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.