Daily Links: Harlequin Wants You to Pay $10.50 for a Multi-Author Serial Novel

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, January 12, 2016:

Harlequin Wants You to Pay $10.50 for a Multi-Author Serial Novel (The Digital Reader) – A lot of readers hate serials  – and this is part of the reason why.

The Mobile App Divide (Techcrunch) – There is another aspect to the digital divide we need to look at.

Twitter wants to borrow your tweets to help promote brands (The Next Web) – This makes me extremely uncomfortable.

Amazon is reportedly building a smaller, cheaper Echo (Engadget) – Contrary many other opinions out there, I actually think there might be a market for these….

Why Women Aren’t Buying Smartwatches (Racked) – Interesting look at this issue.

T-Mobile CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters (Techcrunch) – Turns out this Net Neutrality thing is not quite that simple.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius by Simon Monk and Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood for $1.99 each.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You by Jessica Cassity for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Broken by Lauren Layne for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Maya Banks’ Seduction of a Highland Lass for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s for $1.99.

Google is offering up to 75% off the first in series comic books.

(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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Free Comic Books

weird_mysteriesLooking for Free Comic books?

How about free access to over 15,000 Golden Age Comics, including some interesting pre-code horror comics from the Digital Comic Museum?

Or if you want a great deal on something a little more recent, how about a trial subscription to Marvel Unlimited for only 99 cents for the first month?

Found via Open Culture – which happens to be one of the best resources for fascinating free public domain materials on the web. Hint: You should really subscribe to their feed. 🙂