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Publish Your Blog to the Kindle on Amazon

November 1, 2011 | By Dee Ann Rice

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With the advent of the Kindle, it became easy to publish ebooks that could be sold on Amazon for the Kindle.  This is a great way to get your ebook in front of more people.

Did you know that you can also publish your blog on Amazon for Kindle.  People can then buy a subscription to your blog and every time that you update your blog they will receive it on their Kindle.

These subscriptions are fairly inexpensive for people to buy.  They run between $0.99 and about $2.99 monthly depending on what Amazon decides your blog subscription is worth.

You do not make much on a single subscription.  I think that it is about 30% of the cost. This is not something that is going to make you rich but it is another way for people to read your blog.

How to Publish on Kindle

1.

The first thing you need to do is create a Kindle Publishing account.

 2.

After signing up for an account, you will come to the following screen.  Click on where it says “your account.”

You will be taken into an area to fill out all of your personal information and any information Amazon will need to pay you if someone subscribes to your blog.

This is pretty straight forward.  You will need to agree to Amazons user agreement at the end of this section.

3.

Now you are ready to submit your blog. Click on “+ Add Blog”

Fill out the information about your blog.  You will need to upload a screen shot of your blog and the header banner.

At the bottom of this form you can save it, see a preview of your blog on Kindle and Publish the Blog to Kindle.

4.

It will take a few hours for your blog to be accepted and during this time will show as pending in your account.

When the blog goes live, it will show as published.

You now will be able to go look at it.

It will look like this:

Now anyone will be able to go to Amazon and subscribe to your blog on their Kindle.  You can also advertise that your blog is available on Kindle from Amazon.

I hope you learned something from my post today.   I had no idea that my blog could be available for people to read on their Kindle until just a few days ago.

I love comments and hearing from everyone who reads my blog.  So, put your comments below.  Tell me what you think.  Is something you think could be valuable?

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1 Sally
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November 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

Hey Dee Ann

Wow that’s a super cool tip I really didn’t know you could that!

I have not done much about Kindle publishing, but it’s on my must do list because I know I am missing out on a lot from over there.

You just made my “must do” list much bigger, thanks I think lol.

Super clear post though! I am sure I will be able to set this up with no probs at all thanks to your help.

Sally :)
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2 Dee Ann Rice
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November 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Sally,

Sorry about making your “must do” list bigger. lol If it makes you feel any better, I think it took me about 5 maybe 10 minutes to set the whole thing up. Then it took about 2 hours for my blog to go live.

I was really intrigued by this. If nothing else I can say I have something published on Amazon for the Kindle.

Who knows someone might actually buy a subscription so they can read my post on their Kindle.

Glad you thought my instructions were clear. I always wonder when I write instructions just how clear they are to someone who does not know how to do what I am explaining.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great week.

Dee Ann

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3 Adrienne
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November 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

Hi Dee Ann,

I had heard about this some time back but I couldn’t understand why someone would pay for a subscription to read your blog on their Kindle when they can do it for free on the internet. I know I probably don’t totally understand the convenience of having a Kindle since of course, I don’t have one and obviously people are willing to do this or Amazon wouldn’t have set this service up.

I think publishing anything on Amazon is a step up to me so even though I don’t understand this, it probably wouldn’t hurt to be among the few that are offering their blogs to people who are willing to pay to subscribe, right! I mean how cool is that! To be able to say your information is available on Amazon.

Thanks for this reminder and for the kick in the right direction.

Hope your week is going well.

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4 Dee Ann Rice
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November 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Adrienne,

I have the same thoughts as you. Why would anyone want to purchase a subscription to my blog on Amazon if they could read it free on the internet? Have not really come up with a good reason except people do weird things and maybe there is the person the wants to read everything on their Kindle. Don’t know.

I just thought the idea of publishing my blog on Amazon for Kindle was a kind of neat idea. Even if Amazon thinks my blog is only worth $0.99 a month. I guess it is worth something. Who know for $0.99 a month someone might want to purchase it.

I just figured it was more exposure. Another place for people to see my blog. I also like the idea of publishing that my blog is available on Amazon for Kindle. That is if I decide to publicize it.

Thanks for your thoughts and stopping by.

Have a great day.

Dee Ann

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5 Nikki (Purple Minxy Witch) November 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

Hey DeeAnn,

Thanks for sharing that! I was wondering about Kindle and self-publishing a couple of weeks ago, but I’d never considered publishing my blog…very interesting!

Thanks for including the instructions as well, that’s really helpful.

Speak soon,

Nikki

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6 Dee Ann Rice
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November 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Nikki,

It is an interesting idea, publishing a blog. I had never imagined do it until a friend said she did it. My first words were “why?”. I still am not sure “why” but I did it and it was kind of fun to see my blog on Amazon.

I was thinking of creating an eBook for Kindle using Barry’s instructions in his post Kindle Publishing Made Easy by Val Waldeck: My review. I have been meaning to do that for sometime now and have not gotten to it. So when I found this and realized that I could have something published with about 5 minutes of work, I thought it would be great.

Glad you enjoyed the post.

Have a great week.

Dee Ann

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7 Julie November 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

Hi Dee Ann,

I think that is a great idea, as you say, you won’t be able to retire on it, but every little bit helps and you’ve the exposure. Like Adrienne says, why pay for a subscription when it can got for free directly on your blog, which someone may do because they’d seen it first on Amazon.

Thanks Dee Ann, and your instructions here a perfect for setting it up.

Take Care
Julie

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8 Dee Ann Rice
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November 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Julie,

My first thoughts were along the lines of Adrienne’s. I figured that it would not hurt to publish it though and then I could say my blog was published on Amazon for Kindle.

It is kind of a fun idea and was fun to do. I also figured any exposure I could get for my blog would not hurt.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hope you have a great week.

Dee Ann

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9 Lilly November 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Thats actually a great idea. That way your blog gets more of an VIP status if you can say that it was puplished on Amazon. Defenetly an idea I will keep in mind :)

Thanks
Lilly

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10 Dee Ann Rice
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November 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Lilly,

It is a pretty neat idea. Not sure I have seen any results yet but it is another place to get your blog seen.

Even if people only come over and read it online.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Dee Ann
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11 Jean November 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Gosh, what will they think of next?

Thanks for this post and the clear instructions. I’d never heard of the concept and I am a Kindle publisher, although I haven’t actually got one…

…yet!

At the moment I just use the free reader you can download onto your computer (which does kind of defeat the object, I suppose).

Listing my blog is certainly something I’ll have to look into.

Thanks again.

Jean

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12 Dee Ann Rice
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November 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Jean,

A friend told me about it. She mentioned she had published her blog on Amazon for Kindle. I was really surprised.

I also use the free reader that downloads onto my computer. My daughter (16) has a Kindle though and loves it. She is an avid reader and when she when to Australia last year we bought her a Kindle so she could take lots of book and not have the weight as she could only take 50 pounds each way. I told her she should buy my blog but she is not interested.

It is kind of a fun thing to do. Will see if anyone really buys it.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Have a great week.

Dee Ann

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13 Joshua November 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Hey Dee! first time visitor 8) and WOW I am absolutely BLOWN away!

I had no idea you can do this. I’d be willing to let subscribers join for free in exchange for an email.
(im big on list building 8))

I am going to set this up this week. This is absolutely amazing.

thank you

Joshua
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14 Dee Ann Rice
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November 3, 2011 at 6:14 am

Joshua,

Publishing on Amazon is kind of a interesting idea. I think we would all be willing to give away subscriptions for email addresses. We are all trying to build that list.

This is another way to have exposure to your blog and maybe get them to give you their email addresses.

Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with publishing your blog and your list building.

Dee Ann Rice

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15 Ileane
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November 3, 2011 at 3:22 am

Hi Dee Ann, thanks for sharing this. I think Brankica Underwood shared this awhile back but at the time I just never got around to it. But it deserves another look. Great tutorial!
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16 Dee Ann Rice
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November 3, 2011 at 6:24 am

Ileane,

I read Brankica’s blog but did not know he shared this. Guess I missed it or it was before I started reading it. I just found out about this about a week ago and thought that it was a fun idea.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Dee Ann

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17 Ileane
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November 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Dee Ann, looks like Brankica’s post was back in March http://live-your-love.com/kindle-publishing-blog/. But this time I acted on it, so in my mind you deserve some credit for this. I submitting my blog just now! I’ll let you know how I make out. Thanks again!
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18 Dee Ann Rice
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November 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Ileane,

That is why I had not seen it. I think I started blogging in about April and promptly deleted my whole blog. So by the time I got it back up and running again it was late May.

That is great that you have submitted it. I submitted mine and no one has purchase it yet.lol No surprise.

Did try to talk my 16 year old daughter, who has a Kindle, into purchasing it. She refused.

Dee Ann

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19 Cathy November 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Hi Dee Ann,

First time visitor to your blog, but saw your post and was fascinated with the idea of uploading to Kindle. What a great idea and I also like the idea of giving some away for free to build your list. Thanks for the instructions.
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20 Dee Ann Rice
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November 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Cathy,

Welcome to my blog.

I am glad that you like the idea of publishing to Kindle. I think it is a pretty neat idea.

Good luck with publishing and growing your list.

Dee Ann

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21 Hamish November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hello Dee Ann,

I’m a huge Kindle fan – got the Kindle 2.0, the Kindle 3 (now Keyboard) and the Kindle 4 in our house. I get to use whichever one my kids haven’t snaffled at any point in time.

Love to read on my Kindle – and I think that publishing a Kindle book is a great idea for many bloggers.

I’m not sure that I see the point of blogs for the Kindle though. Readers would have to pay money to access your blog and, unless you have a very text based layout, would have a poorer experience than they would have if they accessed, free of charge, using a smartphone or a computer.

Maybe I’m missing something here. I would love to hear from some bloggers who have published their blogs to the Kindle. Did they get many subscriptions?

Personally, I think that this is a hangover from when the Kindle first hit the market in 2007 and this sort of service might have had more appeal. But I am ready to revise my opinion if anyone would like to share their positive experiences.

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22 Dee Ann Rice
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November 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Hamish,

Welcome to my blog.

For me it is just an experiment. I do not know if anyone will buy a subscription. I thought that I would try it and see what happened. Figured that it would not hurt anything. I thought that it was an interesting idea.

Don’t know if anyone else has had any success yet.

I can see your point though and I have had the same thoughts. We will see what happens.

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.

Dee Ann Rice

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23 Hamish November 5, 2011 at 3:49 am

Hello Dee Ann,

I read my own comment again – and just thought I would point out that I’m being curious rather than negative here :o).

I really hope that your experiment is a huge success for you. I’ll check back to see how you get on.

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24 Dee Ann Rice
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November 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

Hamish,

I did not take it as you being negative at all but as being curious.

Like I said before I had allot of the same questions you expressed. When my friend told me about this my first word out of my mouth was “why?”.

Like I said before though I thought that it was an interesting idea and a good experiment.

Again thank you for your thoughts and comments.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dee Ann

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25 Dave Whitworth November 6, 2011 at 4:16 am

Hi Dee Ann,
That is great information about getting your blog on the Kindle.

I have a number of blogs which I seem to neglect in equal measures.
I think I will give one or two of them more attention and then try for a Kindle subscription.

Thanks for the info I have bookmarked this page so I can come back when I am ready for Kindle.

Regards
Dave

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26 Dee Ann Rice
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November 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Dave,

Am glad that my post was helpful for you.

Have fun putting your blogs on Kindle. I though it was a really neat idea.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Have a great day.

Dee Ann

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27 Justin
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November 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

Hi Dee Ann,
This sounds like a great way to earn some extra cash with our blogs. I didn’t even know this was available with Kindle. Thanks for sharing.

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28 Dee Ann Rice
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November 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Justin,

I didn’t know it existed either until a friend told me about it.

I thought it was a neat idea. We will see what happens and if anyone subscribes.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Have a great day.

Dee Ann

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29 Barry Wells
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November 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

Hi Dee Ann, thanks for writing this post. I didn’t realise we could do this but will be following your lead and getting it done.

I’m already kindle published with an ebook but blog posts is a new one on me.

What people need to realise is that it isn’t just Kindle eReaders that this will work on as kindle have apps for every other product out there so people will use their ipads, iphones as well smart phones and every other portable device being used these days.

Great post Dee Ann, I’ll bookmark this for later ;)

Take care, Barry
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30 Dee Ann Rice
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November 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Barry,

I knew you had an eBook published on Kindle. I actually have been meaning to purchase that software to publish an eBook on Kindle. I actually thought maybe I would get my eBook done and publish it but I am not getting that done overly fast.

I thought this was a kind of novel idea though. I can at least say I have something published on Kindle and for sale on Amazon. Even if it is only my blog.

Good point about it not only being Kindle eReaders people will be able to read this on.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Have a great week.

~Dee Ann

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31 Mahesa November 8, 2011 at 1:02 am

Hi Dee Ann,

Thanks for the info. I was been wondering the for opportunities in kindle. Thank you so much for the step by step illustrated guide. Appreciate it so much

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32 Linda November 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

This is pretty neat – I never heard of that before. I tried putting a book on kindle, but it was removed due to PLR content :(

I think I am going to give it a try and see what happens.

Thanks for the informative post :)

Linda

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33 Dee Ann Rice
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November 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

Linda,

I was going to try to put a book on Kindle but have not. To bad it was removed.

I had never heard of this before either but thought it was interesting.

Good luck with publishing your blog.

Have a great week end.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dee Ann

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34 ThatsBlog.com December 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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35 Matthew Share December 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Dee Ann,

Really great tips. It’s a huge help because with the rise in popularity of ebooks, kindles, and ebook readers over the past 2 years, it’s a huge opportunity for every online marketer to sell their content.

Thanks for the share. :)

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36 Dee Ann Rice
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December 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Matthew,

Publishing a blog to kindle is kind of fun because you can say that your blog is published to kindle.

Still waiting to see if anyone actually purchases it when they can read it online for free.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dee Ann
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37 Dawn July 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I just started the publishing on one of my blogs today. It is not live yet, I guess it said that it could take up to 48 hours to be listed. All is good, it is a nice option to give blog readers :)
I wasn’t sure how much they charged for subscriptions, that is how I found your post while I was searching in Google. Thank you for sharing the info :)

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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38 Dee Ann Rice
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August 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Dawn,

It is kind of fun to publish on Kindle. I have been publishing this blog for sometime now.

The subscriptions are really reasonable.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Dee Ann
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