Today, an article on secret libraries through the centuries. Also, a look at things book lovers do that others may consider weird, a crowdfunding project that brings e-readers to kids who can’t touch real books and a primer on SD cards. In deals, a Swingline laminator and savings on Alexa enable products. And finally, the price is reduced on The Girl On TheTrain.
Daily Links for Monday, August 22, 2016:
The Secret Libraries of History (BBC) Fascinating article on libraries and collections that have been hidden for centuries.
7 Weird Things I Do With Books (Read It Forward) I actually met my husband in a bookstore, so none of this seems weird to me at all….
Best SD cards (Tab Times) If SD cards are confusing to you, here’s an article that may help. It explains the basics and explains available options.
This NYC Hospital Teacher Is Crowdfunding E-Readers for Sick Students Who Can’t Risk Handling Books (The 74) This is heartwarming and highlights a circumstance where digital is better than print.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes I”d Tell You I Love You, But Then I”d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls Book 1) by Ally Carter.
In Today’s Deals, a Swingline Laminator. You can also still get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Firm by John Grisham. The Romance Daily Find is Stirring Attraction: A Second Shot Novel by Sara Jane Stone.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Over You (A Romance Novel) by H.M. Ward, L.G. Castillo. The Extra Daily Deal is Pardonable Lies
A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear.
Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes No Limits by Michael Phelps.
Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.
Price Reduction: For those of you that boycott books priced over $9.99, Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train has been reduced from $11.99 to $9.99. And FYI, that’s more expensive than the paperback, which is $9.60 on Amazon.
(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.