Read this Blog on Your Kindle Fire

I’ve received two negative 1-star reviews of the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog in a row in the last 24 hours, making some wild claims that just aren’t true: they also happen to be the only reviews made by these two people on the Amazon website, and they are repeating several things across multiple places across the Internet.  Seeing as how they are hiding behind pseudonyms with some crazy claims, and from the tone of them, I have a pretty good idea who is behind the claim.

What’s the claim?  To summarize it, these two reviewers claim I have purposefully not allowed this blog to be available on the Android tablet / Kindle Fire market, with some other claims I am turning my back on lots of money, and purposefully turning my back on a huge portion of Kindle readers.  I’m as capitalistic as the next person, and I will take those 30 cent increments as long as they keep coming in (thirty cents, or a penny a day, is my cut of your 99 cent subscription fee)!

Folks, I have zero control on being able to have the download feature for this and any of my other blogs available for subscription purposes on the Fire like you can on the other versions of a Kindle. You might contact Amazon’s customer service department and let them know you want to have the capability of subscribing to blogs in a similar fashion on the Fire as you do on other Kindles.  I’ve contacted Kindle’s blog support team regarding the issue, but they have not responded – unlike the Kindle customer support team, which is excellent, the blog support team is rather non-existent.

There is a workaround to receiving this and other blogs on your Kindle Fire:

The Pulse app is pre-installed on your Kindle Fire, and the Pulse app basically is a collection of various blog posts and news feeds: as long as your Kindle Fire is connected to an active Wi-Fi connection, the blog posts and news feeds will be updated throughout the day. While you need an active Wi-Fi connection to update the news feeds, because the blog posts and news articles are stored on your Kindle Fire you can read them while you are offline or not connected to the Internet.
To add my two main blogs or any other blog to the Pulse app, just follow these steps in order:

  • From the Kindle Fire home page, tap the Apps tab.
  • Locate the Pulse icon and tap it one time.
  • A list of existing feeds will now appear. To add a blog or newsfeed, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the blue “plus” or + icon.
  • Tap the search icon located at the top of your touch screen (it looks like a magnifying glass).
  • You will see an input line titled “Source name / keyword / url” at the top of your touch screen. Tap that line one time to display the virtual keyboard at the bottom of your touch screen.
  • To add the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog, just type in “fkbt.wordpress.com” (without the quotations), then tap the “Search” icon located at the bottom right-hand side of your touch screen.
  • To add the Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less) blog, just type in “ebooksforabuck.wordpress.com” (without the quotations), then tap the “Search” icon located at the bottom right-hand side of your touch screen.
  • After you tapped the “Search” icon for either of the options above, the name of the blog should now be displayed on your touch screen. Tap the blue “plus” or “+” icon located to the right of the blog’s name to add it to your Pulse feed.

I hope that helps!

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.

Looking for more or a reliable source of free books for your Kindle?  Click here for my “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them book (updated November 2011 for the release of the Kindle Fire!).

 

 

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Read this Blog on Your Kindle Fire

  1. Liz

    Thanks for posting this information – I tried to add your blog to my pulse feed earlier, but pulse wasn’t finding it (it found “Walking on a Dream” instead). Actually, the first try today did the same thing, but I tried once more, and it found the blog. Weird.

    I guess the 1-star person is the same one who complained to Amazon that “you” did a bait-and-switch with free books (you posted about them, then the price went up). They want to complain about something, but they just don’t understand the facts. You’ve got 5 stars in my book! And 30 more cents a month from my subscription.

  2. Patt

    I for one would like to say Thanks for the info

  3. Clara

    I read your blog daily on my FIRE!
    in fact I am writing this on it. Thanks for all your information and tips.

  4. Jean

    Thanks for the tip. I worked fine and I now can see your blog on my Fire.

    • Michael Gallagher

      Jean-

      Glad to hear it!

      Regards,

      Michael

      • Kimberly Sparks

        Okay, this is the third time I have tried to comment on what you said about not being able to get your blog on my FIRE!!!!!! Now I just want to thank you for helping me learn how to get your blog on my FIRE when customer service said I could not get your blog!!!!!! You are part of my everyday. The books and advice you give me is priceless. If I can figure out how to send you email I would love to tell you some more about how I am so upset about the FIRE. But seeing how I have written it out twice before and lost it I am just tired now. Mr Gallagher thank you again it just fells like you are an old friend or part of the family.
        Kimberley Sparks
        Katy, TX

      • Michael Gallagher

        Kimberly-

        I am glad you are now receiving the blog on your Fire. You can write to me by sending an email to kindle at gagler dot com (I type it out that way in a small effort to avoid the spammers).

        Regards,

        Michael

  5. Jean

    Michael you provide a great service for the non-techies of us out there who don’t have the time or patience or know-how to search for the free books and services. Thanks and ignore the negatives!!
    Jean

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