Category Archives: eBooks

Daily Links : A new Harry Potter story

From Lifehacker, Spot a boring Kindle Book by looking at popular highlights.

JK Rowling post a new Harry Potter background story on Pottermore, from The Digital Reader

From Teleread, Almost a year with Scribd. Has anything changed with my reading?

Whispersync comes to the UK with 10 freebies, from The Ebook Reader.

From ReadWrite, In exposing followers, Medium fails readers.

As part of Amazon’s Daily Deals, there are 12 award winning Sci-fi deals,  including books by Octavia Butler, Harlan Ellison and John Brunner for only $1.99 each.

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: 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.

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

freeappsAmazon 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.

There is a nice variety among the 30 apps offered.  These include productivity programs such as an alarm clock, a PDF viewer, a photo editor, a calendar, even workout and travel apps, There are also apps for math and music, games, and language coaching. Instapaper and the Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary are included among the selections.

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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 hedgehog, no less!).

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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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 fascinating free public domain materials on the web. Hint: You should really subscribe to their feed. :)

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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 double check book prices as all authors may not be able to keep their books free for an extra day.

According to the site, even with the server crashes, over 10,000 readers were able to download over 70,00 books.

According to the blog stats on my post yesterday, there was a huge amount of interest in this free book event. :)

 

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Updated: 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 young adult. Represented are books from authors from around the world, including C.J. Lyons, Bob Mayer, Linda Welch and many, many more.

PLEASE NOTE:  The book links will not be live until July 14, 2014. Without being able to click through, it was not clear to me what format the free books are being offered in (mobi, epub or PDF).

There is also a link on the site to sign up to be notified of future free digital book events.

Update: The Digital Book Day site seems to be down. I am getting a database connection error.

Update 2: Evidently, the server crashed. There is a post here on Google plus where authors have been invited to post links to their free books. Authors are welcome to post links to their free books below in the comments.

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