Daily Links and Deals: IPA-FEP Global Report Promotes ‘Zero-Rate’ VAT on Books

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, November 22,  2016:

Watch out: ɢoogle.com isn’t the same as Google.com (The Next Web) Did you know that you can use unicode symbols in domain names?

Netflix feels like Blockbuster these days (The Verge) A look at whether Netflix’s recommendations become less personal.

Office Depot caught claiming out-of-box PCs showed “symptoms of malware” (Ars Technica) Two words: Lenovo. Superfish.

Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive (Techcrunch) I think I could really use this one, especially for trips to the grocery store.

IPA-FEP Global Report Promotes ‘Zero-Rate’ VAT on Books (Publishing Perspectives) Who would have guessed that high VAT prices would have a negative effect on ebook buying? Hint: almost anyone who purchases ebooks.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Girl from The Savoy: A Novel by Hazel Gaynor.

Free Audiobook: Invisible Man: A Novel by Ralph Ellison (Audible – Unabridged Edition).

In Today’s Deals, up to 50% Off Calvin Klein clothing.

Black Friday Deals Week is starting! If you are looking for an e-reader deal, you can get a basic Kindle for $50 ($30 off), a Kindle Paperwhite for $100 ($20 off) and a Kindle Voyage.for $170 ($30 off).

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a selection of 25 books priced at just $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Book 1) by Agatha Christie. The Extra Daily Deal is Magic Bites: A Special Edition of the First Kate Daniels Novel by Ilona Andrews.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Cockroaches (Harry Hole #2) by Jo Nesbø.

Google Books has a selection of Big 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.

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