Today, news that the New HathiTrust and NFB Partnership will make over 14 million digital books accessible to blind and print-disabled users. Also, The New York Public Library has launched a digital newsletter, an interview with Indigo CEO Heather Reisman on the 21st century bookstore and VLC finally launches a media player app for Windows 10. In deals, a Nordic Track treadmill, Bluedio Bluetooth headphones and speakers and the complete series of Two and a Half Men on DVD.
Daily Links for Thursday, June 30, 2016:
Indigo CEO Heather Reisman on reimagining the 21st century bookstore (Canadian Business) Keeping books at the forefront and surviving in the modern world.
README: Digital News from The New York Public Library (NYPL) The New York Public Library launches a digital newsletter.
New HathiTrust and NFB Partnership Will Make More Than 14 Million Digital Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled User (Infodocket) This is fantastic news for print-disabled users
Beloved VLC media player releases a robust universal Windows 10 app (PC World) Finally! One of the most popular media players debuts on Windows 10.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Flee (Codename: Chandler Book 1) by J.A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson (plus the other two books in the Codename: Chandler thriller series) for $1.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 – specific deals will be back as soon as I get my new PC. No iTunes on the Chromebook! 😦
Google has a Up to 85% off Bestsellers 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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