Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Few New Christmas Themed Books And A Giveaway!

Amazon is gearing up for the holidays with a few FREE Christmas themed Kindle Downloads:

My friend over at A Day In Motherhood was given the opportunity to read and review Mary's Son, as well as a copy to give away to one of her readers, so go check out what she though of that book and enter to win a paperback version.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

HUGE Selection Of Free Kindle Cookbooks

This morning, Amazon is offering up a ton of FREE Kindle cookbooks for many different types of cuisines!  some of these have been available for free in the past, but some are brand new.  There are many ethnicities and regions of the world represented in this list, so if you've visited a place where you've loved their food, or if you just like to try new things, this is for you!  Many of these are from specific people groups and tell about their history and traditions as well, so they would be great from homeschool lessons!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Review Of Become A Blogging Ninja: Triple Your Traffic With Social Media

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a new e-book on how to increase blog traffic through social media.

Now, I'm pretty well versed in facebook, but that's about as far as my expertise goes!  I have a twitter, but I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to all of that, so I was happy to have a chance to absorb any tips this book may contain.

I truly enjoyed not only the content, but also the humorous style that it was written in.  Most books of this genre, while I know I should read more of them, tend to bore me to tears.  However, I went through the entire 100 pages of this book (set up like powerpoint slides) in about an hour, and found myself chuckling on nearly every page.

The book gave great screen shot visuals to point out exactly what it was talking about along the way, which was great for me.  I do catch on quickly, but pictures help. ;)

It went through, not in great boring details, but in short simple steps, many things that you need to know to get the most out of several social media platforms, such as facebook, twitter, and stumbleupon (which I have been meaning to try out, but had no clue where to begin!).  It also shared a few other websites that were totally new to me, and I'm especially intrigued by the ones that are said to tell you the times of day when your followers are most active.

I know that as the technology and the websites change, some of the information in this book, just like in any book of this nature, will naturally become obsolete, but in the blogging world you just have to do your best to stay up with things because change is constant.

I did learn several tips that I hope to soon put into practice growing both my main blog, Saving Myself Silly, and this new infant blog that I've just started up.  I even jotted down some notes along the way.

If you'd like to check this book out, here's the link to it.  Now, I'm not going to lie...and if you follow my other blog I'm sure you won't be surprised...but I would likely never pay that much for a book.  The price is a bit steep for my frugal self.  Yes, it would be a helpful investment in your blog, and yes like the beginning of the book clearly states, you could spend a lot of your own valuable time googling for this information, and perhaps still come up short.

I'm not going to tell you it's not a good deal.  It was a very helpful and enjoyable read that gave me a few new things to think about implementing, and those things will also take up some time.  So give it some thought and decide if it's worth it to you in your financial situation.  I can only answer that question for me, but of course you know, I like to read for FREE. ;)

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post in any way expect with a free copy of this e-book.  All opinions stated above are my own.  I found this review opportunity through Business2Blogger.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Huge Selection Of Free Kindle 2012 Calendars

Amazon is offering a large selection of FREE Kindle version 2012 calendars.  There is comic relief available for many different professions/hobbies.  You are sure to fine one (or more) that will make you smile:

Always remember to make sure the price is still FREE before buying, as Amazon's prices can change without notice!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

FREE Kindle Downloads For Those Who Wish To Write

November is National Novel Writers Month, and Amazon has a great selection of FREE Kindle downloads right now if you have aspirations of being a writer!

Remember that prices on Amazon are subject to change without warning, so make sure it still says $0.00 before you buy!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FREE Kindle Books For Christmas

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us!  Kindle is preparing by offering several FREE Christmas themed e-books:





There were over 130 results when I searched for Free Christmas Books, so you can browse the rest at that link if you wish.  Many of them are older classics that will be free forever, but some are free for a limited time only, so make sure you check that the prices still say $0.00 before buying!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lots of FREE Kindle Books Newly Available

Here is a big list of Kindle books that are newly available for FREE for a limited time: