Today, a look at the not so inevitable future of e-reading. Also, audio books are huge right now. Are they the new e-readers? Other stories include news on Facebook video streaming and the possibility of an e-ink keyboard coming for Apple. In deals, get two months of Sling TV for the price of one.
Daily Links for Friday, October 14, 2016:
Apple in talks with Australian company to bring dynamic keyboard tech to MacBooks (The Next Web) An e-ink keyboard may not be that far away.
Facebook now lets you stream video to Apple TV and Chromecast (The Verge) Yes, Facebook wants you to watch their videos on your TV screen.
Will print die?: When the inevitable isn’t (OUP Blog) At one time, pundits would have the the future of reading would be ebooks. Now, they’re not so sure.
Are audio books the new e-readers? (CNBC) Interesting video look at how audiobooks fit in to the new reading paradigm.
Deals of the Day:
The Echo is now available 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.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Fixer by Joseph Finder. The Extra Daily Deal is Lord Valentine’s Castle Book One of the Majipoor Cycle by Robert K. Silverberg.
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 was supposed to be available today but is still showing as out of stock until October 14, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian.
Google Books has a selection of Hot Deals.
(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.