Daily Links and Deals: E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court

daily_links_1Today, an EU court looks at public lending rights for libraries. Also, an opinion piece on the future of pocket computing, a look at where Netflix goes from here in the new binge-watching world it has created and a parody of the New Yorker Magazine to enjoy.

Daily Links for Thursday, June 16, 2016:

Can Netflix survive in the new world it created? (NYT) Binge-watching is the new normal thanks to Netflix. How does the service compete with its own model?

Download a Complete, Cover-to-Cover Parody of The New Yorker: 80 Pages of Fine Satire (Open Culture) Just for fun. 🙂

The future of pocket computing (Recode) Nice opinion piece about what we once thought pocket computing was going to be and what the future may actually hold.

E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court (Ars Technica UK) Public lending and the “exclusive right to authorise or prohibit rentals and loans” is under scrutiny.

The Getty Research Portal Grows with a New Design and More Than 100,000 Digitized Volumes (The Iris, Ghetty) The online library of art history texts has expanded!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Obsidian Temple: A Desert Rising Novel by Kelley Grant for 99 cents. (I love this series! Excellent use of cats in a fantasy setting.)

In Today’s Deals, save up to 60% on Anker products for your home or on the go. Also, you can save on “Justified: The Complete Series” on Blu-ray and DVD.

Looking for an device for a Father’s Day gift? The Amazon device sale is still offering savings.. There’s just a few more days to order in time for delivery by June 19th.  Here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is the first three books of the Invictus Cycle by James LePore for $1.99 each.       The Romance Daily Find is Knight’s Caress by Lynette Vinet for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Lock In (A Novel of the Near Future) by John Scalzi for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Puppets of Washington Box-Set 1 (Books 1,2,3 & 4) by Lavina Giamusso for $4.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta for $2.99.

Google is having a Paranormal Romance Sale.

(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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