Today, a look at the stigma surrounding audiobooks and whether or not they are “real books”. Also, don’t try to fly with that Samsung Galaxy Note 7, driveway-plowing robots and how publishers plan to re-train consumers to pay for digital content. In deals, savings on SanDisk memory products and Sony Xperia phones.
Daily Links for Monday, October 17, 2016:
Yes, audiobooks are real books (Overdrive) Is it really “reading a book” if you listen to the audio version? Why is it that audiobooks have this stigma?
It is now a federal crime to bring a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane (The Verge) Offenders are subject to civil penalties of up to $179,933 for each violation. And, for some of the consequences of that ban, here are some of the horror stories.
You can buy a robot to plow your driveway this winter (Recode) Here in the Midwest, there would definitely be a market for something like this….
Premium or Bust: Will customers pay for digital content? (Talking New Media) Warning: you are about to have your expectations “re-trained”.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey.
The Echo is now 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.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
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 Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti.
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.)
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