this time around.

Google will now warn users when websites host deceptive ‘social engineering’ ads (Techcrunch) This is a good thing.

First Click: The small ‘i’ internet (The Verge) Does the personalization experience make the internet smaller?

New York bill would have police scan your phone after a crash (Engadget)  You’d have to submit to a ‘textalyzer’ to see if texting led to your accident.

OverDrive Adds 500 New Publishers to Global Ebook Catalog (DBW) New features include enhanced ebooks and right-to-left reading support for languages like Arabic and Hebrew.

More Than 25 African American E-Books Available Now For Just 99 Cents Each — But Only For One Day! (Black News) Today only; books are normally $2.99.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes best-selling Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals) by Eleanor Herman for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, find BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, savings of $15 on a Fire Essentials Bundle and an iPhone 5/5S Battery Case included in the offerings.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Academy X: A Novel by Andrew Trees for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is An Affair to Dismember: The Matchmaker Series by Elise Sax for $1.99.

B and N also has a coupon special where you can  get $15 off when you spend over $50. Details and coupon code here.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Finding Jake A Novel by Bryan Reardon for 99 cents.

You can still get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.daily_links_1

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Burglars Can’t Be Choosers (#1 Bernie Rhodenbarr series) by Lawrence Block for $3.99.

Google has a selection of Limited Time Deals that includes Midnight Crossroad, the first in the new series by Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris for $1.99.

(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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