Daily Links and Deals: A Literary look at the last time the Cubs won the World Series

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 4,  2016:

A Literary look at the last time the Cubs won the World Series (Literary Hub) I live just outside of Chicago, so the Cubs win is a big topic of conversation around here. 🙂 This piece takes an interesting approach.

Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft’s browsers as mass exodus continues (PC World) Does anyone still use Microsoft browsers?

Android apps will soon be able to offer cheaper, introductory subscription prices (The Verge) How many apps would do better in terms of sales if they could offer cheap trials? I know I would try more apps that way….

Adobe’s Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text (Techcrunch) Wow, this is interesting, but it is also very scary in terms of potential harm.

The mobile library: can literature conquer the smartphone? (Financial Times) Print, e-reader or app? Where’s the future of reading?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich.

In Today’s Deals, select Mega Blocks Construction Sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a trio of books from bestselling author William W. Johnstone. The Romance Daily Find is Stranger by the Lake by Jennifer Wilde.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936 by Jeffery Deaver. The Extra Daily Deal is Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams.

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.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin.

Google Books has a selection of Big Book Deals (books start at 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.

Daily Links and Deals: 13 Types Of Readers Everyone Knows

daily_links_1Today, a  fun article on the different types of readers. Also, a Chrome extension that outlines the salient points of articles and look at what Android apps look like on a Chromebook. In deals, a telescope, a drone and last call for Amazon devices for Father’s Day delivery.

Daily Links for Friday, June 17, 2016:

This Chrome extension will give you the gist of online articles (PC World) As someone who reads a lot of articles and RSS feeds, I can certainly see the appeal with this one….

Android apps are now available on Chrome OS (Engadget) This in an exciting thing! Remember, not all Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps. Here’s a list of the ones that can.

13 Types Of Readers Everyone Knows, Because We Aren’t All Alike (Bustle) Can you be more than one of these at the same time? Asking for a friend….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women by Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar.

In Today’s Deals, the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope and a Veho Muvi Drone UAV Quadcopter with 1080p HD built in camera, Satellite Navigation and Live view APP. Sure, Dad would love a drone, right?

It’s last call for Kindles, Fires and Alexa devices for a Father’s Day gifts! The Amazon device sale is still offering savings, but you are almost out of time for delivery by June 19th.  Here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  A Perfect Heritage: A Novel by Penny Vincenzi for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Status Update by Annabeth Albert for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is #Erinyes Is Now Following You. Forever (God Complex Universe – Book 1) by George Saoulidis for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes cyberpunk classic Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan for $1.99.

(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.