Daily Links and Deals: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About How The NY TIMES Book Review Works

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, December 15,  2016:

Information Overload (Pew Research Center) Do you believe that only 20% say they are affected by information overload? That figure sounds low to me….

Twitter app adds livestreaming video, start broadcasting from the tweet compose screen (9 to 5 Google) It was inevitable. Twitter now had live video (without a separate app)..

Don’t like Evernote’s new privacy policy? Here are five free alternatives (ZD Net)  Between Evernote’s recent price changes and now the new privacy issues, a lot of people are looking to make a change.

AT&T’s DirecTV Now plagued with outages and sports blackouts (Ars Technica) Lots of reports of bugs and inconsistencies. Maybe they should have beta tested a little more.

Preserving U.S. Government Websites and Data as the Obama Term Ends (Internet Archive) I found this interesting. I always thought in terms of presidential papers and libraries, not web sites.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About How The NY TIMES Book Review Works (Literary Hub) Sort of makes the “Best Of” process seem a little less special.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 85% off a nice selection of 38 popular Kindle Books, including Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are by Danny Gregory.

In Today’s Dealssave up to 40% on select TP-Link networking products.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Settle for More by Megyn Kelly. The Romance Daily Find is First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars Series #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is First Star I See Tonight A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. The Extra Daily Deal is Song of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Arenson.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

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’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) by Blake Pierce.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours for 99 cents.

(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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