Every week or so I update our family members on their Kindle books. We each keep our own Kindle, but we share an Amazon account together. I keep track of who buys what. The cool part is that we can share the books with one another. Not only does it save us money, but it gives us something to enjoy with one another. Here is this week's email.
This first week of 2012 you have been quite active in buying... and I hope, reading... your Kindle ebooks. This past week the PFKBC (Pierce Family Kindle Book Club) purchased 12 new books! These purchases were made by 6 different members of our family! I don't always send out an email every week, but some of these purchases were so spectacular, I just knew you would want to know about it. I figured some of you would want to start reading what your other family members have purchased. The new books are listed below.
How It Works. I haven't explained this for awhile, so it's worth reminding you here. Amazon permits us to have as many devices as we want on one account. The individual publishers determine how many books may be out on the various devices at a time. Some books have no limit. However, most books limit the number of books out on devices to six at a time. Therefore, when you finish reading your book, delete it from your device. It won't be deleted from our archived library; it just will be deleted from your device. That way you'll free up another copy for someone else to read.
Jennifer's New Kindle 3. Jennifer (pictured above right) was our most active buyer and reader this past week. She had actually "misplaced" her Kindle. As Jennifer explained it to me, it was never lost. She just wasn't exactly sure where it was. Apparently there is a world of difference between "misplaced" and "lost." Ha! She found it stuck down her couch. Unfortunately the screen, while not fractured, was fragmented - meaning that the entire screen was not refreshing. Since she was still within her warranty period she figured she had nothing to lose by calling the great Amazon customer service folks. She confessed all - exactly what happened - and the nice CSR from Amazon told her that a fragmented screen is covered by warranty. Jennifer received her new K3 the next day!!! This is why Amazon was rated #1 in customer service last year!
Sicily Becoming Kindle Reader. Jennifer told me something else this morning that was so cool to hear. Sicily is becoming a Kindle reading fan also! As grandpa in this family I love that my grandchildren are loving to read. Jennifer invested in a 3-book collection of books named Ivy and the Bean. She tells me that Sicily is loving reading these books. I'm thinking that we may want to do the same thing for Sicily that we did for Grayden last year. Because of your generosity, Grayden was able to buy his own Kindle last year. Why don't we do the same thing for Sicily? When you see her, slip her some change or a dollar or two. Give her some work to do and pay her for it. Let her know the joy of saving for something special. Let her know how much this family loves reading and loves her! Just my thoughts... admittedly I'm biased!
New Books. Here are the new books you all have purchased this week. Thanks for purchasing and sharing these with your family. Let me know if I got any wrong. Sometimes I have to guess. Last week I gave Cheryl credit for buying the Mouse poem, then later found out it was really Jennifer who picked up the free poem. Write me an email or text message when you pick up a book, even if it's free. That way I can include who picked it up in this newsletter. Thanks!