Want a Kindle?

The spirit of the holidays is upon me and I’m giving you two chances to help me give back a little. Read on!


Anybody who’s ever been in my house knows I love books. I have books in the living room, kitchen, my office, my bedroom, and in the children’s rooms they’re stuffed in every nook and cranny. I have old books, new books, books I’ve read a thousand times, books I’ve read once and books I’ve planned to read for years. Some of the books were given to me and I bought some. I have the first hardback book I ever bought: Black Beauty and Other Horse Stories. I have paperbacks I bought when I was kid, read a thousand times and haven’t been able to pass them on. I have the entire Harry Potter series and I have a respectable collection of signed books from authors I’m proud to know.

And I have an iPad.

I love my iPad. You know what program it has on it? Kindle for iPad. It’s so easy to use. And I still can’t get over the free books I can get through Project Gutenberg. Too cool.

Yes, I am slowly converting my way of thinking from needing a paper book in my hands to enjoying the convenience of an ereader. So much do I enjoy that convenience, I want to share it. Do you want a Kindle?

If you do, post a comment on this entry or email me at michellegflye@gmail.com. I’ll enter your name into a drawing for a free Kindle to be announced in one month: December 22, 2010. I’ll announce the winner here. To make it even more attractive, I’ll throw in a “What are the Secrets of the Lotus?” tote bag to use to carry around your new Kindle and give me a little free advertising.


Every month I get a royalty statement from my superb publishers Lyrical Press, Inc. Every month I look, not at how much I’ve made, but how many people are reading my book. It has been a little underwhelming. I can’t swear I’ve sold a single book to anyone I don’t know. And I know you’ll like my book if you read it. Well, if you like romances. If you don’t like romances, you might not be that crazy about it. But I digress.

Because I want to boost the number of people reading my book, I’m giving you this opportunity. Whatever my sales are during November and December, I will donate my royalties to my personal favorite charity The National Wildlife Federation. And I’ll post on here how much you and I together are raising for them. So to give a gift to the animals, all you have to do is buy my book. Buy it from any number of your favorite retailers, including:

Lyrical Press
Barnes & Noble
Books on Board
All Romance eBooks

Wherever you buy my book from, if it shows up on my royalty statement for November or December, my cut of the sale will go to The National Wildlife Federation. So if you’ve been thinking about buying my book or even if you haven’t, now’s the time!

Oh, and if you think you might want to wait to see if you win the Kindle because you don’t have a way of reading my book, check out my blog entry from a couple of weeks ago: Four ways to read SECRETS OF THE LOTUS without a fancy ereader.

17 thoughts on “Want a Kindle?

  1. Come on folks, buy this book. I’ve known Michelle for a few years now. Her writing is amazing and she’s a super wonderful person.

    Okay, enough gushing…

    Seriously, though, Michelle, can you send me the blurb from your publisher again. I think I still have the cover art… I have a spot for your at Type AJ Negative. Besides, Herbie misses you…

  2. Now Michelle! You know I love a good contest ๐Ÿ™‚ So, here is my post because I don’t have my own Kindle. Got one for Ed but not for myself ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Enter me because your friend would like to get with the times and get her own eReader!!

  3. OK Michelle….I love to read but I don’t have much time these days. Im not very technical but would love a Kindle to get back into reading… BTW Jessica did a FABULOUS job as a turkey today…love that little girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jessie feels the same about you, Miss Janet! Every day she asks if she gets to go to Miss Janet’s house today. I’m so glad another one of my kids got to be in one of your classes.

  4. What a generous act to donate your proceeds – and to an organization that needs all the support we can give it right now!
    And I used to think I’d be the last person on earth to even want a Kindle and I’d be clinging to my wonderful hardback books when they pried them from my hands. But…
    Now I’m seeing that the convenience, and all the wonderful free classics available, my just win me over. So I’d love to enter your giveaway.
    Good luck with the book sales!

  5. I too think it is awesome that you are donating the proceeds that you get to a worthy cause. Too cool. I’ve been rocking Kindle on the iPad as well, but the glare is killing my already bad eyes. Maybe a little eInk is just what the doctor ordered.

  6. I would love, love to win a Kindle! This is wonderful, please count me in! Hope, hoping to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I commend you for donating your proceeds to a good cause. At this time of the year, it is easy to get wrapped up in ourselves and the season – so it is terrific to see that you are focused on helping others. We pulled a few names at our church to buy Christmas gifts for, and now three people who might not have had anything for Christmas will be getting gifts.

    Please enter my name in for the Kindle – although, it isn’t for me, it would be for my husband. He has a Kobo, but it is missing a feature that the Kindle has – namely, a dictionary and speakers. My husband is really new to reading. When I met him, four years ago, he was convinced that he couldn’t read, that he wasn’t smart enough. In fact, he kept asking me why I was interested in someone “like him”.

    Four years later, he is an avid reader! He goes through a novel every four to six weeks, which is pretty awesome, but he still struggles with pronunciation and word recognition. Our language has so many words that aren’t pronounced phonetically. The Kindle, with it’s speakers and dictionary would really help him.

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

    PS: I am pretty darned jealous of your iPad…I think they are awesome!

    • Hi Colleen! What a wonderful reason for wanting a Kindle and a terrific story about your husband. So many adults in similar situations think they’re alone, and I’m glad you were able to show him he wasn’t. I’ll put your name in hat #1. Remember there’s hat #2 as well — just post about my giveaway somewhere that your friends will see it (Facebook, blog, etc.) and email me to tell me what you did and I’ll put your name in for Kindle 2.

      Thanks for checking out my blog and sharing your story.

  8. I also have an iPad and love the e-books…but I also find that it’s just a bit too heavy/bulky to tote around during my regular commute. Is it too much to want a Kindle too? No, it is not!

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