Publishing Your Blog To KindleCecily Kellogg
So, I’m embarrassed to admit I only just found out about publishing your blog to Kindle. It’s been allowed since 2009, apparently. I know, I know. (Enjoy that moment of superiority if you already knew.) I want to be sure to offer up a hat tip to blogger Lindsay of Dishwater Dreams who was kind enough to blog about this and bring it to my attention. She gives the simple step by step instructions you need to use to sign up, so be sure to go over there to follow her how-to.
But I have to admit, I’ve never heard anyone talking about this at conferences or online. Admittedly, it’s not a likely money maker Amazon sets the prices at about $.99 a month but it IS a way to get more eyes on your content.
And that is always a good thing.
Kindle says about publishing blogs:
Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered wirelessly to the Kindle and updated throughout the day. They are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so they can be read even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle contain full text content and most images.
I’ve set up my blog to publish, but it will be a few days before it’s actually available, so I can’t tell you how it looks. But I’m still excited to let my blog readers know that there is a new way that they can access my blog, and I’m also thrilled to have yet another way to bring my blog to mobile technology.
Now, if you’re looking to publish your blog to the Nook, you might be out of luck. Barnes&Noble offers PubIt! but that mostly turns content into e-books and doesn’t support an RSS feed. I’m sure they’ll catch up eventually. There IS NookFeed, which is a way to subscribe to your rss feeds if you have a Nook, so there is that at least.
Again, thanks to Lindsay for turning me on to this! Hats off, lady.