Daily Links and Deals: London prisoners to get free ‘Books in Nicks’

daily_links_1Today, a story about a new initiative to bring books to prisoners in London jails. Also, Amazon launches the Kindle Reading Fund, citizens are asked to open their WiFi to help with the earthquake rescue in Italy and more. Today’s deals include a Lenovo laptop and deals on Daredevil comics.

Daily Links for day, August 25, 2016:

Amazon launches the Kindle Reading Fund to expand digital reading around the world (Techcrunch) Amazon’s initiative allows schools and 501(c)(3) organizations to make donation requests.

Italian earthquake victims asked to disable WiFi passwords (Engadget) To facilitate rescue efforts, people are being asked to open up their WiFi networks for allow aid workers and people needing help to use online services to communicate.

A book purge has reawakened a love of books (The Lima News) A book purge using the “spark joy” method from Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had a surprising result.

Smashwords Alerts Notifies Readers of New Releases from Favorite Authors (Smashwords) This new feature makes it easier to keep track of new works by your faves.

London prisoners to get free ‘Books in Nicks’ (The Bookseller) Last year, there as a plan floated to deny prisoners books. Now they plan to give them away instead.

Deals of the Day: 

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes several Daredevil Comics collections.

In Today’s Deals, a Lenovo Thinkpad T460 14″ Laptop, a Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum (Certified Refurbished), and a Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee. The Romance Daily Find is Hard to Hold (Hold Trilogy Series #1) by Stephanie Tyler.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dream Man by Linda Howard. The Extra Daily Deal is Game Theory: A Katerina Carter Fraud Legal Thriller by Colleen Cross.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Isn’t this a great title? 🙂

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 and Deals: Book publishing is a resilient business

daily_links_1Today, stories about book publishing, URL shorteners, the AmazonCrossing imprint and works in traslation, Libraries in the digital age and more. In deals, there’s a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5, WiFi smart plugs, continued deals on Fire tablets and a payment plan for the Kindle Oasis.

Daily Links for Friday, April 15, 2016:

Guess what? URL shorteners short-circuit cloud security (Ars Technica)  Oh, dear. Since we *all* use shorteners, this can be a big privacy problem.

At London Book Fair: AmazonCrossing in Translation Expansion (Publishing Perspectives) Amazon Crossing is one of my favorite imprint. Quality works in translation are hard to find.

At National Library Week, A Look At How Libraries Transform in the Digital Age (MediaShift) It i time to make sure the public knows that libraries are still relevant to our lives.

London Just Reopened the Entrance to This Underwater Tunnel for the First Time in 147 Years (Gizmodo) This is just really cool. Plus, there’s a museum.

Canadian police have had master key to BlackBerry’s encryption since 2010 (The Verge) There are so many unanswered question here about what was supposed to be a more secure device….

Book publishing is a resilient business: Kobo CEO (CNBC) Michael Tamblyn talks about what Kobo has learned about publishing and says that e-readers are thriving.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm by Christie Golden for $1.99 and Boy by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, there’s a Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB Unlocked GSM Cellphone (Certified Refurbished), a TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug (HS100) that allows you to turn on and off your electronics from anywhere and a deal on  TCP LED A19 – 60 Watt Equivalent Daylight (5000K) Light Bulb – 6 Pack.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6pre-owned Fire tablets and savings of $15 on a Fire Essentials Bundle. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Vernon Downs by Jaime Clarke for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Match of the Century: Marrying the Duke by Cathy Maxwell for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Bone Dust White – Macy Greeley Mysteries (Book #1) by Karin Salvalaggio for $2.99.

Still available until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3 at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Dark Invasion –  1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum for $1.99.

Google Books promotions include Limited-Time DealsCrushworthy Reads (love stories on sale) and the Scorching Hot Sale (romances under $3).

(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.