Daily Links and Deals -Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up

daily_links_1Today, there’s a thoughtful piece on children’s books have changed over the years. Also, disturbing news about which stakeholders are given preference in DMCA hearings,another library starts loaning ties and more. In deals, a Garmin watch, 50% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14. And it’s last call for that $40 Roku stick!

Daily Links for Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up (NPR) Our attitudes about children’s books have definitely changed over the years.

Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties (Takepart) Taking a cure from another library, necktie loans are now a thing in this Philly library.

Copyright holders dominate closed door DMCA hearing (Torrent Freak) When corporate interests get a seat at the table and the rest of us don’t, how exactly does this serve the public interest?

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes (The Verge) In an emergency, phone lines (landlines and cell phones) go down. This mesh network aims to fill an need for emergency workers.

Google’s Family Library will let Android users share apps (Engadget) It is so nice to see digital family libraries really become more of a norm. We share physical things in a family, why not the digital goods?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the Nebula award winning After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Author) for $1.99

In Today’s Deals, get Up to 27% off the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch and 50% offAdobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14. You can also still find the $40 Roku stick and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB with Kid-Proof Case.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Where All the Dead Lie (Taylor Jackson Series #7) by J. T. Ellison for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Bury the Hatchet: Tulsa Thunderbirds (Book 1) by Catherine Gayle for 99 cents/

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths 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.)


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: Sweden’s got a crazy new photo-sharing law that it can’t possibly enforce

daily_links_1In today’s stories, news on borrowing neckties from a library, a new streaming stick, more zero rating services and a look at copyright and public art. In today’s deals, there are some DVD sets, Kindles and Fire tablets. battery charger packs in the mix.

Daily Links for Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

Philly’s Paschalville Library has a new collection: Neckties (Billy Penn) Another example of how libraries are continuing to evolve.: You can check out a tie for a job interview.

Roku debuts a new Streaming Stick with a quad-core processor, support for private listening (Techcrunch) A new streaming ROKU stick, with some great new features: More power and streaming audio directly to your headphones.

Starz launches $8.99 per month streaming service (The Verge) It has been available as an add-on to Amazon Prime; now you can get the standalone app too.

Sweden’s got a crazy new photo-sharing law that it can’t possibly enforce (The Next Web) Isn’t public art supposed to be … well, public?

T-Mobile adds Amazon Music, ESPN Radio, and Nickelodeon to Music Freedom and Binge On (The Verge) More and more services are being zero rated.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, complete collections of Monk and House DVDs, savings on the Fire HD 6, pre-owned Fire tablets, and a TechMatte 10000mAh Dual-Port Power Bank External Battery Portable Charger with LED Display are among the deals.

And. yes, Amazon is still offering the Kindle Deals for customers with Amazon Prime.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The White Lie by Andrea Gillies for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Coming Back by Lauren Dane for $$1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz 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.