Forgot your password?

Publish Your Blog on Kindle and Make Money

By Edited Sep 9, 2016 9 19

You work hard on your blog, and you've added Adsense, and maybe some other ways to monetize your blog, so that you can get paid for all the hard work you do on it. But you may not be aware that you can also publish your blog on the Amazon Kindle, and get paid for subscriptions, too! Most blog subscriptions on Kindle are $1.99 per month (some are $0.99), and you will receive thirty per cent royalties (approximately sixty cents, or thirty cents). Now that doesn't sound like a lot, but as part of your overall passive (or residual) income strategy, you will find that even a few readers will make a noticeable difference in your passive income! In addition, this is a great way to give your blog much higher visibility and drive traffic.

If you do not already accept advertising because this is a business blog, and its purpose is to drive more customers to your business, you can still use this as part of your passive or residual income strategy to spread the word and get more customers. If you have a product you sell on your blog, with the popularity of Kindle, you should see vastly increased sales, since Kindle readers have proven they will pay for online content! If you have an Amazon store, this should also increase traffic to your store and your Amazon affiliate links in your blog.

And so how would this affect your passive or residual income strategy? If my goal is to take fifty different sources of passive income, and make $1.00 a day from each, then each fifty subscriptions at $1.99 will meet my goal. Add to that increased revenue from your Amazon affiliate links and your Amazon store, and you should see your income increase. And with the respectability that comes from being published by Amazon, you will get precisely targeted traffic both to your blog and your affiliate links and Amazon store.

Things You Will Need

RSS feed
Checking or Savings account

Step 1

Head on over to Amazon's Kindle Publishing page.

Step 2

Create a new account. This cannot be associated with your Amazon Affiliate account or your other accounts at Amazon.

Step 3

Fill out the form. Amazon provides help on the right-hand side of the page, telling you how to find the information you need and what to put in each blank space.

Step 4

Click that you have read the Terms of Service and then the Save button.

Step 5

Then click the "Publish" button and you're all set!

This process will take about fifteen minutes. Blogs will typically take up to seventy-two hours for approval. I hope that you have found this information useful as part of your overall blog strategy for passive, residual income and wish you many, many subscribers! Please leave a comment below and let us know your experiences with Amazon's Kindle Publishing for blogs!

Tips & Warnings

Be patient on the process. Don't send multiple emails about the status of blog publishing, just wait until it is approved.
Read the Terms and Conditions of Service carefully to decide if this is right for your blog. You may want to check out the blogs Amazon already publishes to see if the blog you intend to publish on Kindle might become popular on Amazon. Remember that this is a binding legal agreement and Amazon has many more lawyers than you do.

Kindle Your Blog
Amazon Price: Buy Now
(price as of Sep 9, 2016)
Just in case my explanation is too complicated for you, this little 11-page booklet will help you understand and complete the process.


Jan 3, 2010 10:04am
I never even thought of this! Great Idea!
Jan 3, 2010 6:36pm
almost 250 views! Great job, classicalgeek!

(You must have done something right to make the search engines tick on this one...looks like you just published it today!)
Jan 3, 2010 11:42pm
Wow can you really sell your blog like that? I have not monetized my personal blog. I just love recording all my experiences there, its not a niche information site or something. Will it qualify for kindle sales?
Jan 4, 2010 7:50am
It's hard to say. My blog gets about 500 hits a month, and I just found out about this, so I'm waiting to be approved (although I suspect I might be). The worst that can happen is that Amazon will decide not to license it, so I'd encourage you to apply.
Jan 4, 2010 8:23am
Very interesting article. I can see why it got so many views so quickly. Thanks for the advice on Kindle.
Jan 4, 2010 8:40am
Great info!!! I bookmarked it for when I start a blog! Thanks for sharing!!!!:)
Jan 4, 2010 4:12pm
Very nice article! Thumbs Up! I will certainly pass along this info as I know many bloggers that could use it.
Jan 5, 2010 5:53am
Thumbs up on this one! I've just launched a new site with Joomla! content management, WordPress blogs, and phpBB3 forums. I'm still working on minor problems, but have bookmarked this article. Thanks for sharing!

Ron aka LANWANMAN, Ocala, Florida USA
Jan 5, 2010 12:49pm
Great idea. I didn't know this could be done. I will have to look into it for my blog.
May 28, 2010 12:57pm
yeah but if you don't have a US postal address, bank account and tax ID you cannot get paid. Dumb??
May 28, 2010 1:21pm
As I understand it, Amazon has stores and affiliates all over the world. Have you tried amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr, amazon.jp or wherever it is that you live?

In any case, I am not in a position to comment on Amazon's payment policies or structures. I am simply telling readers how to get their blog on to Kindle. I cannot guarantee that Amazon will accept a blog (they did accept mine), nor that you will get sales on it, nor that you will get a $1.99 subscription rate instead of a $0.99 subscription rate, or anything else. I suggest that you read the Amazon forums or Amazon blog in your own country to find out more about the Amazon payment policies.
Aug 12, 2011 7:04am
What a grea idea; do you have any update from the time you published this article? over a year now. I would be very intereted if it is working for you.
Feb 2, 2014 9:43am
I have subscriptions and have been making money.
Feb 13, 2012 2:37pm
very interesting idea I've never seen before. Not a Kindle user myself so I've just not been exposed to this. How did it work for you?
Feb 13, 2012 3:27pm
Wow! This is great information. I had no idea that this could be done. Thanks for another great article JD!
Feb 13, 2012 4:58pm
This is very interesting! Is this still working? Is there a conflict if you also have Google Adsense ads, Chitika, etc. on your blog?
Feb 2, 2014 9:42am
You'll have to ask Amazon about this. I don't have any knowledge of Amazon's policies about such things.
Feb 13, 2012 5:00pm
I did not know you could do this. Great information. Going to pass this along to a friend.
Feb 2, 2014 12:49pm
I now have my blog on the Kindle, along with Amazon ads, and I have not had any problem. It has become a nice extra way to earn a little money from my blog.
Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.


Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Technology