Sunday Daily Deals: Best of the month picks

she_glowsDeals of the Day for Sunday, July 31, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals features a selection of Best of the Month picks & more. Titles include Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon.

In Today’s Deals, a CeSunlight Book Light of LED Light, Flexible Arm, Hands Free, 4 super Bright LED Bulbs, Around the Neck, 4-level Light Control (Blue).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu. The Romance Daily Find is  Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Stalkers (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 1) by Paul Finch. The Extra Daily Deal is What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul by Deepak Chopra.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley.

Google Books selections include Hot Book Deals.

(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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Saturday Daily Deals: Spanish edition Kindle book deals

cien_anosDeals of the Day for Saturday, July 30, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf.   Also, the daily deal today is featuring several Spanish language Kindle books, including Cien años de soledad (Spanish Edition) by Gabriel GarcÍA MÁRquez.

In Today’s DealsZapMaster ZM400 2 in 1 LED Lightbulb and Bug Zapper, White (4 Pack) and also select Pocket and Camping Knives.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass Series #2) by Jenna Black. The Romance Daily Find is The Wedding Band: A Save the Date Novel by Cara Connelly.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1) by Stuart MacBride. The Extra Daily Deal is Betrayed – A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel by Lisa Scottoline.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Innocent by Scott Turow.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Bookstagramming: It’s a thing

daily_links_1Today, a look at an the notion of posting book pictures on Instagram. Also, a lawsuit over manipulative upgrades to Windows 10, what Comcast thinks about streaming and a glimpse of how seductive (and dangerous) free Wi-Fi really is. In deals, Rock Band 4 bundles and savings on headphones.

Daily Links for Friday, July 29, 2016:

Comcast’s Still Not Sure There’s Any Money In This Whole “Streaming” Thing (The Consumerist) It seems abundantly clear that Comcast doesn’t get the whole streaming and cord-cutting thing….

Florida men sue Microsoft over ‘coerced’ upgrades to Windows 10 (Computer World) Is this going to have the impact of the Internet Explorer case? This will be an interesting one to watch.

Bookstagramming: It’s a thing (Crain’s Chicago Business) Even people who only read ebooks (like me) like pretty pictures of books. What’s not to love? PS: It doesn’t necessarily indicate digital fatigue.

The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi  (PC World) It might surprise you to see just how willing people are to contact to a free Wi-Fi spot….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Bringing Delaney Home (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine.

In Today’s DealsRock Band 4 – Band In A Box Bundle and select AKG Over the Ear and JBL In-Ear Headphones.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Reawakened by Colleen Houck. The Romance Daily Find is Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Everything I Left Unsaid A Novel by M. O’Keefe. The Extra Daily Deal is Radio Shangri-La
What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summer

daily_links_1Today,  a confirmation that we’ll be seeing a new Kobo e-reader soon. Also, Tumblr will begin adding ads (money for creators to follow), photographer sues Getty Images for falsely claiming copyright, the iphone jack is disappearing and more. In deals, Rachio IRO Irrigation Controllers.

Tumblr will allow users to make money from ads (Eventually) (The Verge) The ads are coming to Tumblr. Payments to creators? That’s a bit down the road.

Photographer Sues Getty Images For $1 Billion For Claiming Copyright On Photos She Donated To The Public (Techdirt) Oh, boy. This should be an interesting story to follow, if just for the sheer scale and amount of dollars involved.

Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summer (The Verge) Yes, it is really coming and we have part of a picture to prove it.

AT&T violated rule requiring low prices for schools, FCC says (Ars Technica) Schools and libraries are supposed to pay the lowest rates possible. AT&T and the FCC disagree as to whether that was the case for two Florida school districts.

Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… (Digital Music News) The sources are looking more and more reliable that the next iPhone will be sans headphone jack.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Mathews.

In Today’s Deals, select Rachio IRO Irrigation Controllers and Diamond Jewelry Under $100.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Mrs. Robinsons Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale. The Romance Daily Find is One Lucky Hero: The Men in Uniform Series by Codi Gary.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer. The Extra Daily Deal is The Severance Trilogy by Mark McKay.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes the graphic novel, Cardboard, by Doug TenNapel. I love this cover!

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(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.

Deadline looms for free Windows 10 upgrade

windows-upgradeIf you have been holding off on upgrading to Windows 10, you are almost out of time to get the free upgrade. The deadline for reserving your copy is July 29, 2016. You are supposed to be able to reserve a copy, even if you don’t install it.(Here’s how to do it.) After the 29th, the upgrade will set you back $120.

A lot of people have been put off by Microsoft’s aggressive (and sneaky) push to get users to install the new version. Some computer experts likened Microsoft’s deceptive actions to malware. I know it took over and installed itself on my husband’s laptop, without permission. We had to roll back immediately because much of his specialized music software would not work on Windows 10.

When my computer hard drive died on me last month, I bought a new Windows 10 machine as replacement. Much of the software I’d been running on the old machine would not work on Windows 10. I am still scrounging for replacements for voice recognition, photo and video editing software. I am still trying to get one of my scanners to work properly. So your choice to upgrade may be strongly influenced by the software and peripherals you use.

Be aware that the new OS is also a privacy nightmare. Thanks to Microsoft’s new freemium model, I found out that you can’t even play a game of solitaire on the new system without being logged in and tracked. 😦

If you do upgrade, or if you already have, you should also note that Microsoft is making some changes to Windows 10 with its upcoming Anniversary update. One of the most disturbing changes is that you lose the ability to turn Cortana off. Since I prefer Google to Bing as a search default, this is probably going to be a big deal for me.

If you have decided not to upgrade your present computer, the good news is that after July 29th, Microsoft has promised that it will turn off the update nag screens (and presumably the sneaky installs). Microsoft has promised that this is the last version of Windows, making it a sure thing that if you buy another Windows machine, sooner or later, you’ll be running Windows 10.

Daily Links and Deals: Spotify Starts Selling Your Fan Data Out Their Back Door

daily_links_1Today, news that Spotify is selling the identifiable information of its freemium members. Also, Google Play Family Library allows sharing, Reddit will start allowing brands to sponsor posts and more. In deals, savings on Lenovo Flex laptops.

Daily Links for Wednesday, July 27, 2016:

Reddit will let brands sponsor posts from regular users (The Verge) I have a feeling that this will not go over well.

Google Play Family Library allows content sharing between six accounts (ZD Net) You can now create a Family library with up to six people. This allow you to share purchase of books, music, games and videos.

How to Get Extra Space on Any USB Drive (Gizmodo) A tweak to get more out of your storage drives.

Spotify Starts Selling Your Fan Data Out Their Back Door (Hypebot) Huh? They are selling user identifiable information from freemium level customers to advertisers?

Deals of the Day: 

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Haunted Destiny (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham and The Rook:  (The Rook Files Book 1) by Daniel O’Malley.

In Today’s Deals, savings on select Lenovo Flex Laptops. Also, M*A*S*H: The Complete Series + Movie complete bundle on

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. The Romance Daily Find is Calling It by Jen Doyle.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Rook (The Rook Files, Book 1) by Daniel O’Malley. The Extra Daily Deal is The Color of Heaven Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Julianne MacLean.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The New Indian Slow Cooker by Neela Paniz.

Google Books has a selection of Exciting E-Originals: Digital-only reads for under $3 each.

(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.

 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is almost here

hP_cursedThe wait is almost over for the latest Harry Potter book. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) will be released at midnight on July 31, 2016.

The book has caused quite a stir and excited fans even formed a “Muggle Mob”. Previous books in the series has special midnight releases at bookstores and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is no exception. You can look on publisher Scholastic Book’s website for locations of midnight parties. There is even a Harry Potter activity kit and party planner on the site.

Barnes and Noble has been heavily promoting the new book for months. There is a special event page on the website and select stores are hosting Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight parties. Prizes include a chance to win a set of Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints.

The still time to order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two online. You can pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes. Amazon is also featuring a special 8 book e-bundle that includes the first seven books plus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The first seven Harry Potter books are also available to read for free as part of the Kindle Unlimited subscription.