Daily Links and Deals: 10 Types Of Readers You’ve Probably Encountered In Real Life

daily_links_1Today, a look at reader stereotypes. Also, prediction for Black Friday (yes, already!), new Roku devices and a Plex goes to the cloud. In deals, uninterruptible power supplies and power banks.

Daily Links for Monday, September 26,  2016:

10 Types Of Readers You’ve Probably Encountered In Real Life (Bustle) Book readers tend to have certain things in common. Here’s a look at ten stereotypes. Which one are you?

Black Friday 2016 predictions include $90 Chromebooks, $299 Apple iPad Air 2 tablets (ZD Net) Yes, Black Friday will soon be upon us and the tech rumors are starting already.

Roku launches 5 new media streamers, prices range from $30 to $130 (Liliputing) Lots of new choices in the Roku product line.(I ♥ my Roku devices!)

Plex teams up with Amazon to launch a cloud-based version of its Media Server (The Next Web) Some new options for the popular media streaming software (with a few caveats).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life – A Creative and Practical Guide by Margaret Lobenstine.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 50% on select APC products, including uninterruptible power supplies, power packs and surge outlets.

Amazon has now released the Echo a second color. You can pre-order the Echo now to get it in white. It will be available on September 28, 2016. There is also an  All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton. The Romance Daily Find is Chase Family Series: A Jewels of Historical Romance Duet by Lauren Royal.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Saint Peter’s Soldiers (A James Acton Thriller, Book #14) by J. Robert Kennedy. The Extra Daily Deal is The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton.

Also, select non-fiction titles at the Kobo store for 99 cents until September 26th.

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 September 23, 2016 – now delayed to September 30, 2016 October 7, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke.

Google Books has a selection of Start a New Series titles, with prices starting at 99 cents.

(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 -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: Tape recording was introduced 70 years ago today

daily_links_1Today marks the 70th anniversary of tape recording, the antecedent of the state of media today. Also, a look at IVR systems and why we hate “pressing 1 for customer service”, a how-to for erasing hard drives,  the demise of flash on Chrome (mostly) and more. In deals, a rechargeable battery charger kit and a Roku streaming stick for $40.

Daily Links for Monday, May 16, 2016:

How to really erase any drive — even SSDs — in 2016 (ZDNet) How to wipe a computer before disposal has always been an issue. In today’s world where we do everything from shopping to banking online, correctly erasing your data from your hard drive is even more important than ever.

Tape recording was introduced 70 years ago today (Recode) Do you think Bing Crosby when you think about tape recording? You should. This fascinating article about the invention of tape recording  explains the the history of the medium that really kicked off the revolution in home entertainment.

6 ways to put an end to the ‘press 1 for…’ customer experience (The Next Web) If, like me, you consider IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems part of the bane of modern existence, you may find this interesting.

Google to block Flash by default on most sites for Chrome users (ComputerWorld) Google means it this time: Goodbye Flash! Well…, mostly anyway.

Over-the-Air Antennas Are Making a Comeback (Motherboard) While these are not your grandmother’s rabbit ears, a surprising number of people are opting for cord cutting via over-the-air broadcasts.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz for

In Today’s DealsPanasonic Eneloop Power Pack for 10AA, 4AAA Colored Cells Advanced Battery Charger and $10 off the Roku Streaming Stick (3600R).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Love, Honor, and Betray (Reverend Curtis Black Series #8) by Kimberla Lawson Roby for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hush by Karen Robards for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Evidence Series Box Set Volume 1: Books 1-3 by Rachel Grant for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore for $$1.99.

Google Books has a Limited-Time Deals 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.

Daily Links and Deals: Barnes & Noble Should Carry Indie Books

daily_links_1Today’s stories include an opinion piece on Barnes and Noble’s refusal to carry indie books in their stores, stories about data caps, low income access and more. In today’s deals, savings on board games for Table Top day! Also, Amazon is having a limited time sale ($20 off!) on e-ink Kindles, just in time for Mother’s Day.. You can also get a Fire HD 10 for $50 off if mom prefers a tablet.

Daily Links for Monday, April 25, 2016:

Comcast customers hate data caps, but making customers hurt is all part of the plan (The Verge) Ouch! That’s just plain mean!

AT&T ‘Access’ connects low income homes to the internet for $5 a month (The Next Web) This program has a lot of fine print, but it is a good start in attacking the digital dived.

Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago (Jalopnik) What’s old is new again, right? This is a fascinating look at the history of electric cars.

Roku CEO opposes FCC plan to open up cable boxes (The Verge) I have several Roku players that are still working, even thought they are older.I can see how Roku would not want cable competing in its niche.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage (Computer World) The reduction in storage space promised last November will be a reality this summer.

Barnes & Noble Should Carry Indie Books (Digital Book World) Sadly, all writers are not perceived as equal. While B & N carries indie ebooks, shelf space is a different matter.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Blessing Way (Navajo Mysteries Book 1) by Tony Hillerman for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, includes up to 40% off strategy board games for TableTop day!

Just in time 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. Yes, it is still not too late to order one, especially with the basic black cover.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Fight for Freedom by Marcus Ferrar for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Selection (Selection Series #1) by Kiera Cass for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson for $1.99.

Kobo is having a 30% OFF SALE on select ebooks with a coupon. Sale ends Monday, April 25, 2016.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Three Truths and a Lie: A Detective D.D, Warren Story by Lisa Gardener for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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.

2-day sale: Fire TV stick only $19 for Prime members

Fire TV stickIf you are an Amazon Prime member and have been thinking about trying one of the Fire TVs, Amazon may have a great deal for you. For two days only, Prime members can pick up the new Fire TV Stick for $19 – that’s $20 off the regular price of $39.

The stick comes with a remote control, but it is not voice-activated like the Fire TV Box. Instead, there is a downloadable app for voice control that can be used with the device, or you can purchase a voice-activated remote control separately. You can play games with the included remote control and it also supports the use of the optional Fire game controller.

There are some differences between the Fire TV Box and the stick. The Box has a Quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM The Fire stick is a Dual-core processor with 1 GB RAM. Both devices are wireless, but the Fire TV Box can also connect directly with an Ethernet cable.

I had personally held off on the Fire TV Box because I already own a Roku box and a Chromecast stick, both of which I use pretty much daily. Truthfully, when the Fire TV came out, I didn’t see much of a need for another streaming system. But for only $19, I am willing to give this one a try. 🙂

ETA: The Fire TV Stick  is a pre-order and will be released on  November 19th.

How about you? Is the $19 price tag tempting to you?