Kindle Publishing | Publish your blog on Amazon Kindle

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By now, you probably know I am a total Kindle addict. I think every blogger can use a Kindle device (read my post on why I think all bloggers need Kindle).

I use it all the time and I read about it all the time. I love the new features they keep adding. I also like how they keep lowering the price with each new Kindle version. It is getting affordable for more and more people.

With lower price come more users and with more users there are more opportunities for bloggers. One of the opportunities is to get those Kindle users to read your blog on their device.

If they are already reading your blog, why not make it easier on them, and make your blog available to be read on Kindle devices.

What will you find in this post?

Since there are a few things I need to explain here, I felt the need to tell you what you can read about in this post, before you actually start reading.

This is a tutorial on how to publish your post on Kindle, but there are also some other explanations, like why should you do it, how do you make money with it and why I did it.

Set up an account with Kindle Publishing

Go to Kindle Publishing and sign up for an account.

While you are setting up your account, you will need your bank account info. Or not.

You can either set up your Kindle Publishing account to make payments directly to your bank account, or you can choose to be paid by check, which will cost you $8 once the check is issued and sent.

What money?

Oh, I didn’t tell you yet? You can make money by publishing your blog on Kindle. You get 70% of the money made as a publisher (newspapers and magazines) or 30% from the subscriptions to your blog.

Kindle publishing will make an assessment of your blog and set a monthly subscription price for it. Mine was set to $1.99 which seems like price on the high end, considering that New York Times and Huffington Post are priced the same :)

kindle blog publishing price

But the point is not in the money, in this case.

Why did I publish my blog on Kindle?

I did this to make my blog available in more formats. I already use the plugin that makes it easier to read on iPod and other devices.

With so many new Kindle users, why wouldn’t you use the opportunity? It doesn’t cost you a dime to do it and giving 30% to Kindle Publishing is really not much considering the possibilities.

Of course it will be great if this makes a few dollars, but there are times when you should actually think about how to make it easier on your readers. If they are using Kindle, and would like to read your blog on the go, they probably won’t mind paying $1.99 for a monthly subscription.

If you think no one will pay for free info, think twice and check Gini’s post on Four Ways to Charge for Content.

How does “blog on Kindle” work?

kindle blog previewYour blog will be delivered to subscribers’ Kindle device via Amazon Whispernet (wireless).

Every time you post, your feed gets updated and the new post is sent to the user’s Kindle.

Click on the image on the right to see the blog preview, how will it look on Kindle.

How to publish your blog?

Now that you have an account with Kindle publishing, log in and Add a blog.

I am listing everything you can enter in the offered fields, but only some of the fields are marked with an asterisk (must be filled in):

  • Blog RSS feed *
  • Blog Title *
  • Tagline
  • Description *
  • Blog author/Publisher *
  • Screenshot
  • Logo/Banner
  • URL
  • Language *
  • Up to 3 categories * – important cause it helps your blog come up in search results
  • Keywords
  • Posting frequency

Click on Publish and you are good to go.

Kindle Publishing Help states that your blog will be live in 48 to 72 hrs after a review, but mine was posted in a bit less than 24 hrs.

How to promote your blog after publishing?

I decided to add a little image ad in my sidebar and posts that have something to do with Kindle. I created a simple image to make it a link to my blog’s Kindle page.

I think the biggest chance of you getting Kindle subscribers is if people are already reading your blog, so what better place to promote your Kindle version of it?

Is it worth it?

It will take you 15 minutes to set everything up and it doesn’t cost you anything to do it. So why not? And everything you do to make it better for your readers is worth it.

By the way, I already got some subscribers, so I can definitely say that it is worth a try.

Now, I do need to stress one thing out. All blog subscriptions have 14 days free trial. That means, if you are hoping for some big money with it, you better have some awesome posts published all the time.

Bullseye

Technology is advancing every day and new gadgets are invented every day. You never know what your readers are using to surf the net and read.

It could be iPad, iPod, Kindle or cell phone. The more options they have to read your blog, the easier they will find what suits them the best.

If they like to read your blog while taking a class at the University, having a mobile device enabled blog is a great way to keep them coming back. Same goes for any other of the new gadgets.

Do something for your traffic by doing something for your readers.

Have you thought about publishing your blog on Kindle Publishing? Why? Will you do it? Please, share this post with your friends.

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  1. It sounds like a great idea. The only problem, however, is that it appears limited to Bloggers that are in the U.S.. Their help page indicates that only U.S. residence can use their service, but the account information allows you to also specify the United Kingdom as a country.

    I’ll have to wait to see if they start offering the service from those living in other countries.

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Paul,
      being from Serbia, where you can’t even get a PayPal account, I learned how to get around that stuff and found someone to do all that kind of job for me in USA. I hope they will offer more countries soon.

      • You mean Serbia isn’t on PayPal’s list either? lol Join the club! hahaha
        You and I continue to be competing with our 2 countries my dear. But remember – Lesotho is LOL!

        Crap – now Commentluv isn’t reading any of my posts – Pfffff…another techie thing for me to worry about! Grrr.. ;)

        • Brankica says:

          Ingrid, when ever Com Luv is not working for you on this blog, you can post a link to one of your posts at the end of the comment. YOU are allowed to do that any time :)

          And yes, the worst thing is that Bosnia IS on the list, which is so wrong… I was born there and I know how wrong this is :)

          • Awww thanks sweets :)
            But no need for that – I comment here cause I love to! #thatisall

            And don’t really care if my latest post shows up or not hehe.

            I feel your pain about us not being included on PayPal haha and :( . Oh well…

          • That is right every1 doesnt run a blog for money not all comment for link back well said

          • Can anyone else post links to their latest posts if ComLuv isn’t working? It hasn’t been working for me ever since I moved to WordPress, for some reason.

            How were you able to do the Kindle publishing if you aren’t in the US? I’m in Canada. I was going to comment that non-US citizens won’t be able to do this, so I’m glad that Paul pointed it out.

            It’s a great idea though. Wish I could do it and I wish I could follow blogs on my Kindle instead of my RSS reader.

          • Brankica says:

            Hey James, I have been commenting on some blogs today and it is working for me. Try the unban URL, you will find it on ComLuv site.

            I am not sure about Canada, I can not find any country lists available. I apologize to everyone about this, since I set all my stuff to USA I sometimes forget to check this stuff.

  2. Brankica

    Awesome post.

    Honestly – great post. Technology changes so fast that it’s really handy to be able to see people keep up with it like this – and report back with their progress.

    Great share. Great post. Have a GREAT day!

    paul

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Paul,
      thanks so much. I thought, since it is free to do and it takes only a few minutes of your time, people will want to try it out. I am really glad you liked it.

  3. Brankica Your post about kindle is spot on. I replied to a similar post yesterday in your blog I think It was a guest post. But here you gave everything for me to get started. I’m not sure how well it works for UK readers. I’ll find out anyway.

    Thanks!

    • Brankica says:

      If you try it and see problems with UK stuff, I would love some feedback on it :)

  4. OMG, thanks to you I remembered that I had my blog on Kindle (ASIN B0029U2DEK) for way over a year now and decided to look at what was going on. To my surprise, I have a whopping 29 confirmed subscriptions and 3 trials. Not that this is anything “awesome” money wise but I am glad to see that there are people who actually subscribed for it :) Unfortunately, I have no customer reviews. Either they are all happy or… lol

    My reasons at that time was for “exposure” and online presence. But to be honest never any efforts to promote it. Maybe now I will. Thanks for the heads up.

    Lastly and this is somewhat off topic. I noticed that you are using SEO Super Comments. Any good? Did you notice any difference? I am thinking of using it on my blog. Thanks and sorry for the “off topic”.

    • Brankica says:

      Well you have that Kindle thing going on for you, don’t you :) As I said, I can’t see my blog making loads of money from it but I like the option I am offering to my readers. Same reason why you did it.

      When it comes to this plugin, I am still not sure if I got anything with it or not. The reason why I installed it is because I can not control who comments on my blog and although some comments are genuine, blogs are not so great. I wanted to avoid giving direct dofollow links to those blogs.

      Honestly, I am still thinking what will I do with that part of my blog.

      • Really and to be honest, I kinda like abandoned it a long time ago and did not even remember I had it there. Was really quite a surprise :)

        Anyway, thanks for the response about the plugin, I understand your reasoning behind it, and just wanted to know if it delivers like what Prelovac says it is suppose to do ;-)

  5. For a tech dufus like myself, this was really, really great Brankica. I think what you’re doing is quite cutting edge and forward thinking, and I’m just glad you’ve been talking about it because guys and gals like me need to stay informed. Love the business model (of using Kindle) and I can see value, for both blogger and user, and so it makes total sense.

    Again, great job and I very much hope you continue to update everyone with the results and such. I’ll be listening.

    Marcus

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Marcus, thanks so much for the comment. Glad you liked the idea and the reasoning as well. I thought, since it is so easy to do this, why not give everyone a new idea.

      I do have to add that this is a great chance to publish your books over there as well.

  6. I have a Kindle pub acct with a list of pubbed books. I see nowhere to ADD BLOG. Can you be more specific as to where this is?

    • Brankica says:

      When you are logged in, if you are on the “home page” with blue stripe through the middle, on the left hand side there is a part of the text that says “publish your magazine on kindle”. When you click it, it will open a similar window and in the same position where you clicked the previous link, there is a link saying Add your blog to Kindle.

      If you are in your dashboard, then there is a link in the top right saying Your Blogs. When you open that option, there is a big green plus sign and add blog option on your right.

      Tell me if you have trouble finding all this.

  7. Is this a different app maybe than the publisher’s app I’m using? I see none of what you’re mentioning above. So sorry! Want to do this but I don’t even GET to a homepage, I go right to my pub dashboard where books and info is listed. No ‘publish your magazine’ or any other such button.

  8. This sounds pretty cool. I certainly think I will set this up. I have one question, though. Is there anyway to make it free? I would actually like to have it up there free (1.99 isn’t worth worrying about, I would just like another method to reach readers)

    Regardless, great info and something I am looking into!

    • Brankica says:

      Steve, I don’t think so and I have not been given the choice when I published my blog. You don’t determine the price, they do. I did a little search and could not find the info where it says you can offer it for free. I would do that as well, since $1.99 per person won’t make any money.

      However, it would make sense that you can not make it free because their system has to work on updating and delivering it anyway. And they have to charge for that somehow. I guess if they would make that option available, you would have to pay for publishing it, which is at the moment – free.

      • That is kinda what I suspected. Anyway, it is still a cool idea. I put in my app. about 2 hours ago, so should be joining you there soon. :)

        • Brankica says:

          That is great. I will have to make a list of all of your blogs that are published and promote it to my readers :)

  9. Interesting, and good find. I’ve yet to play with a Kindle, or any reader like that. I don’t find enough time to read leisurely…I’m reading technical stuff more often than anything else.

    I think I’m going to hold off on making this leap until I get my design all squared away, and the copy I need to work up is in place, and I’m back to a normal posting schedule.

    Good things are coming, and this here is one of those good things in my opinion. Exciting new doors opening up…thanks for sharing this!

    • Brankica says:

      I feel you pain about reading, lol. I spend so much time lately reading blogs and trying to do stuff that I hardly find time for any real reading. But I do find a few minutes every once in awhile so I guess I should be satisfied with that at least.

      Put this on your to do list, cause it really is simple task :)

  10. Hi Brankica,

    I never heard about Kindle before but seems it’s a great to expose your blog and attract lot of visitors to your blog. I would like to give it try. ;)

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Riya, glad you like it. I don’t think it will be too hard to set it up.

  11. Sergio Felix says:

    Brankica, I really don’t know how do you manage to do this but you keep impressing and amazing the hell out of me with your content. Whenever I’m still trying to figure out something from like two or three posts old from you, you’re already publishing fresh content that I haven’t even thought about… really, how do you do it!? LOL

    Great work as always and to add a little bit to the subject, I really think that a subscription for $1.99 a month it’s really really low, considering the amount of awesomeness in the content.

    I still don’t own a Kindle but I’m pretty sure I will get one very soon ;-)

    PS. Congrats on thinking about usability first and then monetizing, I think that’s a very valuable asset for any true giver.

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Sergio, glad you liked it. Sorry I keep adding to your list, but I am sure you will handle it. I trust your abilities :)

      OK, should I keep posting or stop for a while? Cause I have some awesome ideas for next week and weeks to come as well, lol

  12. Hi Brankica,
    Thanks for sharing the 411 on having your blog on Kindle. I wonder if it would be worthwhile considering I do a lot of video blogging?

    Does a kindle display video? I have a feeling it doesn’t. Nonetheless, it may be good just to be listed in Amazon. I’m sure it increases the credibility of your blog from a first-time visitors standpoint finding your listing in Amazon, and maybe they’ll be more encouraged to click through.

    Thanks for keeping us on the up and up!

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Marlee, it can’t display videos…for now… with those gadgets you never know what are they gonna come up next. For now though, it doesn’t display videos but as you said, just the fact that it is published might give it some importance in the eyes of the first time readers.

  13. One more great article from you but the same thing available to US only I discovered while publishing my blog but still a mystery in contact info there are two options US & UK but in payment info Only US.

    Still good for people living in US shared might be helpful to many and yes everything is not all about money well said by you atleast we are giving our readers one more option to join us and you never know which method will become viral for your blog

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Neeraj,
      Thanks for the update. There are so many things that are available only for USA of several bigger countries. It gets annoying when you can’t use all the cool stuff in a country you are from. Hope those things will change soon.

      Thanks so much for the comment and welcome to my blog.

      • You already did welcome last week lolz now I am a regular reader of your blog btw strange to know paypal aint in your country how you manage without it

        Do you have any guest writer as well for this blog just saw somewhere you wrote 75 posts and it has an alexa ranking of 40k sumthing thats sumthing great

        • Brankica says:

          Hey Neeraj, sorry if I am welcoming you again :) I usually remember the regulars and always think it is a new person if I have to approve the comment first :)

          Well, I manage without paypal cause I got someone else to register one for me. We are both using it so I guess it is OK. I do get most of my money via checks so it isn’t that big of a deal. Except when checks get lost, lol.

          I had 2 guest posts by now here, and you will laugh when I tell you that out of those 75 posts I wrote, more than 20 are completely non related to blogging.

          • Yup I got it from your reply to Paul`s comment that is why its famous where there’s a will there’s a way moreover you have something to get in paypal I still have to achieve that point lolz .

            Number of posts wrt to your alexa ranking tells how good you are at seo too apart from awesome articles that you have on this blog btw what is the time at your place now?for me its time to sleep 8 in the morning was doing searching stuff all night over web,cya later

  14. Brankica, aloha. As non-techie as I am and though not a Kindle user, I had already published by blog prior to reading your post. WOW! A big gold star for me.

    How I believe the pricing is set is that if you publish everyday, it is set at $1.99 and multiple times per week, they set it at $.99. The reason I say this is because when I first published my blog, I was posting everyday and the price was $1.99. When I adjusted to multiple times per week they lowered the price to $.99. As soon as I changed the settings, the price dropped which makes perfect sense.

    Thx for your note; I’ve been thinking I have not see you around much either. Right now I am working on a creating a new blog for social good/non profits. In addition to talking about what matters to me, I want it to be a place where guest bloggers can make post on their favorite cause.

    Have to check out what you are doing over in the twitterverse. Always enjoy your tweets.

    Best wishes for a spectacular weekend, my friend. Aloha. Janet

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Janet, we will all have to get together and make a list of our blogs that are published on Kindle.

      I set my blog to multiple times a week and got $1.99. You are right, it probably has something to do with posting frequency.

      Nice idea about the blog, can’t wait to see it. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been spending my usual amount of time networking, but I hope to pick up soon.

  15. This does seem like the way publishing will go in future. And the biggest benefit will be to bloggers / writers who will be able to self publish from the comfort of their own homes. Of course the biggest challenge will be marketing but I am sure that will be managed. It will probably also create another business opportunity for marketers – help self-published writers get more customers!

    Kindle currently is not kindled in India! And hence can’t publish my blog. Anyway, I am sure they will eventually look at us as well. And then hopefully I too will have my blog published. Have written an email to the Amazon Kindle publishing support team – will keep you posted on their reply.

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Sanjeev,
      I believe this self blog publishing thing works for books as well. I am thinking about writing something and trying it out.

      I am sure India will be one of the first ones to get on that list. It would make a lot of sense since there are so many people from your country online with some very successful blogs as well.

      Thanks for the comment and hope you have a great week ahead of you.

  16. Great post and great idea! I just setup my blog for Kindle publishing.. Never would have thought of doing it in a million years..

    One thing I noticed is that it did not ask me to confirm that I am the owner of the blog.. So.. what is there to stop an unscrupulous person from publishing a blog that does not belong to them?

    PS- I came across your post via the Zine iPad app.. otherwise I would probably never seen it..

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Rand,
      thanks for the comment and glad you did it.

      As far as the confirmation goes, you are right. Although I am pretty sure they somehow protected themselves legally. Then if you find your blog already published I guess you would contact Amazon and they would fix it. Or am I just hoping, lol…

      I have no clue what app is that… but I am sure glad it brought you here! Hope to see you back.

  17. Hi Brankica, I have never tried Kindle publishing before and if I don’t get a chance to read this article, I will never ever consider that too. But now I am pretty clear about the advantages of kindle publishing and I am going to definitely follow your path. Thanks for sharing your insights as well as these useful tips.

    Sathish

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Satish, glad you liked it and hope you will get the most out of it.

  18. This is really cool. Now that I am blogging more regularly, I might try this. Imagine people paying for something I give away free.

    • Brankica says:

      Hey David,
      it is very possible. When I need to do something, I would always pay for a simple PDF tutorial then having to search for pieces of information all over internet. Same with blog publishing, if it is convenient, people will pay for it.

  19. Sounds like there’s room for a discrete service for us citizens to Kindle publish blogs for those out of the country and handle the Paypal situation. Someone could probably make some decent *ching* doing it.

    Alas, I’m too lazy to implement my own ideas but some savvy entrepreneur could no doubt pull it off…

  20. Hi Brankica,

    I published my blog on the Kindle a while ago as well, and it was also set at $1.99 a month. I had thought all blogs published on the Kindle was set at this price? I guess not. :)

    Enjoyed the read!

    Christina

    • Brankica says:

      Have you had some success with it? Any subscribers?

      I haven’t seen all the prices, just did a quick search on it. Wonder what their price range is :)

      • None yet. Then again, I haven’t been promoting it at all. ;) I saw your Kindle ad on the sidebar, and I think that’s a wonderful idea!

        At least, it would help to get the word out to any Kindle fans. :)

        Keep up the awesome work,

        Christina

        • Brankica says:

          If you like the image, you can download it and use it, I don’t mind :)

          I thought I had to put it up to let people know about it. I think I will try to make a list of all the blogs published by the people who commented here so I can promote them more.

  21. Brankica,

    I swear, I have never met someone that finds so many unique resources. I added my blog to Amazon Kindle before I was even finished reading the post. (I used your link too, so I hope you get $). I am glad that you post at BI because I love your resources.

    Take Care – Bryan

    • Brankica says:

      No affiliate links in the post :) But I am glad you published your blog too. I mentioned it a few times in the comments, and now I am definitely going to make a list and post it somewhere on my blog to tell people of all your blogs that they can subscribe to. I mean, with such a low subscription price and Kindle users numbers going up daily, I think this has nice potential :)

      P.S. Thanks for the compliments and I hope to have something great for you as soon as possible :)

      • Bryan Hollis says:

        Hi!
        I know that you have had your hands full. Good things are always worth the wait. :)
        Bryan

  22. Bojan says:

    Thank you for the great share Brankica. Now my blog is on pending status… Really looking forward to more readers! :)

    • Brankica says:

      OK, so that is +1 on the list. I wanna promote all the blogs that get published after this post and people commented here :)

  23. Hi Brankica,
    Great post – it’s always good to get a dose of your content along with my morning cup of tea!

    I have a question – do the blog comments show up on Kindle? Your comment section is often packed with just as much punch as your posts! Thanks for the instructions!

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Ileane, unfortunately I can’t find that piece of info at the moment, but it is a very valid question and I will try to find out about it.

  24. Hi Brankica,
    Thanks for this information! It was good of you to lay it all our for your readers. I’m meeting with my coach this evening and we will check it out then (I’m in Canada :o )
    It’s nice to meet you!
    Lori

    • Brankica says:

      Hope you will manage to do it from Canada, it is so frustrating when stuff is limited, especially if it’s online… I understand people not shipping goods everywhere but internet should be – everything available for everyone :)

      • No can do! It’s not available in Canada yet – I tried :-(
        They said they’d notify me when it is here. It is exciting, though to think about! Thanks Brankica!
        Lori

  25. Two things:

    1. Not sure how I missed the mention in here – thank you!
    2. I’m trying this now. I’ll be back.

    • Back! It’s pending approval. So I’ll let you know. Woo hoo!

      • Brankica says:

        Definitely tell me when you get published so I go and report you for porn, lol. Just jokin’.

        The fact that you missed the mention, nothing that a chocolate cake won’t fix :)

        Thanks so much for the comments and can’t wait to see you published!

  26. Delena Silverfox says:

    Brankica, you’re a goddess! Thank you for letting me know about this!

    Before even commenting, I went right through your link above and set up my own account. My blog is now pending. =)

    You’re right. It’s not about the money, but about making yourself as accessible as technologically possible for your readers, wherever they are, and however they might consume your information. Kindle is hugely popular, and it only makes sense. I’ve been considering publishing my own ebooks to Kindle (after I write them, anyway), but never knew you could do the same for blogs.

    And since somewhere in the last couple days I picked up another 8 people to my RSS feed, I’m sure I’ll be getting Kindle subscribers, as well. =)

    Thank you!
    Delena

    • Brankica says:

      Hey Delena, glad you got it set up. I believe that the account you registered to publish your blog is the same one you use to publish your books as well. Can’t wait to see when you do!

      Glad I could help!

  27. Thanks for giving us the scoop on how to publish our blogs on Kindle. How cool!
    I wonder how old the blog has to be to qualify…

    I’m definitely going to submit mine…

    • Brankica says:

      Honestly, I don’t think they look at the age of the blog at all. If you do publish it, please come back and post a link to it :)

  28. That’s great! Thanks so much for your encouragement. I’m going to go right over there and submit some of my blogs ;-)

  29. Amazon Kindle is surely a good service for Bloggers. However, too bad, it is not available outside the US (CMIIW) so I cannot take advantage of it currently.

  30. Damn, I did try it out but unfortunately they don’t accept Aussies. Their loss as they don’t know what they’re missing out on. ;)

  31. I signed up my blog a few days ago and have gotten subscribers already!! You do have the % earnings wrong – Amazon takes 70% and gives you 30%, so for every $1.99 subscriber you get .60 cents. They payout when you reach $10 and only after 60 days.

    Amazon does go through a screening process and my blog got approved within 2 hours. I have heard other blogs taking days to get approved.

    Best of luck to you Brankica

    • Brankica says:

      Amazon takes 70% from blogs but only 30% from newspapers and magazines. However the same platform is used for books and other publishing, so for those writers that blog, this is still a good deal.

      I don’t think .60 cents is bad to earn for something you have no need to maintain, it works by itself. Then again, most of us decided to publish our blogs for the convenience of our readers and not the money.

      Not sure about the length of wait for the approval, I believe they actually have a limit, not sure if it is 24 or 48 hours, I do remember them giving me a notification about it. I am glad that everyone who commented till now, got their blogs published almost instantly.

      Thanks for the comment and hope to see you again :)

  32. Curses! They only let people with US and UK addresses publish to Kindle. That is very disappointing – especially after spending some time setting it up (They should have stated up front “STOP! Only UK and US residents beyond this point!” – very rude to only tell you after you waste time setting things up.)

    • Brankica says:

      Yup, I know what you mean. You see, me being from Serbia, I could not register anything for a loooong time, then I just set up everything to USA and although it is sometimes a bit pain in the butt to get everything squared away, with mail going back and forth at least now I can do stuff like this. I can’t believe they don’t have Canada there!

  33. Thanks for this bit of knowledge. I appreciate it.

    ~ Renee

  34. Brankica,

    Having your blog on Kindle is interesting but I think you may want to produce actual books. You have tons of information that you could organize into ebooks.

    On ebooks priced $2.99 and above the author gets 70% — below that is 30% …you can set your own price. Different strategies abound but there is one guy, John Locke who publishes for $.99 a book. He sell hundreds of thousands, I think 400,000 since January. Others lead with a .99 cent book and move up to 2.99 on later books. Locke’s idea is that at .99, no one even vaguely interested will hesitate to buy.

    Most self published stay in the $2.99-$7.99 range. But of course, the publishing houses, not wanting to drain hard cover sales are $10.00 and up. Frustrating…seeing a Kindle edition -$14.95…Paper back – $5.95….ahhhh!

    ebooks are exploding. Amazon sold 8 million Kindles last year…probably double that this year.

    For a great discussion on ebooks and authors do a search for (sorry link on another computer) “A newbies guide to publishing”. Successful authors give actual numbers on books sales and money.

    • Brankica says:

      Hey, thanks for all that info, I checked out your blog and see you are focusing on Kindle. Well, just gotta say I am a complete Kindle addict.

      Selling books for 0.99 makes sense because you make a pile of sales and end up making a lot of money :) Will have to think about this! Thanks!

  35. I have three blogs and posted two of them to Kindle last week, and the third today. I also have a book on Kindle and was surprised that I had to open a separate publishing account for the blogs.

    The first two are now live but as a UK citizen with a primarily UK audience I was amazed that we cannot subscribe to the blogs. Whilst they give me the option to publish they have limited it to a US audience only.

    Made me look pretty stupid tweeting a link to my blog on Kindle when its showing as not available to UK.

    I would be interested if anyone hears of a work around or has news on when this will change.

    I was also disappointed that for Kindle books the UK sales and US sales are not added together, but separately. Having said that I have just received my first small commission payment for UK sales of the book and it felt pretty special :-)

    • Brankica says:

      It is a big set back, that is so true. But if anything, you know that UK is probably the first one on the list to get this thing set up. Congrats on making the commission for the book sales, it doesn’t get better than that :)

  36. Hello Brankica
    How are you?
    Just wanted to say I found this article very useful.
    Thank you so much for outlining what needs to be done in order to get one’s blog and magazine on kindle. I have followed the steps and fingers crossed my blog and magazine would be approved.
    There are so many other interesting topics and tips you’ve covered on this blog and I am so glad I found you on ‘The Sales Lion Website’
    Take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of the day

    • Brankica says:

      Ayo, welcome to my blog and I am so happy you found this easy and did it. Nothing better than sharing your blog all over the place!

  37. I never knew about this until I found this post. Thanks for the detailed write up.

    I’ve signed up my blog and I am waiting to get approved.

    mike

  38. ExpatDoctorMom says:

    Wow, Brankica! Love it. Not that I am popular enough yet but, I still would love to be available in multiple formats as well!

    You are right up there with Zen Habits in regard to price! Don’t tell spinsucks (gini) that she is priced at .99! Or at least that is what I remember.

    cheers,Rajka

  39. @ExpatDoctorMom spinsucks Gini won’t care as long as she is priced better than Danny B :)

  40. sharon levine says:

    I have a big blog, montanaair.blogspot.com. How do I copy that into Kindle and sell it? I tried copying each chapter, but it was not successful.

    • Brankica says:

      Don’t copy your blog text, just follow the instructions from this post and you will set it up. You may have to check with Kindle publishing if it makes difference that you have a free blog.

  41. Now I love how I googled back for this article… I changed my web adress, as you remember and Amazon sent me reminder that I haven’t published anything in quite a while. Found out that I have one trial subscriber, that I’ve basically let down..

    Needed the link for blog publishing. Seems like you can easily self publish books on Amazon too. I am looking into that.

    Thanks again Brankice :)

    • Brankica says:

      You can, books, blogs and magazines. Oh, I bet there are piles of places that need replacing the URL, that is one of the reasons I never changed mine :)

  42. Totally awesome Pit!!

    Just created my Amazon publishing account although I did not added my blog (yet). I don’t think anyone would be willing to pay any kind of money to read it! haha

    But it’s nice to have this option available, thanks for writing this cool guide!! ;-)

    Sergio