Daily Links and Deals: Over 14 million digital books to be accessible for blind users

daily_links_1Today, news that the New HathiTrust and NFB Partnership will make over 14 million digital books accessible to blind and print-disabled users. Also, The New York Public Library has launched a digital newsletter, an interview with Indigo CEO Heather Reisman on the 21st century bookstore and VLC finally launches a media player app for Windows 10.  In deals, a Nordic Track treadmill, Bluedio Bluetooth headphones and speakers and the complete series of Two and a Half Men on DVD.

Daily Links for Thursday, June 30, 2016:

Indigo CEO Heather Reisman on reimagining the 21st century bookstore (Canadian Business) Keeping books at the forefront and surviving in the modern world.

README: Digital News from The New York Public Library (NYPL) The New York Public Library launches a digital newsletter.

New HathiTrust and NFB Partnership Will Make More Than 14 Million Digital Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled User (Infodocket) This is fantastic news for print-disabled users

Beloved VLC media player releases a robust universal Windows 10 app (PC World) Finally! One of the most popular media players debuts on Windows 10.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Flee (Codename: Chandler Book 1) by J.A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson (plus the other two books in the Codename: Chandler thriller series) for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, a NordicTrack C 1650 Treadmill, Bluedio Bluetooth Headphones and speakers, and the Two and a Half Men Complete Series on DVD.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  The End of Everything: A Novel by Megan Abbott for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Bachelorette for Sale by Gail Chianese for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Chasing Shadows Psychic Justice (Book 1) by Erin Richards for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4  – specific deals will be back as soon as I get my new PC. No iTunes on the Chromebook! 😦

Google has a Up to 85% off Bestsellers promotion.

(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.

Library Corner: 12/7/2014

Library corner imageThis week’s links in library news:

What’s going on in the Library, Part 1: Librarian publishers may be more important than you think (Scholarly Kitchen)

3M  adds audiobooks to the cloud library (Digital Reader)

The top 10 Library stories of 2014 (Publishers Weekly)

Collected Papers of Albert Einstein debut online (Infodocket)

Second Circuit hears Google Books case (Publishers Weekly)

New York Libraries to lend hotspots  (Digital Reader)

Picture adapted from Morguefile original

 

Daily Links: Want a $30 credit towards for your old Nook?

WIFI_NOOK_Front_BackFrom the Digital Reader, Barnes and Noble will give you a $30 credit for your old Nook.

Hello 21st Century! Girl Scout cookie sales finally go digital, from Ars Technica.

From ReCode, Jeff Bezos says more Amazon Fire Phones are coming.  (The unlocked GSM version of the  Fire Phone is $199 until 12/3/2014 – the price change seems to have been a temporary sale rather than a permanent price reduction.)

Wanna Open your door with a smart phone? Steve Wozniak gives an impromptu product demo, also from ReCode.

Finally, from Ars Technica, the New York Public Library will rent wi-fi hotspots to people who need it most.

My Kindle deal find of the day: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series) for $2.00

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.