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Subject: Two Questions
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2006
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1--I was cleaning out my Kindle on my Amazon account and I noticed several books/games that say "updates available". How? Does it cost more than the original purchase?

2--What happened to my daily email from Pixel? I enjoyed it!

Date Posted: 3/18/2013 10:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
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for your first question--the update came from the publisher of the book/game...sometimes it's to fix formatting or editing, or add additional content to a game in some cases.  It does not cost extra for the update.  If you want the update, just click on the button to update it and it will be downloaded to your Kindle when you turn on the wireless.

Not sure about the 2nd question...sorry.

Date Posted: 3/19/2013 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
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Lot of sites that post Free Kinlde ebooks have stopped sending email allerts.  Check direct with the web site.  

Date Posted: 3/19/2013 12:14 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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I still get pixel every day, check your spam folder.

Date Posted: 3/25/2013 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2009
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Pixel isn't coming to me any longer either and it isn't in the spam folder.  I was getting emails from another site also and they said they were stopping because of changes being implemented by Amazon concerning free books.  Don't know what the changes were though.

Date Posted: 3/25/2013 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Amazon has a policy to give a website a commission if they direct traffic to them. (Like PBS.) But they have stopped giving commissions to websites that direct folks to free books. It used to be that any purchases that came from a website that linked free books would earn that website the percentage. Now, links for free books, or even traffic from a website that is saved in your cookies, will disqualify the site from the percentage. Many blogs paid for their site from those links.
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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I just signed up for Pixel emails a few weeks ago. Mine are coming in fine. Maybe try to unsubscribe your email addy and resbscribe? Maybe a glitch in their mailing system.