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.

Writers, agents help cats in Pens for Paws auctions

pensforpawsI just realized that the annual Pens for Paws auction has already started!

If you are not familiar with Pens for Paws, it is online auction that raises funds for Fat Kitty City. Fat Kitty is a no-kill,cage-free sanctuary for cats (and some dogs too) located in California. Items are donated by writers, artists and agents and publishers to support our four-legged friends.

The auction is managed by author Angelica R. Jackson, who is herself a volunteer at the sanctuary.

The types of items up for auction vary, but include query and manuscript critiques from authors and agents, ARCs, jewelry and hand-crafted items. Just a few things from among this year’s items:

  • Arcs selected by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary Agency
  • A  critique of your query, plus your first ten pages by Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra
  • Signed copies of books by Marie Lu
  • A watercolor portrait of your pet from a photo
  • A hand-crafted quilt

You can also make a donation to help support the sanctuary. Food and litter are an ongoing need!

You can find out more and see all the items up for bid at http://pensforpaws.blogspot.com.