Today, an article that asks if the Librarian of Congress is really the nation’s ultimate copyright authority. Also, a look at just how accessible Kindle’s VoiceView really is for the blind, Hindi book cover illustrations and a look into children’s tablet use from a different perspective. In deals, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere 14.
Daily Links for day, September 1, 2016:
The Librarian of Congress is not the nation’s copyright authority (The Illusion of More) The role of the LOC in copyright matters has changed in the digital era. This opinion piece examines the history and validity of those choices.
The Pocketbook Illustrations of the Rebel Artist B. M. Anand (Public Books) Fascinating look at some of the Hindi book covers done by this Indian artist.
I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this (Teleread) A blind person tried to use the VoiceView features on the new basic Kindle. The results were not pretty. Related: Teleread’s suggestions for a fix to the problem.
Exploring Play and Creativity in Children’s Tablet Use (Huffington Post) People tend to focus on whether children should use tablets. This study looked at how, when and why they were using them instead.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Revenge by Lisa Jackson. (This is a collection of the Love Letters trilogy.)
In Today’s Deals, Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.by Rob Delaney. The Romance Daily Find is A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle. The Extra Daily Deal is Passage to Paradise (Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer Book 2) by J.J. Green. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.
The Kobo Aura One and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for pre-order at the Kobo store.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell.
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.)
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