Get John Chow dot Com on Amazon Kindle

John Chow dot Com on Kindle

This is a follow up to my post about the Kindle Publishing for Blogs beta program that was launched by Amazon last Wednesday. I submitted my blog for consideration on the day the program launch. Amazon said that submissions would take 12 to 48 hours to get approved. I never received an approval email from Amazon but a search on the site today shows my blog is available for the Kindle.

Open To All Blogs

I initial reported that the Kindle Publishing for Blogs beta program was only open to US blogs. This is actually not correct. The program is open to blogs from anywhere in the world. However, if you wish to receive payment by wire transfer, then you must be US based. Non US publisher can tick off the check option and have Amazon mail you the payments.

I don’t expect too many people subscribe to my blog via the Kindle. I don’t subscribe to any blogs with my Kindle. My main reason for joining the publisher program was to get listed on one of the biggest websites in the world. The exposure can’t hurt.

Since it doesn’t cost anything to have your blog listed, I recommend everyone submit their blogs. All you have to do is make your blog RSS feed available to the Kindle Store and Amazon will format your content for the delivery on the Kindle via Amazon Whispernet. Once your blog is listed, readers will be able to subscribe to it and when they do, you make money. Subscription revenue will be divided 70/30, with 70% going to Amazon and 30% going to you.


40 thoughts on “Get John Chow dot Com on Amazon Kindle”

  1. Gary Arndt says:

    Do they give you a do follow link? 🙂

    Gary Arndt’s last blog post: Daily Travel Photo – Northern Territory, Australia

    1. Good question. I get the strange feeling that they have nofollow though.

      1. fas says:

        You think John really cares about it?

        fas’s last blog post: How To Advertize Your Business Online

        1. I don’t believe anyone said that John cares about it.

    2. Cam Birch says:

      I checked with my blog and they don’t actually have any links to your blog. While in a way this will achieve additional exposure its not simple exposure with a link. Amazon has their store setup quite effectively to make sure you have to do a fair bit of work to find these blogs on the internet.

      Cam Birch’s last blog post: Calm Down, Stop Panicking and Make Money

      1. With that I wonder if it is even worth it?

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  2. Omar Zaibak says:

    I like the Kindle’s strategy of finding new ways to produce content. Their bottom line is driven off content after all and this is another value proposition to buy it, interesting.

    I also like your strategy John of finding new channels to publish YOUR content, why limit it to just the internet after all…

    Omar Zaibak’s last blog post: Top 3 Reasons Website Analytics Are Important For Your Business Or Blog

  3. Benjamin Cip says:

    What’s the difference between Amazon Kindle and Amazon affiliate program? I signed up for an Amazon a-store and promote products from amazon on my blog via widget, but didn’t heard about Amazon kindle untill I found it on your blog. I’m going to try it out. Thanks for sharing this John!

    Benjamin Cip’s last blog post: Join PayDotCom The New Affiliate Marketplace on the Net!

    1. The affiliate program you get a commish from any sale people make from your links….the kindle is you getting a commish from anyone that subscribes to your blog via their Kindle app for a monthly fee.

      [email protected] last blog post: Simplified Sunday #18 – Short Selling Intro (Part 3)

  4. woo… sounds interesting, I will go sign up for this and see if my blog could get approve… is there any rules or laws we needed to get approve?

    The Bad Blogger’s last blog post: The Bad Blogger Now Accept Guest Post !

    1. Cam Birch says:

      The only thing I noticed in the TOS is that your feed is not allowed to have advertisements.

      It also must be a full feed RSS and be substantually similar to what is posted on your blog. But we all know full feed RSS is where its at anyways.

      Cam Birch’s last blog post: Calm Down, Stop Panicking and Make Money

  5. Caden Grant says:

    Sweet I’m gonna sign up for this! 🙂

    Caden Grant’s last blog post: Add A Link To Digg, Delicious And More To Your Blog Posts

  6. Might me a good idea to give this a try.

  7. Greta idea, John. Thanks for this. Nice to see some useful content on the blog again.

    needmoney.com’s last blog post: An Introduction to Pay Per Click (PPC)

  8. Greg Ellison says:

    I already signed up. It would be pretty cool if someone signed to read my blog.

  9. Melody says:

    You should have a contest to give away a Kindle–just cause I want one soo bad..

    Melody’s last blog post: How Twitter Influences Blog Posts

    1. That would be an awesome prize!

      [email protected] last blog post: Freebie Monday #24 – Free White Castle!

      1. Jake Stone says:

        Also you could promote it so that one has the opportunity to have whole year’s worth of free John Chow Amazon subscription. Then you should mention – as a side note – that this grand prize will also come with free Kindle.

        Jake Stone’s last blog post: Sellwell 10 – it’s not about the money

        1. Jake Stone says:

          Melody and Aman, I just realized that we would make a pretty good three musketeers. I can be Vamonos… or was it Porthos. Anyway, bye for now.

          Jake Stone’s last blog post: Sellwell 10 – it’s not about the money

          1. Melody says:

            Hey that’s fine with me..as long as I get to kick ass and get free chocolate at the same time..:P

            Melody’s last blog post: Evaluating The Dreams Of An Artist

  10. I’m currently waiting for mine to be approved. It definitely is a great promotion source.

  11. Jacob Yap says:

    I was thinking that it only for US blogs. Cool, I’m going to sign up.

    Jacob Yap’s last blog post: Top 10 Girl on Girl Kisses

  12. game-girl says:

    It is really a nice chance to be promoted.

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  13. Great way for promotion, I might try it out

  14. Simon Bunker says:

    Great Idea, John. Now hunting for my credit card to purchase the Kindle!!!

    Simon Bunker’s last blog post: Sink or SWM!

  15. MLDina says:

    It definitely can’t hurt to apply to get listed, especially on a site like Amazon. Keep us updated on if you see a huge increase in Kindle subscribers.

  16. Michael Kwan says:

    I blogged about this on Saturday (link below). I don’t expect to make any money from this, but as you mentioned, any exposure is good exposure. Getting your blog listed on Amazon is good for branding, I’m sure.

    Michael Kwan’s last blog post: Get Beyond the Rhetoric on Amazon Kindle

  17. so awesome! I am published on Amazon! hehe. Now I just need to finish my book and apply for an ISBN so I can really get true Amazon exposure.

    [email protected] last blog post: Freebie Monday #24 – Free White Castle!

  18. Looks like a good idea. By any chance this submission will give us a backlink from Amazon? Would it be DoFollow? Who knows, we maybe lucky enough. I like to dream awake. Sometimes dreams come true.

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  19. Eranda says:

    I applied yesterday and got approved today.But I do not have high hopes of making any money through this.

    Eranda’s last blog post: LTTE Leader V Prabhakaran & Pottu Amman killed by troops.

  20. So now you have acquired one more place. Do you have mobile base websites … like we can access you through our iPhone.

    ZK @ Web Marketing Blog’s last blog post: SEO Marketing by Digital Third Coast

    1. Yes he have mobile version as well. If you want to read his blog on your mobile than this is his website URL –

      http://mobile.johnchow.com/

      SW @ Quality Squidoo Lens Service’s last blog post: Social Bookmarking Service

  21. Liane says:

    I don’t have a kindle yet! Too bad, but I will. I knew I will!

    1. Best of luck for that.

      This one is simply amazing tool Showing your wealthy life style and class as well.

      SW @ Quality Squidoo Lens Service’s last blog post: Social Bookmarking Service

  22. Andy Murray says:

    Anyone know when the kindle will be released in the UK – Amazon seem to be delaying.

    Andy Murray’s last blog post: ATP Rankings 18th May 2009

  23. Jake Stone says:

    So John, how many people have already subscribed your blog via Amazon Kindle?

    Jake Stone’s last blog post: Sellwell 10 – it’s not about the money

  24. V.C says:

    Sounds good, I will join in this and see if my blog could get approve…

  25. John I am wondering whether you have any subscribers to yours yet?

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