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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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Digital Book Day site extends free book portal for one more day

Digital Book Day site extends free book portal for one more day

Yesterday, July 14, 2014, the free book event being offered by DigitalBookDay.com came to a screeching halt when the server crashed–and crashed again. Over 400 e-books were available for free.

Today, there is a post on the website announcing that they will be keeping the site open another day due to the server crashes that kept many people from accessing the free books. Readers are cautioned to…

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Jul 13

Digital Book Day: Free e-books July 14, 2014

Digital Book Day: Free e-books July 14, 2014

Digital Book DayMonday, July 14, 2014 (Bastille Day) is the first digital book day, according to DigitalBookDay.com. It is intended to be a “day to celebrate readers, stories, and the authors who create them.” The site is offering links to over 400 free books on hosted various sites. There is a wide range of genres represented:  historical, romance, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, non-fiction, thrillers, and…

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Jul 11

Daily Links: Free Kindle e-book and audiobook pair

Daily Links: Free Kindle e-book and audiobook pair

From The Ebook Reader, this month’s free kindle e-book and audiobook bundle for users of the Amazon Kindle App.

From Make Use Of, an interesting infographic on breaking the cycle of e-book theft.

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 08

Free! 130 e-books from Microsoft

Free! 130 e-books from Microsoft

Microsoft’s Eric Ligman has made more than 130 technical books free to download. Topics include: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server and more.  The books are in various formats:  mostly PDFs but there are EPUB, MOBI and DOCX as well.

Fair warning:…

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Jul 06

40 Kindle Reads only $1.99 each

40 Kindle Reads only $1.99 each

tree in brooklynToday only, there are 40 Kindle e-books  from HarperCollins on sale for only $1.99 each. There’s a nice variety in the selections.

Included in the available titles are two of my personal childhood favorites: Alas, Babylon, a post-apocalyptic thriller by Pat Frank and Betty Smith’s poignant coming of age story, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. (And, yes, I had eclectic tastes!)  Both of these books from…

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Jul 03

Daily Links: Publisher offer free, discounted books you already own

Daily Links: Publisher offer free, discounted books you already own

From Boing Boing, Publishers offer free or discounted e-books of books you already own 

US National Archives To Upload All Holdings To Wikimedia Commons, from TechCrunch.

And from the eBookReader, a look at the E-Card smartphone reader.

Interesting piece from Zapier:  Read More, Faster and Better with these 30+ Apps, Tips and Tricks.

There is An infographic on e-book piracy from Teleread.

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Jul 01

Fire TV Screensaver causes data overages

Fire TV Screensaver causes data overages

amazon fire TVIf you own an Amazon Fire TV, this may affect you: Geek Wire is reporting that a software bug in the mosaic screensaver can cause users to unknowingly exceed their broadband data caps. Amazon is working on a fix and suggests users turn off the mosiac view to avoid the problem.

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Jun 28

Daily Links: Public Domain in the Digital Age

Daily Links: Public Domain in the Digital Age

From BoingBoing, an interesting piece on the public domain in the digital age and the concept of copyfraud.

Open Culture has an article on the Speech Accent Archive – The English accents of people who speak 341 different languages.

Amazon has 31 apps for free today (Saturday) via the Amazon App Store.

And on Making Use Of, you will find game, productivity and musical apps are on sale or free for…

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