Harlequin changing ebook providers (and there’s more bad news)

Harlequin has announces that they are changing ebook fulfillment providers in mid-November. If you’ve purchased books directly from Harlequin Books in the past, you may need to act quickly in order to download your titles, especially if you have an older device or one that is not web enabled.It seems after the provider changeover, old titles will no longer be able to be side.

According to Harlequin’s help page:

  • Currently, you can continue to download your ebooks to the OverDrive app on your device or access them through the Read Now option as usual.

  • Once the new ereading experience launches, you will be able to read your ebooks through your Mac or PC web browser, iPhone, iPad, Android OS smartphones and tablets, Nook HD+, as well as the Kindle Fire HD line of tablets. The free reading app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Stores respectively.

      *Requires Android 4.0.3 and above. *iOS 8.0 and above are only iOS versions supported.

  • It important to note that while the new ebook reading experience does support offline reading through the web browser and app, you will not be able to download files and transfer them to older devices that are not web enabled. If you would like to keep copies of the files for this use, please download them prior to November 12th, 2018.

  • When the new ereading experience launches, you’ll be notified and provided with instructions on how to access your ebooks in the new app.

Past purchases from the the Harlequin store are protect with Digital Rights Management from Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). These past purchases must be downloaded into the ADE software in order to be side-loaded into an e-ink e-reader. New purchases

This ONLY affects books purchased directly from Harlequin Books. Titles purchased through retailers like Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, etc. are not affected.

There are several interesting discussions on the topic on the MobileRead site that you can find here (starting at post #1662) and an entire thread dedicated to discussing the topic here. There is a lot of speculation about whether Harlequin is doing this as a cost-cutting measure and how this will play out as publishers are attempting to establish direct to consumer sales.

Harlequin stopped providing audiobooks direct to its customers in October 2018.

Halrlequin’s actions reinforce the concept that when you buy digital content, you do not own it. You are merely purchasing a license to use the content. The publisher can take the content away or alter your ability to access it. It also really emphasizes the down side of buying  books protected by DRM.

Remember, you have until November 12, 2018 to download any purchased books!

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Saturday Daily Deals: East of the Sun

eastofsunDeals of the Day for Saturday, November 5,  2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes East of the Sun: A Novel by Julia Gregson.

In Today’s Deals,  Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binoculars.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Illuminae (The Illuminae Files Series #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff. The Romance Daily Find is Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The American Heiress: A Novel by Daisy Goodwin.  The Extra Daily Deal is also Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught.

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 still out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.

Google Books has a Humor Sale with a selection of books that make you LOL.

(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.

Saturday Daily Deals: Killer Reunion (Savannah Reid Mysteries)

killer_reunionDeals of the Day for Saturday, September 10, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Killer Reunion (Savannah Reid Mysteries) by G. A. Mckevett.

In Today’s Deals, a Bushnell Fall Sportsman’s Deal of the Day that features a selection of binoculars and range finders.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. The Romance Daily Find is The Bracelet by Dorothy Love.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls A Novel by Anton DiSclafani. The Extra Daily Deal is The Poison Tree A Novel by Erin Kelly.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura Oneand the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Other People We Married by Emma Straub.

Google Books 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: It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers

daily_links_1Today, an article that expresses the view that using an ad blocker is like using sunblock–it’s an act of self protection. Also, an app that will cancel subscriptions for you, a look a online streaming(again), upcoming changes to the Apple ecosystem and more. In deals, a 55 inch OLED TV by LG.

Daily Links for day, August 29, 2016:

It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers (Project VRM) Publishers are missing the point, People do not want to be targeted and stalked across websites. This is a privacy issue.

These Apps Can Help You Finally Cancel That Subscription You Keep Forgetting (Motherboard) Let’s be honest: we’ve probably all done this at one time or another.

On-demand music streaming has won (Recode) Labels may complain in public about streaming, but others says that they are making more than enough money to make up for the losses.

Don’t buy anything Apple-related right now (everything is changing) (The Next Web) Apples upcoming change to USB-C may change everything. September and the actual announcements are just around the corner.

Library of Congress might become a piracy hub, RIAA says (Torrent Freak) If the proposed change proceeds, “the RIAA urges it to consult the record labels to make sure that state of the art technological protection measures are deployed to secure their work.” So the RIAA want the government to consult them first? Can you say entitlement?

9 Stages Of Being Obsessed With A Romance Novel Series (Bustle) LOL! This is so true (and also happens with mysteries, sci-fi series, etc.).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi.

In Today’s Deals, a LG Electronics 55-Inch 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV.   Also, you can get a the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Thin Black Line: A Mike Walton Thriller by Simon Gervais. The Romance Daily Find is Her Lucky Cowboy (Montana Men Series #3) by Jennifer Ryan.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sam Prichard Series – Books 1-4 by David Archer.  The Extra Daily Deal is Sight Unseen (Kendra Michaels Book 2) by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a  selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Kill Order by James Dashner.

Google Books has a selection of Best Beach Read Bets.

(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: Which Font Should I Use On My Kindle?

daily_links_1Today, a look at fonts on the Kindle and which one you should use for reading. Also, a new Google app brings museums to your Android phone, a look at why Chromebooks are not a replacement for your Windows PC and a spotlight on women writers and romance book sales. In deals, you’ll find running shoes and Stargate series bundles on DVD and Blu-ray.

Daily Links for day, July 22, 2016:

Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone (Wired) Don’t you just love the idea of a museum to go?

Which Font Should I Use On My Kindle? (Fast Company) Some tips on choosing your font, a look at why options are so limited and some design thoughts for the future.

Chromebook shipments are exploding, but not replacing Windows PCs (PC World) I love my Chromebook, but when my primary computer died, it became really apparent why these are not a replacement for a Windows machine.

Maverick women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process (Quartz) I really like the line that says romance readers are “addicts with e-readers.”

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the classic I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison and four books in the delightful Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja middle grade series.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering ASICS Men’s Gel-Pulse running shoes and Stargate boxed sets and bundles, including DVD and Blu-ray complete series sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Absolutely: A Memoir by Joanna Lumley. The Romance Daily Find is A Wedding in Apple Grove by C. H. Admirand.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Absolutely A Memoir by Joanna Lumley. The Extra Daily Deal is The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee and David John.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais.

Google is having an E-originals for under $3 Sale.

(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: 5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome

daily_links_1Today, a story on some really useful extensions for Chrome. Also, you can send a friend a Netflix playlist, there’s a new version of an old Nintendo, and some interesting ebook statistics on Romance Novels. In deals, you can find an Insanity Max DVD set, savings on Yamaha musical instruments and the complete Blu-ray set of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space.

Daily Links for Monday, July 18, 2016:

Netflix launches ‘Flixtape’ playlists you can send to friends and lovers (The Next Web) This idea is so much better than rattling off a list over the phone like I usually do…..

Comcast expands $10 low-income Internet plan (Ars Technica) The communications giant adds 10Mbps broadband for low-income adults without kids.

5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome (PC World) All of these look really, really helpful if you use a chrome browser.

Surprise: Nintendo’s next console is the NES [Updated] (Ars Technica) I’ve seen these retro sets before, and for the true aficionado of the originals, they just don’t measure up. I also bet my puzzle favorites are not part of the mix.

Romance Makes up 4% of Print, and 45% of eBook Sales (The Digital Reader) This study confirms what we already knew: Romance readers have gone for ebooks in a big way.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Shaun T’s INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit – DVD Workout. Also, a selection of Yamaha Musical Instruments (including guitars, keyboards and more) and Lost in Space: The Complete Series on Blu-ray.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is featuring several series, including Area 51 titles by Bob Mayer.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses–How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marta McDowell. The Romance Daily Find is Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry Series #1) by Simone Elkeles.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl Who Stayed by Tanya Anne Crosby. The Extra Daily Deal is Good Kings Bad Kings A Novel by Susan Nussbaum.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman.

Google has a Scorching Summer Romance 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: Goodreads Debuts Kindle E-book Giveaways

daily_links_1In today’s links, Goodreads allows Kindle e-book giveaways – at a price. Also, a reported Gmail hack, a way to learn to code in bite-sized lessons and more. In deals, an Instant Pot a refurbed Dyson and and a last call for Mother’s Day e-readers and tablets.

Daily Links for Thursday, May 5, 2016:

The rise of a new era in the monetization of digital content (Techcrunch) An opinion piece looking towards the future of making money on the web.

SoloLearn Teaches Coding Basics In Bite-Sized Lessons Every Day (LifeHacker) Want to learn code but short on time? This may help.

Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach (Android Central) The comments seem to indicate that this  is not a new hack, but hackers checking for previously compromised passwords.

Google feeds its AI machines steamy romance novels to improve natural language processing (9 to 5 Google) So, “the romance novels were picked because they all tell essentially the same story, but with different words.”  *shakes head*

Goodreads Debuts Kindle E-book Giveaways (Publishers Weekly) As an e-only reader, this is good news. But the price aspect really discriminates against indie authors and small publishers. They need a better way to deal with this.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Shark Whisperer by Ellen Prager and Antonio Javier Caparo from the Tristan Hunt And The Sea Guardians series.

In Today’s Deals, an Instant Pot IP-LUX50 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5Qt/900W, a Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum (Certified Refurbished) and the Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series Collection on DVD.

Last call for Mother’s Day delivery on Kindles and Fire Tablets:  Almost out of time for delivery by Sunday. Amazon is still offering-ink Kindles at $20 off regular prices on the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle. 

There are several promotions on Fire tablets. The 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only still only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Nuns with Guns by Seth Kaufman for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Carolina Mist by Mariah Stewart for $1.99.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack  is a B & N exclusive until May 20. You can also pre-order Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Soundtrack (vinyl) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Laser-Etched Edition!  (also vinyl)  See the site for details and release dates.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Raven Boys (Book 1) by Maggie Stiefvater for $1.99. The extra Daily Deal is A Merry Wedding (Little Merry Mystery) by Audrey Claire for $1.99.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included but I am not sure about a Mother’s Day delivery at this point, although they are still advertising it as a Mother’s Day sale.:)

The Kobo has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by  Grace Burrowes. The special runs the entire month of May.:)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Chill of the Night: A McCabe and Savage Thriller by James Hayman for $1.99.

Google has a Short Story Month collection at great prices. (This includes short stories and novellas)

(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.