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Kindle Ebook Reader - Get Paid to Publish Your Blog on the Kindle

One of the more unusual features of the Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader is that if you are a blogger you can publish your blog on it for people to download and you can make some money in the process.

Readers have to pay of course which means your blog has got to be pretty interesting or indispensable !

Until now only the big blogs could apply to be included in the blog directory but from today onwards anyone even Joe Bloggs can make their blog available thanks to the Kindle Publishing for Blogs Beta program.

As a blogger you just make the feed for your blog available to the Kindle Store, and Amazon does everything else. They format your content for the Kindle. Amazon says it's as easy as pie and your blog will be ready for public consumption in the Kindle Store after 48 hours processing maximum. You need to sign up for a new account (it won't work with your Amazon account). You enter your name, a password, and then answer some security questions, and decide how you want to receive payment. PayPal is not accepted, but a checking account is fine.

You then publish your blog, enter your RSS feed information, blog title, a tagline, author, description, masthead, screenshot, language, website address, keywords, and set some categories

Your blog will get 30% of the monthly subscription price for every subscriber that signs up. This seems very low as mobile applications developers usually get to keep 70% at least of revenues.

How much will subscribers pay? Amazon will “define the price based on what we deem is a fair value for customers.” At the moment most blogs cost $1.99 a month.

30% for publishers equates to around 60 cents so a hundred subscribers would bring in $60 but like everything else on the Internet is getting the traffic that will be the problem. But if you've got a popular blog that already gets lots of readers then making it available on the Kindle Ebook Reader makes a lot of sense.

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Kindle DX Ebook Reader Overpriced

Kindle Ebook Reader - the New Kindle DX Bigger and More Expensive

The new Amazon Kindle DX will be launched this summer. It is designed for reading newspapers, magazines and documents on a larger screen - 9.7 inches.

The Kindle DX is 250% bigger than the Kindle 2 - it is also 30% more expensive !

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says : "You never have to pan, you never have to zoom, you never have to scroll. You just read." (Sounds like a criticism of the Kindle 2 to me?)

The Kindle DX also has a built-in PDF document reader and Amazonhas announced deals with three leading publishers of textbook to publish their content on the DX ebook reader.

Amazon has also announced deals with the Washington Post, New York Times and Boston Globe to put their editorial on the device. These newspapers will subsidize the purchase of the DX if a customer takes out a subscription to the newspaper.

Reaction has been mixed, however, due to the outrageously high price being asked - $489 (£340) instead of $359 for the Kindle 2.

Anthony Ha of VentureBeat says that the cost of the DX is a major drawback.

"I love to read and all, and I love newspapers, but there's no way I'm spending that kind of money just so I can see the New York Times on a big screen."

Other negatives are the lack of color and video capability.

Lance Ulanoff, editor of said : "It's cool but lacks surprises. All Amazon did was announce a bunch of good and important upgrades."

Arthur Sulzberger Jr, New York Times Chairman said : "We knew for more than a decade that one day an e-reader would be a significant platform for distribution for our content."

Others tend to disagree.

With regard to sales, the publishing industry says e-books account for less than 1% of total books sales, athough this will no doubt change over time.

Jeff Bezos said that when there is a Kindle version of a book it represents 35% of sales.

The Kindle DX can store 3,500 books and provides access to over 225,000 titles.

Neil Jones, head of Interead, a company which will be releasing a competitor to the Kindle in a few weeks said : "The launch of the Kindle DX is further proof of the strength of the market for e-readers. The fact is e-readers don't have many detractors left. Everyone agrees that people will continue to read books, and the time for an "iPod moment" for e-readers is now."

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Amazon Kindle DX - Amazon's New Ebook ReaderAmazon Kindle DX Ebook Reader PDF Reader

Amazon introduced version 3 of the Kindle ebook reader or pdf reader today. It does not have a color display and does not to come with Wi-Fi, games, apps or music playback. It does however offer trade books - the Kindle DX now displays textbooks, cookbooks and computer books on an electronic screen measuring 9.7 inch with 16 shades of grey (compared with 6" on the Kindle 2), and a resolution of 1200 x 824 pixels (150ppi). Newspapers and magazines are already available on Amazon's ebook reader. The new Kindle will be known as the Kindle DX and will be sold for $489 this summer.

Amazon's aim is to entice Amazon Kindle DX Kindle Ebook Reader PDF Readerstudents to use the Kindle DX via the larger screen and improved display. Pearson, Cengage, and John Wiley will make textbooks available through the Kindle DX. Trials will be started at Arizona State, Princeton, Reed College, Case Western Reserve, and Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia this autumn. Kindle DX ebook readers will be distributed to students. Barbara Snyder, president of Case Western said : "We look forward to seeing how the device affects the participation of both students and faculty in the educational experience."

To encourage newspaper readers to buy the new Kindle, Amazon has joined forces with desperate newspapers The New York Times and Washington Post and persuaded them to stump up some cash in an attempt to save themselves from extinction. Subscribers who live in places where no home delivery is provided will be able to buy the Kindle DX at a discount, provided they agree to take out a long-term subscription to the paper via the Kindle DX.