Daily Links and Deals: The psychological tricks Amazon’s Kindle plays on you

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, March 12, 2016:

Publishing Heavyweights Petition White House, Congress To End Cuba Book Embargo (NPR) – The idea that we are withholding books from Cuba is shocking to me….

Movieswap aims to be a huge crowd powered streaming service (TorrentFreak) – I can’t wait to see how the movis studios react to this one….

The psychological tricks Amazon’s Kindle plays on you (Alphr) – How seductive are the little extra things a Kindle can do?

Saturday Diary: Actions speak louder … (or, a bibiliophile trades books for bytes) (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) – A die-hard print reader embraces e-readers.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade Book 1) by Jennifer Estep for $2.99.

Are you ordering a new Samsung S7? As part of Amazon’s Today’s Deals, the Deal of the Day has an offer to save 50% or more on Samsung Galaxy S7 cases.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a selection of Downtown Abbey inspired books, including Snobs by Julian Fellowes for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is A Billionaire Between the Sheets by Katie Lane for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Hunting Eve Eve Duncan (Book #17) by Iris Johansen for $2.99.

Kobo is offering a Kobo Glo HD e-reader for $109.99 with free shipping. Ongoing Kobo ebook sales for March include:  The Keep kids and teens reading over March Break for $3.99 or Less – valid through March 14th. Through March 31st, you can find Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under and Buy Any Four Archie Comics For $9.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich for 99 cents.

(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.


Daily Links: Using Solar Power for e-readers

daily linksDigital Life:

Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France (Publishing Perspectives)

Grab these discounted apps now for just 10 cents in the Google Play Store [updated] (Android Central)

Ultraportable Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard cavorts with iOS, Android, Windows gear (hands-on) (CNET)

Chrome OS now Lets You Lock Stolen Chrome Devices (Google Chromecast)

Five Best Audiobook Services (LifeHacker)

Clean Reader Offers a Profanity-Free Reading Experience (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Broadband and Telephone:

AT&T is the First US Carrier to Offer the LG Watch Urbane. (Gear Diary)

Google talks about offering its own cellular service (Ars Technica)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

How to Upload eBooks and Documents to Your Kindle Account  (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

In an Emergency, Use Siri to Call Poison Control! (Gear Diary)

Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal include romance, history, science fiction and kids titles. The basic Kindle is still on sale for just $59.

The NOOK Find of the Day is Laura Kaye’s Hard to Come By (Hard Ink Series #3) for 99 cents.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Last Chants (A Willa Jansson Mystery #5) by Lia Matera for 99 cents.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.


Daily Links: Kobo e-readers on sale

picture of Kobo ereader and coverKobo e-book readers on sale  (Ebook Reader)

Are e-book gift card sales on the rise or in decline? (Digital Reader)

Are you a subscriber? (Dear Author)

CIA Torture report to be released in print and digital (Publishers Weekly)

What devices are you reading on? (Teleread)


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 links of interest on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Pandigital Novel 7 inch White on Sale

Bed, Bath & Beyond has the White Pandigital Novel Multimedia Tablet PC and Color eReader on sale. It is $169.99 with a $30.oo rebate. If you also have one of the store’s 20% coupons, you can get the item for a good price. They are also available for competitive prices at Radio Shack and Amazon.  (Note: Model number on this is the R70D256)

Like the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Pandigital recently updated the Novel to add more android tablet functionality. These readers are tied to the Barnes and Noble bookstore. The major complaint seems to be the very slow response of the touchscreen. Read this review at CNET for the info.

That review was somewhat off-putting to me at least – a shame, because for that price (less than half the price of the Nook Color), I would have bought one.

How about you? Are you in the market for a tablet eReader? If so, what’s your price point and must-have feature?

Read an eBook Week is coming: March 6-12, 2011

Read an eBook Week will be starting March 6, 2011. The purpose of the week is to draw attention to and promote the reading of ebooks. This event has been an ongoing project since 2004. You can get more information by visiting the event’s website.

Here at the eBook Evangelist, I have been working on a series of articles to celebrate eBook week, including overviews of different readers, formats, software and apps,  and where to find free ebooks. Stay tuned for more!