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Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

My book Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser.  IF you like this book, I would appreciate a review of it on the Amazon website; if you don’t like it or have some specific areas where you can think it could be improved, please send me an email (to kindle at gagler dot com) as I can make changes to it and get them incorporated into a revised version pretty fast!

Category: Reference / Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From the author of the best-selling blog “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” and the #1 free Kindle book guide comes this handy, time-saving, collection of tips, tricks and shortcuts for your Kindle. Topics include:

• Archived Items
• Battery Replacement
• Calculator Functionality
• Checking Your Email
• Collections
• Contacting Amazon’s Kindle Customer Service
• Converting PDF Documents to Kindle Format
• Discussion Boards
• Displaying the Time
• Download Problems – What To Do
• Formatting Issues in a Kindle Book – What To Do
• Games on Your Kindle
• Gifting a Kindle Book / Gift Certificates
• Internet Access (it’s free) on Your Kindle
• Internet Bookmarks
• Kindle Reading to You (Text to Speech)
• Lending Books
• Losing Your Place While Reading
• Lost Kindle Tip
• Mobile Websites – Access Them on Your Kindle
• Password Protection
• 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
• Transferring Existing Collections to Your New Kindle
• Checking the Weather
• Wireless Coverage for Your Kindle
• Random Tips
• Blogs Available on Your Kindle

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” blog has been the #1 bestselling blog in the Amazon Kindle Store since 2010.

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 or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

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Correcting Last Week’s Mistake

I made a mistake when I ran the updated version of my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, for free last week so I am running it again today.  I updated this book for what I call “version #9” earlier this month: key changes were the addition of a lot of links to the free books by genre in the Amazon Kindle store. If you like the book, I would appreciate your taking a moment and writing a review for it and, if you don’t care for it, how about sending me an email (kindle at gagler dot com) and let me know how you think it could be improved?

You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV into your computer’s web browser. It will be free for today only, so grab it now while you can!

What was the mistake?  Well, many of you couldn’t get a copy of it because the Amazon server said you had previously purchased it and wouldn’t let you get it again.  There is a workaround and if you previously purchased one of the “old” versions, and you want to get this new version, you will first need to remove the old version from your Kindle account – I’m not talking about just deleting it from your Kindle, you will need to delete it permanently from Amazon’s records.  I talked about how to permanently delete a Kindle title late last week, but here is how you can do it so you can obtain this title:

  • First, remove the title from your Kindle.
  • Second, go to the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon web page at http://www.amazon.com/myk
  • In this section, locate the book in the search bar just below the “Your Kindle Library” header. If you have lots of books, for example, in your library it will take some time for all of them to load.  You should search for this book by my name (Michael Gallagher) or by title (Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them)
  • Once you have located the title, click the “Actions” icon located to the right of the title..
  • Choose the “Delete from library” option.
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear next, asking if you are sure you want to delete this title. Assuming you really want to delete it, select the “Yes” option.

Now that you have permanently deleted the title, you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV to go to the book’s page and “buy” it (for free) again and Amazon will deliver it to your Kindle.  Here’s to hoping 50,000+ copies are given away today!

Hope that helps!

Michael

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Check Out My Other Blog, “Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less),” with a primary focus on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser.  Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

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Kindle Fire How-To Guide – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

My book, Kindle Fire How-To Guide: Your Guide to Tips, Tricks, Free Books, and Startup, is available for free today from the Amazon Kindle store – if you like the book, I would appreciate your taking a moment and writing a review for it and, if you don’t care for it, how about sending me an email (kindle at gagler dot com) and let me know how you think it could be improved?

You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/firebook into your computer’s web browser. It will be free for today only, so grab it now while you can!

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is full of new whistles and bells as well as some great technology. This guide will take you step-by-step with all of the Kindle Fire’s features including setup, navigating each tab, play music and videos, read eBooks, and download and use apps.

Each chapter contains detailed instructions complete with screenshots, tips, tricks, and shortcuts to quickly get up to speed and more. Additionally, this guide shows you how to and where to receive FREE books, music, videos, and apps you can immediately start using on your Kindle Fire: you may never pay another cent for Kindle content again – download this guide to your Kindle Fire today!

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” blog has been the #1 bestselling blog in the Amazon Kindle Store since 2010.

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 or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Check Out My Other Blog, “Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less),” with a primary focus on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser.  Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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My Book is Free Today in the Amazon Kindle Store

The book that started it all for me, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV into your computer’s web browser.  It will be free for today only, so grab it now while you can!

I updated this book for what I call “version #9” earlier this month: key changes were the addition of a lot of links to the free books by genre in the Amazon Kindle store.  If you like the book, I would appreciate your taking a moment and writing a review for it and, if you don’t care for it, how about sending me an email (kindle at gagler dot com) and let me know how you think it could be improved?

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Updated January 2012!!

Please note this eBook is not USA-specific: in other words, each site mentioned in this Guide allows you to download and enjoy their content on your Kindle no matter which country you may live.

From the author of the Amazon Kindle best-selling blog “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” comes this update to your definitive guide to millions of free books online! Rather than limit yourself to the offerings at Amazon, there are literally thousands upon thousands of books, short stories, and more available to you for no charge which you can transfer directly to your Kindle or other eBook reader, download via the Kindle’s WhisperNet service or email directly to your Kindle.

Sure, you could spend several hours performing the same research, but save yourself the time and frustration as this guide will show you where to look and find thousands of books so you can read to your heart’s content!

Everyone enjoys receiving free stuff – the author included. This guide shows you where you can receive several hundred thousand (actually over a million) free books, blogs, short stories, and other content. Theoretically, you will never have to pay another cent for Kindle reading content again.

This guide also provides a brief overview of how to transfer books to your Kindle, the various file formats that are compatible with the Kindle, and how to download free books from the Internet and transfer to your Kindle.

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” blog has been the #1 bestselling blog in the Amazon Kindle Store since 2010.

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 or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Check Out My Other Blog, “Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less),” with a primary focus on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser.  Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

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I Used to Know That – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School by Caroline Taggart is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/yg0Z8B into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Reference

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Rediscover:

Figures of Speech (and other devices for spicing up your writing): Expressions used in a nonliteral way, such as when you say, “My lips are sealed,” but you haven’t put glue over them. Includes hyperbole, which is exaggeration for effect, as in “I’ve told you a hundred times.”

Notable British Authors: From William Blake and William Golding to George Orwell and Virginia Woolf, relearn which authors wrote the most notable poems and tomes. You’ll also find fun facts about each author, including that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle started writing fiction when his medical practice slowed and Jonathan Swift wrote his own obituary.

International Authors: Homer’s not just the name of a character on The Simpsons. This 9th century Greek writer penned the great epics the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Arithmetic: With division you divide a divisor into a dividend and the answer is a quotient. If there is anything left over, it is called a remainder. So 15 divided by 2 gives a quotient of 7 with a remainder of 1.

Biology: The term biology comes from the Greek, meaning study of life; therefore, this field of learning concerns plants and animals and how the human body works. Give your central nervous system something to ponder, such as how a plant is structured or which elements make up the periodic table.

Explorers: A quick rundown of people who discovered some of the regions of the world, like Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512, Italian), who discovered the mouth of the Amazon and the River Plate, which made him important enough to have a continent or two named after him.

Geography: Read this section, and you won’t be able to deny that the Nile is a river in Egypt, or that Russia has five of the longest rivers in the world.

 

Sure to touch a chord with anyone old enough to have forgotten half of what they learned at school, here is a perfect gift for every perennial student. Make this and all of the Blackboard Booksô a permanent fixture on your eReader, and you’ll have instant access to searchable knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

“If the questions all ring a bell, but answers don’t immediately leap to mind, you might want to browse through I Used to Know That—you’ll probably improve your game of Trivial Pursuit in the process.” –Bookloons (Blog)

“This is an entertaining book for those interested in triviaÖGood for quizzing school-aged children or to just remember facts that haven’t been needed for a few years.” –Book Visions (Blog)

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 Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Click here for my “Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts” book or type in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser and learn a new thing or two about your Kindle!

 

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The 30 Minute Wine Expert – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The 30-Minute Wine Expert: Amaze Your Friends with Your Wine Expertise by Michael Sullivan is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/sS7Sk9 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Hobbies / Cooking

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This book is designed to put you on the fast track to educating you on the core fundamentals of wine, while sparing your precious time.

It wastes no time with the non-essential and dives right into the “meat” – what you need to know to sample wine, discuss various wines with your friends, and how to enhance your enjoyment of wine and food by properly pairing them.

In “The 30-Minute Wine Expert” You’ll learn:

* Reds, Whites, and Other Varieties – what you need to know so you can easily talk about the types of wines like a sommelier (your friends will be jealous)

* The secret to reading wine labels and understanding the important information

* How to properly pair wine and food to maximally enhance both the tastes of food and wine

* The subtle differences between Sparkling Wine and Champagne that few can identify (You’ll chuckle at the method for determining the distinction yourself)

* How different wine glasses influence the character of wine – knowing the correct wine glasses can greatly enhance wine taste

* Why you should care about storing your wine properly and humidity considerations

* Tips, tricks and proper technique for wine tasting

*Cheese, sweets as well as other wine tasting treats that go wonderfully with particular types of wines

* What aging a bottle of wine means and what really happens as it ages

* How to select the right type of wine for a meal making you look like a wine expert

* Common wine tasting terminology that will allow you to speak the same language as Pro Wine Taster’s

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 Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

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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Kindle Mobile Friendly Websites Book – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Well, I thought I would offer another one of my books for free today – pick it up while you can, as it is only available for free today.

Kindle Mobile-Friendly Websitesclick here or type in http://amzn.to/kWBIoX into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Your Kindle can do more than read books – you can surf the Internet, check your email, play some great games, use it for grocery lists and class notes, and more. This guide is pretty simple: I show you over 300 mobile-friendly websites you can access with your Kindle. Some of you may say something along the lines of “I could find all of this stuff using a Bing or Google search, so why should I pay for this short book?”

If you did say that (or thought it), you would be correct: you can, for example, do a Bing search and find lists of various mobile websites that you could then surf with your Kindle. However, you would have to (a) find them, (b) move from your computer to your Kindle, and (c) might not have all of the ones I list here. However, for a small fee you can have them summarized in one place and one list (i.e., this eBook) that has over 300 of them categorized by topic that you can just open up on your Kindle and surf away.

Topics include:

• News websites
• Information sites
• Entertainment
• Business
• Portal
• Search / Shopping
• Sports
• Technology
• Travel
• Weather

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” blog has been the #1 bestselling blog in the Amazon Kindle Store since 2010.

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 or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Check out my new Kindle guide, Kindle Fire How-To Guide: Your Guide to Tips, Tricks, Free Books, and Startup.  You can check it out if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/firebook into your computer’s web browser.

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