Often times in an election, people say they don’t vote because their vote won’t make a difference. In our weekly Gospel eBooks poll, this is clearly not the case. One vote often is the difference between a deal becoming active (that wouldn’t have) or a different book winning. We’d like to show you a few recent examples to show you how much your vote truly matters as an encouragement for you to place your vote every Thursday in our new poll.
First, for those aren’t aware, every Thursday we have 12 books for you to choose from by six different publishers. As long as a poll receives 100 votes in a week’s time, the winning book of that poll gets discounted to $2.99 for 48 hours. If it doesn’t reach 100 votes, there is no discount from that publisher.
In these two examples, these two pairings were just shy of 100 votes. 8 extra people on the first one and just 5 extra people on the second one would have created a discount that didn’t happen because there weren’t enough votes. In fact, we had one book this year that received 99 votes. EVERY VOTE REALLY MATTERS!
On top of that, some receive over a 100 votes but many times just one or more votes would change which book gets discounted.
For these two polls, both of which took place within the last two months, only a few votes would have changed which book gets discounted. On the second example, one vote was the difference maker and two additional votes could have made a CS Lewis biography (Jack) get discounted instead.
So we wanted to highlight this to encourage you that your vote really does matter. Every Thursday we will post a brand new set of 6 pairings, and we wanted to ask if you would please make voting weekly on the poll a part of your regular routine. This will ensure this amazing program continues, which puts you in charge and gives you even more discounted e-books.
Hello everybody, today we’d like to introduce you to our first set of video tutorials. The purpose of these videos are to help you use this site and your Kindle better. After you watch these videos, we want to hear from you below in the comments section. Let us know what questions you’d like for us to cover next.
Tutorial #1: How Do I Give A Kindle Book As A Gift?
Tutorial #2: How do I Return a Kindle e-book for a Refund?
Tutorial #3: Why Do I Not See the Sale Price on Amazon.com for Kindle Books?
Today we celebrate our 4th birthday! On Oct 19, 2010 we launched as the Twitter account @freeonkindle. A few months later we expanded to a full website under the name Gospel eBooks. With each year that goes by, the site continues to grow and for that, we are grateful. We want to thank you for making Gospel eBooks your go-to place for free & discounted Christian e-books. We’re in it for the long haul!
OUR GIFT TO YOU
On our fourth birthday we’d like to give away four e-books to four different people. To enter just leave a comment below with the following info: 1) let us know what e-book you’d like to read next ($10 or less) and 2) why you want to read it. We’ll hand-pick one male and one female winner and then the other two will be randomly selected. Winners will receive the Kindle version of the book they mentioned. The entry deadline is tomorrow night (Monday) at 11:59PM (MST).
YOUR GIFT TO US?
If you’d like to give us a present on our birthday, there’s a few simple non-monetary ways you could bless us. The first is, we’d really appreciate it if you’d like and follow us. The second is we’d appreciate it if you’d tell someone about us (through social media, your blog, joining the street team etc.). These would be awesome presents to us. A sincere thank you if you do!
Can’t see where to comment? If you’re on the main page of the website click on the title of this post and then scroll to the bottom to see where to comment.
Amazon has just announced the all-new Kindle family. See the image below for a run-down of each device.
As announced on the Hangout, we’re going to be giving away a three month Audible.com gift membership to one winner who shares the Hangout video. Please leave a comment below stating where you shared it and that will be your entry into the giveaway. The winner will be selected randomly tomorrow morning.
You can share it by using this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-RzTgNgoUw
Thanks to everyone who joined us live!
If you won one of the live prizes please contact us here. All other winners will be revealed tomorrow morning.
The event is now over but you can still see the comments / questions / interactions on the official event page.
The winners of the Giveaways are as follows:
$100 Amazon Gift Card – Sahara Rao
Kindle Giveaway – Zachary Verbracken
3 Month Audible Membership – MsJustMe
If you won one of these prizes or one of the live prizes from the chat please contact us with your info so your prize can be delivered to you.
Gospel eBooks (in collaboration with Ambassador International) is excited to announce our next Author Hangout. We’d like to invite you to a interactive video chat with pastor and author Andrew Davis. This will happen live on Tuesday January 21st at 7:00pm Central. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from Andrew, ask him your questions, get a special e-book discount on his book and there will be giveaways too.
WHO IS ANDREW DAVIS?
Dr. Andrew Davis has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Durham, NC, since 1998. He came to faith in Christ his junior year in college. Davis received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990 and his PhD in Church History from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998. He was married to Christi in 1988, and they served together on the mission field in Japan for two years. They have five children. The central passion of Davis’s life is the glory of God as revealed perfectly in the written word of God.
WHAT WILL WE BE DISCUSSING? His latest book which just released on Dec 15th, “An Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness”
Here’s what some Christian leaders are saying about it:
“Rarely have I read a book on sanctification that is simultaneously serious and fresh…” – Dr. D.A. Carson
“An Infinite Journey is a labor of love from the heart of a faithful pastor who dearly loves his people. It is a marvelous treatment of the doctrine of sanctification and a call to grow in Christlikeness. It is biblically grounded, theologically rich, and practical in application. It felt like I was reading a modern Puritan.” – Dr. Daniel Akin
“Now this is a good book. A really good book. It is exactly the kind of book a reviewer loves to discover: A title from a minor publisher that arrives with little fanfare and completely blows him away.” – Tim Challies
“I love Andy Davis extraordinary mind. I love the breadth of his reading. Most of all, I love his terrific understanding of the Christian life and his grasp of the gospel. He is a faithful brother, and this book is a gift to the church.” – Dr. J.D. Greear
PLANNING TO JOIN US? Please RSVP (click “JOIN”) through the official Facebook event page and then come back to that page just before the Hangout starts (Jan 21/7pm central). That’s where we’ll post a link to the live video, where you’ll be able to ask Andy your questions, chat during the Hangout and where we’ll give away some prizes. We’d love it if you’d invite your friends to join too!
The grand prize giveaway is a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card. You can enter this giveaway below and gain additional entries by doing various social actions (liking, following etc.)
On the day of the Hangout we’re going to announce another giveaway which will give you a chance to win a Kindle. There will also be numerous prizes that are given out live during the Hangout. These will not be pre-announced so make sure you join us live on Jan 21st for your chance to win.