Daily Links and Deals: Why I like my e-reader better than my smartphone

daily_links_1Can a dedicated e-reader provide a better reading experience than a smartphone? Also, a look at the descriptions of food in literature, questions about Comcast’s data meter and YouTube accused of censorship by using ad revenue as leverage. In deals, Wemo smart plugs, voice recognition software and the Amazon Tap for $99.99.

Daily Links for Tuesday, September 6, 2016:

Literary Meals that Leap off the Page (Read it Forward) Think about the food described in books! Could you imagine reading Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe without descriptions of food?

Why I like my e-reader better than my smartphone (TechGig) How using an e-reader gives a better, distraction-free experience.

Tales from Comcast’s data cap nation: Can the meter be trusted? (Ars Technica) Gee, they claim their meter is perfect….

YouTubers call out ad guidelines as a form of censorship (Engadget) If you lose your income because you talked about a particular subject, is that censorship? YouTube’s new notifications have a lot of people asking that question.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and the iconic Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler.

In Today’s Deals, up to 40% off the Wemo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi (it works with the Amazon Echo). Also, special pricing on Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. Amazon also still has the Amazon Tap for $30 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes. The Romance Daily Find is One Reckless Summer (Destiny, Ohio Series #1) by Toni Blake.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner. The Extra Daily Deal is The Quick A Novel by Lauren Owen. 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 The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly.

Google Books has a selection of craft and cooking books in a Self-Improvement Sale.

(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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