Daily Links and Deals: Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016?

daily_links_1Today, a story about the lock-down of Olympic hashtags. Also, Dropbox releases an Evernote alternative, 1Password is moving to subscription and Comcast says you should pay not to get tracked. In deals, a cute accent chair and deals on Fire Tablets and the Kobo Glo HD.

Daily Links for Thursday, August 4, 2016:

Dropbox launches Paper in open beta, releases Android and iOS apps (ZD Net)The app includes features that make it a alternative to Evernote, Google Docs and more.

1Password debuts $3/month consumer subscription plan (Computer World) I am a little unclear about the justification for the price. LastPass is $12 a year….

Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy (Ars Technica) Comcast says that “FCC rules shouldn’t determine whether customers make ‘good choices.’ ”

Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016? (BBC) This story has been making the rounds for the last few days on how the Olympic Committee is trying to stoop brands from so-called “ambush marketing.” Now, a Carpet Cleaner Sues For Its Right to Tweet About the Olympics (Gizmodo), so we will see where this goes.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford.

In Today’s DealsVivon Comfort Foam, Stylish Accent Furniture Chair, Swan, Red by Zinus. 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 Prudence (Custard Protocol Series #1) by Gail Carriger. The Romance Daily Find is Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore. The Extra Daily Deal is The Lazarus Moment A Delta Force Unleashed Thriller, Book #3 by J. Robert Kennedy.

Last day: 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 Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

Google Books is having a Summer Travel Sale.

(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: 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 Deals for Sunday, May 8, 2016

happy-mothers-day_640Deals of the Day for Sunday, May 8, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most by Elizabeth Benedict for  $1.99 ( just in time for Mother’s Day!)

In Today’s Deals, a Silicon Power 32GB MicroSDHC Class10, Elite Flash Memory Card with Adaptor.

There is still a promotion on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions). There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Shipping News by Annie Proulx for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber for $1.99.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack  is a B & N exclusive until May 20. You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack (vinyl) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition!  (also vinyl)  See the site for details and release dates.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Heist – Fox and O’Hare (Book 1) by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg for $1.99.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

The Kobo also has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by  Grace Burrowes. The special runs until the end of month of May.:)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery by Bailey Cates 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 Deals for Saturday May 7, 2016

kindle-381242_1280In Today’s Deals for Saturday May 7, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes five books in J. R. Rain’s Vampire for Hire series.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is still offering-ink Kindles at $20 off regular prices on the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle.  This deal was supposed to end yesterday, May 6, 2016, but it is still going. 🙂

The are also still running the promotions on Fire tablets. The 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only still only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Cries in the Night: A Denver Heroes Novel by Kathy Clark for 99 cents.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack  is a B & N exclusive until May 20. You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack (vinyl) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition!  (also vinyl)  See the site for details and release dates.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child for $2.99.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

The Kobo also has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by  Grace Burrowes. The special runs until the end of month of May.:)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Breaking a Legend: A Kavenagh Legends novel by Sarah Robinson for $2.99.

(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.)

Sunday Daily Deals: Fire tablet for $40

Fire_50Today’s deals include $2 book deals, and Mother’s Day savings on Kindles, the Kobo Glo HD e-reader and deals on Fire tablets, including the 7″ Fire for $40.

Deals of the Day for Sunday, May 1:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals is showing the same deals as yesterday, so here are 50 Kindle Book Deals for $2 Each to peruse.

Today’s Deals include a Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp and a Mr. Coffee BVMC-DMX85 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker.

Mother’s Day is only a week away! Amazon has some great deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets:

First, in e-ink Kindles, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle. 

There are several promotions on Fire tablets. Today, the 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet. The clock is ticking on this offer. Trade-in must be completed by May 9, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Forgetting August by J.L. Berg for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker for $1.99.

And for Mother’s Day, you can get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Limited-Time 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 and Deals: YouTube’s Content ID program finally provides for ad revenue during disputes

daily_links_1Today, a breakthrough in the YouTube Content ID advertising money issue, news on how platforms are affecting digital publishers, Google podcasts and more. In deals, there a $50 Blue smartphone and e-reader and tablet sales from both Kobo and Amazon for Mother’s Day.

Daily Links for Friday, April 29, 2016:

YouTube’s Content ID program finally provides for ad revenue during disputes (PC World) It;s not nearly enough, but it is a first step in fixing a flawed system.

Why We Should Be Worried About Ancient Viruses Infecting Power Plants (Motherboard) A nuclear power plant infected by a virus sounds like something from a movie. Unfortunately, this really happened. Do we need to worry about more incidences like this?

The haves and have-nots: Small publishers are left adrift by shift to platforms (Digiday) Changes in the digital publishing landscape are making it harder for the small publisher.

This E Ink tablet is a cute way to manage meetings (The Verge) Way too expensive, but it is cute. 🙂

Windows 10 will no longer let you Google search from Cortana (The Verge) Is it just me, or is Cortana getting a little pushy? Back off, girl!

History of the Library of Congress (LOC) Fascinating piece on this institution and its importance to our history and as a world resource.

Google Play Music’s podcasts are convenient but lack features (Engadget) Don’t give up your favorite podcast app just yet.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Shame by the incredibly talented Alan Russell for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, there’s a white BLU Advance 4.0 Unlocked Dual SIM Cellphone, 4GB. for $50.

There’s still time for gifts for Mother’s Day! Amazon has some deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets. First, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle.  Amazon is also offering the Fire HD 10 for $50 off for a limited time.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, and deals on pre-owned Fire tablets. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet. The clock is ticking on this offer. Trade-in must be completed by May 9, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Beautiful, Dirty, Rich: A Novel by J. D. Mason for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Owning Violet: A Novel by Monica Murphy for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan for $1.99.

And for Mother’s Day, you can get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Incarnations by Susan Barker 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.

Device Deals: Kindle, Fire, Nook and Kobo

fire_6_2How about an e-reader for Valentine’s Day? Kindle, Nook and Kobo are all having special deals on devices just in time for gift-giving.

Amazon: 

Until February 13, 2016, Amazon has all most of their Kindle and Fire devices on sale.  Want a $40 Fire Tablet? A Kid’s Bundle? A new Paperwhite? Amazon is also featuring a number of bundles which include the device and the accessories together. All of these are available at reduced prices.

Barnes and Noble:

Do you have an old Nook that has seen better days? Barnes and Noble is offering you $50 towards a new Samsung Nook for you a trade-in on your old device. Offer is good until March 5, 2016 and terms and conditions apply. You can find more details here.

Kobo:

And, if you have been wanting a new Kobo ereader, this is the perfect time. Through February 14, 2016, you can get the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for  just $109.99. Free delivery is included.

Which do you think is a better gift? A box of chocolates or an e-reader? 🙂