Daily Links and Deals: Tech to re-energize your reading

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, March 2, 2016:

Download All 36 of Jan Vermeer’s Beautifully Rare Paintings (Most in Stunning High Resolution) (Open Culture) – Wonderful digital art collection!

The average price for a digital newspaper subscription: $3.11 a week (Nieman Lab) – How does that price sit with you? Too high? Too Low? Rather have surveys or ads?

Tech to re-energize your reading (The Next Web) Interesting tools to revitalize your digital reading.

Pro tip: How to wrap your headphones so they never tangle (The Verge) – Okay, solved that now…

An app for taking notes while you read? (Teleread) – This sounds like it could be great for assisting in writing book reviews.

No More Voicemail is an app that kills voicemail so callers have to text you instead (Techcrunch) – I guess some people really hate voicemail.

Arta Tech Closes Its eReader Store, Cuts Ties to Its Supplier (The Digital Reader) – This makes things interesting for folks who bought from a third-party seller (like Amazon).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Killer Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon for $1.99.

Amazon is also having a 99 romances for 99 cents sale.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma  for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Landing by Emma Donoghue  for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Be Afraid (Morgans of Nashville, Book #2) by Mary Burton for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You Have Never Seen 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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Daily Links: Children’s Socioeconomic status affects digital reading preference

Child readingFrom the Bookseller, Children’s Socioeconomic status affects digital reading preference.

A new art form rises: Audio without the book, from the New York Times.

From Talking New Media, Brazils Editora Tres dedicated to producing native language tablet editions.

Just in time for Cyber Monday, Don’t fall for this online shopping scam, from CBS News.

Amazon is offering over 2000 ebooks at up to 80% off for their Cyber Monday Kindle Deals. The wide variety of choices (fiction and non-fiction), include works by Octavia Butler, Leo Uris, Pat Conroy, Dorothy L. Sayers and many, many more.

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.