Friday, September 30, 2022

Amazon's New Kindle Ereader

Everywhere Panzer went today Amazon's new Kindle Scribe was all humans were talking about.


Panzer says, That's costs a lot of my kitty treats..
That costs a lot of my kitty treats.
It's an ereader. It's a tablet. It has a stylus/pen so you can write on it. It has templates. It has a 10.2 in. lighted display. And it has more.

The 16GB model is $339.99.*
The 32GB model is $389.99.*
The 64GB model is $419.99.*

November 30 is the release date.

To read all about it at the Amazon site tootle over to Kindle Scribe
* Panzer says, "Prices don't include covers, etc."

Thursday, September 29, 2022

No Post

Panzer says, I'm finishing my project too.
I'm finishing my project too.

Panzer here.

No post today.

Mom has to finish a project.

Back tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In London and New York, Author's Trade Groups Hail Amazon's Change on Self-Service Ebook Returns - Publishing Perspectives

 Panzer stopped in at the Publishing Perspectives site today. There our inquisitive kitty boy found a post about changes to Amazon's ebook returns policy.
Panzer says, Why would you do this?
Why would you do this?
According to Poster Anderson's post, Amazon has made a significant change to the ebook self-service return policy. The current policy allows a reader to return an ebook for a refund even after reading it as long as the return is within 14 days of when it was purchased. Both the Society of Authors (UK) and the Authors Guild (US) have complained to Amazon about the policy and its impact on author royalties. The new return policy will not allow self-service returns if more than 10 percent of the ebook has been read. Amazon plans to have the new policy in place by year's end. The post contains more information about penalties for improper returns and quotes from the organizations executives and Amazon.
Panzer says, "Humans will steal anything, including author royalties."
Note: This is a long-medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Amazon's Ebook Returns

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NASA Telescope Captures Epic Collision Between DART Probe and Asteroid Dimorphos - CNet

Panzer found a post at CNet by Jackson Ryan about NASA's DART probe which was launched in November of last year. 
The DART probe was crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos as part of a NASA experiment. If the experiment is successful, Dimorphos will have been pushed slightly out of its orbit. NASA won't know until next year if it was successful.
Panzer says, Nap time.
Nap time.
Then, if at some time in the future the Earth is threatened by a collision with a space rock/debris/errant asteroid, such a probe can be used to change the object's course.

Note: There is more than one post at the site about the DART probe.

To watch the video of the collision tootle over to NASA Probe

Spotify Opens Its US Audiobooks Offer: 300,000 Titles - Publishing Perspectives

Today's trip into the Catosphere took Panzer to the Publishing Perspectives site. There with a little digging in the posts he found one about Spotify. Earlier this year Panzer told you about Spotify getting into audiobooks through Findaway.
Panzer says, I want to see how this works out.
I want to see how this works out.
According to Porter Anderson's post, audiobooks are now available through Spotify in the U.S. Spotify's new service isn't a subscription service but, instead, the audiobooks are available for sale individually to listeners. According to Spotify they have 300,000 audiobooks available.
Panzer says, "Last year after Draft to Digital (D2D) acquired Smashwords, D2D sold Findaway (and Findaway's audiobooks catalog) to Spotify."
Note: This is a long post. Bring a thermos of tea, a muffin and a brownie for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Spotify audiobooks
To read Panzer's earlier post about the Findaway audiobooks acquisition tootle over to Spotify and Findaway

Monday, September 26, 2022

A Monday Panzerism

Panzer on hunting prowess:

I approach my quarry with stealth.
I slink forward on silent paws.
I sniff the wind quickly, measuring the strength and direction.

Moving with the sun at my back.
I dive ruthlessly foward ...

I pounce ...
Panzer says, I am the world's greatest hunter.
I am the world's greatest hunter.*
And ...
Once again ...

The hunt is successful.

The food dish is mine.

*From Cat Wisdom for humans

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Jigsaw Puzzle for You

Here's a fun way to spend some of your weekend with Panzer.

It's a game with a jigsaw puzzle.
Hint: This is the finished puzzle.
To see what the finished puzzle looks like, click the small left hand square on the bottom ribbon under the puzzle pieces at the site. To make the finished puzzle disappear, click it again.

The site is free, but you will see ads at the bottom.

You don't need to have an account to do the puzzle.

This is an easy puzzle Mom made a while ago. Enjoy.
To do the puzzle tootle over to Panzer hunting

Friday, September 23, 2022

No Post

Panzer says, Here comes the weekend.
Here comes the weekend.

Panzer here.

No post today.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Free Sweet Romance Audio Books by Alexa Verde

If you're a lover of clean, sweet romance audio books,  Panzer found a site for you.

Panzer says, Just right for Fall listening.
Just right for Fall listening.
Romance author Alexa Verde is uploading her full length audio books to her YouTube channel Author Alexa Verde.  
Currently, there are six audio books uploaded. Listening is free for all of them.
Panzer says, "The audio books are long. The lengths are from over four hours to over seven hours. Bring whatever you want to eat and drink while you listen to them."

To listen to the audio books tootle over to Alexa Verde Audio books

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Florence Pan, Judge in DOJ vs. PRH Case, Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. - Publishers Weekly

Today Panzer made a quick trip to the Publishers Weekly site. There he found a post about the judge in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) case against Penguin Random House (PRH). The case to stop PRH from acquiring Simon and Schuster (S&S).
According to the post by John Maher, Judge Florence Pan has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a position on the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C.
Panzer says, "Hmm ... This little kitty thinks it's interesting to watch how the court system works."
Note: This is a long-short length post. Bring a glass of lemonade for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Judge Florence Pan