Daily Links and Deals: OverDrive turns 30

daily_links_1Today, OverDrive reflects on turning thirty. Also, another point of view on the billion dollar Getty Images lawsuits, the difference between reading on smartphones and a larger screen, and a study that suggest that too frequent password changes are not a good thing. In deals, savings on Fire HD tablets and the Kobo Glo HD e-reader.

Daily Links for Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

OverDrive celebrates 30 years as the global leader in digital library content (Overdrive) Hard to believe that the service is 30 years old….

Getty Images will bill you thousands to use a photo that belongs to the public. Is that legal? (LA Times) This piece offers a different look at the legal issues involved in the Getty story.

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says (Ars Technica) If you change one number, it counts as a new password, right?

The iPad is dead. Long live the iPad. (The Bookseller) A look at reading on larger digital screens. It may have more possibilities than some think.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 53% on Wera tools. 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 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer. The Romance Daily Find is Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall. The Extra Daily Deal is Where Wolves Talk (A Fantasy for Animal Lovers) by D. L. Lewis.

Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(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: Wattpad goes Freemium

I found a lot of goodies today!

Several interesting articles from the Digital Reader:wattpad

From Fortune: More on the Apple e-books litigation.

A couple fun links from Teleread:

And look at this: The Yotaphone 2 is a dual screen phone with epaper and amoled screens, from The Ebook Reader.

From Publishers Weekly, In libraries, digital audiobook lending is finding its groove.

In Today’s Deals,  Amazon is offering a interesting bundle: Rosetta Stone software with the Kindle Fire HD 7. The language software is offered in eight different languages.

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.

Daily Links: Setting up Profiles and Family Sharing on the Kindle

kindle_voyageFrom The Ebook Reader, How to set up profiles and family library sharing on Kindle and Fire Tablets. 

Scribd welcomes Chronicle book titles, from the Scribd Blog

From The Digital Reader, A hands on look at new and old Washington Post apps.

Indiewire share top film scripts for free download, from Teleread.

The Fire HD 7 is on sale for $119 as part of Amazon’s Black Friday promotions. I have the previous generation of this and it is a nice little tablet. I use mine for movies, games and reading book where color is important (gardening and cooking).

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.