Daily Links and Deals: In defense of book collecting

daily_links_1Today, an opinion piece on book collecting. Also, an alert for fraudulent copyright notices, an explanation of carrier setting updates and a legal victory against Microsoft for their Windows Update shenanigans. In deals, UPS-backups and the ultimate DVD collections for Glee fans.

Daily Links for Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

Thousands of Fraudulent Copyright Infringement Demands are Being Emailed… (Digital Music News) Watch out for these and note the instructions for help dealing with this scam.

A lawsuit over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade just cost Microsoft $10,000 (PC World) And this was before Microsoft became out and out malware artists.

What is this ‘Carrier Settings Update’ on my iPhone, iPad? (Recode) The truth behind this suspicious sounding update.

Michael Robbins: In defense of book collecting (Chicago Tribune) Not your usual “e” versus “p” thinking. Sometimes, we get there in unusual ways….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Color Purple by Alice Walker for $2.99 and Aztec by Colin Falcone for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, a APC BR1500G Back-UPS Pro 1500VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply.Also, The Ultimate Gleek Bundle on DVD (all 6 seasons and 121 episodes of the hit TV series, as well as Glee: Encore and Glee: The Concert).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Where We Belong: A Novel by Emily Giffin for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Wild Hearts: An If Only novel by Jessica Burkhart for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Forgotten Garden A Novel by Kate Morton for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Under Fire: Dan Taylor (Book 2) by Rachel Amphlett for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Frog Music by Emma Donoghue for $1.99.

Google has a 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.)


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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