Daily Links for Friday, December 2, 2016:
Under pressure from national governments, Commission lowers VAT rates for e-books (EurActiv) New ruling allows EU countries to apply for a lower VAT for ebooks if they choose.
Kindle to support e-books in five Indian languages (The Hindu) Amazon is adding books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam.
Can this giant E Ink tablet make paper obsolete? (The Verge) I am trying to convince my legal pad loving husband he wants one of these, LOL!
There’s a 99 percent chance your fake Apple charger isn’t safe (CNET) A staggering ninety-nine percent of these chargers fail safety tests.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery by Stephen Kelly.
In Today’s Deals, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies on Blu-ray. Also, Bluetooth headsets from SoundPEATS and premium tea and accessories. (Who can say no to tea?)
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is over 30 music biographies (Leonard Cohen, John Lennon and more). The Romance Daily Find is all three books in the Tremayne Family series by Anna J. Stewart.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Hawke (A Cold Fury Hockey Novel Book 5) by Sawyer Bennett. The Extra Daily Deal is The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas.
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 Great Books, Amazing Deals includes The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.
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.