This week I published my blog for download to a Kindle. How cool is that? I’ve had a Kindle for a while now and use it all the time. I hadn’t realised that I could get blogs on it, let alone that I could publish my own for free and now you can see the Yellow Days listing over on Amazon. There’s quite a few other Kindle Parenting Blogs as well if you want to check them out
People can have all my posts including pictures and links sent automatically to their Kindle to browse at their leisure on a train or while bungee jumping or whatever floats their boat. It will cost the princely sum of 99p a month of which I will get 30%. Don’t get me wrong, I realise this will not make me a fortune. In fact I doubt it will keep me in biscuits. However it has cost me nothing to do it other than half an hour of my time and I already have one subscriber (hello if you’re reading!) although it’s entirely possible it’s my Mum.
It was the lovely @piglet33 who writes Pigletinapoke who pointed me in the right direction with a tweet about a post at More Than Just A Mother that explained the process step by step as well as giving some advice on how to best position your blog to attract subscribers(you can read it here) but basically you:
- Set up at Kindle Publishing Account
- Add you blog by filling in the online form
- Publish it allowing Amazon a couple of days to verify the blog
- Confirm the details for payment
I’m not remotely techy but it really couldn’t have been easier so do head over and have a go. My top tips would be:
- Pick a decent image for your listing rather than a screen shot as the form suggests. It looks much better and people are more likely to click on it.
- You can pick up to three categories for your blog to be featured in so don’t confine yourself to the mummy blogger’s natural home of Lifestyle & Culture but think about also selecting some of the others like Humour & Satire or News, Politics & Opinion.
- Once published, add some relevant tags to help people find your listing.
- Let the people who already read your blog know they can get it on their Kindle and you’d love it if they’d consider adding a review on Amazon – hint hint ;).
If you’re a blogger I really can’t imagine why you wouldn’t do it. Go on! What’s the worst that can happen.