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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Patricia Fry Shares Last-Minute Christmas E-Book Tip

No review today! Rather, a quick tip directly from my #SharingwithWriters newsletter to you because--though Amazon has been letting their customers buy books quickly and easily for some time--there still seems to be a lot of confusion about "Kindle" e-books.

So I have made this tip from Patricia Fry, founder of SPAWN, a semi permanent part of my newsletter. I also wanted to be sure subscribers and visitors to this blog benefit from it, too. And it seemed an appropriate time to share because I am pretty sure that many of you who come to this blog will need a truly last minute gift.

So . . .SharingwithWriters newsletter and Patricia Fry to the rescue!

Did you know that you can buy your e-books from Kindle, even if you don’t have a Kindle? Patricia Fry, founder of SPAWN says, “If you need an e-book but don’t have a Kindle, just go to any Kindle book page look for the buy options. [You may find a widget there offering a free app to make your download easier.] Choose Kindle. After you’ve done that, the site gives you several options or platforms for that book so you can buy the e-book for yourself or to send one as a gift to someone else whether or not you (or they!) have a Kindle. I believe this shows up on any Amazon page where they are selling Kindle. 


Patricia Fry, author of the Klepto Cat Mystery series. First in the series is Catnapped, http://amzn.to/14OCk0W And her most recent in the Klepto Cat Mystery Series is By Cat or By Crook (ISBN 9780997519075). I just read it and loved that it would make a great gift for, say, readers from the ages of maybe 9 through any old age at all! Family fare! And, yes, available as a last minute e-book from Kindle (or any other  reader your recipient happens to use!) Buy the e-book on Amazon


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