Get $20 off Amazon Kindle e-readers

paperwhite_bwRight now, you can get $20 off several of the e-ink Kindle models. Through Thursday, all Kindles e-readers except the Oasis are discounted. The models are:

Amazon is also offing savings on Essentials bundles for each device. The bundles include the e-reader, a Amazon cover and a power adapter.

Recently, Amazon has been offering five month payment plans for its devices. The payment plans are as follows for devices with the default configuration of WiFi and special offers:

Also note that Amazon’s Holiday Return Policy is now in effect. This policy gives you extra time for returns for items, factoring in gift giving. The policy states:

Items shipped by Amazon.com between November 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, may be returned until January 31, 2017, for a full refund, subject to our other return guidelines listed below. Items shipped from sellers other than Amazon.com are subject to this same holiday return policy unless otherwise stated in the seller’s individual Return Policy.

And don’t forget to buy a cover! Any Kindles on your Christmas wish list?

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Daily Links and Deals: The myth of the disappearing book

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, November 1,  2016:

Here’s my secret weapon: I read (Medium) A reflection on the role of reading in personal success.

The myth of the disappearing book (The Conversation) The role of disruptive technologies: books have been here before and survived.

Watch the leaked photos of the upcoming Nook Tablet 7 (The USB Port) Barnes and Noble is going to be transitioning from a Samsung-branded tablet to its own hardware again. Here’s a peek at the photos from the FCC filing.

The Story of Shareware, the original in-app purchase (Motherboard) Great piece of history here. I used to buy tons of shareware. Wolfenstein 3-D, anybody? 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Henna House: A Novel by Nomi Eve.

In Today’s Deals, up to 70% off coats and jackets, a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum and a LG Curved Smart OLED TV.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
by Susan Swain, C-SPAN, Richard Norton Smith.  The Romance Daily Find is Fight for Me by Jessica Linden.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Be Frank With Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Extra Daily Deal is The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer, Susan Dworkin.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pogue’s Basics by David Pogue.

Google Books has a selection of Popular Deals for 99 cents and up.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: The Bronx loses its only bookstore

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, October 31,  2016:

The Bronx loses its only bookstore (The New Yorker) What does it mean when a community of 1.5 million people loses its only bookstore?

Swedish Court: News Site Embedding A YouTube Video Guilty Of Copyright Infringement (Techdirt) Not in the US, but this sets a very disturbing precedent.

With new Nook Tablet 7, Barnes & Noble looking to compete with Amazon Fire tablets (ZD Net) I don’t know about anyone else, but I refused to buy a NOOK-branded Samsung tablet. I own several Samsung tablets and love them; why would I want one with NOOK limitations?

Listening for Wider Adoption: ReadSpeaker Talks Up Text-to-Speech (Publishing Perspectives) Does Text-to-Speech has a role in education?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes To Have or To Be? (Continuum Impacts) by Erich Fromm.

In Today’s Deals, refurbished iPhones,  deals on Contigo SnapSeal travel mugs and Gucci watches.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Security by Gina Wohlsdorf.  The Romance Daily Find is In The Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft Series #1) by Lori Handeland.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham. The Extra Daily Deal is A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel by Paul Tremblay.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday, William Dufty & David Ritz.

LAST DAY: Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Sunday Daily Deals: 80% off mysteries & thrillers

ghost_storyDeals of the Day for Sunday, October 30,  2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 80% off top-rated mysteries & thrillers, including horror reads for Halloween and graphic novel series.

In Today’s Deals, savings of up to 60% off activewear for men, women and children.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Arcadia by Lauren Groff. The Romance Daily Find is Bitten (Women of the Otherworld Series #1) by Kelley Armstrong.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Horns A Novel by Joe Hill. The Extra Daily Deal is Family Tree A Novel by Susan Wiggs.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Ghost Story by Peter Straub (one of my personal favorites).

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Saturday Daily Deals: If You Only Knew, Halloween reads

if_you_onlyDeals of the Day for Saturday, October 29,  2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes If You Only Knew by M. William Phelps. Also, a number of scary reads for Halloween.

In Today’s Deals, deals on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” complete series on DVD. Also, deals on select Cuisinart and WMF Kitchenware.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. The Romance Daily Find is Nannyland by Jane Elizabeth Hughes.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Hatching A Novel by Ezekiel Boone. The Extra Daily Deal is An Officer and a Spy: A novel by Robert Harris.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, October 28,  2016:

You need an adapter (or a new cable) to plug your iPhone into the new MacBook Pros (The Verge) Why shouldn’t you ahve to pay an extra $25 to be able to charge your phone?

An education expert says reading to kids makes them more curious than giving them phones or tablets (Business Insider) We still keep going ’round about what the “experts” consider to be right way to deal with technology for our children.

This endless 80s-inspired pinball game is ridiculously addictive (The Next Web) Okay, pinball wizards!  This really looks like fun.

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race (ProPublica) This is so wrong, deeply disturbing and, absolutely illegal.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Forgetting Time: A Novel by Sharon Guskin. (This one is my must buy for the day!)

In Today’s Deals, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control – Black.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. The Romance Daily Find is Welcoming the Bad Boy: A Hero’s Welcome Novel by Annie Rains.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Ice Twins: A Novel by S.K. Tremayne. The Extra Daily Deal is Primal Force (A K-9 Rescue Novel Book 3) by D. D. Ayres.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pumpkintown Perils (the first four Wild Wild Witch mysteries) by Aubrey Law.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Shh, Silent Reading Parties Are Taking Over Phoenix

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, September 21,  2016:

Shh, Silent Reading Parties Are Taking Over Phoenix (Phoenix New Times) These sound like fun….

Disconnect is free for Samsung and iOS devices for the next seven days (The Next Web) This app blocks the trackers that slow your browser down and spy on you.

Netflix plans to make half of its content original programming (Ars Technica) I have mixed feeling about this because I enjoy the network series and movies that are on the service, but I have enjoyed most of the Netflix Originals I have watched. You can’t beat Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One You Really Want by Jill Mansell.

In Today’s Deals, up to 30% off select computer products.

Amazon has now released the Echo a second color. You can pre-order the Echo now to get it in white. It will be available on September 28, 2016. 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 is Still Life with Murder (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, #1) by P.B. Ryan. The Romance Daily Find is On the Scent (Psychic Detectives Series #1) by Angela Campbell (This was a fun read!)

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel A Novel by Deborah Moggach. The Extra Daily Deal is His Diamond Queen by Lena Hart.

Also, select non-fiction titles at the Kobo store for 99 cents until September 26th.

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 September 23, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Americana by Don DeLillo.

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.