Daily Links and Deals: The myth of the disappearing book

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, November 1,  2016:

Here’s my secret weapon: I read (Medium) A reflection on the role of reading in personal success.

The myth of the disappearing book (The Conversation) The role of disruptive technologies: books have been here before and survived.

Watch the leaked photos of the upcoming Nook Tablet 7 (The USB Port) Barnes and Noble is going to be transitioning from a Samsung-branded tablet to its own hardware again. Here’s a peek at the photos from the FCC filing.

The Story of Shareware, the original in-app purchase (Motherboard) Great piece of history here. I used to buy tons of shareware. Wolfenstein 3-D, anybody? 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Henna House: A Novel by Nomi Eve.

In Today’s Deals, up to 70% off coats and jackets, a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum and a LG Curved Smart OLED TV.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
by Susan Swain, C-SPAN, Richard Norton Smith.  The Romance Daily Find is Fight for Me by Jessica Linden.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Be Frank With Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Extra Daily Deal is The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer, Susan Dworkin.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pogue’s Basics by David Pogue.

Google Books has a selection of Popular Deals for 99 cents and up.

(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: The Bronx loses its only bookstore

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, October 31,  2016:

The Bronx loses its only bookstore (The New Yorker) What does it mean when a community of 1.5 million people loses its only bookstore?

Swedish Court: News Site Embedding A YouTube Video Guilty Of Copyright Infringement (Techdirt) Not in the US, but this sets a very disturbing precedent.

With new Nook Tablet 7, Barnes & Noble looking to compete with Amazon Fire tablets (ZD Net) I don’t know about anyone else, but I refused to buy a NOOK-branded Samsung tablet. I own several Samsung tablets and love them; why would I want one with NOOK limitations?

Listening for Wider Adoption: ReadSpeaker Talks Up Text-to-Speech (Publishing Perspectives) Does Text-to-Speech has a role in education?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes To Have or To Be? (Continuum Impacts) by Erich Fromm.

In Today’s Deals, refurbished iPhones,  deals on Contigo SnapSeal travel mugs and Gucci watches.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Security by Gina Wohlsdorf.  The Romance Daily Find is In The Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft Series #1) by Lori Handeland.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham. The Extra Daily Deal is A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel by Paul Tremblay.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday, William Dufty & David Ritz.

LAST DAY: Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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: Google’s creepy plan to kill the password

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, January 16, 2016:

Google’s creepy plan to kill the password (Engadget) – No. Just no.

iTunes Radio No Longer Free (Techcrunch) – Well, that’s that. If you want it, you are going to have to pony up the cash.

You can now bring your 2011 Nook Tablet back to life with CyanogenMod 13 (9 to 5 Google) – For you adventurous types that have a spare lying around and want to flash a ROM….

What’s the best phone to have when dumping your carrier? (CNET) – With the death of the carrier contract, this is good into to have.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal features a collection of books by Hugh Howey for only $1.99! Wool. Silo. Dust. And omnibus editions!

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find Shopping for a Billionaire boxed set by Julia Kent for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz for $2.99. Kobo is also having an Up to 80% Off Long Weekend Sale.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Nora Roberts first book, Irish Thoroughbred for $1.99. The book is finally available digitally!

(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.

Bits and Bytes: Nook News

The Nook certainly dominated the ebook news yesterday.

As expected, Barnes & Noble announced the Nook Tablet,which will be available on November 18. The Tablet will retail for $249. Here’s a link to a  hands-on video from Engadget.

 Barnes & Noble has also reduced the price on two of its other readers. The Simple Touch will retail for $99. The Nook Color’s price will be reduced to $199.

Both readers are also getting updates: The Simple Touch update includes improvements to the page refresh rate and the battery life. Here’s a hands-on video for the Simple Touch from Engadget.

 For the original Nook color, the new updates will add Hulu Plus, etc.

And, if you find it confusing – Nook Color, Nook Tablet – here’s an article to  help you sort it out.

To help sell all the readers, Barnes & Noble is launching in-store Nook Stations!

And, if all of that is not enough, Barnes & Noble announced that they will be launching an international Nook in the months ahead.