Daily Links: 5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

daily_links_1Daily Links for Sunday, January 2, 2016:

5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years (Techcrunch) –  I am not sure that I agree with this list, no more than I would agree that books are goint to disappear, but it is interesting….

How Medium is breaking Washington’s op-ed habit (Politico) – Twitter has changed the way we get news so it is food for thought.

Infographic: Reading Has Its Benefits (The Digital Reader) – Reading more stress reducing than tea? Really? Who would have thought?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Lisa Jackson’s  You Don’t Want To Know for $1.99. There is also a selection of for 50 Kindle books for $2 each to choose from, as well as over 60 select history books at up to 85% off.

Amazon is also offering a Chromo Inc Tablet – 7 inch HD touchscreen Android Tablet  for $42 today as one of its Daily Deals.

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Daily Find is Murder Freshly Baked(Amish Mystery Series) by Vannetta Chapman for $1.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Ian Rutledge Starter by Charles Todd for $1.99. This is a four book volume which includes the titles A Test of Wills, A Long Shadow, A False Mirror, and A Pale Horse.

The iTunes Weekly Bestsellers under $4 includes Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants 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.

Print versus e-book: a look at the numbers

e-book infographicThere is a really interesting infographic on E-Books in America on dailyinfographic.com.  It gives a useful overview on formats and profiles of those who like to read e-books.

However, the part that I found fascinating was the part at the bottom on which format, print or e-book, is best. It shows the percentages where one format is preferred over another and for which activities. E-books win hands down for traveling and getting a book quickly. Print books dominate for reading with a child and on lending to others.  I was most surprised by the fact that reading in bed was pretty much a tie between the two formats. 🙂

I think the infographic confirms a lot of things those of us who read e-books already know: They make it easy to buy books and easy to carry them around with us. I also think that it is interesting to note that little sharing is done on e-readers – only 25% – mostly because publishers don’t allow us to do it! That number is actually higher than I would have imagined it to be.

Anything in the numbers that surprises you?