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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Is Your Blog Kindle-Worthy? Amazon Thinks So.

Publisher's Weekly is reporting that now anyone can sell their blog through Amazon's Kindle just by signing up. Amazon will keep 70% of any revenue from subscribers, and the rest goes to you. It says most blog subscriptions run about $.99 to $1.99 per month, with the price determined by Amazon. So your blog is sent wirelessly to the Kindle of anyone who subscribes.

Read the Washington Post article for more details.

The article also mentions a Instapaper, which let's you save web pages for later reading. It looks kinda cool, so you may want to check it out if you're like me and always forget where you left that great article you were meaning to read, or the piece of research you want to examine in-depth later.

Sorry about the no pictures. My computer doesn't seem to be recognizing jpeg files at the moment. Sigh. *Shakes clueless nontechy head*


Kimberly said...

That's really interesting! I had no idea, so thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'd love to get my hands on a Kindle before buying one to see what it is like. Thank you for your post!

K9friend said...

Nifty! Thanks for the heads up!

Margo Dill said...

I guess I'll go to Amazon and see if I can figure this out! I wonder how many people will buy blogs? :)

Tricia Grissom said...

I have a kindle and I love it. If you're in the St. Charles County area, you are welcome to look at mine. If not, they also have a thread on Amazon about where you can see a Kindle in person before buying.

I'm not sure about the blog buying. I can look at the my blogs on my Kindle, they just aren't very pretty or easy to navigate, but I'm not sure I'd pay for the pretty.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see a list of the best-selling blogs on Kindle. I have no idea which ones would make the cut.

Tricia Grissom said...

I'm sure they are after the technorati top 100 blogs - but those guys aren't likely to share profits at a 70/30 ratio.

Sara over at Smart Bitches has a blog of her opinion about the whole thing that's interesting. Apparently they tried to start this several years ago and it's taken them this long to get it up and running.