Well, I felt a need to ramble here and there on a few topics with no set agenda…
Kindle Fire Giveaway
The response to the free Kindle Fire giveaway has been great! In case you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, you can click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-2sj into your computer’s web browser and enter the giveaway.
Here are a few clarifying responses to some of the questions I received today:
- You have to enter by 12:01 a.m. EST Sunday. To put that in the right perspective, I’d highly recommend you enter prior to midnight on Saturday night!
- Yes, you have to be a member of Facebook to enter the giveaway. Why? Because part of the process of entering the giveaway is to “like” the blog’s Facebook page: Facebook will not let you “like” the page unless you are a Facebook member (membership to Facebook is free).
- I will contact the winner after I get back from church Sunday afternoon. Once I receive a response from the winner, I will let you know who won – no, I’m not going to post their full name and city (who needs a stalker in this day and age?).
- Yes, this will be a brand new Kindle Fire!
Kindle Daily Deal
A lot of you ask me about the Kindle Daily Deal – what is it, how do you find it, etc.?
Here is the layman’s version of the Kindle Daily Deal – each day, and for one day only, Amazon significantly discounts a Kindle book, sometimes to 99 cents but sometimes slightly more and sometimes slightly less. Many of these are from best-selling / popular authors, and you can get some real deals.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what is going to be on the daily deal until I hit the Amazon website. You can check out each Kindle Daily Deal if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/kddeal into your computer’s web browser.
I’d recommend you bookmark that link and check it frequently – I’ve been forgetting to check out the Kindle Daily Deal of late, and need to get back into the habit!
This Blog’s Free App for the Kindle Fire
Today marks the one-week milestone of launching the free app in the Amazon App store. For those of you who missed me talking about it in the blog, just click here, but here’s a summary of that post: while you can read this blog on your Kindle Fire, for some people it is a convoluted process (i.e., pain in the neck) to do it.
If you download the free app for your Kindle Fire – or any Android-enabled cell phone or tablet – you can read the blog posts in a web browser-type format, and when it says “click here” in the post you can click it and go immediately to the free book offering’s web page and initiate the download, or shop for something else in the Amazon store.
I’m way beyond shocked at the number of people who have downloaded the app to either their Kindle Fire, cell phone, or tablet – Once I reach a really large (to me, at least) milestone, I’ll give you some numbers on how many people have it installed.
Future Blog Posts
Several of you have emailed me recently about the ability to borrow books for free and read them on your Kindle. While I have posted about several ways to do that here and there, I just wanted to let you know I am working on a three-part post (or is it a series?) on instructions on how to do it.
I’ve written two of the three parts, but after being out of town for work most of last week, I’m finding myself stretched for time: let’s just say despite being an accountant in real life and dealing with math every day, I seem to be struggling recalling all of the formulas during my review of certain portions of middle-school math homework (and my child’s teacher really has a thing for piling on the number of homework problems).
In other words, I’m working on it and hope to have it completed soon!
Did I mention I love baseball? What does that have to do with the Kindle? Absolutely nothing – I did preface this post by warning you this was a rambling post!
I will say there is something about spring, hearing the ball pop on a bat or in a glove, and smelling the leather of a broken-in baseball glove sure brings back a lot of memories…I really don’t watch much TV at all, but I am ready to watch!
I grew up near Dallas, and have been a Texas Ranger fan for almost 40 years: I even shared season tickets with a group of guys from work and went to a lot of games in the 90’s when I lived in Dallas, but the Texas heat – plus some fading pitching and the prairie wind coming in from the outfield – seemed to doom each season after the All-Star break. Now that I live in Houston, there seems to be role-reversal between the Astros and the Rangers <sigh>.
Anyway, I am typing this post on Tuesday night for a noonish release on Wednesday – it’s late and I need to get to bed, so I’ll stop boring you for now!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the Kindle Fire-
Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.
Check Out My Other Blog, “Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less),” with a primary focus on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!