Why The Last Friday Of Every Month Is Important If You Own A Kindle
My first Kindle book, 7 Myths About Aquaponics, is free from the Amazon Kindle store today, Friday 30th November. I love the way Amazon support their authors by offering services like this.
You get to choose up to 5 free days in any 90-day period. I choose today because I’m reliably informed that the last Friday of the month is one of the most popular for free downloads. It seems to be something to do with Amazon’s algorithm. Authors often report more sales in the first two weeks of the month but downloads for free books are higher towards the end of the month.
Odd, huh?! But those of us who enjoy downloading free ebooks love information like this.
I’m celebrating at the moment because my little book is ranking at No. 15 in the bestseller lists in it’s category, Gardening & Horticulture.
I’m amazed at how popular Kindles are becoming. You see them everywhere – on trains, buses, park benches. I don’t actually own one, I borrow my daughter’s, but I have the apps on every device I own, iPhone, computer, iPad, etc. I love being able to carry hundreds of books with me wherever I go.
I’d like my own Kindle so had a look at the Kindle Fire. It is very impressive but the battery life is only about 11 hours. On a standard Kindle it is up to a month. So I think I’ll stick with borrowing my daughter’s for now.
My daughter works at Waterstones, the UK bookstores. She says a lot of older people are coming in to buy Kindles because they love the fact that they can alter the font size on them. I find that useful myself as there are times of day when my eyes are a bit less effective then usual! Being able to increase the font size is a huge bonus.
One problem I have found is that my iPhone quickly gets full. So I’ve got into the habit of archiving ebooks every so often. That’s great because I then forget about them and can re-download them whenever I fancy!
You can search for free Kindle ebooks on Amazon itself, as well as on these sites: