Morning Roundup: Kobo giving $5 for library referrals. Agony and ecstasy of social media

KoboLibraries 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

About Joanna Cabot (1595 Articles)
"I’m a journalist, a teacher and an e-book fiend. I work as a French teacher at a K-3 private school. I use drama, music, puppets, props and all manner of tech in my job, and I love it. I enjoy moving between all the classes and having a relationship with each child in the school. Kids are hilarious, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn. My current device of choice for reading is my Amazon Kindle Touch, but I have owned or used devices by Sony, Kobo, Aluratek and others. I also read on my tablet devices using the Kindle app, and I enjoy synching between them, so that I’m always up to date no matter where I am or what I have with me."

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