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The Secret You Need to Know About Ebooks
This page is gone and the Pinboard archived version isn't working, but I found what it must have been about here:
http://thebookinsider.com/the-secret-you-need-to-know-about-ebooks-ca/

Here's the text of that page in case it disappears:
"Earlier this year, the price on the blockbuster book, The Girl on the Train, was slashed from $11.99 to $1.99 for one day only.

Previously, Gone Girl was discounted from $9.99 to $2.99, and The Da Vinci Code was given away for free for one week. In all three cases, the discounts were only available for the ebook version.

Most people were completely unaware of these huge deals.

A select group of readers, however, had the inside scoop on all these deals and more. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply discounted ebooks that are available for a limited time.

Over 5 million people have signed up for BookBub’s free service. Readers sign up with just an email address, and then select their favorite genres. Each day, BookBub sends an email with free and discounted bestselling ebooks in the selected genres. Just click, download, and read on any device: Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Droid, & more.

From romance to mystery, cookbooks to non-fiction, and literary to historical fiction there are more than 20 categories to choose from to customize your email. Each title is hand selected by BookBub’s editorial team to ensure the highest quality – they do the work for you. In addition, each book is at least 75% off, and many are free, which makes it extremely low risk to try new authors and genres.

“It’s the Groupon of books,” Dominique Raccah, the publisher of Sourcebooks, told The New York Times about deal sites like BookBub. “For the consumer, it’s new, it’s interesting. It’s a deal and there isn’t much risk. And it works.”

Book lovers have now become practically obsessed with BookBub. In many cases, they’ve downloaded hundreds of books and saved hundreds of dollars using the service.

“I now have more books than I can read in a lifetime,” said Suzie Miller of Auburn, WA. She said she has downloaded more than 350 free ebooks using the service.

To see today’s ebook deals, go to www.bookbub.com."
books  books-ebooks  frugality 
august 2018 by daguti
Useful Websites - Imgur
flixfindr.com lets you to browse through a never ending scroll of movies from all of your subscription services. .................................. openstaxcollege.org/students is an awesome website that lets you view or download college text books. It is completely free and legal, and is actually partially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
tips-n-tricks  internet  streaming-internet-tv  college  books  audio  sound-effects  audiobooks 
december 2014 by daguti
Welcome to Open Library (Open Library)
"Open Library is a website that allows you to "borrow" from an archive of over 137,000 books at no cost. Just sign up and happy reading!"
library-resources  books  free 
march 2014 by daguti
An art book that happens to be funny
Comc Genius by Matt Hoyle and Mel Brooks
books  gifts 
november 2013 by daguti
Cool Tools – Hello! USA
A book on all the little things you need to know when you land in America as a foreigner (how to write a check, how to be pulled over by the police, etc)
books  society  cool-tools  culture  countries-united-states-america 
october 2013 by daguti
Amazon.com: I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School (9780762109951): Caroline Taggart: Books
This and all the other "Blackboard Books" seem like a great series to choose from when it comes to gifts.
gifts  books 
may 2012 by daguti
Amazon.com: Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas (9781606521717): Judy Parkinson: Books
With this clever book on hand, you'll never have to "throw in the towel" during a battle of wits. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.
gifts  books 
may 2012 by daguti
Resistance Training For Your 'Willpower' Muscles : NPR
"Decision-making taps into the same energy reserves as self-control." - This could explain why we see the rich and powerful (usually men, but oftentimes Hollywood starlets) making bad decisions: They spend their whole day making touch decisions about career, business, money, etc... and when temptation comes in the form of infidelity, drugs, etc... Their willpower is depleted.
books  psychology-choice  psychology  discipline-or-willpower 
september 2011 by daguti
100 Names for Love | Radio Times | WHYY
Heard this on NPR, in pieces. Worth listening to again and consider getting the book.
books-to-buy  mind  brain  books  disease-stroke 
september 2011 by daguti
New Download Page
I think this is the site that Joe got all those audiobooks from. The page has been taken down, but I have a feeling it just moved to a different URL (i.e. 1876.html instead of 1776.html)
books  reference  tools  mp3  audiobooks  free 
september 2011 by daguti
Amazon.com: The EveryGirl's Guide to Life (9780061870781): Maria Menounos: Books
For Maria's Birthday. - She already got this from CelebrityCafe to write a review.
books  gifts 
april 2011 by daguti
Amazon.com: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies eBook: Jared Diamond: Kindle Store
This is the Kindle version, but I've bookmarked it so you can consider giving it as a gift in either hardcover or movie format.
movies-to-watch-documentaries  evolvify-topics  gifts  books 
december 2010 by daguti
Headless - Google Books
This "Hitler Ski Story" is the original text of the audio clip I learned of from WFMU. Check MP3 files for "Hitler Ski Story" by Benjamin Weissman.
funny  books 
august 2010 by daguti
Amazon.com: Click: The Magic of Instant Connections eBook: Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman: Kindle Store
“A provocative new book about the psychological forces that lead us to disregard facts or logic and behave in surprisingly irrational ways.” –New York Times
NPR story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127836134
books  books-to-buy  relationships 
june 2010 by daguti
Vook - Marshmallow Test
filmmaking-technique = awesome use of music/sound effects to go with the theme of waiting. . . does not use overplayed themes of ticking clock. I would have used a bass drum in a rhythm similar to this: x...... x.x.............x............x...x.........x....x.......
rather than their bass line -- but the shaker they use is a perfect addition.
Originally (but no longer) at: http://vook.com/videotrailer_mind1.html
children  childrearing  books  books-to-buy  filmmaking-technique 
may 2010 by daguti
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