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: How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell

daily_links_1In today’s links, a story on the terrifying effects of IP mapping glitches. Also, emojis, digital disruption of the auto and TV news markets. In today’s deals, you can get 70% off Crucial and Lexar memory products and a deal on a Garmin GPS watch.

Daily Links for Monday, April 11, 2016:

What’s that emoji mean? It all depends on the device you’re using (PC World) Now we have to speak Mac and PC and Android and iOS?

Netflix disappears from MPAA’s legal movie search engine (Torrentfreak ) Are Netflix and the MPAA fighting?

Car makers ask US to slow down on allowing self-driving cars (Ars Technica) Is this horse and buggy thinking going on here?

Digital disruption is coming quickly to TV news; how can broadcasters adapt and respond? (Nieman Lab) As more and more video becomes mobile, TV news is being forced to adapt.

How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell (Fusion) This TL:DR story on the reslults of IP mapping makes identity theft look mild by comparison.

A nail in the coffin for Firefox? Mozilla struggles to redefine browser (CNET) Firefox is losing its luster compared to Chrome.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Point of Control by L.J. Sellers for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 70% off Crucial and Lexar memory products. Also featured is a deal on a Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6 and the pre-owned Fire tablets.  The sales on e-ink Kindles are over. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Secret Star by Nora Roberts for$1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Crashed (Junior Bender #1) by Timothy Hallinan for $1.99.

In Kobo sales, today is the last day to get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 (terms and conditions apply). You can still get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Better Angel by Chris Adrian 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.