Today, the Syracuse library system tries a solution for fines that keeps kids reading. Also, a disturbing report on Packt Publishing and subscription practices, a look at social sharing, Overdrive’s new library tools and more. In deals, an Oreck Commercial cleaner/polisher.
Daily Links for Friday, June 24, 2016:
Buy a Book From Packt Publishing, and They’ll Bill You for an Unwanted Subscription (The Digital Reader) I really hate this kind of behavior.
Syracuse libraries forgive overdue fines for kids, so they can still borrow books (Syracuse.com) One of the oft-cited problems when talking about library use and the digital divide is that fines are a huge burden on the poor. This type of policy can help.
Why It’s OK to Share This Story Without Reading It (Mediashift) An interesting look at the nature of social sharing and some disturbing statistics.
The Future of books: print versus digital (Value Walk) A look at eBooks Vs Physical Copies in an infographic.
Overdrive Helping Librarians Reach New Readers (Digital Book World) I wonder if this means we can do away with ADE on the phone?
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Bricking It by Nick Spalding for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, an Oreck Commercial ORB550MC Orbiter Floor Machine.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Raze (Scarred Souls Series #1)
by Tillie Cole for $1.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Safe at Last: A Slow Burn novel by Maya Banks for
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich for $1.99.
Google has Topsellers Under $10 promotion.
(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.)
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