Publish Your Blog To Amazon Kindle & Make Money

While the Amazon Kindle is best known as an electronic book and newspaper reader, the device also has the ability to read blogs. Amazon has a list of blogs available on their site that you can subscribe to.

Before, only well known and establish blogs were on the Kindle blog list. Starting today however, Amazon is allowing any blogger to submit their blogs to Amazon for listing through the Kindle Publishing for Blog beta program.

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. After setting up an account and entering your RSS detail, your blog should be up and ready to go in the Kindle Store after about 12 to 48 hours. 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. Subscription price is solely determined by Amazon. I don’t know how Amazon prices their blogs but the average rate seems to be $1.99 per month. Even if you doubt anyone would subscribe to your blog, it’s still a good idea to sign up and get listed on one of the biggest websites in the world. The free exposure can’t hurt!

Before you go rushing to sign up I have some bad news. You must be a US resident/business with a US bank account and SSN/Tax number to sign up. Scratch me out!

*Update – It seems International blogs are welcome apply but you will need a US bank account to receive payment.


64 thoughts on “Publish Your Blog To Amazon Kindle & Make Money”

  1. Bibokz says:

    It’s still Beta but I guess its a cool Kindle feature for bloggers like us.

    Bibokz’s last blog post: Web Design for SEO Company in Netherlands

    1. oh it still is well i’m going to use it when its complete

  2. Keith Macon says:

    Absolutely can’t hurt anything.

    Keith Macon’s last blog post: Office Space

    1. whats that supposed to mean

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  3. Michael Zhao says:

    Interesting…I wanna hear the review!

    Michael Zhao’s last blog post: Time…is not on any bodies side.

    1. it does sound incredibily decent like it might do good for others

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  4. You’re out? So who’s to stop someone else from listing your blog?

    I just listed mine and there was no verification process to prove it was actually my blog.

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    1. John Chow says:

      I joined anyway! Just listed my Mercer Island address. 🙂

      1. where there is a (E)will there is way 🙂

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        1. no i think the saying is where there’s an a there’s a will

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      2. Jake Stone says:

        Maybe they could show some flexibility and at least allow arrangement where they keep 70% and 30% is donated to some charity in States.

        Jake Stone’s last blog post: Floor plan of your dream home

    2. Yeah, I’m a little surprised that there was no verification. I wonder if they’ll add that in later.

  5. Mike says:

    Thanks for the heads-up John. I’m going to try it out myself.

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  6. Sounds like a good idea to join but it’s not open to international publishers ..

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    1. Jake Stone says:

      Story of my life, not available overseas/internationally. I’m going to start a company in U.S. just to start programs not available overseas.

      Jake Stone’s last blog post: Floor plan of your dream home

    2. really how do you know that you were trying to join but you can’t because your an international publisher

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  7. I was so happy until I read the last paragraph. So disappointing to see this happens over and over again. I thought the Internet is Globalized. Guess I was wrong.

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    1. it is but there are certain restrictions to certain programs

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  8. Suzie Cheel says:

    Sounds like a great idea,like you I get scratched out one day th world will be one for Amazon 🙂

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  9. used my Canadian address with out any problems..plus the $8fee is waived for intl bloggers…well thats understanding I got while registering all my stuff

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    1. Hey Bakshi, brother you are doing the same stuff up there.

  10. Michael Kwan says:

    I just took a look and it seems that international publishers are fair game. During the registration process, just choose your country from the pull-down menu. You will need either a US address for a check or a US banking account, however. Thankfully, it’s quite easy for a Canadian to open a US checking account. I’m not sure about people outside of North America, though.

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    1. Cam Birch says:

      If you read the terms and conditions you find that they will send a check in US funds to an international address without charge.

      Thanks for the checking account thing though, might be interesting.

      Cam Birch’s last blog post: Laptop Depot (Canada) Fraud

      1. i will have to inform others about that because they all thought that they couldn’t join

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  11. Cam Birch says:

    Very cool. We’ll have to find out just how open they are to accepting any blog…

    Cam Birch’s last blog post: Laptop Depot (Canada) Fraud

    1. their probably not that open to accepting just any blog because they don’t want poor quality blogs

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  12. That’s great. I’m going to sign up now.

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  13. Joe Tech says:

    Got JoeTech.com listed. And now I just wait for the approval (I hope).

  14. Cam Birch says:

    I’m still having a problem imagining someone paying money to read a blog that can be read for free on the internet. Someday I’ll meet that person and I’ll be rich!

    Cam Birch’s last blog post: Laptop Depot (Canada) Fraud

  15. I’m waiting for the “catch” from Amazon. Will just anyone get approved? Regardless, I’ll be signing up tonight. Thanks for the heads up, John!

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    1. What makes you think there’s a catch?

      TYCP Entertainment Magazine’s last blog post: Marie’ Digby Covers ‘Umbrella’

      1. don’t think there is one but if there is one people would expose it

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  16. Michael Zhao says:

    I’m up for it!

    Michael Zhao’s last blog post: Time…is not on any bodies side.

  17. Mike CJ says:

    This is really interesting, and I do believe people will pay to subscribe, even though they can get the content free on the net – I would! It’s so much more comfortable to be able to read blogs sitting by the pool, than in here on my PC.

    I just hope it rolls out to Europe – but I’m sure you’ll let me know when it does, John.

    Mike CJ’s last blog post: Using Drupal as a Blogging Platform

  18. Kent says:

    Got mine submitted. Man, looks pretty ugly on Kindle. 🙂

  19. I’ve signed up one of my blogs, will see how it works. Thanks for the info, John

  20. Steve says:

    Great news! I’ll submit my blog soon.. but the flip side is this is only for US residents!! this may block many bloggers around the globe to submit their blogs to Amazon.. then how it could be a ‘comprehensive’ list?

    1. It’s not just for US residents. John made a mistake & corrected it in the post.

  21. Greg Ellison says:

    I signed up to it. Hopefully some people will like my blog on there kindle. Thanks Greg Ellison

    Greg Ellison’s last blog post: Do You Need Wrinkle Cream?

  22. Asswass says:

    Why can’t a blog be from outside the US? Well too bad for Kindle readers who won’t get to read my blog.

    Asswass’s last blog post: Today’s Featured WOP: Denver Broncos Fans

  23. But Amazon’s 70-30 split—in its favor—has been well publicized, including in the U.S. Senate. Subscriptions, which include the same 14-trial period as other Kindle periodicals, run up to $1.99 a month (Rubel’s blog or HuffPo, for instance); paidContent goes for $0.99. The former would take approximately 168 paying readers to make $100 a month; the latter would take 337 subs to get to that figure.

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  24. John says:

    Thanks for the tip John. Going to try it out later today.

    John’s last blog post: Balancing Personal and Professional Life

  25. Cam Birch says:

    I wonder if anyone noticed in the TOS that the RSS feed cannot have advertising in it?

    Not that I’ve looked yet but are their wordpress plugins to create a secondary RSS without advertising?

    Cam Birch’s last blog post: Steps To Business Success – What’s In A Name

    1. Good find. That really sucks then.

      TYCP Entertainment Magazine’s last blog post: Marie’ Digby Covers ‘Umbrella’

  26. Jake Stone says:

    Who reads all those TOSsers anyway? Just click, toss it away and be gone with it.

    Now I have to get back writing a TOS that promises all your cities to me as soon as you visit my blog.

    I’m practically a millionaire already.

    Jake Stone’s last blog post: Business cards for book publishers

  27. Free exposure is nice but I think we’re a ways out of this being anything. I think everyone still prefers a regular computer to read blogs.

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    1. i do agree with you through some extent but different methods is better than just one way to promote so why not try it you know what i mean

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  28. Adele says:

    Thanks for the post. I signed up because I couldn’t think of a reason not to.

    Adele’s last blog post: Merce Cunningham at 90: Dance and I Ching

    1. Jake Stone says:

      Same here, fascinating, don’t you think.

      Jake Stone’s last blog post: Sellwell 8 – give them a choice

  29. It’s really unfortunate that they aren’t allowing people from international countries apply to have their blog published on the Amazon Kindle. I, like you Garry, live in Canada and really hate how we’re so close to the United States, yet so far away. It’s amazing how much one long line in the grass can cause so much separation, even within countries.

    I sure hope Amazon will begin to accept not only international bloggers, but allow people from countries outside the states purchase the Kindle itself.

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  30. So it seems everyone can get in, maybe thats because they did not check. I better hurry before they realize of this and bump me out.

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    1. haha thats funny thats like your worried you might get flagged for something

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  31. Joe Chavez says:

    John,

    Thanks so much for this post. Like a lot of others, I added my blog today as well. We’ll see what happens!

    Have a great weekend.

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  32. Wow, nost everyone just needs a kindle or more people need to use one, so we can earn more money 😀

    -Mike

  33. venkat says:

    I will try to submit my blog to kindle ,thanks for sharing

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  34. Hmm, I wonder if they allow amazon affiliate blogs? I mean that would be pretty self-serving, huh? Is it actually possible to buy something through a kindle? Now that would rock. I’m gonna go ahead and try adding myself from good ole Germany.

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  35. Jesse says:

    I understand the concept and have added my blog but I tell you what, anyone with a computer can google “free content on kindle” and come up with about 5000 ways to get any rss feed they want on their kindle… I’m sure some will pay, but I definitely wouldnt lol..

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  36. I have applied my blog let’s see if i can get approvel from Amazon ??

  37. People always come with the idea … like how to make more and more money and this one is one of them.

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  38. Liane says:

    Yep. I do agree. The exposure can’t hurt. Thanks for sharing. Will sign up my blog now.

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  39. Anna says:

    Nice! Couldn’t hurt to try!

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