IN A MAD dash to finish the Unforgettable Characters-Dynamic Dialogue class I’m teaching, and pubbing the book of the same name, I stumbled across blogger Brittany
Baughman on Pinterest, who says the next e-book revolution is pubbing your blog on Kindle.
According to Baughman, the popularity of iPads, tabs and e-readers allow those of us who’ve built a pretty good relationship with blog readers to maximize blog’s exposure (and your income) by setting up your blog to publish on Amazon for Kindle users to purchase.
Now before you say, “Auntie Kit, I am way too busy pinning, tweeting and FBing to do ONE more thing online,” let me say, just take a look at Klogging–okay, I totally made that up–but it’s my word for Kindle blogging.
Why publish to Kindle?
Well, according to Amazon, “Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered wirelessly to the Kindle and updated throughout the day. They are fully downloaded onto a Kindle so they can be read even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle contain full text content and most images.”
Insert the hand-wringing, maniacal Bwah hah hah of the Evil Genius I am working so hard to become.
So how, you ask?
Well, I’ll tell you, because I am not that evil . . . yet.
Create A Publisher Account
Setting up your blog is super easy and free. Simply go to Kindle Publishing For blogs and create an account.
NOTE: you will not be using your Amazon Associates account/login information.
Publish Your Blog On Kindle
After you create your publisher account, you can then begin to add your blog and submit it for publishing.
Once you set up your blog and submit it for publishing, you will be waiting 48-72 hours for Amazon to approve and finalize your submission. They take care of everything else.
Make Money From Publishing Your Blog On Amazon
Amazon sets the price on publishing, usually .99 a month for a subscription. According to the Terms and Conditions, publishers will get 30% of that (roughly .30 so don’t assume you are going to get rich quick).
Market your blog being published on Kindle via your various social networks, create a blog graphic, and send out an announcement to your newsletter subscribers. Even at .30 a subscription, if you can get 100 followers to subscribe that is an extra thirty dollars profit from your blog every month. Now imagine growing your blog and getting 1000 subscribers. That is three hundred dollars a month. Not to shabby for something that is free for you to set up.
Am I sold on this idea? I’m not sure. And I’m not sure my folks would pay for something they’re already getting for free. What do y’all think?