About a month or so ago, I ran a promotion that was two-fold: one, (and self-serving) was to have sales of the new revision to my book Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them and two, to raise money for The Nehemiah Center of Houston. With that promotion, I pledged to contribute 100% of the profits in a 24 hour period to The Nehemiah Center of Houston. Thanks to your generosity, we collectively raised a little over $80 for that fine organization in 24 hours; I also contribute 100% of the profits from the Bible Verse of the Day blog to this organization, and thanks to the Kindle subscribers this year they have received over $800 through the end of July.
Selfishly, the rankings of the book went up, too, during this 24 hour promotion for which I am very appreciative. I certainly can’t quit my job from the eBook sales, but it does help in this terrible economy.
There are a lot of people who are hurting out there, so I am going to run another, similar, promotion but this time for a week vs. just a 24 hour period – from 4:00 p.m. Central time today through 4:00 Central time Saturday – for every purchase of my new guide called Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts I will donate 100% of the profits to an organization called the East Texas Foodbank (you can learn more about them if you click here). These people can stretch a dollar – they can make just $1 feed 8 people.
Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts costs just $1 in the USA and, depending upon the exchange rate less than a pound in the UK; after Amazon’s cut (65%), that leaves about 35 cents for each book sold – I told you I couldn’t quit my job from this – but there are a lot more folks out there who need help vs. my needs. I hope I am writing a large check to them reflecting your contributions!
You can pick up the US version if you click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/ktipsusa into your web browser; the UK version can be found if you click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/ktipsuk into your web browser.
While the folks over at the East Texas Foodbank will receive a monetary benefit from this promotion, you will get a benefit, too. I’ve assembled the majority of the tips I’ve sent out in the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog into one eBook – all for just 99 cents. Topics include:
• Archived Items
• Battery Replacement
• Calculator Functionality
• Checking Your Email
• Converting PDF Documents to Kindle Format
• Discussion Boards
• Displaying the Time
• Download Problems – What To Do
• Flight Check
• Games on Your Kindle
• Gift Certificates
• Internet Access (its free) on Your Kindle
• Kindle Reading to You (Text to Speech)
• Losing Your Place While Reading
• Lost Kindle Tip
• Mobile Websites – Access Them on Your Kindle
• Permanent Deletion of a Title
• Pictures on Your Kindle
• Playing Music on Your Kindle
• Popular Highlights Feature – Turning it Off
• Reset Your Kindle
• Samples of Books
• Screen Freeze Fix
• Screenshots – Printing Out What You See
• Social Networking with Facebook and Twitter
• Transferring Books to Your Kindle
• Checking the Weather
• Wireless Coverage for Your Kindle
• Random Tips – several dozen hints and shortcuts
We have a very vibrant community here, and I think our collective efforts can help a lot of folks – I’m just asking for one dollar. So, why not help out these folks, as well as help yourself with the tips and shortcuts?
I’ll keep you updated on where we are throughout the week!