This is a little bit of one of my rambling blog posts, but a little different with there is some information I wanted to pass on vs. my usual of just sitting down to the keyboard and seeing what appears as I bang away. 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).
Penny Book Promotion
The other day, I sent out a post featuring a book that cost all of one penny with two purposes – an effort to decrease the free to paid ratio of Kindle books downloaded from the site as well as to see if collectively we could make a book reach #1 in the Amazon Kindle storefront. In case you missed it or want to read it again, you can see the original post if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4vH into your web browser.
I received a lot of encouraging emails from the blog’s readers, and I appreciate it! While we were unsuccessful with reaching the #1 spot, the book did zoom up to #16!
As I said in prior posts, I can only continue to tell you about free Kindle book offerings if the free to paid download ratio stays below 80% – in other words, for every four books you get for free I would like for you to consider buying just one book. To help you out with that, if you could contribute just one small penny to this effort, you can purchase a book for a penny if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/3houi6 into your web browser.
For those of you who have purchased it in an effort to help out with the statistics, I appreciate it!
Some of you have asked for a link for when you shop the Amazon store for things in addition to Kindle books so you can help out with the blog’s operating costs. While I have been reluctant to do that because it could be taken in the wrong light or out of context, I have decided to go ahead and do it because so many of you have asked!
I’d appreciate it if you would bookmark the link and use it to hit the Amazon website for your next shopping or browsing experience! Using the link doesn’t increase the cost to you, but the blog will get a small percentage of the sales price as a commission for each purchase made (and each nickel commission here and there helps!).
Collections App for the Kindle Fire
Several people have emailed me about the Collections app for the Kindle Fire, particularly about changes made in the latest version – most of you know what it is, but if you don’t it is a way to organize books you have purchased from the Amazon Kindle store into your own categories on your Kindle Fire. You can see the app in the Amazon app store if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/firecollections into your web browser.
We quickly pushed out two versions over the last month. Major enhancements included:
- Correction of an error caused by a Fire software update.
- The ability to use the app and read your books in landscape mode.
- Various updates to improve the memory usage of the reader application for those people who had more than 1,200 books stored on their Kindle Fire.
The changes have been favorably received by many people who have contacted me, and I’m glad to hear the users are enjoying using the Collections app. If you have been enjoying the app and haven’t already, I would appreciate it if you would take a few moments and write a review of the app on the Amazon website.
That’s all I had for today…as long as the free to paid ratio for Kindle books stays below 80% I’ll keep telling you about free Kindle book offers, but hopefully many of you will take a look at some of the paid offerings I’m telling you about as there are quite a few good ones!
Have a great rest of your week-