The Good News: There’s a new way to promote your blog and make some extra money, and it’s all compliments of the surprisingly popular Amazon Kindle.
The Bad News: In typical corporate fashion, bloggers are not being paid an appropriate amount for their content.
Currently in beta version, Kindle Publishing for Blogs allows any blog owner to sign up. Just fill out an application, fork over your RSS feed and Amazon will take care of the rest – including setting what they feel is a fair subscription price. Blog subscriptions will be priced between $0.99 and $1.99.
Since the Kindle does not replace your portable mobile device, we have a hard time believing too many people would pay to access these feeds on the Kindle. Only time will tell. This blogger wouldn’t be surprised if the price tag disappears in the future.
Amazon keeps 70% of the subscription fee and gives the blogger 30%. While there’s probably not much money to be made here, a good blogger will never turn away a new distribution channel.
Do you think the Amazon payment model is fair? Will you be submitting your blog?