The rush is on! Amazon has opened up Kindle Publishing to the public enabling them to submit their blog to be published on the service. The service is available for users of the Kindle, their e-book reading device. Kindle publishing has been around since the release of the first device but only a few blogs were selected to be part of their initial offering. Blogs range in price from $1.99 to $0.99.
How much will you earn? For most blogs this will be $0.99 per month, while the bigger blogs can draw up to $1.99 per month. Amazon will share 30% subscription revenue with you. So even if you get thousands of subscribers, the monthly earnings will be little. Moreover, you get paid by check.
I can see paying for newspapers in an electronic format, but for blogs? I don’t know about that. My quest for a digital device which is nothing but an awesome FeedReader combined with Roboform and WiFi continues. However, will you be adding your blog to Kindle Publishing? Do you think anyone will purchase access to it for 99 cents?