Make Your Blog Available Via Kindle

I guess it was time for me to push this blog to the next level, and I owe it all to our friend Allan Douglass and his post titled Now Available on Kindle. In essence, he found out about a neat little deal where you could sign your blog up with Amazon such that people can subscribe to your blog and view it on their Kindle readers.

Volcano by Chris Leavens

I thought that was just the coolest thing, but thought about it for awhile because, well, like most minds, you sit around trying to figure out why anyone would want to pay to read your blog when they can read it for free on their computers or laptops. I waited a couple of months, pondering it all the while, until I came to this thought; it’s not up to me to determine what someone else might want to spend their money on.

Sometimes that’s a hard thing for people in business to come to grips with. It’s like a friend of mine told me many years ago when I created a product that I felt anyone else could create if they just spend some time on it, “Yeah, but you did it, and if they don’t have to think about it they just might buy it.”

And so it goes. Now, Allan sells something that will tell you how you can set it up, so I’m not going to steal his thunder there. I will say that I figured out how to set it up on my own, though it might have been easier doing it his way; I guess I’ll never know. lol

Anyway, I set this blog up and my business blog, and I have a little image there to the right offering the service, so I decided not to put the same exact image here, going with something else instead (I figured I’d add one of my Imagekind/Share-a-Sale product images up there, plus I was talking about volcanoes with some people yesterday). However, I will put the link to the Amazon page where you can find this blog if you wish to subscribe, or if anyone else wishes to subscribe.

They charge 99 cents a month; heck, for the year that’s only the cost of a small pizza (yes, I calculate things based on pizza). Unfortunately you can only read and not comment, but since the majority of folks subscribed through Feedreader are only reading anyway, here’s another way to enjoy seeing some of the goofy stuff I come up with.

As always, happy reading!

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19 thoughts on “Make Your Blog Available Via Kindle”

  1. Thanks for the mention and ping, Mitch. Glad I was able to help you find a new marketing outlet. Wishing you much success!

    1. Ari, I’d never even heard of the Kindle in 1999; I don’t think it existed. lol In any case I didn’t know about it in 2009 either, not being an Amazon guy.

  2. HI Mitch

    One of my friends shared she was doing this on her blog awhile back. As she is a techie I wasn’t surprised LOL

    I don’t own a kindle so didn’t even know about all this. But then I read another post where a writer was selling her book on kindle and making heaps from it.

    Something new to learn every day isn’t there 🙂

    Patricia Perth Australia

    1. Pat, I don’t own a Kindle either, and to be truthful, I’ve never seen one in person. That’s why I was trying to win one some weeks ago. Still, I hear they’re nice readers, so why not pony up my little blogs as options for someone, right?

      1. I am a techie and I hadn’t been to interested in one because I can read books with my HTC Evo. Sure the screen is not as big, but it gets the job done. Plus the Kindle app is on Android anyway. So no sense in wasting money.

      2. Tatum, my wife’s been talking about wanting some kind of reader like this, and the only one we’ve seen in the Nook. Still, I figure if someone does have one and decides they’d like to read my stuff, why should I fight it. lol

  3. Hi Mitch, this is really gorgeous and I was not aware that this is possible. I guess it will be great for my travel blogs. Not being able to drop comment in the last couple of days. Had a good time in Laos and find new business contacts there.

    1. Carl, you always have a good time in Laos; I might have to start working harder on letting go of my preconceived notions about those places that were houses of war in the 70’s.

      1. Actually I going to relocate there after 2-3 months. Just sign up rental contract for my office there 1+2 years. I would highly recommend Laos as tourist destination. It is very cheap and people are nice.

  4. I checked it out after reading Allan’s post awhile back. I almost got through the entire process only to find they don’t accept Aussie. I reckon it’s because they don’t want us to show you Yanks up 😉

    1. Yeah Sire, that’s what it is. lol I think I remember reading a year or two ago no Darren Rowse’s blog how Amazon had changed things up as it applied to out of the USA marketers, and he wasn’t happy about it.

  5. I’ve had my blog available on Kindle for quite a while now. Nobody’s actually subscribed to it, but I think I would subscribe to my favorite blogs if I had a Kindle. Blog reading is one of my favorite things to do on my iPad. The e-readers are a great format for that.

    1. See Jess, you should have written about it way back when and then I’d have already known about it and could have written this post much earlier. lol

    1. Carolee, I have to admit that I don’t know. The thing is that if one can’t comment on a social network, does that diminish its effectiveness? I assume people can add websites, which would include a social network.

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