A few noteworthy Cyber Monday Deals for e-book lovers today:
Amazon has massive savings on over 800 books in what they are calling the Biggest Kindle Daily Deal of the Year. You can save up to 85% of regular prices with titles starting at $1.99. And, yes, there are still Kindles on sale today. The $50 Fire is sold out until December 24, but the Fire 6 HD is still available.
Amazon also is offering up to 40% off on its Kindle Unlimited subscription reading service. The longer you subscribe for, the more you save.
There are hundreds of Open Road Media titles for up to 80% off as part of a holiday promotion. You can find the titles at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Google Books.
Barnes and Noble is offering 500 Nook books for under $5.
At Google Play Books, you can get up to 80% off select titles in their Cyber Weekend Deals.
Kobo is also offering a long list of titles at 80% off. And, you can get the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for only $109.99 as part of their Cyber Monday Deals.
Note that iBooks also has many books on sale for Cyber Monday, but they show in the iTunes app, not via the web browser. Sorry, but I can’t link directly to them. 😦
I am seeing a lot of the same titles on the various sites. This is a great “pick the store you like to shop at” sale!
From Teleread, the Amazon Kindle Unlimited program finally launches in the UK.
Google Play Books launches in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, from The Digital Reader.
From Publishers, weekly, Mother of Columbine Shooter sells her memoir to Crown books; the proceeds are going to charity.
You may have heard that Barnes and Noble no longer allows you to download your e-book purchases via the web. The Digital Reader offers a work around here.
And from Recode, This new IOS update is causing problems. Here’s a survival guide.
Worse than Heartbleed? There a bug in the BASH shell that affects Linux, Unix, even OS X.
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.
Here’s a nice tutorial with screenshots from the folks at Android Central on how to manage your Google Play Books library on your Android device.
The article shows two methods for removing books: one from the Play Books home screen and the other for removing from “My Library.”
Note that this article refers to removing books from your phone or your tablet. The procedure is slightly different for the web version of the Play bookstore.