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Bloggers can publish on Kindle at Amazon.com. Kindle e-Book readers will be able to subscribe to your blog posts, and read them anywhere.

How to Publish Your Blog to Amazon’s Kindle: Guest Post

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You can make your blog available to Kindle at Amazon.com. Kindle e-Book readers will be able to subscribe to your blog posts, and read them anywhere. Most Kindle blog subscriptions are 99 cents to about $2, and Amazon shares a portion of the revenue with you. Be aware that you aren’t exactly going to be making millions of $$ from Kindle subscriptions. However, every penny counts, and more importantly, this is a terrific opportunity for bloggers to market their blog and generate interest outside of the typical and familiar blog-writing circles.


eBook Kindle Reader

I’d like to introduce my readers to Meet My Friend, Rebecca MeComber, author of The Older Geek. While recently visiting, I saw that she had several blogs on Kindle, and thought that’s a great idea! I’ve met Rebeca through Entrecard as well as various forums and invited her to Guest Post on Moomette’s Magnificents, and fortunately she was available to share blogging tips and techniques with my readers!

Besides sharing an interest in all things technological and geeky, I’ve followed all Rebecca’s blogs, but the first one that caught my eye was NewYork Renovator.  Rebecca lives in upstate New York, which I’ve visited many times over the years as my brother lived in Rochester.  It’s interesting to follow her story of renovating an 1855 farmhouse, and look at her detailed photos of the house, weather and world outside her door!

Follow Rebecca on Twitter @Rebemecomber

If you have a topic of interest that you’d like to share and be a Guest Blogger on Moomette’s Magnificents, please contact me (see Contact tab above).

The Older Geek

Before you submit a blog to Kindle, however, you must create a Kindle vendor account at Amazon. This vendor account is separate from the Amazon bookstore seller account.

Go to the Amazon Kindle sign up page. Here you are required to submit your name, address, and telephone number, as well as answer security questions for your account. Your only two options (as of this writing) for receiving payment for blog subscriptions is via a check that is mailed to you, or via direct deposit into your bank account. If you choose your bank account, you will need to submit your routing number and bank account number, as well.

Once this information is submitted, you can go on to the next step. It’s easy to submit your blog to Amazon. You will need a few things before you start:

  • Your blog’s RSS feed. It can be your Feedburner url or the basic RSS feed url available through your browser. For example, I have a Feedburner RSS feed that I use, but my basic browser RSS feed is the simple http://theoldergeek.com/feeds. You can use either one, just as long as it is a viable RSS feed. You can verify your feed through the Amazon sign-up page.
  • A screenshot of your blog homepage. If you have a Windows computer, you do this by pressing the keys “CTRL” and “PrtScn” on your keyboard. If you have Mac, press the Apple key, the “Shift” key and the “3” key simultaneously. Then open up your photo-editing software program (Paint Shop Pro, Irfanview, whatever) and press “CTRL” and “V” to paste the screenshot into the program. From there, you can crop the image. I recommend that you crop the image as small as you can, as Amazon will reduce it considerably to display it on the subscriber page.
  • A screenshot of your blog’s header, or “masthead.” Again, try to keep this image simplified. It will appear in black and white in the Kindle device.

When you are ready, go to the Amazon Kindle Sign Up Page. Fill in the information and upload the images. You can save your information to be completed at a later time, or see a preview of how your blog will look on Kindle before you actually publish your blog. I recommend that you take a peek at the preview to ensure your masthead looks appropriate.

The Older Geek on Kindle

Finally, place a check in the Terms of Service confirmation box, and click the “Publish Blog to Kindle” button. You will be directed to your newly created Kindle account page. Your blog must be approved by the Kindle Powers That Be. I have found that blogs are usually approved in 24 hours or so.

Once approved, you can log in to your Kindle account and manage it: view subscriptions, view the Amazon subscription page, access help forums, and more.

And finally, don’t forget to tell the world that you are on Kindle! You can create a nice badge to place on your blog. Make sure the badge links to your Kindle blog’s subscription page.

Helpful Links:
Amazon Kindle sign up page
Kindle Publishing Forums

Bio:
A former radio personality, Rebecca Mecomber is now a pro-blogger and freelance writer. She currently owns a dozen blogs of various niches. She’s been blogging and tinkering with electronics and computers for over two decades. She remembers the old days before VCRs, CDs, DVDs, and the WWW. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, four teenagers, and five pets. Needless to say, she drinks a lot of coffee…
© C. Matthews 2010

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New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

50 comments

  1. Hey Cindi! Thanks for giving me the splendid pleasure of guest posting on your blog! :D
    .-= Look at what Rebecca hopes you’ll read: …The How To Articles Update =-.

  2. Thank you so very much! I never knew this could be done and it’s one more way of networking my blog.

    Great great post!
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  3. Great post. Thanks for sharing. I am adding this to my list of things to do…
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  4. Oh this is WONDERFUL! Thank you for all that great information. I am off to go and sign my blog up for Kindle! So many great ways to network your blog!!! :)

  5. I recommend joining up with Kindle for Blogs to all my blogger friends. It costs you nothing and you might make a few bucks. I’m actually making more with Kindle than I am through the BlogHer ad network, which surprised me.

    Go ahead everyone! Nothing to lose, much to gain.
    .-= Look at what Junk Drawer Kathy hopes you’ll read: …A Very Expensive Cat Chair =-.

    • Hi Kathy ~ I’m surprised that you can make more with Kindle than the BlogHer ad network! Still waiting for approval here as I just applied this weekend – but it’s good for the extra exposure anyway, and the $$ will be a plus!

      • I’m dumbfounded, actually. But with the decrease in earnings from BlogHer, it’s not hard to exceed it :(

        I have 335 Kindle subscribers to my blog. Not everyone is seeing those numbers, I honestly think I just got in early on the deal and that worked in my favor.
        .-= Look at what Junk Drawer Kathy hopes you’ll read: …A Very Expensive Cat Chair =-.

  6. Huh. It would never, in a million years, have occurred to me to do that. Thanks for the tip!
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  7. I just published my blog onto the kindle yesterday! Or at least I finally saw that it was approved after over a month of waiting. :)
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  8. What a GREAT idea! I am so adding this to my to-do list! Thanks
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  9. took care of you over at the Tribal spot. great information on the use of this newfangled tool..
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  10. Yep, I’m with Junk Drawer Kathy. I’m making more moolah off Kindle subscriptions than BlogHer as well.
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  11. This is a great guest post and the topic is quite interesting! I will share your post with my readers with a link to your post here. Great job ladies!!! BTW, new subscriber to your blog too!
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  12. Thanks for sharing that with us.
    Stopping by from SITS.
    Happy Mothers Day :)
    .-= Look at what Simone hopes you’ll read: …Happy Mothers Day to Me =-.

  13. Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely going to look into this for Hip Mama’s Place. :)
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  14. I bet the majority of bloggers don’t even know this option is out there. Even if it is only a small amount of income that can come from Kindle, your so right… every penny counts. Once the iPad picks it up it’ll become mainstream fairly quickly.

  15. Wow, this is so neat!

    I had no idea you could even do this, thanks for the information.
    .-= Look at what Kristie hopes you’ll read: …Review Blogger Scam =-.

  16. What a cool idea! I probably wouldn’t do it for my blog . . . since I’m pretty sure I’m so unknown that no one would subscribe. . . .but, I can see how this would be a good option for bigger blogs.
    .-= Look at what Rachel — Following In My Shoes hopes you’ll read: …Menu-Planning {The Healthy Way} =-.

  17. Great information… thanks for the guest post!

  18. Sadly, I am not very good with computers and technology…so I won’t be able to do this to a kindle but I will definitely save this link to help me in the future : )
    .-= Look at what life with Kaishon hopes you’ll read: …golden glow =-.

  19. Thanks so much for this post. I am adding it to my to-do list.
    Great Idea!!!

  20. Thanks for the post, this shows the importance on keeping up with technology by providing another channel to market your blog.

  21. Wow this is GREAT information. Thank you very much!
    .-= Look at what Katherine hopes you’ll read: …Candy is Dandy =-.

  22. great tip, I LOVE my Kindle and now I could make $$ as well?? anne

  23. Wow, I wondered how people did this! Love this tip!

    Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day last Monday!
    .-= Look at what Shell hopes you’ll read: …Pour Your Heart Out =-.

  24. I first saw the Amazon Kindle blog feature on Misadventures of Andi and have been considering it ever since. Thank you for providing the details!

  25. Nice post. I have a blog and I haven’t heard for Amazon Kindle. I’ll try it. All the best
    .-= Look at what Tamara hopes you’ll read: …She is coming!!!-The Third Trimester Part Two =-.

  26. This is such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I am going to have to do this. I know it’s been less than a month since you have been approved, but have you made much money on it yet Cindi? I think it’s an awesome idea just to give readers another subscribing option, the money is just an extra bonus. :)
    .-= Look at what Erin Pyle (@erinjeany) hopes you’ll read: …Choose You, Get Healthy! {& Giveaway!} =-.

  27. Wow! Thank you so much! :)
    .-= Look at what Shaina hopes you’ll read: …Family Fun Magazine – $3.11 for 1 Year! + Over 80 Subscriptions under $5 =-.

  28. Fantastic – very unselfish. You have provided a great instructional on how to improve the readership of our blogs. While mine is simply tips for parenting…this tip shall prove valuable in the future I am sure.
    Shiroi Tora would like you to read..Kinesthetic Training II – Heavy BagMy Profile

  29. Thank you so much for this very informative post. Your directions are very clear and helpful. I just signed my blog up and have several friends I’m going to suggest it too as well. Have a great weekend.
    Julie would like you to read..TLC Book Tours: The Love Ceiling Book Review and GIVEAWAYMy Profile

  30. Hopped over here from blogfrog via the SITS community.

    Great post! I’m now heading to Amazon to sign up. Exploring publishing to the Kindle has been on my list; this was just the incentive I needed!
    Stacy M would like you to read..Warm FuzziesMy Profile

  31. Thank you so much for posting this! I have an art blog and I’m not sure how well the images will show up in black and white, but I think I’ll give it a go anyway!

    Thanks again,
    Jess
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  32. Wow! Thanks for this post! I never would have thought of that!

  33. I’ve been on Kindle for awhile.
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  34. awesome. I didn’t know you could do something like that. I thought they were just for, ya know, ruining the reading experience. ;P
    Jenny would like you to read..Such a sweet scentMy Profile

  35. Cindi, you have the most interesting, and important things to say! Thank you!

  36. Thank you for sharing. As an aspiring author this is totally geeking me out! I’m off to publish myself on Kindle!!

  37. Kirsten (Results Not Typical Girl)

    I’m late to the party, but I brought a box of wine. Great stuff, thanks!

  38. Wow I had NO idea you could do that. very high tech of you, thanks!!!
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  39. Oh my goodness – this a great tip! I wouldn’t have thought of this myself either. I’m off to share the knowledge and share this post :)
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  40. This is great information and a fabulous post with easy-to-follow instructions. Thanks!
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  41. Hi from Bloggy Moms. I never would have thought of this as a possibility; I will certainly be considering joining Kindle. Thanks for the information. Great site, I’m your newest follower.

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