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Update: UCG Booklets on Amazon. We Need Your Help

February 8, 2012

As posted on January 6, 2012, the United Church of God is offering its booklets in electronic format at the Amazon and Kindle online bookstores. This will allow those who own an Amazon Kindle or use the Kindle App on their smartphone or tablet an easy way to download our e-books from the Kindle Store.

Amazon does not allow us to offer our e-books for free when we first upload them, and so they are initially offered for 99 cents. However, we then inform Amazon about a lower price (free) and Amazon is now matching that and offering our booklets at no charge. (Please read the past blog post “UCG Booklets Becoming Available on Amazon.com“.)

As of today, we have 10 e-books available at Amazon.com—nine of which are now listed for free. Last week we added two more e-books to the store. So far over 6,000 have been downloaded from the Kindle bookstore. The vast majority of these were downloaded for free.

United Church of God - Amazon Kindle Store

Here are our top three titles and the number of downloads (as of February 6, 2012):

  • What Happens After Death? – 1,445
  • You Can Understand Bible Prophecy – 858
  • Jesus Christ: The Real Story – 791

It is really exciting to see the number of downloads in such a short amount of time. Some UCG e-booklets are now listed on Amazon’s Best Sellers list for free e-books. For instance three booklets are listed as “Best Sellers in Christian Education – Top 100 Free” and are in the top five range!

We Need Your Help

When we post a new e-book to Amazon we need your help to let them know its available at other online locations for FREE. Right now we have one e-book that is still listed for 99 cents—How to Understand the Bible.

We need just a few minutes of your time. All you need to do is have an Amazon.com account and follow the instructions listed on our Amazon volunteer webpage or visit our main How Can I Help? volunteer page (under the “I have free time” section). Once the e-book is listed for free at Amazon.com we will remove the request for that particular e-book.

You can also help by submitting a review of any of our e-books and leaving a comment that you feel would be helpful to any potential readers.

Please take a few minutes and help us with this project. It will really help our Web team at the homeoffice!

Aaron Booth—Internet Manager

February 8, 2012 - Posted by | Media and Communications, UCGIA on the Web | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. I have an android tablet with an app for Nook. All the UCG booklets & Bible Study Course are available free at bn.com. I will rate them there.

    Comment by Victoria Denney | February 9, 2012 | Reply

  2. Great idea. I just recently went on Amazon and did it. Also passed the info on to others.

    Comment by Joe Camerata | February 9, 2012 | Reply

  3. It was a pleasure to help!

    Comment by David Logan | February 9, 2012 | Reply

  4. How cool is that! Excellent!

    Comment by Bill Luesenheide | February 9, 2012 | Reply

  5. I’ve an Amazon account and use their free Kindly app on my Laptop. It took longer to read the instructions on how to help get the booklets listed as “free” then to actually do it! But, now that I’ve done it, I’ll take the few seconds to do it everytime another new booklet is put on the Amazon Kindle account!

    Comment by Tom Kerestes | February 11, 2012 | Reply

  6. Thank you for the reminder when a new book becomes available on Amazon. com. I’ve been trying to remember to check every week for a new booklet to be added to the Amazon website. This helps to have a reminder email.

    Comment by rhondadig | February 12, 2012 | Reply

  7. Done! Thanks for letting us help!🙂

    Comment by Wendy Englehardt | February 12, 2012 | Reply

  8. fyi–we did it! its free now🙂

    Comment by Karin Halvorson | February 15, 2012 | Reply


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