Morning Roundup: Kobo giving $5 for library referrals. Agony and ecstasy of social media
July 15, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Libraries are Not a ‘Netflix for Books’ (Book Riot)
If there’s one phrase I dislike more than the latest company touting itself as the “Netflix for books,” it’s when the retort is that such a thing already exists and it’s called the library.
TSA Policy Change Increases Tech Security Burden for Travelling Journalists (Media Shift)
Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel.
The Agony and Ecstasy of Social Media (Dear Author)
Today two authors debate the issue of social media in writing. In today’s society does a book exist if it is not shared on social media? Is the constant and immediate contact between readers and authors creating a relationship with the book far outside the pages reaching to the author herself?
Kobo Gives Libraries $5 for Every Customer They Refer (GoodeReader)
Kobo is giving $5.00 to libraries for every customer they refer to the platform as part of a new program.
Kindle Daily Deal: Two Mystery Books by Aaron Elkins