It’s time for another rambling blog post, where I have no real set agenda but just start banging away on the keyboard…if you would like to write to me, my email address is Michael at fkbooksandtips dot com (I type it out that way in a small effort to thwart the spammers).
Last Week’s Kindle Fire HD Giveaway
Yes, we had a winner of the Kindle Fire HD last week! Louis H. of Henderson, NV promptly contacted me after I notified him he won, and he has the Fire in hand (and is hopefully enjoying it). Thanks to everyone who entered, and look for another giveaway by the blog soon!
Free Kindle Book Offers
As you’ve noticed, I ‘ve slowly started to add free Kindle book offers to the daily posts; I still, however, receive emails and messages on the blog’s Facebook page asking me “what happened?” Rather than repeat myself as my wife and kids say I am prone to do, you can read the “why” in a post from February if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xbqyfr into your web browser.
I understand the thoughts you have sent to me about not wanting to pay for Kindle books. The reality is in order for the blog to survive is it has to cover the operating costs. The simple math is in order to keep below the 80% rule (read the post above I referenced if you don’t know what the 80% rule is), the blog’s readers need to make a couple of purchases – technically, for every 8 freebies a blog reader downloads I need them to make two Kindle book purchases. Without sounding like a greedy you-know-what, the blog needs a few more purchases: plus, the more the blog is credited with a sale of Kindle books (regardless if it costs a penny or $100), the more free Kindle book offers I can tell you about on a daily basis.
Speaking of Kindle books that cost just a penny, there are nine listed in the Amazon Kindle store right now: you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1cent into your web browser to check them out. Just think of the possibilities of future free book offerings if everyone reading this spent just eight cents by buying each one….
Comments on the Blog Posts
This next feature should make some of you jump for joy: I’ve killed the Facebook-required feature for commenting on the posts on the blog’s website – at least for now, as the plug-in I was using had an epic fail.
At the bottom of each post, you can click on the little box under the “What Do You Think?” section of a post’s page and type away. I am holding all comments for moderation in order to thwart spammers, but how about sharing your thoughts and comments on the various book offers on the comment field in the blog? Here’s a quick way to see what I mean and give it a shot:
- Go to the blog’s website at www.fkbooksandtips.com
- Click on the title of any post.
- Scroll all the way down to the bottom and see the “What do you think?” section: click your mouse or tap on your handheld the box that says “Enter your comment here…”
- Type away!
- Once you’ve finished, type in your email address and name.
While you’re name will be posted alongside your comment, your email address is not. A blog is supposed to be interactive, right? Post away!
Collections App Update
If you missed the post I had about the updated Collections app being available, or if your collections app has not automatically updated on your Kindle Fire yet, please click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8qkotx into your web browser to read the instructions on how to update it manually.
Kindle Daily Deal
I know, I haven’t posted about the Kindle Daily Deal in two days – it’s been a busy time at the Gallagher household! You don’t need me to tell you about it each day, as you can check it out at any time if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser. This is one of those links I have bookmarked, and you may want to consider doing the same vs. waiting on me to post about the KDD!
That’s about all I had for today…I hope you have a great weekend!