Daily Links and Deals: How Does Age Affect Reading?

daily_links_1Today’s stories include a look at how age affects our reading habits (the answers may surprise you), news about how Hulu tracks piracy to decide what shows to purchase and a free book of political cartoons to enjoy! In deals, there are savings on Harmony remotes and Omron blood pressure montiors. There are also Mother’s Day deals for e-readers that include the Kobo Glo HD and Amazon Kindles and Fire tablets.

Daily Links for Saturday, April 30, 2016:

Hulu tracks pirates to decide what to buy (Torrent Freak) Well, that way they are sure that there’s and audience for the material.

How Does Age Affect Reading? (DBW) Are you more or less likely to finish that book at you get older?

National Archives (U.S.) Publishes Ebook Featuring Political Cartoons, Now Available Online (Free) (Infodocket) As a lover of political cartoons, I couldn’t resist this one.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals features several series, and includes Poor Man’s Fight (Poor Man’s Fight Series Book 1) by Elliott Kay for $3.99. All of todays books are also in  Kindle Unlimited.

In Today’s Deals, savings on Select Refurbished Logitech Harmony Remotes and an Omron 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (Model BP654) Clinically Proven Accurate with Bluetooth Smart Connectivity.

There’s still time for gifts for Mother’s Day! Amazon has some deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets. First, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle.  Amazon is also offering the Fire HD 10 for $50 off for a limited time.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, and deals on pre-owned Fire tablets. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet. The clock is ticking on this offer. Trade-in must be completed by May 9, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal by Jayne Fresina for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill for $1.99.

And for Mother’s Day, you can get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD. Free shipping is included.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross for $1.99.

Google has a selection of pulse-pounding mysteries for $1.99 each.

(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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