Daily Links and Deals: The Bronx loses its only bookstore

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, October 31,  2016:

The Bronx loses its only bookstore (The New Yorker) What does it mean when a community of 1.5 million people loses its only bookstore?

Swedish Court: News Site Embedding A YouTube Video Guilty Of Copyright Infringement (Techdirt) Not in the US, but this sets a very disturbing precedent.

With new Nook Tablet 7, Barnes & Noble looking to compete with Amazon Fire tablets (ZD Net) I don’t know about anyone else, but I refused to buy a NOOK-branded Samsung tablet. I own several Samsung tablets and love them; why would I want one with NOOK limitations?

Listening for Wider Adoption: ReadSpeaker Talks Up Text-to-Speech (Publishing Perspectives) Does Text-to-Speech has a role in education?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes To Have or To Be? (Continuum Impacts) by Erich Fromm.

In Today’s Deals, refurbished iPhones,  deals on Contigo SnapSeal travel mugs and Gucci watches.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Security by Gina Wohlsdorf.  The Romance Daily Find is In The Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft Series #1) by Lori Handeland.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham. The Extra Daily Deal is A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel by Paul Tremblay.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday, William Dufty & David Ritz.

LAST DAY: Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Sunday Daily Deals: 80% off mysteries & thrillers

ghost_storyDeals of the Day for Sunday, October 30,  2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 80% off top-rated mysteries & thrillers, including horror reads for Halloween and graphic novel series.

In Today’s Deals, savings of up to 60% off activewear for men, women and children.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Arcadia by Lauren Groff. The Romance Daily Find is Bitten (Women of the Otherworld Series #1) by Kelley Armstrong.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Horns A Novel by Joe Hill. The Extra Daily Deal is Family Tree A Novel by Susan Wiggs.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Ghost Story by Peter Straub (one of my personal favorites).

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Saturday Daily Deals: If You Only Knew, Halloween reads

if_you_onlyDeals of the Day for Saturday, October 29,  2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes If You Only Knew by M. William Phelps. Also, a number of scary reads for Halloween.

In Today’s Deals, deals on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” complete series on DVD. Also, deals on select Cuisinart and WMF Kitchenware.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. The Romance Daily Find is Nannyland by Jane Elizabeth Hughes.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Hatching A Novel by Ezekiel Boone. The Extra Daily Deal is An Officer and a Spy: A novel by Robert Harris.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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: Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, October 28,  2016:

You need an adapter (or a new cable) to plug your iPhone into the new MacBook Pros (The Verge) Why shouldn’t you ahve to pay an extra $25 to be able to charge your phone?

An education expert says reading to kids makes them more curious than giving them phones or tablets (Business Insider) We still keep going ’round about what the “experts” consider to be right way to deal with technology for our children.

This endless 80s-inspired pinball game is ridiculously addictive (The Next Web) Okay, pinball wizards!  This really looks like fun.

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race (ProPublica) This is so wrong, deeply disturbing and, absolutely illegal.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Forgetting Time: A Novel by Sharon Guskin. (This one is my must buy for the day!)

In Today’s Deals, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control – Black.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. The Romance Daily Find is Welcoming the Bad Boy: A Hero’s Welcome Novel by Annie Rains.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Ice Twins: A Novel by S.K. Tremayne. The Extra Daily Deal is Primal Force (A K-9 Rescue Novel Book 3) by D. D. Ayres.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pumpkintown Perils (the first four Wild Wild Witch mysteries) by Aubrey Law.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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: We’re Not Ready for Online Voting

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, October 27,  2016:

Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far (PC World) Some of these services are not available yet, but it looks like there will be more choices for cord cutting than ever.

London’s New Wi-Fi Kiosks Won’t Have Public Browsing Due to NYC’s Porn Problem (Motherboard) Guess who won;t be making that mistake again – and guess who suffers  for it?

BREAKING: Twitter is killing Vine (The Next Web) R.I.P. You can also read the notice from Vine’s blog on Medium here.

Google’s new art filters are like Prisma on steroids – but you can’t use them yet (The Next Web) I love Prisma, but I really want this!

FCC imposes ISP privacy rules and takes aim at mandatory arbitration (Ars Technica) Among other things, the FCC wants ISPs to to use opt-in mechanisms for sharing users’ information.

We’re Not Ready for Online Voting (Gizmodo) This subject has come up frequently during this election. This article looks at why we are still not there yet (unfortunately).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Charming (Pax Arcana Book 1) by Elliott James.

In Today’s Deals, a Tripp Lite 1500VA UPS Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, 10 Outlets, 120V 900W, Tel & Coax Protection, USB (SMART1500LCDT). Also,  up to 50% Off American Tourister luggage sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman. The Romance Daily Find is Primal Force (K-9 Rescue Series #3) by D. D. Ayres.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton. The Extra Daily Deal is To Love a Cowboy: A Historical Western Duet, 2 complete novels by Patricia McLinn.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Side of Heaven by .Karen Kingsbury.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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: Paying to Have and Not to Hold

daily_links_1Today. a look at why we pay more to access content we don’t own (and, no, its not all about inconvenience).  Also, Spotify refused to give up its free tier, Microsoft revamps Paint, how to fix the glitches in your Moto G phone and news about the Wayback Machine. In deals, fashion watches, cookware and vacuums.

Daily Links for Wednesday, October 26,  2016:

Spotify: You’d have to pry free tier from our cold, dead hands (CNET) Totally agree with this. As the wife of a musician, I’ve seen how important these services are in preventing piracy and helping discoverability.

Paying to Have and Not to Hold (Slate) A fascinating look at why we pay more to less rights to digital goods like movies, books and other content. And surprisingly, corporate greed didn’t even make the list.

Microsoft’s Paint brings 3D creation to all, even in VR (CNET) What an update! It has 3D images and the ability to import scans. I can’t wait to try this!

Twenty glitches and bugs with the MOTO G, and how to fix them (Digital Trends) Amazon offering this phone as a Prime exclusive has helped its popularity, but the phone has a few issues this article helps with.

New Beta Releases Allows Users to Keyword Search Some Material Found in The Wayback Machine (Infodocket) Exciting news! This long-awaited feature, while still not perfect, add functionality to the looking at what the web used to be.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life) by Roman Krznaric.

In Today’s Deals, 50% off Fashion watches, including Fossil and Skagen.  Also, deals on Cuisinart cookware and  savings Makita XLC02RB1W 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Vacuum Kit with 2.0 Amp Battery.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. The Romance Daily Find is Making the Play by T. J. Kline.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The White Tiger A Novel by Aravind Adiga. The Extra Daily Deal is Exit Strategy: A Katerina Carter Fraud Legal Thriller (Book 1) by Colleen Cross.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale with chills & thrills under $5.

(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: Libro.fm Audiobooks Now Available in 150 Indie Bookstores

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, October 25,  2016:

Celebrating 20 Years of the Internet Archive with an Open Library Feature Bonanza (Open Library) I can personally attest to the fact that using the Open Library was sometimes a challenging experience. This is welcome news.

Readers in 9 Countries Get Discounts on Arabic E-books for Emirates’ ‘Year of Reading’ (Oye! Times) This is only available in limited countries, but the discounts can be up to 90%.

Website Creating Company Faces Data Breach Affecting Over 40 Million Users (BloombergBNA) Weebly was attacked in February and over 43 million users’ info was exposed.

Logitech to release an Alexa skill for its Harmony Hub-based universal remote controls (Techhive) This is the capability that I have been waiting for!

Libro.fm Audiobooks Now Available in 150 Indie Bookstores (Digital Book World) Now you can buy audiobooks from your favorite indie bookstore.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes

In Today’s DealsCorel WordPerfect Office X8 Home & Student.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is 50% off today on the first eight books in Sui Ishida’s fan-favorite Tokyo Ghoul series. The Romance Daily Find is Claimed: An Outlaws Novel by Elle Kennedy.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Sandstorm (Sigma Force Novels) by James Rollins. The Extra Daily Deal is The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale with chills & thrills under $5.

(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.