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Put your Blog on Kindle

Updated on June 20, 2014

Is your blog on Amazon Kindle?

How would you like to see your work on Amazon? Not all of us are novelists or factual writers churning out publications by the score, but now any blogger can be registered, and selling subscriptions, with the Amazon Kindle.

It's incredibly easy.

First you sign up for a blog vendor account . You need a separate account for this, your normal Amazon customer account won't work.

All you need to do is fill out some basic information and add the RSS feed of your blog. Amazon takes care of the formatting and everything else.

According to Amazon, your blog should be in the Kindle Store within 48 hours but there's a huge backlog. It may take a long time before your blog is approved.

Signing up to the Programme

It's proving difficult to post the link to the sign-up here, as the link wants to take you to a secure login.

Type into your browser

Fill out the application form. You must have an address in USA and a bank account in USA.

Amazon Kindle only deals with publishers who are in USA, however their policy states that they will be expanding to cover others in the future.. Unfortunately, by the time this has been put into place, the first opportunities will be gone and the larger publishers like Rupert Murdoch will hold this market.

If you're in USA, I recommend that you add your blog now.

Advantages of having your blog on Kindle

Be famous!

Wouldn't you like to be an Amazon publisher? Wouldn't all of us?

It gives you credibility. It also pays. The subscription rates can vary from between 99 cents and 1.99. Amazon sets the price based on what they believe to be "fair value" for your content.

Susan52 is on KIndle

Susan saw this opportunity early on and seized it!

Susan is a top 100 lensmaster, and she gives great advice and tips for Squidoo newbies as well as for the Veteran Squidoholic

Disadvantages of the Programme

Amazon rules - again

Amazon sets the subscription price.

If your blog is small, it's anybody's guess at what level Amazon will set the price. Want to give a subscription away? No, sorry, all Kindle-ready blogs are sold for a price. Keep in mind that 70 percent of all subscription sales go directly to Amazon, leaving you just 30%.

Amazon won't allow you to distribute advertising with your feed. Forget any social networking links too, you can't add a Facebook badge or a digg button either.

But I give my blog away for free!

Perhaps electronic readers like Kindle will bring the publishing industry into the twenty-first century, but when it comes to your blog, you already give it away for free.

Readers can subscribe via your RSS feed. Will anyone actually pay for a free service?

Whoops! A major fault!

Amazon doesn't seem to check ownership of blogs before giving someone payment.

Have your say

What do you think?

Do you see the future of blogs on electronic readers? Are subscriptions by email on the way out?

You don't have to be a Squidoo member to have your say.

Would you subscribe to a blog on Amazon Kindle?

How about you?

Would you put your blog on Kindle?

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      roamingrosie 8 years ago

      I'd never realized you could make your blog available on Kindle until I read your lens! It seems like a great opportunity for exposure (if anyone finds it on Amazon!). Thanks for writing this lens! I'm excited that Amazon accepted my blog - check it out:!

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      Ruth Coffee 8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I've heard about this, seems like a fantastic opportunity. Too bad my blog sucks....

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @flowski lm: That's great! Now you're an Amazon publisher!

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      flowski lm 8 years ago

      I didn't know that you could put your blog on kindle, thanks for the tip. I was approved, and my blog is $1.99/mo. on Kindle it's cool.

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Most interesting. I can imagine that some people might simply like the convenience of using their Kindle for all their reading. Only the most die-hard Kindle fans would pay to read a blog, though. And then narrow down your niche... the numbers seem minutely small.

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      gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

      I signed up my blog Science of Energy Healing. I have no idea if it will ever be "found" on Amazon but I loved the cool factor of it. And I"m feeling pretty good cause my blog was assigned the top amount! (I thought that was the lowest and went up from there).

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info!