Daily Links and Deals – DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying!

daily_links_1Today, The EFF want the FTC to force labels identifying DRM restrictions. Also, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 rules (again), Target starts selling Kindles again and the those software bundles you install may be worse than malware. In deals, an automatic pet feeder, select Crayola products and deals on Mountain House Emergency food bundles. Amazon also still has savings on Fire tablets as well.

Daily Links for Monday, August 8, 2016:

Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware (ZD Net) You may want to think twice about installing that software bundle….

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10 (PC World) This is the friendlier, less pushy and aggressive Microsoft, right?

Target starts selling Kindles again after a four-year break (Engadget) This makes it easier to try before you buy.

DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying! (EFF) Organizations are putting pressure on the FTC to make sure we know what our rights are before we buy.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

In Today’s DealsArf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser for Dogs & Cats, up to 50% off select Crayola products and savings of up to 40% on Mountain House Emergency Food Supply. 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 The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson. The Romance Daily Find is Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. The Extra Daily Deal is The Devil in Winter:  Wallflowers (Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

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: 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.