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Sell Your Hubs for Amazons Kindle

Updated on February 6, 2011

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.

Amazon Kindle Publishing for Periodicals
Amazon Kindle Publishing for Periodicals

Steps to sell Kindle subscriptions to your hubs.


  1. Go to Amazon Kindle Publishing and register an account in two easy steps.

    Provide username, password and email address, then answer three security questions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Will you try Kindle Publishing your Hubs?

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    • nakmeister profile image

      nakmeister 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Sounds great, I've never heard of this. Has anyone on here successfully sold any?

    • Haunty profile imageAUTHOR

      Haunty 

      7 years ago from Hungary

      Great. Good luck, guys!

    • Jed Fisher profile image

      Jed Fisher 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Ima do it.

    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 

      7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I'm so glad I read your Hub. I already have a Kindle Publishing account since my book is sold on Kindle. But I didn't know I can sell my Hubs there too. Thanks for the info. I'll have to look further into this.

    • Haunty profile imageAUTHOR

      Haunty 

      7 years ago from Hungary

      Good luck to both of you! I was quite surprised no one's mentioned this yet while it's been around since 2009 or so.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Well, I signed up and we shall see if anything happens!

    • Drew Shadrot profile image

      Drew Shadrot 

      7 years ago from U.S.A.

      This is great! I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds like a terrific way to further monetize out hubs.

      Thanks for sharing :D

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