"Kindling"

2009
May
15

As part of my rather casual approach to monetizing my web, and because I’d heard that everybody was doing it (some fraudulently), I have now made this blog available on the Amazon Kindle. wemescreenshotazIt’s kind of a gas seeing an Amazon.com page featuring ME, but I’m not comfortable with that $1.99 a month price tag (Maybe if I lie and say my blog is updated less frequently, they’ll put it at 99¢?) and I don’t think the 70/30 revenue split (me getting the 30%) is that great for content providers (but Amazon and the Kindle may be !important! enough to be able to demand that 70%). But I’m there, and it may be even better for some of my current secret projects. I will have to remember how the Kindle handles graphics (minimally) and that it ignores YouTube and other video imbeds completely (not even a placeholder) if I ever do get any Kindle subscribers. Which probably means absolutely nothing to you, unless you have your own blog, in which case, I suggest you sign up yourself before some writer at TechCrunch does it for you…

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"Kindling"

  1. Shawno Says:

    My blog has multimedia elements that I’m guessing won’t show up on a Kindle, so I won’t be running too quickly to this one. The 70/30 split is kinda weak, too. Though, I guess it’s all found money in the end. I’ve had Google Ads on my sites since 2005 and have yet to actually be paid for them. So, whatever.

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