Weekend Links: Facebook adding Buy Buttons to ads. Thoughts on Kindle Unlimited

facebook adds buy buttonsFacebook is Adding Buy Buttons to Ads—Do You Think They Could be Used to Buy/Sell eBooks? (The Digital Reader)
Only a couple days after BitTorrent announced that they would be adding a payment option to BitTorrent Bundles, Facebook started letting a handful of advertisers add buy buttons to their ads.

Is Kindle Unlimited Good for Indie Authors? (GoodeReader)
Amazon has officially launched Kindle Unlimited, a US based service that has 600,000 eBooks and audiobooks available at $9.99 per month. The Seattle based e-commerce giant is now competing against companies such as Oyster and Scribd, which have friendly terms for self-published authors. Is Kindle Unlimited viable for indie authors and is it worth it to make your titles available?

Fifteen Unpublished Elmore Leonard Novels to be Sold Posthumously (GalleyCat)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson and The Orion Publishing Group will publish fifteen previously unpublished stories by the late author Elmore Leonard.

Why Amazon’s ‘Netflix for Books’ Might be Doomed Before it Starts (The Verge)
Binge-watching is a phenomenon, binge-reading is homework.

Kindle Daily Deals: The Wind is Not a River (and others)

About Joanna Cabot (1593 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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