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Ebooks and End of Life 2 comments

This isn’t my favorite subject, but all of us should discuss this and develop a plan. What is going to happen to your digital purchases at Amazon, Audible, Chirp or other providers when your life ends? Will your Kindles become useless? Will your books, audiobooks, movies and music just disappear?
The AARP website has an insightful article titled What Happens to Your E-books When You Die? The article begins by explaining that you don’t really own ebooks, audiobooks or other digital content. You don’t buy the content, instead you buy a license to use the books or music.
The article further explains

Because the Amazon license agreement is typical of the digital content industry, a close look at the way this online retailer licenses Kindle content provides a good example of how the process works. Amazon states that digital content for the Kindle is “licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider.” The agreement further stipulates that “you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party.”
 
In short, that means Kindle content can’t be resold or left to an heir — it cannot even be given away or donated. Under the terms of the agreement, Kindle content can not be transferred to another person in any way.

 
The article suggests that you backup all the digital content that you can. Most ebooks are protected to prohibit copies and backups. There is a suggestion for keeping your digital content available to the family:

If it’s important to you to pass on your digital content, make sure that your heirs know what devices and content you own and give them access to your account information, including passwords. In many cases, families are already sharing digital devices, e-books, movies and music by using the same account. After the death of the account holder, many simply keep using that account.
 
Until the legal system catches up with technology and offers clearer guidelines on ownership and transference of digital content, this may be the simplest and best way to handle this situation.

 
My plan is to have several people familiar with my accounts and passwords and they can continue the accounts if they choose. I recommend that you have a similar plan in place.
 
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Free now: Here in Hart’s Crossing – Four Charming Small Town Novellas – Inspirational fiction by Robin Lee Hatcher 2 comments
Free now: Here in Hart’s Crossing – Four Charming Small Town Novellas – Inspirational fiction by Robin Lee Hatcher
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In the charming town of Hart’s Crossing, neighbors still care about neighbors and visitors are offered a respite from fast-paced living as they observe the antics of its lovable residents.
A daughter returns home from the big city to care for her injured mother. Childhood sweethearts reconnect after decades apart. A single mom finds herself the target of her starry-eyed daughter’s matchmaking scheme. And a young couple struggles to find their own American dream in this wonderful collection of four novellas from bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher.
Celebrating family, faith, and forgiveness, Here in Hart’s Crossing will warm your heart and soothe your spirit.
Includes: Legacy Lane * Veterans Way * Diamond Place * Sweet Dreams Drive.
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Antiques Roadshow featuring children’s authors and their treasures 0 comments

If you are a fan of the quietly produced and whimsically charming Antiques Roadshow that airs on Monday evenings on your local PBS station, then you will want to tune in tonight and the next two weeks as the Roadshow will be interviewing children’s authors and appraising their treasures.
Publisher’s Weekly tells the who, what and when on their website in Children’s Authors Show Off Their Treasures on ‘Antiques Roadshow’.
 
I occasionally catch an episode of the Roadshow, not because I hope to find that some bit of brick-a-brack in my house might be featured and turn out to be one of only a handful ever made worth $200. I watch because the Roadshow Feedback booth at the show’s end where real people tell of the odd things they brought to be appraised and whether they have were disappointed or surprised.
 
My favorite in the Feedback booth was a couple of mature women who may or may not have had a nip of wine before the filming. They started their brief appearance by saying, “The appraiser asked us if we brought antiques for him to value.” The women stopped, looked at each other and the sassy one said, “We told him, “No, the left our husbands at home!”
 
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Free now: Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet – Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real – From David C. Cook, a faith-based publisher 0 comments
Free now: Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet – Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real – Inspirational non-fiction from David C. Cook, a faith-based publisher
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Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness.
In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an “unmom”—a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.
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Happy Mother’s Day 0 comments

 
A very happy Mother’s Day to every mother. Thank you for every big and little thing you do. Thank you for choosing life.
My sweet mother was a reader and she read to us when we were young children. Way back when my older brother Jerry and I were pre-schoolers, Mom read to us in the early afternoons while our three older siblings were in grade school. Story time was the best part of the day and I loved nestling in her lap and helping turn the pages.
 
She read stories from the Book of Knowledge 20-volume set and a book titled Beautiful Bible Stories for Children. She also recited poetry she had learned in her youth. I can still hear her voice when I think of one of my favorites:

The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings.’

 
Happy Mothers Day!
 

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The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection – Free for Kindle 2 comments

Our good friend Steve sent a note to alert us to a great deal for Kindle today – The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection selling for $0.00. The price is zero. You won’t pay a cent. No money will change hands. It’s free!
Before you click and download, be warned! This collection is 6,438 pages of wonderful dry British humor from one of the most wildly popular humorists of the 20th century. Plan plenty of time for the download as the process will take some bandwidth.
This collection includes Jeeves & Wooster Series; Psmith Series and another section titled Novels – works by Wodehouse that are public domain and does not include all of his writings.
Steve cautions all of us

It’s a big thick electronic book. Don’t drop your Kindle on your toes after adding it!

 
Attention! Kindle Paperwhites!
Woot has refurbished Kindle Paperwhites today only for cheap prices – $18.99 – $29.99!
 
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Knitting Kit Sweepstakes 4 comments

Attention: Knitters who audiobook and Audiobookers who knit
PenguinRandomHouse is giving away three audiobooks and a blanket knitting kit to one lucky winner in their Knitting Kit Sweepstakes with Purl Soho.
One (1) Winner will receive:
1 The Midnight Library audiobook (Prize Approx Retail Value: $20)
1 Gold Diggers audiobook (Prize Approx Retail Value: $20)
1 The Bookshop of Second Chances audiobook (Prize Approx Retail Value: $22.5)
1 Purl SoHo Library Blanket Knitting Kit (Prize Approx Retail Value: $309)
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between May 4th, 2021 and May 18th, 2021 at 11:59 AM. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Yadda, yadda, yadda – lots of legal stuff you can find here.
 
Here’s more about the blanket. Hope someone I know wins the sweepstakes!
 
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Scroll down – two ebooks were free yesterday evening. See if you can still get them free today.

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Free now: Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot – A Ditie Brown Mystery from Lyrical Press 0 comments
Free now: Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot – A Ditie Brown Mystery from Lyrical Press
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Despite growing up together, Ditie hasn’t seen Ellie Winston in two years, and she didn’t even know Ellie was living in Atlanta. But when Ellie asks her to take care of Lucie and Jason for the weekend, she thinks nothing of it. They’ll bake cookies together, play with her dog—it’ll be fun! Until the police call with terrible news . . .
Ellie may not have been the best friend, but who would want her dead? Could it have something to do with the vague get-rich-quick scheme she mentioned to Ditie? Or the men in a black truck following her and breaking into her home? Not sure who to trust other than her best friend, Lurleen, Ditie’s buried maternal instincts kick in to protect the kids and find their mother’s killer—before they’re orphaned again . . .
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Free now: Our Favorite Mexican Fiesta Recipes – Short cookbook for Cinco de Mayo from Gooseberry Patch 0 comments
Free now: Our Favorite Mexican Fiesta Recipes – Short cookbook for Cinco de Mayo
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Mexican-style dishes like tacos, burritos and enchiladas are hotter than ever with home cooks and, in Our Favorite Mexican Fiesta Recipes, Gooseberry Patch has gathered 60 south-of-the-border favorites.
Buyers will say é! for Enchiladas, Savory Pork Carnitas, Slow-Cooker White Chili and Guacamole Tossed Salad. For parties, there’s Tex-Mex Appetizer Tart and 4-Layer Mexican Dip…even desserts like Tres Leches Cake. This little book also includes handy tips for serving up Mexican-style meals…a feature Gooseberry Patch is known for!
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