Daily Links for Wednesday, September 28, 2016:
The banning of books in prisons: ‘It’s like living in the dark ages’ (The Guardian) Disturbing piece about how prison choose which books to ban.
Mobile phones deliver infection risk in the workplace according to new study (ZD Net) There’s fodder for a zombie apocalypse novel in here somewhere….
PSA: Windows 10’s Anniversary Update reactivates ads you’ve already disabled (PC World) The Anniversary Update just rolled out to my computer and it is just as obnoxious as this article indicates.
BlackBerry says it’s done designing and building its own phones (The Verge) No, it’s not the end of the devices. The company is going to outsource the job instead.
Penguin Random House Launches SciFi/Fantasy Site ‘Unbound Worlds’ (Digital Book World) Until PRH raised the prices of their ebooks sky high, I was a fan of Suvudu. This site is its successor.
Deals of the Day:
The Echo is available today in white. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Also, select romance titles at the Kobo store for 99 cents until October 2nd.
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 order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until
September 23, 2016 – now delayed to September 30, 2016 October 7, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Make ‘Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway.
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.