By Michele Scism
The Results Lady
Did you know that an estimated 10.3 million U.S. homes have e-readers? That is a lot of potential readers for your blog. Would you like to know how to publish your blog on kindle?
I actually got this idea from my friends Shahar and Nash Boyayan of Buzz Boosters. I read and article Shahar wrote called “Let's Market to 10 Million Homes For Free”. In the article she pointed out that we are missing a huge opportunity if we don't publish our blog feed on Amazon's Kindle.
I created this video to show you how easy Kindle blog publishing is. On Kindle blogs are available to owners for free for the first 14 days and then if you want to continue to read the blog you pay a subscription fee. Kindle will then pay the blogger part of the subscription.
As I said in the video at this point my blog is currently still being published and as soon as it is available for Kindle readers I will come back and update you. So are you going to post your blog on Kindle?
Very cool information, thanks! I’ve shared with a couple of good friends to help them get their word out. Question: If you don’t have a Kindle account at Amazon.com, does Amazon charge you for setting up the account or self-publishing? This is a bit new to me but the process seemed really easy! Thanks for sharing!
Hey Lisa, No charge for setting up. Before I started this I just set up an account. It was really easy. Thanks for commenting, Michele
I love this idea. Unfortunately this avenue is only available for US people. Very sad and disappointing decision from Amazon. I hope they make this more “international” very soon.
Oh well maybe Amazon will wake up and figure that out. Good luck! Thanks for commenting, Michele
Awesome Janette – I was kind of a kindle hold out. I love buying books and feeling it in my hands but now that I know I can read blogs and newspapers on it I am thinking about changing my mind. Thanks, Michele
Thanks Michele. Amazon makes it so easy to publish. I just published my first ebook for the Kindle, and now I will definitely add my blog! BTW, I bought a Kindle for my husband for Christmas and Best Buy said they couldn’t keep them in stock! It’s the publishing platform of the future.
Hey Daphne – I am thinking I will have to go ahead and get one now too. It is time to do it when you are published on it. LOL
Hey Leanne – Well I bet they will figure it out soon. They are such a huge company and very international so I hope they will.
This was so easy! Thanks Michele for the step-by-step instructions, and inspiring me to do this!
Awesome Terri – I am so excited that you used it!! You have an awesome blog.
I DID IT!!! I just setup my Kindle Publishing account and added my blog! Thank you Michele for sharing (and Shahar and Nash Boyayan). What a great new marketing avenue. You are so right; sometimes it’s the “early adopters” that get the bone and this is definitely something new to me!
WooHoo Jena!! I am so excited that you got yours set up. I love early adopters!!
I’ve GOT to get over here more often, Michele — all the fun and the action is taking place on your blog!
Super helpful video demo – thank you. Considering the sheer numbers of folks with e-readers … Kindle, here I come!
Can’t wait to read your next post and check in with you to see how your blog is doing on Kindle. 🙂
Happy Blogging and Happy 2011!
I noticed that you used your Feedburner feed as opposed to your organic feed (somewhere on decisiveminds.com, I would imagine).
Any reason for this?
Thanks for the content! Time to go thank Shahar and Nash!
LOL Paul – I don’t know. It worked – LOL. Hey Paul, I want to thank you for writing a review for my blog. I really appreciate it – you are so sweet. I am so grateful that we met at Adam’s event – You rock!! Michele
So Michele, when are you going to tell us how to get on Nook? I have friends who own the Barnes & Noble Nook.
Thank you very much for this information, I am eagerly awaiting approval on my blogs.
Hey MJ – sounds like a challenge and I am all up for challenges. LOL I hadn’t heard of the Nook yet but I can’t wait to figure it out. Let you know when I do – Michele
I am now published! Thanks!
I uploaded images, however, they do not show up? I have not yet received an approval email from Amazon – am I too premature in looking? Any thoughts?
Thanks again, Michele! You Rock! And I reviewed your blog on Amazon as well!
Awesome Stephanie – I am so glad you signed up.
Thanks so much Michele, for showing us how to do this. I just set up my blog there and I will set up my ebooks next. I didn’t know how many people are already using Kindle.
Hi Jeanette – Awesome let me know how it works for you. Michele
Thanks, Michele! I just set up my blog on Kindle, too! (Now I want to go BUY one!) Thank you for all the knowledge you and the Ultimate Blog Challenge Participants share!
Thanks Don and thank you for commenting. That means a lot :))