Today, a heads up on free comic book Day. Also, free books by Freud, a look at the digital future of art books, and a text to speech tool that looks helpful. In deals, there’s a tiny computer and a Yamaha speaker, as well as last call on Kobos, Kindles and some Fire tablets for Mother’s Day. You bought her one, right?
Daily Links for Friday, May 6, 2016:
10 Inventions That The Simpsons Totally Predicted (Sploid) Who knew that Springfield was the center of the tech universe?
Download Great Works by Sigmund Freud as Free eBooks & Free Audio Books: A Digital Celebration on His 160th Birthday (Open Culture) An opportunity to read it from the source. 🙂
HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads (Techcrunch) Sigh. As a consumer, this is not what I want. Why don’t publishers just want to let us buy book from whoever we want to?
Free Comic Book Day 2016 is Saturday, May 7th! (Free Comic Book Day) It’s the 15th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day!
Embracing the Digital Future of Art Books (Getty Iris) As more and more museum collections move online, art is becoming more accessible, especially to scholars doing research.
Men Have Book Clubs, Too (NYT) All I can say is OMG! Just OMG. Totally new perspective here about book clubs….
50,000+ eBooks by Project Gutenberg are Now Available as Free Audiobooks (PR Web) Next text-to-speech? This does books, web pages and more.
Deals of the Day:
Last call for Mother’s Day delivery on Kindles and Fire Tablets: Almost out of time for delivery by Sunday. Amazon is still offering-ink Kindles at $20 off regular prices on the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle.
There are several promotions on Fire tablets. The 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only still only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.
And, yes, 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.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: A Novel by Alan Sillitoe for $3.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Baron Next Door: A Prelude to a Kiss Novel by Erin Knightley for $2.99.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack is a B & N exclusive until May 20. You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack (vinyl) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition! (also vinyl) See the site for details and release dates.
And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD. Free shipping is included.
The Kobo also has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by Grace Burrowes. The special runs until the end of month of May.
Google Books has a Binge-Read on Bundles selection.
(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.