Daily Links: Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Aereo_logoFrom Talking Media, Aereo files for Chapter 11.

Oyster starts its own web magazine, from Digital Book World.

From Teleread, news on collections in the latest Kindle Paperwhite update.

Adobe plans on bringing Photoshop to the cloud, From Ars Technica.

Also from Talking Media,  subscription service Readly adds 50 new titles, including Rolling Stone.

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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Daily Links: Setting up Profiles and Family Sharing on the Kindle

kindle_voyageFrom The Ebook Reader, How to set up profiles and family library sharing on Kindle and Fire Tablets. 

Scribd welcomes Chronicle book titles, from the Scribd Blog

From The Digital Reader, A hands on look at new and old Washington Post apps.

Indiewire share top film scripts for free download, from Teleread.

The Fire HD 7 is on sale for $119 as part of Amazon’s Black Friday promotions. I have the previous generation of this and it is a nice little tablet. I use mine for movies, games and reading book where color is important (gardening and cooking).

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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Daily Links: Germans want reduced taxes on ebooks

file8851243269241From The Digital Reader, Germans call for reduced taxes on ebooks.

Barnes and Nobele has launched their new audiobook app( with free ebooks), via The Ebook Reader.

From Publishing Perspectives, Book Dash uses crowd-sourced publishing to tackle book poverty in Africa.  

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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Daily Links: Airbnb launches own print magazine

airbnb_horizontal_lockup_webFrom Talking New Media,  Airbnb launches a quarterly print magazine for hosts and guests called Pineapple. 

Goodbye, phone booths! New York City to offer free gigabit wi-fi in 2015, from Recode.

From Teleread, a nice write-up about the addition of audiobooks to the Scribd service.

Amazon’s Daily Deal today is a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Previous Generation-3rd). It is available in 16, 32 or 64 GB configuration, with either Wi-fi or 4G connectivity, The today-only prices start at $259.This is seems to be a new device, not a refurb.

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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Anyone else have a problem with Canadian/UK spelling?

Glinda Harrison:

American versus Canadian/UK spelling – What do you think?

I tend to get confused if I don’t know going in. And sometimes, as Steve Vernon points out, trying to turn Canadian spelling in to what we are used to in the US makes it even more complicated. What’s your preference?

Originally posted on YOURS IN STORYTELLING...:

So what is wrong with this cover?

Some folks might say it is the spelling.

We Canadians have certain ways of spelling words.

What an American might call a “harbor” we call a “harbour”.

It isn’t pronounced ANY differently but we’ve got that darned letter “u” stuck there in the middle of it.

Speaking of middle if you row out into the heart of an American harbor you are probably at the center of things – but if you row out into the heart of a Canadian harbour you will find yourself at the centre.

Is this making sense?

Let us say that you are out there in the center of that American harbor and you wanted to practice up on your home surgery techniques – well, you might want to indulge in a little American anesthesia.

While, if you are practicing up on that Youtube video of “How…

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Barnes and Noble offers print, e-book bundles

bnsyncE-book aficionados have long been asking for for e-books to be bundled with the sale of a paper copy. Barnes and Noble is fulfilling that wish–at least for the holiday season. With the new B & N Sync Up! promotion, customers can purchase a paperback at a B & N store then get the e-book for $4.99. There are over 70 books to choose from, including bestsellers such as Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander,  Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and the Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Eligible titles will be marked with a “B & N Sync Up!” bookmark.

The program offers a  great value because the purchaser can either keep both copies or give one away as a gift. Details of how the program works are available here at Barnes and Noble.com.

This is a special offer for the holidays, but the web site does not list the begining and end dates for the promotion. It is live on B & N now.

 

 

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Scribd, Barnes and Noble add on Audio books

scribdIf you are an audio book fan, today definitely brings exciting news! Scribd has announced that they are adding  30,000 audiobooks to their subscription service. According to their blog:

… That makes us (we’re extremely pleased to say) the largest unlimited e-book & audiobook subscription service around.

Audiobooks have been one of our most requested features since the day we launched, and today we’re so excited to say they’re here.

The service will include new releases and bestsellers. Scribd has greatly expanded their offings this year with the addition of e-books by Harlequin, HarperCollins  and Simon and Schuster. Juli Monroe from TeleRead has some additional info in an article here.

I wasn’t clear from the announcement exactly when the audiobooks would be available on the  service. (It wasn’t yet on my Android tablet as of 9:30 CST.)

Barnes and Noble is also getting back into the audiobook game. The company has also just released a new Android app for purchasing and listening to audio books. The app is still in beta but seems to have good reviews on Google Play.

In comparison, Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription only has about 2,ooo titles.

Audible, also owned by Amazon, still has the largest selection of audiobooks with over 150,000 titles available.

It is exciting to see so many new options for audiobooks becoming available. :)

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