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 and Deals: Fans to Amazon: Either Leave “Perfect” Kindle Alone or Make It an iPad

daily_links_1In today’s links, fan reactions to the upcoming new Kindle, a library program that lends musical instruments, phone upgrade fees and more. In deals, you can find savings on SanDisk memory products and oodles of Kindle sales still going on.

Daily Links for day, April 1, 2016:

Fans to Amazon: Either Leave “Perfect” Kindle Alone or Make It an iPad (Inverse) A look at the various reactions and speculations about the upcoming new Kindle.

Toronto Public Library creates city’s 1st musical instrument lending program (CBC News)  This is a wonderful idea for a program! Here’s to a library of things!

Hyperlinking to unlawfully published copyright images is still legal, says top European judge (PC World) And sanity prevails…. Making linking illegal would be insane.

AT&T charging $20 upgrade fee even when you bring your own phone (Ars Technica) Um… This is just a tad bit greedy, don’t you think?

Call Sweden’s national number and talk to a random Swede now (Engadget) I am checking my Skype credits right now. I want to talk Nanne Grönvall songs. Who knows the words to  Håll om mig?

Cookie Monster Bemoans Lack of Apple Watch in Commercial ‘Outtakes’ (ReCode) These outtakes are better than the original commercial! 

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Bird Box: A Novel by Josh Malerman for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, there’s a Yamaha TSR-5790BL 7.2-Channel AV Receiver w/4K Ultra HD and Bluetooth offered via Woot. Also featured is a promotion on SanDisk memory cards, sticks and drives. 

There are still plenty of Kindle and Fire deals as well: You can still save on the Fire HD 6, pre-owned Fire tablets,  15% off Fire TV models, and the great  Kindle Deals for customers with Amazon Prime. The 16 GB version on the 7″ Fire is $59.99! (That up $5 from yesterday, but still less than the original price of $69.99.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown for $1.99. (A note about this book: This is a cookbook geared towards people on tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, where one is expected to eat on $4 a day. For every copy purchased, a copy is given to someone in need. She also offers a shorter, free PDF version on her website for those who need it. You’ll also find recipes and more information about the Good and Cheap project.)  The Romance Daily Find is Married ’til Monday (Chapel Springs Series #4) by Denise Hunter for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Born of Shadows – The League (Book #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon for $2.99.

In case you  missed it, Kobo is running several promotions. Through April 11, get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 (terms and conditions apply). You can get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King for $1.99. This is an interesting take on Lady Macbeth’s side of the story.

(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.