Several times a week, I get asked a question via email along the lines of “…are you the same person who does the other Kindle blog named…?”
The answer is probably, “yes,” as I publish five other blogs available on the Kindle via subscription.
I believe one of the neat things about the Kindle “experience” is your Kindle is much more than an eBook reader – I use the free wireless service to check email, follow the scores for my favorite teams via ESPN’s mobile website, and check the weather forecast. As I type this, there are over 13,000 blogs available to be sent directly to your e-Ink Kindle. Some of them update several times per day, just once a day, a few times per week, or a couple of times per month.
A blog subscription to be sent directly to your e-Ink Kindle costs 99 cents per month – I don’t know how they come up with the pricing as Amazon sets the pricing on the blogs. With respect to each of my blogs on the Kindle platform, of the 99 cents Amazon gets 69 cents and I get 30 cents. As you can probably guess, I am not getting rich off of this but it does allow me to purchase a few woodworking tools on occasion, and has helped to pay for my Christmas vacation in the past!
Amazon allows you to check each blog out for free on your e-Ink Kindle for a two-week period, and you can cancel within that two-week period at any time with no cost to you. There are quite a few blogs out there I think are pretty interesting, and I subscribe to a few myself.
In no particular order, here are the six blogs I have available for reading on your Kindle.
Kindle Books and Tips
Kindle Books and Tips is my largest blog in terms of Kindle subscribers as well as the number of people who either read it on the web, with the free Kindle Fire app, email / RSS subscription, Facebook, and Twitter. I’ve been very fortunate with this blog as it has been the #1 bestselling paid subscription Kindle blog since 2010, and has been in the Top 100 of all Kindle titles (books, magazines, blogs) for over two years.
What is it all about? Based upon my own experiences as well as what I have been able to find out from others, I also provide reviews of and information about the numerous sites that offer free material, tips on how to maximize your Kindle experience, and various other Kindle-related information I think is interesting. Maybe you will, too. If you would like to check it out the free two-week trial of this blog, you can click here or just type in http://smarturl.it/fkblog into your web browser: this shortened web address will save you from typing in a really long series of characters and will take you right to the blog’s Amazon page.
From the blog page on Amazon, just click on the “Subscribe now with 1-click” button on the right-hand side of the page. You have two weeks to try it out for free (and free is the name of the game).
Bible Verse of the Day
If you did a search for my name in the Kindle Blog section of the Amazon store, you will also see the Bible Verse of the Day blog I also publish: you can check out the two-week free trial if you click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/bvoftheday into your web browser and click on the “Subscribe now with 1-click” button on the right-hand side of the page.
Any receipts I receive from Amazon for this blog (again, after Amazon’s cut) are donated to The Nehemiah Center of Houston, a Houston, TX based charity which is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual enrichment to the children and families in the MacGregor Elementary School Area just outside Houston’s Third Ward. I have visited this facility, and they are making a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of at-risk children. You can find out more about the Nehemiah Center of Houston by pointing your web browser to www.nehemiahcenterhouston.org
Thanks to the generosity of this blog’s subscribers as well as their direct contributions, collectively we have donated over $8,400 to this charity since 2010.
Trivia of the Day
This blog features random trivia and facts hand-picked and designed to give you a “leg-up” on your friends, relatives, and co-workers…you should know this stuff! If you read this one for just a week, you will know a heck of a lot of random trivia and people may think you are like Cliff from “Cheers.” To try out the two-week free trial, just click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/toftheday into your computer’s web browser and click on the “Subscribe now with 1-click” button on the right-hand side of the page.
Quote of the Day
This blog features inspiring quotes from famous and everyday people to start your day – sometimes wise, sometimes humorous, you are sure to find something that will inspire you in your walk of life. To try out this one’s two-week free trial, just click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/qoftheday into your computer’s web browser click on the “Subscribe now with 1-click” button on the right-hand side of the page.
On This Day in History
Have you ever wondered what happened on a particular day, such as historical events, birthdays, deaths, worldwide holidays, etc.? Well, the On This Day in History blog will tell you – every morning you will receive the unique events of that day directly to your Kindle. The listed events are not just USA-specific, but worldwide. To try out this one’s two-week free trial, just click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/otdhistory into your computer’s web browser click on the “Subscribe now with 1-click” button on the right-hand side of the page.
Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less)
This blog is no longer published, but the content remains online and spotlights some great reads from independent authors. Each weekday, I spotlighted a book in the Amazon Kindle store that cost all of a dollar or less (sometimes free) with an emphasis on the independent author. The main purpose of this blog was to focus on the many independent, self-published authors that typically fall under the radar screen amidst all of the noise from the “headline” authors I have really enjoyed.
You can always visit this blog’s website at http://ebooksforabuck.wordpress.com