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.

Daily Links and Deals: Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 18,  2016:

Time’s Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating (Motherboard) The last FCC meeting before the presidential election is coming up. After that, it is anybody’s game.

15 tips every Mac user should know (Computer World) Great tips for the Mac.

Verizon user’s mysterious $20,300 data bill canceled after media coverage (Ars Technica) The lesson here is probably just go to the media directly when the company gives you the runaround.

Company offers “Fraudulent ” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations (Torrent Freak) PRO TIP: ALWAYS go to the official government site.

Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports (Engadget) After the news about people overseas not being able to get their phones back to the US  because of new airplane restrictions, this is welcome news.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One That I Want by Donna Hill, Zuri Day, Cheris Hodges.

TONS of goodies in Today’s Deals: First, iPhone casesMonster High Deal(s) of the Day, a Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue and Savings on Outdoor Apparel and Gear.

The Echo inow 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.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry. The Romance Daily Find is Cowboy After Dark
by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (This is a really good zombie tale, IMHO! I loved this one). The Extra Daily Deal is The Son by Philipp Meyer.

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 The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow.

(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 Librarian of Congress is not the nation’s copyright authority

daily_links_1Today, an article that asks if the Librarian of Congress is really the nation’s ultimate copyright authority. Also, a look at just how accessible Kindle’s VoiceView really is for the blind, Hindi book cover illustrations and a look into children’s tablet use from a different perspective. In deals, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere 14.

Daily Links for day, September 1, 2016:

The Librarian of Congress is not the nation’s copyright authority (The Illusion of More) The role of the LOC in copyright matters has changed in the digital era. This opinion piece examines the history and validity of those choices.

The Pocketbook Illustrations of the Rebel Artist B. M. Anand (Public Books) Fascinating look at some of the Hindi book covers done by this Indian artist.

I’m blind. Kindle text to speech has been a nightmare to master—here’s how to fix this (Teleread) A blind person tried to use the VoiceView features on the new basic Kindle. The results were not pretty. Related: Teleread’s suggestions for a fix to the problem.

Exploring Play and Creativity in Children’s Tablet Use (Huffington Post) People tend to focus on whether children should use tablets. This study looked at how, when and why they were using them instead.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Revenge by Lisa Jackson. (This is a collection of the Love Letters trilogy.)

In Today’s DealsAdobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.by Rob Delaney.  The Romance Daily Find is A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle. The Extra Daily Deal is Passage to Paradise (Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer Book 2) by J.J. Green. 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 pre-order at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: OverDrive turns 30

daily_links_1Today, OverDrive reflects on turning thirty. Also, another point of view on the billion dollar Getty Images lawsuits, the difference between reading on smartphones and a larger screen, and a study that suggest that too frequent password changes are not a good thing. In deals, savings on Fire HD tablets and the Kobo Glo HD e-reader.

Daily Links for Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

OverDrive celebrates 30 years as the global leader in digital library content (Overdrive) Hard to believe that the service is 30 years old….

Getty Images will bill you thousands to use a photo that belongs to the public. Is that legal? (LA Times) This piece offers a different look at the legal issues involved in the Getty story.

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says (Ars Technica) If you change one number, it counts as a new password, right?

The iPad is dead. Long live the iPad. (The Bookseller) A look at reading on larger digital screens. It may have more possibilities than some think.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 53% on Wera tools. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer. The Romance Daily Find is Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall. The Extra Daily Deal is Where Wolves Talk (A Fantasy for Animal Lovers) by D. L. Lewis.

Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(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: As Libraries and Archives Digitize, Implications for Maintaining Individual Privacy

daily_links_1Today, several interesting pieces on the shift to digital with a spotlight on both libraries and museums. What do these changes mean for the future? Also, stories about copyright and a new search results page for Google. In deals, running shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses for $60 and deals on Seiko men’s watches.

Daily Links for Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet (The Guardian) Yesterday, I posted a link to a story on how people are misusing fair use as an excuse to commit piracy. This is a post on how copyright is being misused for censorship.

Chicago will have a film archive of live performance (Chicago Tribune) Chicago has a vibrant life theater and performance scene. This archive is an exciting development for the city.

Museums in the Age of Social (And how to support them)  (NEH) More and more museums are putting digital collections online. What does this mean for the relationship between institutions and their audiences?

Desktop Google Search redesign places Knowledge Graph results inline, displays links in cards (9 to 5 Google) That search page is going to look a little bit different!

As Libraries and Archives Digitize, Implications for Maintaining Individual Privacy (Mediashift) From a series about how libraries are changing, a look at what happens to privacy when analog goes digital.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Prince: A John Shakespeare Mystery by Rory Clements for 99 cents.

In Today’s Deals, Mizuno running shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses for $60, an Oreck Upright Vacuum and Seiko men’s watches starting at $49.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find has two Bob Dylan biographies in honor of his birthday. The Romance Daily Find is Grave Vengeance by Lori Sjoberg for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Bone Collector (The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Realities by Marian D. Schwartz for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Abandoned Prayers: An Incredible True Story of Murder, Obsession and Amish Secrets by Gregg Olsen 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.

Daily Links and Deals -Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up

daily_links_1Today, there’s a thoughtful piece on children’s books have changed over the years. Also, disturbing news about which stakeholders are given preference in DMCA hearings,another library starts loaning ties and more. In deals, a Garmin watch, 50% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14. And it’s last call for that $40 Roku stick!

Daily Links for Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up (NPR) Our attitudes about children’s books have definitely changed over the years.

Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties (Takepart) Taking a cure from another library, necktie loans are now a thing in this Philly library.

Copyright holders dominate closed door DMCA hearing (Torrent Freak) When corporate interests get a seat at the table and the rest of us don’t, how exactly does this serve the public interest?

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes (The Verge) In an emergency, phone lines (landlines and cell phones) go down. This mesh network aims to fill an need for emergency workers.

Google’s Family Library will let Android users share apps (Engadget) It is so nice to see digital family libraries really become more of a norm. We share physical things in a family, why not the digital goods?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the Nebula award winning After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Author) for $1.99

In Today’s Deals, get Up to 27% off the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch and 50% offAdobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14. You can also still find the $40 Roku stick and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB with Kid-Proof Case.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Where All the Dead Lie (Taylor Jackson Series #7) by J. T. Ellison for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Bury the Hatchet: Tulsa Thunderbirds (Book 1) by Catherine Gayle for 99 cents/

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths for $2.99.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Why You Can’t Find Prince’s Music Online

daily_links_1Today, a story about the death of music icon Prince and the mark he left on copyright, a car that lets you know when you’re speeding and more. In today’s deals, there’s a JBL speaker and a a RAV power charger, as well as deals on Fire tablets and accessories.

Daily Links for Friday, April 23, 2016:

Why You Can’t Find Prince’s Music Online (Motherboard) We lost a legend in the music world yesterday, and he left his mark on copyright issues, too.

In Europe, Ford will read the speed limit signs, prevent your speeding (Techcrunch) Does this mean no more trying to talk your way out of a ticket?

Comcast now lets some customers watch TV sans classic set-top box (Ars Technica) This is cord cutting without cord cutting…..

Sites that block adblockers seem to be suffering (The Stack) This article seems a bit skeptical, but I don’t read or link to articles behind paywalls anymore.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the delightful sounding Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School) by Jen Calonita for $1.99. It’s about a girl who lives in a boot who gets sentenced to a reform school with teachers like The Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella’s evil step-mother. That sounds like fun!

In Today’s Deals,there’s a JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker with Wireless Bluetooth Connection (Certified Refurbished) and a RAVPower 13000mAh Portable Charger.

Amazon is now offering the 8 GB $50 Fire in colors! Besides black, you can get blue, magenta and tangerine. The 16 GB version is only $20.00 more. And don’t  forget to protect your investment with a case! There are lots of cases, covers and accessories to choose from for 50% off.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, and deals on pre-owned Fire tablets. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find today features 9 books for Earth Day, including environmental classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is In the Dark by Sally Eggert for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story by Rachael Kadish for $2.99.

(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.