Daily Links and Deals: A Literary look at the last time the Cubs won the World Series

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 4,  2016:

A Literary look at the last time the Cubs won the World Series (Literary Hub) I live just outside of Chicago, so the Cubs win is a big topic of conversation around here. 🙂 This piece takes an interesting approach.

Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft’s browsers as mass exodus continues (PC World) Does anyone still use Microsoft browsers?

Android apps will soon be able to offer cheaper, introductory subscription prices (The Verge) How many apps would do better in terms of sales if they could offer cheap trials? I know I would try more apps that way….

Adobe’s Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text (Techcrunch) Wow, this is interesting, but it is also very scary in terms of potential harm.

The mobile library: can literature conquer the smartphone? (Financial Times) Print, e-reader or app? Where’s the future of reading?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich.

In Today’s Deals, select Mega Blocks Construction Sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a trio of books from bestselling author William W. Johnstone. The Romance Daily Find is Stranger by the Lake by Jennifer Wilde.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936 by Jeffery Deaver. The Extra Daily Deal is Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams.

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 Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin.

Google Books has a selection of Big Book Deals (books start 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.

Daily Links and Deals: Why I like my e-reader better than my smartphone

daily_links_1Can a dedicated e-reader provide a better reading experience than a smartphone? Also, a look at the descriptions of food in literature, questions about Comcast’s data meter and YouTube accused of censorship by using ad revenue as leverage. In deals, Wemo smart plugs, voice recognition software and the Amazon Tap for $99.99.

Daily Links for Tuesday, September 6, 2016:

Literary Meals that Leap off the Page (Read it Forward) Think about the food described in books! Could you imagine reading Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe without descriptions of food?

Why I like my e-reader better than my smartphone (TechGig) How using an e-reader gives a better, distraction-free experience.

Tales from Comcast’s data cap nation: Can the meter be trusted? (Ars Technica) Gee, they claim their meter is perfect….

YouTubers call out ad guidelines as a form of censorship (Engadget) If you lose your income because you talked about a particular subject, is that censorship? YouTube’s new notifications have a lot of people asking that question.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and the iconic Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler.

In Today’s Deals, up to 40% off the Wemo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi (it works with the Amazon Echo). Also, special pricing on Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. Amazon also still has the Amazon Tap for $30 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes. The Romance Daily Find is One Reckless Summer (Destiny, Ohio Series #1) by Toni Blake.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner. The Extra Daily Deal is The Quick A Novel by Lauren Owen. 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 Poison Tree by Erin Kelly.

Google Books has a selection of craft and cooking books in a Self-Improvement 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.