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Aug 14

Daily Links: Free Photography e-books

Daily Links: Free Photography e-books

Amazon Fire TVFrom Lifehacker: Over 40 free photography e-books (Note: many of these are in a PDF format and require giving your email address)

Do you know what your rights are if customs wants to search your laptop or smartphone? via MakeUseOf

From the Leftsetz Letter: An interesting article on book availability

The Amazon Fire TV is currently on sale for $84.00. That’s $15 off its regular price of $99.

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Aug 04

Managing your Google Play Books Library

Managing your Google Play Books Library

Screenshot_2014-08-04-20-02-16Here’s a nice tutorial with screenshots from the folks at Android Central on how to manage your Google Play Books library on your Android device.

The article shows two methods for removing books: one from the Play Books home screen and the other for removing from “My Library.”

Note that this article refers to removing books from your phone or your tablet. The procedure is slightly different for…

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Aug 01

$100 worth of Android Apps for free via Amazon App store

Amazon is giving away over $100 worth of Android apps in their app store. The apps, which Amazon dubs “Essential,”  are free Thursday, July 31, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

$100 worth of Android Apps for free via Amazon App store

Amazon is giving away over $100 worth of Android apps in their app store. The apps, which Amazon dubs “Essential,”  are free Thursday, July 31, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

Jul 31

Daily Links: 50 Shades is back and more

Daily Links: 50 Shades is back and more

First, some movie news: Fifty Shades of Grey is back on top of the bestseller lists again because of the movie trailer.  From Publisher’s Weekly

Also movie related, from Variety, Anne McCaffrey’s The Dragonriders of Pern series has been optioned for film.  (I am not holding my breath; I am still waiting for a film version of Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.)

Like MOOCs? How about a…

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Jul 26

How To Save Books

This is an interesting piece that advocates the concept of paying for a book just AFTER you’ve read it.

How To Save Books

This is an interesting piece that advocates the concept of paying for a book just AFTER you’ve read it.

Jul 24

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

From Digital Book World, American Library Association announces 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books.

From a story in Publishers Weekly, Comixolgy to offer  DRM-free backup copies.

And a couple of e-book finds of the day from my TBR list in the Daily Deals: one of John Brunner’s fascinating SF titles, The Shockwave Rider, and, Midsummer Moon, a humoruous romance by Laura Kinsale (one with a…

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Jul 23

Free Comic Books

weird_mysteriesLooking for Free Comic books?

How about free access to over 15,000 Golden Age Comics, including some interesting pre-code horror comics from the Digital Comic Museum?

Or if you want a great deal on something a little more recent, how about a trial subscription to Marvel Unlimited for only 99 cents for the first month?

Found via Open Culture - which happens to be one of the best resources for…

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Jul 20

Is Kindle Unlimited worth the price?

Is Kindle Unlimited worth the price?

Amazon has introduced Kindle Unlimited (KU for short) subscription service and it seems to have created quite a buzz.

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It offers unlimited access to over 600,000 Kindle books and over 2,000 audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice. You can keep up to ten books at a time and there are no due dates. You can read your Kindle Unlimited books on any Kindle device or any of free Kindle reading apps.

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Jul 17

Daily Links: Darwin’s Complete Galapagos Library Online

Daily Links: Darwin’s Complete Galapagos Library Online

From ArsTechnica, Charles Darwin’s Complete Galapagos library is posted online.

Amazon is testing a new subscription service called Kindle Unlimited via The Digital Reader. (There will be lots more to come on this story!)

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.

 

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Jul 15

Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite $85 Deal of the Day

Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite $85 Deal of the Day

paperwhiteToday’s Kindle deal of the day is a Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite (current generation) with special offers for only $85.00.

My Paperwhite has become my go to ereader. The front lit screen is easy to read on and is a very bright white when compared to the screens of the other Kindles or either one of my Nook e-ink ereaders. It is great for reading in bed without an external light! :)

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