Because our special offers often expire within a day or so after being presented on our site, the best thing to do when you find a product that you want is to click the appropriate store button in the product post as soon as you can. All buttons that lead you to a product will state the name of the store we are sending you to. For eBooks this will most commonly be Amazon.com, but other products may be found elsewhere. In some cases you may find more than a single button in a product post. This means you have your choice of stores, each named on the corresponding store button, to choose from. It is our promise to you that our buttons will always be labeled with whichever store we are passing you on to. Unless otherwise specified, all products you purchase will be through 3rd party stores.
In all cases where you are passed to a third party store (ie, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc) any and all personal information that may be transferred is done strictly between you and the 3rd party. 13 Horror Street or HotZippy does not collect personal information from our users for products purchased outside of our site and we NEVER see nor capture any credit card or payment information. In some cases we insert an affiliate code via a browser cookie which will identify our site as the origin of the potential 3rd party sale. In these cases, HotZippy’s affiliate account may gain a small referral fee for any transaction completed on that 3rd party site. There is no personally identifiable information contained within this cookie that isn’t already available (by your browser privacy settings) publicly and exists solely to identify our site as the referrer to the sale for any eligible commission we may be due. If we do receive a commission for a sale, the only information we receive is that a sale has been made but that data is presented to us without any reference to a person or business that has made said purchase.
You don’t need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books!
There are many means of reading Kindle books without a Kindle device. Amazon offers free Kindle Reading Apps for most devices. Here is a list of the apps provided directly by Amazon. Scroll beyond these links for more information about devices not mentioned in this list.
As you will notice by the links above, there is a decided lack of Kindle Reading Apps for the various “Nook” brand of tablet and e-Reader devices. One can only imagine this is of course a purposeful gesture … but there are options. Just as Amazon offers no specific Kindle app resource for the Nook, Barnes & Noble initially offered no out-of-the-box method for adding a Kindle app to their devices. However, earlier in 2013, in an effort to step up the competition against Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, B&N added the Google Play Store to their Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, which of course would make the Android Tablet accessible to these particular Nook tablets.
Older Nook Color tablets were left out of this upgrade but there are some easily accessible products that will, by simply installing a MicroSD card into the device will automatically “root” or place a shell around the Nook Color operating system effectively turning the Nook Color into an Android tablet. One such product that we’ve used here in our office is NOOKANDROID – 16GB Nook to Android Micro SD Card for Nook Color (BNRV200).
For other devices, specifically eReader devices (Nook, Kobo, etc) there are some products available that help you translate between eBook formats. If for example you wish to load Kindle eBooks onto your Nook or translate all of your books in Nook format (ePub) to Kindle format (mobi), you can use an eBook management and translation software such as Calibre. You can download this free software here. Please note that Calibre does NOT support the decoding of DRM nor the translation of DRM protected titles.
Authors often times will make one or more of their titles free to consumers in an effort to gain new readers or to promote a title in a series they have written. To answer the question: nothing. These are the same titles authors sell for full price or are priced at $0.00 as a regular price (known as ‘permafree’).
The first thing to do is take a deep breath and relax. It is highly unlikely that anyone has promoted an item that was specifically designed to offend you.
If the content that offended you was in a book, consider writing the author or leaving a review of the title on the appropriate product’s web page. For instance, on an Amazon book page.
If the offense was due to poor quality or workmanship you should write a review of the product as mentioned above, and you can also write us to make us aware (CONTACT FORM) of the issue you encountered and we’ll keep that on record for feedback to the author or manufacturer.
If you were offended by a product image on our site you can let us know about it, but there are two things to keep in mind. The first is that you need to remember what type of site you are on. If horror themes and images offend you, perhaps you should not be frequenting 13 Horror Street. Secondly, when communicating with us, please be respectful. While we care about all of our customers, our services are provided to you free of charge and offending you was not our intent. Treating our staff poorly is not something we will tolerate.
If your friend’s book is published in Kindle format, you can direct your friend to our Advertise With Us page for more information on being featured. You can also choose to promote your friend’s title as well by purchasing a promotion on their behalf–just be sure to inform us you are NOT the author when you submit our order form.
At this time we do not accept donations but we do appreciate your enthusiasm. If you really want to help us out here are a few things you can do:
Want to learn more about any of these items? Got any other ideas? Contact us using our CONTACT FORM.