It’s time for another rambling blog post, usually these are where I have no set agenda before I start banging away at the keyboard…today that really isn’t true as I have just a couple of things I want to relay to you. I am, however, typing off the cuff vs. working from an outline!
What I’m Reading Right Now
Right now, I am reading Triumph Over Calamity by C. Peaden, which is a short book about one of the families stranded on the Carnival ship out in the Gulf of Mexico two weeks ago. It’s a short read, and a little choppy because it is basically a summary of a journal the author maintained while she was on the ship, but I am enjoying it and it is interesting. I got it for free in the Amazon Kindle store on Tuesday, but as I type this post up I don’t know if it is still free. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/yl5415 into your web browser.
What Tomorrow Holds
If you missed the post I had over the weekend about upcoming changes to the blog, or care to slog through it again (only after a cup of coffee or something) you can click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-453 into your web browser.
Let me clear up one misconception some of you have: I’m not going anywhere!
In other words, the blog is not going to automatically stop publishing but will still be here: there will be new posts, tips, free Kindle book offers to non-Amazon sites (yes, there is such a thing!), author interviews, even the return of giveaways after a four month or so absence.
I am, however, considering launching a subscription-only site that will focus on the Kindle book offerings from the Amazon store. It wouldn’t be free to read, but if it does launch it would be a nominal subscription that you could read on your e-Ink Kindles (like many of you do now for 99 cents per month) and / or via email. I’m not talking about big bucks here, but enough to cover the operating costs and make it worth a couple of hours of my time each day.
Yesterday, I put out a post asking you to take a quick two question survey that should take you all of 30 seconds start-to-finish to complete. A little over 4,000 of you have done that so far and the responses have been favorable. If you haven’t had a chance to register your opinion and / or vote, you can click here or type in https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fkbt into your web browser to let me know your thoughts. Your opinion matters to me, and there are no wrong answers!
The Big List of Free Book Links
In a post yesterday, I said I was going to take down the big list of free Kindle book links by category / genre today. Let’s just say I was impressed – and surprised – at the number of people who hit that link in order to grab more Kindle books for free. It actually set a new record for the number of page views to the blog’s website!
I’ll leave it up for one more day and take it down sometime tonight before I go to bed. Don’t know where to find it? Just click here or type in http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/free-book-links/ into your web browser!
By the way: as I type this up on Tuesday night for posting on a Wednesday morning, there are 6,882 non public domain books for free.
Baseball? What does that have to do with a Kindle? Absolutely nothing! Spring training has started, I’m excited, but I will raise my hand and say I’m having a hard time with the player’s names – free agents switching teams, the youngsters trying to make the team, living in a city with the worst team in baseball (Astros) with no hope for several more years is a little frustrating.
However, that’s nothing that a ballpark hot dog, a bag of peanuts or sunflower seeds, and a large cold beer sitting in the stands can’t cure!
Have a great rest of the week-