Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving Challenge Results

This is just an update to the Thanksgiving Challenge I ran this week (click here and here if you missed it).

Thanks to your support, we were able to collectively raise $175.70 for the East Texas Food Bank during Thanksgiving week, or enough money to feed approximately 1,400 people – wow!  Thank you for supporting this great organization and putting a warm meal in front of folks who would otherwise go hungry.  The Kindle community is great, and I certainly appreciate it!

If you missed the promotion, you can still make a direct contribution to continue helping people out through Christmas and beyond: you can click here or point your web browser to http://www.easttexasfoodbank.org/

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Michael

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Kindle Reset Instructions

We have a lot of people reading this blog on their Kindle’s, and I am going to set this message up to send out approximately once a month: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

There seems to be a slight Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see it in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website.

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read a post from the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips  blog on how to capture screen shots on your Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.  Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options.  Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot.  Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business.  If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer?  Click Here for the Quote of the Day Amazon Page

Don’t have a Kindle?  Click Here to learn more!

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Thanksgiving Challenge Update

 

This post is going out to each of my five blogs plus my cousin’s Kindle version Joke of the Day blog.

Earlier this week, I put out a “Thanksgiving Challenge” in an effort to support the East Texas Food Bank during this week of Thanksgiving (click here to see the original post): for each purchase of my book Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts until noon central time tomorrow (Friday), I will donate 100% of the royalties Amazon will pay me (a whopping 35 cents per copy) to the East Texas Food Bank; for each dollar this fine organization receives, they stretch a dollar and can feed approximately 8 people.

Here’s an update on the progress as of this morning: thanks to your efforts, we have raised $128.  In other words, collectively, we will be able to feed a little over 1,000 people.  Wow!

I am setting this up to send out to each of the lists in the afternoon – now that you are stuffed from the turkey, steak, pizza, or whatever you may have had during Thanksgiving, why not help out someone less fortunate?  You can click here to purchase the book and learn a few things about your Kindle that is not in the user manual, or you can click here to go directly to the East Texas Food Bank’s website and make your own contribution.  I think it is a really bad thing to think of people going hungry during this holiday season.

Thanks again for supporting this organization, and I will give you a final tally of how much we were able to raise during this promotion tomorrow afternoon.  For our subscribers in the USA, I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving; for our other readers across the globe, I hope you have a great rest of the week!  (And if you’re tired of hearing about this, don’t worry: I’ll be back soon with new free book offers and tips).

Michael

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.

Click here for my “Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts” book (in the Kindle format, of course)

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