Indie Authors often face huge challenges to self-promote their ebooks and stand out from the crowd. Many authors choose to write on their online blogs, in which they express their thoughts, ideas, and even promote their book. Some authors spend a great deal of time refining their writing process and even iron out new character ideas through blogging. Sure, your ebook may be offered on Amazon for sale, but how could you draw more attention to it? A seldom advertised feature that all indie authors should be taking advantage of is Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs.
The essence of Kindle Publishing for Blogs is to condense your online blog posts to a Kindle friendly format. Customers can subscribe to your blog on any device that has a dedicated Kindle app. They get to enjoy it on a true e-ink screen on the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle 5, or they might elect to read it on their Kindle Fire. This is an excellent way to add another publication under your belt and garner more readers.
Kindle Publishing for Blogs allows you to choose different RSS feeds based on your blog category. As long as your blogging platform allows RSS or Atom Feeds, you are good to go. You can add a personalized picture and a screenshot to give readers visual cues of what you are about. You can elect to charge people for their subscriptions to your online publication or offer it for free. If you want to make money, this program is only available for UK and USA residents only. International customers may publish their blogs, but it is impossible to collect any money.
Kindle Publishing for Blogs is a great way to add another notch in your digital publishing belt. Your average post is fairly short, and a great way to provide bite sized chunks to the masses. If people tend to dig your blogging style, it may attract new paid readers of your ebook. Amazon really doesn’t promote this feature at all, but it is a worthy endeavor for authors who already spend a great deal of time on various blogging platforms. Check out all the details on the Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs HERE and make sure to check out our own Good e-Reader News Blog HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.