Daily Links and Deals: Are paper books better for children or e-books? The answer is more complex than you think

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, December 19,  2016:

Google Drive subscriptions will be processed & managed in Google Play starting in January (9 to 5 Google) Hopefully, this change will make it easier to purchase and manage Drive storage.

Are paper books better for children or e-books? The answer is more complex than you think (Scroll.IN) Is shared reading a factor in the E versus P equation for children?

Here are the last dates you can order presents from major retailers for guaranteed Christmas delivery (Quartz) Hint: Today is one of them.

Good news: Vine will survive, but it wont be the same (The Next Web) It is definitely Vine light, but the company is adding some features to help people migrate their followers to Twitter.

Evernote apologizes for its new privacy policy (Ars Technica)  So many people were upset about the way Evernote handled this, the company did a complete 360. Having an employee read your notes is now opt-in.

How I learned to love Electric Objects’ digital art display (Engadget)  Netflix for fine arts? What a fun idea!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1) by Veronica Roth and Ticker by Lisa Mantchev.

In Today’s Deals, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control, works with Alexa.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.  There’s an All-New Fire HD 8 Variety Pack, 32GB with two devices (choice of colors) for $200.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is If I Run by Terri Blackstock. The Romance Daily Find is The Bailey Flanigan Collection: Leaving, Learning, Longing, Loving by Karen Kingsbury.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts  The Extra Daily Deal is Matt Helm – Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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Daily Links and Deals: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About How The NY TIMES Book Review Works

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, December 15,  2016:

Information Overload (Pew Research Center) Do you believe that only 20% say they are affected by information overload? That figure sounds low to me….

Twitter app adds livestreaming video, start broadcasting from the tweet compose screen (9 to 5 Google) It was inevitable. Twitter now had live video (without a separate app)..

Don’t like Evernote’s new privacy policy? Here are five free alternatives (ZD Net)  Between Evernote’s recent price changes and now the new privacy issues, a lot of people are looking to make a change.

AT&T’s DirecTV Now plagued with outages and sports blackouts (Ars Technica) Lots of reports of bugs and inconsistencies. Maybe they should have beta tested a little more.

Preserving U.S. Government Websites and Data as the Obama Term Ends (Internet Archive) I found this interesting. I always thought in terms of presidential papers and libraries, not web sites.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About How The NY TIMES Book Review Works (Literary Hub) Sort of makes the “Best Of” process seem a little less special.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 85% off a nice selection of 38 popular Kindle Books, including Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are by Danny Gregory.

In Today’s Dealssave up to 40% on select TP-Link networking products.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Settle for More by Megyn Kelly. The Romance Daily Find is First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars Series #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is First Star I See Tonight A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. The Extra Daily Deal is Song of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Arenson.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) by Blake Pierce.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals – Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, December 14,  2016:

The Wynn Las Vegas is putting an Amazon Echo in every hotel room (The Verge) I miss Alexa when I am not at home, but given the personal limitations and the privacy issues, I’m not too sure about this. Now, these Alexa enabled headphones, on the other hand….

Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics (Publishers Weekly) The British Library is about a lot more than classics and medieval manuscripts.

Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK — but only with two beta users (Techcrunch) And drone delivery is here – sort of….

Evernote’s new privacy rules may let its employees read your notes (Engadget) This is why I *always* recommend that you uncheck the box that says “allow us to use your data to improve our product”.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes a selection of Star Wars comics.

In Today’s Deals, up to 50% off Fossil Watches, bags, accessories, & more.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen Series #12) by Stephanie Barron. The Romance Daily Find is Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Christmas Caramel Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book 20) by Joanne Fluke. The Extra Daily Deal is The Ghosts Omnibus One by Jonathan Moeller.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Audiobooks are crushing ebooks

daily_links_1Today, if you trust the numbers, audiobooks seem to be outperforming ebooks. Also, stories on Evernote’s changes and price hike, a look at used hard drives and some important information about your warranty rights under the law. In deals, deals on tents, BBC comedies and savings on RavPower chargers and accessories.

Daily Links for Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

Evernote announces price hike, device restrictions for Basic package (ZD Net) If two devices is not enough for you,, you may be looking at an upgrade.

Used hard drives on eBay, Craigslist are often still ripe with leftover data (PC World) And this is a cautionary tale….

How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law (Motherboard) Know your rights! This is information you need to know.

Audiobooks are crushing ebooks (Quartz) I wonder if part of this also has to do with the fact that people who listen to audiobooks are used to paying more?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, savings on select Wenzel tents, 4th of July Flags, BBC comedies and RavPower chargers and electronics like the RavPower 50W 10A 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charging Station with iSmart Technology (Black).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is There  Be Lies by Nick Lake for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Earl Next Door: The Bachelor Lords of London by Charis Michaels for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is One For The Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Rise of the Red Dragon Tales of the Lorekeepers (Tome 1) by Martin Rouillard 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: Reading Fast and Slow – Observing Book Readers in Their Natural Habitat

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, February 2, 2016:

Reading Fast and Slow – Observing Book Readers in Their Natural Habitat (DBW) – This is an interesting piece on how different individuals read different books.

Evernote Will Shut Down Market, Its E-Commerce Effort, On Wednesday (Techcrunch) – Unsurprisingly, Evernote is closing down its swag shop.

16 million Americans have no wired broadband access, not even at 4Mbps (Ars Technica) – Look at these numbers. This is why the FCC has so many concerns about this

Bluetooth wireless range and speed are getting better (Computer World) –  Like wi-fi, bludetooth is an integral part of the Internet of Things – and our future.

Deals of the Day:

If you are in the UK, Amazon.co.UK  is featuring Mortality by Christopher Hitchens for £.99 as one of the Kindle Daily Deals.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes A Desperate Fortune by Susan Kearsley for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Steelheart (Reckoners Series #1) by Brandon Sanderson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Power Play by Tiffany Snow for $1.99. Their 500 Under $5 sale is also still available.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Passage by Justin Cronin 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.