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Sell Kindle subscriptions to your HubPages account
Amazon wants you hubs!
Do you know about Amazon's Kindle Publishing for Blogs? It is a self-publishing service that facilitates the sale of blog subscriptions and hub subscriptions! through the Kindle Store.
Note, only publishers with US billing address and bank account are able to setup account on ‘Kindle Publishing’ at the moment.
Amazon dishes out its blog and hub! content automatically throughout the day over the Kindle's wireless connection. The content is downloaded completely, and can be read with or without a wireless connection.
The company does not state how frequent these updates are. What you know for sure is that they keep 70% of the monthly subscription fee and are willing to pay you 30%.
You cannot set the price at which you want to sell your blog or hub subscriptions. The sale price rests on how much Amazon thinks your articles are worth to readers. But they do not provide any information on how this value is determined.
Presently, I know of only two hubbers that sell subscriptions to their hubs, both for 99 cents per month. You cannot offer subscriptions for free as per Amazon's current terms of service.
Steps to sell Kindle subscriptions to your hubs.
- Go to Amazon Kindle Publishing and register an account in two easy steps.
Provide username, password and email address, then answer three security questions.
- Click 'Add your Blog' and fill in the required data. You will need:
RSS/Atom Feed Address, blog title, blog description, blog author / publisher name, blog screenshot, website address and search keywords.
After you have completed the form, you have to click 'save'. Amazon saves your blog details.
Next thing you have to click 'generate blog preview' to see if your blog looks the way you like it.
If so, you can click 'publish blog to kindle.' You'll be prompted to complete your Kindle Publishing for Blogs account.
- Kindle Publishing for Blogs account:
They will ask for your name, address and phone number. Only publishers with US or UK billing address and bank account are able to setup account on Kindle Publishing at the moment.
They will also ask for payment collection information, such as business type, tax reporting number, payment type, account type, transit number and account number. If you reside in the UK you need to provide only business type and payment type information.
You have to accept the terms and conditions.
- Amazon will approve your blog in 48-72 hours, and set the price that is going to be charged.
As mentioned before, Amazon keeps 70% of the revenue from the blog subscriptions and bloggers get 30%.
For more details read the Kindle Publishing for Periodicals FAQ.
Another way to steal your content?
At no point does the publisher have to prove to Amazon that the blog they are selling subscriptions to is actually theirs. But here are the things that should scare content thieves off from trying to sell the work of others.
You have to hand over a lot of personal information to Amazon. So if you get caught, you'll never get away with it.
Only really popular blogs would get anywhere near the traffic and subscribers to be worthwhile for anyone to risk stealing them.
Amazon appears to go out of their ways to shut down these fake blogs as quick as possible, which make them much less than lucrative ventures.