Daily Links and Deals: Are paper books better for children or e-books? The answer is more complex than you think

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, December 19,  2016:

Google Drive subscriptions will be processed & managed in Google Play starting in January (9 to 5 Google) Hopefully, this change will make it easier to purchase and manage Drive storage.

Are paper books better for children or e-books? The answer is more complex than you think (Scroll.IN) Is shared reading a factor in the E versus P equation for children?

Here are the last dates you can order presents from major retailers for guaranteed Christmas delivery (Quartz) Hint: Today is one of them.

Good news: Vine will survive, but it wont be the same (The Next Web) It is definitely Vine light, but the company is adding some features to help people migrate their followers to Twitter.

Evernote apologizes for its new privacy policy (Ars Technica)  So many people were upset about the way Evernote handled this, the company did a complete 360. Having an employee read your notes is now opt-in.

How I learned to love Electric Objects’ digital art display (Engadget)  Netflix for fine arts? What a fun idea!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1) by Veronica Roth and Ticker by Lisa Mantchev.

In Today’s Deals, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control, works with Alexa.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.  There’s an All-New Fire HD 8 Variety Pack, 32GB with two devices (choice of colors) for $200.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is If I Run by Terri Blackstock. The Romance Daily Find is The Bailey Flanigan Collection: Leaving, Learning, Longing, Loving by Karen Kingsbury.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts  The Extra Daily Deal is Matt Helm – Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

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 until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours for 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: Europe rules that libraries can lend e-books like normal ones

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, November 11,  2016:

Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives (Ars Technica) This bug can drastically shorten the life of your hard drive. A fix is promised in the next few days.

Europe rules that libraries can lend e-books like normal ones (Engadget) To be clear, this is only about Public Lending Rights and libraries. Publishers still hate the ruling anyway.

A USB stick that can test HIV levels in under 30 minutes (Techcrunch) Not quite a Star Trek tricorder, but technology making amazing strides in the health care arena.

USC to store, digitize 10,000 vintage Marine Corps films (The State) Good to know that these amazing glimpses of history won’t b e lost.

How to save your Vine videos right now (PC World) Here’s how to save your vines before the service is either sold or shuts down.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar by Shawn Michaels (Author), David Thomas.

In Today’s Deals, get 50% off Jeans.

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah Galloway. The Romance Daily Find is Last Kiss (First and Last Series #2) by Laurelin Paige.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings. The Extra Daily Deal is Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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 Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.

Google Books has a selection of Thanksgiving Prep Cookbooks and more.

(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: We’re Not Ready for Online Voting

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, October 27,  2016:

Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far (PC World) Some of these services are not available yet, but it looks like there will be more choices for cord cutting than ever.

London’s New Wi-Fi Kiosks Won’t Have Public Browsing Due to NYC’s Porn Problem (Motherboard) Guess who won;t be making that mistake again – and guess who suffers  for it?

BREAKING: Twitter is killing Vine (The Next Web) R.I.P. You can also read the notice from Vine’s blog on Medium here.

Google’s new art filters are like Prisma on steroids – but you can’t use them yet (The Next Web) I love Prisma, but I really want this!

FCC imposes ISP privacy rules and takes aim at mandatory arbitration (Ars Technica) Among other things, the FCC wants ISPs to to use opt-in mechanisms for sharing users’ information.

We’re Not Ready for Online Voting (Gizmodo) This subject has come up frequently during this election. This article looks at why we are still not there yet (unfortunately).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Charming (Pax Arcana Book 1) by Elliott James.

In Today’s Deals, a Tripp Lite 1500VA UPS Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, 10 Outlets, 120V 900W, Tel & Coax Protection, USB (SMART1500LCDT). Also,  up to 50% Off American Tourister luggage sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman. The Romance Daily Find is Primal Force (K-9 Rescue Series #3) by D. D. Ayres.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton. The Extra Daily Deal is To Love a Cowboy: A Historical Western Duet, 2 complete novels by Patricia McLinn.

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 This Side of Heaven by .Karen Kingsbury.

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.