Round up #313: what kids’ authors read as kids, lots of sales
The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later.
Fire tablet accessories sale
Yes, there will be people getting their first Fire tablets this year (especially the Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) ), but a lot of people already have them.
Not to worry: Amazon is having a sale on
There are a lot of cases and covers (including the origami cover, which is my daily use cover…I like it a lot). Check to make sure it is the right generation for the device.
In addition to that, though, they have other things including screen protectors, and some adapters…hypothetically, you could display a 4th Gen Fire on a computer monitor, for example.
Amazon devices are still on sale
While the least expensive Fire tablet is not on sale right now (but remember, it’s only about $50), a lot of Amazon devices are!
The one that is ending soon is the
for $84.99 ($15 off), which ends Saturday (December 12th).
There are tablets on sale, and EBR (E-Book Reader) bundles.
Amazon’s best-selling Kindle books of 2015
I may do a whole post on this, but I thought I’d go ahead and include a link in this round-up:
I think most of you will have heard of most of the top 20.
This is different from what’s linked in this (which is what the post might actually cover…I’m asking for some clarification from Amazon first):
That list only includes books released in 2015…and combines e-books and p-books (paperbooks).
Amazon dominates this part of the literary world…
According to this
Amazon’s imprint for translated works
“…published three times more translated fiction in the US this year than its nearest competitor.”
Yes, this is a British paper, but they are writing about the USA.
They seem to be bucking a trend of possibly declining sales in translated works…which would surprise me.
I would think people would be more interested in reading books from other cultures…but perhaps they are reading them more in the original languages…but maybe not. 😉
Some of the
have been translated.
Translating books is a real art unto itself…which is part of why a new translation qualifies for a new copyright in the USA.
Children’s books authors’ favorite books they read as children
I loved this
It showed the deep and sometimes quirky connection that the authors had with books.
I wonder, though, how different that is from most people.
Their relationship to books feels familiar to me. 🙂
I wish all children could have that connection to books, but I know it doesn’t happen. Some of it has to do with opportunity, and some of it has to do with family culture.
I do think books are becoming more available to those with less, but I still fantasize about a world where every child reads, and loves, books.
I think that will be increasingly possible because of e-books, but…
Take 25% off any p-book
Amazon has a special promotion where you can take
…pretty much any p-book (although the most you can get off is $10, but that’s still a lot!).
You enter this code: 25OFFBOOK
The sale ends at December 14, 2015 at 02:59am EST.
I know many of my readers read both e-books and p-books. Honestly, I don’t…I do sometimes pick up one of the roughly 10,000 p-books I have on shelves in our house to check something, but I don’t read them cover to cover.
It’s just much easier for me to read e-books…easy to carry, easier for my vision.
If I could digitize all the books, I’d donate the ones I could. Some are rare, and should go to someone who will preserve them. Not valuable, for the most part, but rare.
Would I keep any of them?
Maybe…and it’s hard for me to think about getting rid of any of them! 🙂
8 Most Controversial Novels Ever Published
Open Road may be my favorite publisher right now.
Not only do they publish important backlist titles as e-books, and with features readers want (including text-to-speech access and often, availability through Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)), but they clearly love books.
Take a look at this
about controversial books.
I wouldn’t fault this list…I think you’ll generally think that the books on here are reasonable choices. Sure, you can argue most controversial, but this is a list written by someone who understands books.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite translator? How did books affect you as a child? Feel free to tell me and my readers what you think by commenting on this post.
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