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Publishing a Blog on Amazon Kindle

Updated on December 17, 2011
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A lifelong crochet and craft enthusiast and a self-published author. I create patterns and have a blog about crochet and other patterns.

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Kindle Allows Writers to Share Blogs on Amazon

As a writer there are many venues for publishing. Amazon provides writer's with the ability to self-publish their books and sell them on Amazon Kindle. Bloggers can also publish their blogs through Amazon Kindle and obtain more readers while earning money self-publishing a blog.

Kindle Blogs are automatically delivered wirelessly to a readers Kindle throughout the day. The reader does not have to be connected in order to view their subscription and they can read in full context with color images.

You don't have to own a Kindle to read Kindle books and blogs. Items can be viewed on iPhones, iPads, Laptops, PC's and other wireless devices.

In order to start publishing your blog through Amazon Kindle here are a few suggestions before posting your blog to the site.

1. A blog should be interesting, have a niche that others will enjoy reading and something that readers will want to pay for in order to read.

2. Niche blogs about a certain subject (parenting, crafts, book authors, gardening) will attract more subscribers. Be sure to pick a subject you are passionate about and can write on a regular basis.

3. Have something to say on your blog. Don't just post ramblings or your views about a subject. Write about subjects people will want to read. Share links to other sites that offer free samples, discounts, or suggested reading for visitors.

4. If you are a writer and have self-published books keep your readers updated on what your books are about, what you are currently working on and answer readers questions.

5. Offer free stuff such as free patterns, free eBooks, free how to information, etc.

6. Be sure to post to your blog at least 3 to 4 times a week. The more you post about your topic the more readers you will be able to attract. Readers will pay to read your blog on their Kindle but only if you have something to read about on a regular basis.

Once a blog is established bloggers can move on the next step and start posting a blog on to the Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs site.

How to Publish Through Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle for Blogs publishing is an easy and fast way to self-publish a blog and sell your blogs on the Kindle store. Besides blogs you can also add your magazine or newspaper to the site.

The first step in order to get started is to visit the Kindle Publishing for Blogs Web site located here.

Once you are on the site there are three easy steps in order to get started. If you already have an Amazon account you can use your existing log in or create a new account separate from your standard account.

After you sign in or create a new account. You Kindle account will allow you to add your blogs and create apps.

Next you will have to complete a one page form that is easy to fill out. Preview your blog and see how it will be displayed. Be sure to write compelling and detailed information about the blog to capture readers.

Next all you have to to is publish your blog and it will be available in the Kindle store.

Kindle is a great way to monteize a blog. Before subscribing to a blog readers will be allowed to obtain a trial subscription. Below we review how you can promote your blog and make money with Kindle views.

Making Money with Kindle Blogs

By selling your Kindle Blogs through the Amazon Kindle Store you can earn money each month.

Amazon will pay you 30% of the monthly blog subscription price for every subscriber of your blog. You can not set the price of your blog, Amazon will define the price depending on what they deem a fair value for their customers.

There are also rules for instance, this service is only available to blogs in the United States, a blog cannot be free as Amazon determines the price, and currently you can only publish html blogs on Kindle.

Blogs posts will be updated automatically through Amazon all you have to do is write a new blog post and your readers will receive it withing a time frame determined by Amazon.

You are allowed to post links in your blog and determine what category to place your blog in.

In order to promote your Kindle blog you can place a Kindle Chicklet next to your RSS chicklets or elsewhere or your site to let your customers know that you blog is available through Amazon Kinde. If you are an Amazon Associate you will receive referrals for all qualifying purchases on Amazon.com including 10% on the Kindle device.

Promote your Kindle blog through other outlets such as writing articles, Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets. Let your friends and family know about your Kindle blog and post the blog URL in as many resources and you can think of.

Once you have signed up for Kindle blogs the site provides a help center to answer questions and a community forum that lets bloggers communicate with others.

Kindle Blogs is another great resource for writers to start earning money with their posts. I am not aware if Kindle allows you to posts your HubPages blog on the site but they do allow Blogger blogs, Wordpress blogs, independent blogs, and blogs of all shapes and sizes.

If you have more questions about posting your blog on Amazon Kindle be sure to leave me a post below and I will try my best to provide you with an answer.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      Wow, I have a blog, but wasn't aware of this option. Thanks for the info.

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      Robin Kemp 

      6 years ago

      Everyday I am learning great ideas. I appreciate the tip. Although I am an Amazon lover I was unaware of this venue within there platform. Thanks.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow I like this too! Thanks so much!

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      skylergreene 

      6 years ago

      I never knew you could run blogs on Kindle. This is a really neat idea -- I'll have to look into it. I run blogs through Blogger, but this seems like it targets a different audience. Thanks for the info.

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      lisa42 

      6 years ago from Sacramento

      Awesome idea. I didn't know you could do this, but I think it's a great way to promote your blog.

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      tamron 

      6 years ago

      I am not sure about the selling part. Why would you sell your blog to Amazon than still keep adding post? I must be missing something. Great info. vote up! Stumble ya

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      Donna Cosmato 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for ways to self-syndicate my writing and boost my revenue. I would never have thought about Kindle as an option to monetize my blog, so I was really excited to find and read this. I voted it up and shared with all my freelance writing friends, kudos!

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      PWalker281 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for responding, craftdrawer. I still haven't decided yet. Plus my blog doesn't have a lot of traffic yet, although I would think getting it on Amazon might increase traffic. Lots of pros and cons to think about.

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      craftdrawer 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the comments everyone!

      PWalker - I guess since I mainly publish information to craft patterns that are either in public domain or link to sites that provide free patterns that I have reviewed or commented on it doesn't phase me much. If I were writing more creative content on my own I would have to re-examine publishing my blog with Amazon.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Wow, I had no idea this existed! Recently I have been brainstorming new ways to advertise my blog and generally make more money with it. This sounds like a great option. I will look into it more. Thank you!

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      PWalker281 

      6 years ago

      So what do you think about the part of Amazon's terms and conditions for publishing a blog that grants Amazon the right to use and distribute your blog's content ("Publicatoin" in the paragraph below) in any way they choose?

      Specifically ...

      "5.5 Grant of Rights. You hereby grant to each Amazon party, throughout the term of this Agreement, a nonexclusive, worldwide right and license to distribute Publications as described herein, directly and through third-party distributors, in all digital formats by all digital distribution means available, such right to include, without limitation, the right to: (e) use, reproduce, adapt, modify, and create derivative works of and use and distribute, as we determine appropriate, in our sole discretion, any metadata that you provide in connection with Publications ..."

      This has been the one point that has kept me from following through on with publishing my blog on the Kindle. I'm very interested to know what you think.

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      6 years ago

      Great hub, gives me some food for thought. This is something I had not heard of yet.

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      Danielle Lopez 

      6 years ago from Spain

      Great hub! I had no idea this was even possible! Thanks for the info! Voted up!

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      Skylar Spring 

      6 years ago from New York

      This is a great hub. Very informative. I had no idea you could publish a blog through kindle. That's a good idea for people who want to make money with their writing. I'll keep that in my mind. I may attempt that one day. Thanks for writing this! :)

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      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Love this!

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