Daily Links and Deals: Short but sweet e-book prequels are grabbing readers

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 19,  2016:

Taipei library expands services through convenience stores (Focus Taiwan) What a great idea! Borrow and return library books at your local convenience store.

Short but sweet e-book prequels are grabbing readers (USA Today) “E-singles” by big name authors are evidently now a thing.

Will Amazon Prime Reading for Kindle eBooks Hobble BookBub? (Huffington Post) As visibility has dropped for self-published books, will Prime Reading be the new best vehicle for book discovery?

Spanish Police Catch Their First Ever eBook Pirate (Torrent Freak) Usually, it is music pirates in the cross-hairs. As ebook privacy rises, we may be seeing more of this scenario.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie.

In Today’s Deals, a XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer.

The Echo inow 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.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find feature 27 books in a book club favorites sale. The Romance Daily Find is You Belong to My Heart by Nan Ryan.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold Book 1) by David Weber. The Extra Daily Deal is Siberian Treasure
by C. M. Gleason.

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 October 19, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Romance Under $2 (part of a huge Harlequin sale, all under $2!).

(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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