It’s my birthday…but I’m giving you the presents

It’s my birthday…but I’m giving you the presents

February 12th is my birthday, along with

  • Charles Darwin
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Cotton Mather
  • George Meredith
  • R.F. Delderfield
  • Judy Blume
  • Darren Aronofsky

among many others (I’ve tried to stick mostly with writers in this listing).

I decided I wanted to celebrate by giving you something. πŸ™‚

After all, you readers (and especially the subscribers…hello, subscribers!) give me so much.

Part of KDP Select (the program through which uses of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing make books available for eligible Prime members to borrow through the KOLL…Kindle Owners’ Lending Library) is the ability to make books free for five days (they need not be consecutive) in a ninety-day period.

I’m going to do that with all of my books in the KOLL, except for my latest,Β Love Your Kindle Fire: The ILMK Guide to Amazon’s Entertablet. Sales have fallen off a cliff on that one this month, but I think there may be a post-Valentine’s Day bump. Besides, I need some sort of control group. πŸ˜‰

Please check that a title is free for you before buying it.

I have asked Amazon to make them free on February 12, but I can’t say exactly when it will happen. I think they will also only be free to customers in the USA.

So, you can click on the titles before, but please make sure it is free when you click the 1-click buy button.

The Kindle Kollection: Three Early Books about the Kindle

This one combines three of the below into one volume:

* ILMK! (I Love My Kindle): Being an Appreciation of Amazon’s E-Book Reader, with Tips, Explanations, and Humor
* Free Books for Your Kindle
* Frequently Asked Kindle Questions

You may or may not prefer it as one volume. You can do it either way…or both.:)

ILMK! (I Love My Kindle!): Being an Appreciation of Amazon’s E-Book Reader, with Tips, Explanations, and Humor (Revised Edition)

This has some fun stuff…and other things that are out of date. If you want The Happy Little Bookworm, this one has it. πŸ™‚

Free Books for Your Kindle (revised edition)

This one has some value for locating sites, although it isn’t up to date…it doesn’t discuss the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL), for example.

Bufo’s Frequently Asked Kindle Questions

Again, somewhat outdated…

The Collected I Love My Kindle Blog Volume 1

This is the first 101 posts in this blog. πŸ™‚ I did 101 posts so I wouldn’t cut off Doctor Watson’s Blog: A Kindle Abandoned (which is a four-part story).

Remember, double-check that they are Β free to make sure before buying.

Happy birthday! πŸ˜‰

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in theΒ I Love My Kindle blog.

20 Responses to “It’s my birthday…but I’m giving you the presents”

  1. Joseph Bowers Says:

    Happy Birthday, B.C.! I have enjoyed your postings on the Kindle forums, have purchased your I Love My Kindle Fire e-book, and follow the blog. You impress me as a very kind, generous and helpful fellow, with a great sense of humor and rather amazing love of life and learning/reading. Many happy returns.
    Joe Bowers.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Joseph!

      Thanks for the kind words! I do love life and learning and reading and people and…well, there isn’t much where I don’t see something positive. πŸ™‚ There are bad things in the world, of course, and I do get upset at some things…but I find the world’s more fun when you recognize the good in it.

  2. Zebras Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. vrwl Says:

    Well, let me be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday! I read several “Kindle”-related blogs, but yours is always my favorite. Have a terrific day!

  4. Pam Says:

    Thanks much Bufo and Happy Happy Birthday! Just celebrated my son’s 40th last night! Hope you have a great one!

  5. Joan Long Says:

    Happy Birthday Bufo!
    I always love reading everything you write about, on this blog and on the forums. Have a great day!

  6. Shari Says:

    Happy Birthday Bufo!
    Thanks for the gifts. My son’s birthday was yesterday and mine is tomorrow. I love reading your blog and all the helpful no-nonsense advice you give on the kindle discussion forums. Wishing you a very happy birthday.

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  8. Jennifer J. Martin (Gran Jen) Says:

    Happy Birthday, Bufo! You are a well loved and much appreciated part of the Kindle community. Always so positive and well informed, and happy to inform and educate all of us. Thanks…

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Gran Jen!

      How nice of you to say! I get a lot out of doing it…including nice comments like yours. πŸ™‚

  9. Maria Says:

    Happy Birthday, Bufo! I’m making and eating a chocolate cake on your behalf.


  10. Lady Galaxy Says:

    Thank you. I hope you had a great birthday!

  11. Ken Wiens Says:

    Happy birthday, Bufo! You share a birthday with some interesting people! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    I will be 60 next month. I share a birthday with Leonard Nimoy and Robert Frost. I’m a writer as you are.

    All the best!
    Ken Greyeagle

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