This guest post is by Ali Abbas of thenextgenwriter.com.
Have you published your blog on Kindle?
If not, you should do it, pronto! It’s easy, it’s productive and it’s free.
We’re not talking about publishing ebooks or PDFs, but your dynamic and regularly updated blog.
Rather surprisingly, not a lot of bloggers have considered this option hitherto, but some big guns, including The New York Times, PC Magazine, Amazon Daily, Huffington Post, and others—that realize the potential—are already there.
On a positive note, that means less competition for you.
Is it really worth the effort?
Kindle publishing for blogs has already opened the doors to myriad opportunities for many businesses that have a blog.
Amazingly, all you need to do is invest just five minutes of your precious time. Here’s what you get in return:
Millions of people use Amazon Kindle as their ereader.
So, by publishing on Kindle you’ll pull in people who might never hear about your business otherwise.
As per the International Data Corporation report, Worldwide and U.S. eReader 2012–2016 Forecast, new models of Kindle Fire are more than likely to disrupt the market once again.
So, will people really pay to read your content?
There are several reasons, but the main ones are that it costs only 99 cents to subscribe to a blog on Kindle, and it offers added handiness. Obviously, not all the Kindle owners want to be reading ebooks all the time when they can access more vibrant and au fait weblogs.
How on earth can kindle publishing help your SEO? It does not. Apparently, it doesn’t improve your blog’s ranking in SERPs.
But it can raise your profile.
Amazon is an authority even in the eyes of Google, and having your blog there gives you more exposure.
So even if nobody subscribes to your blog via Kindle, you’re getting free publicity and people searching for relevant keywords will surely be tempted to take a look at your blog after seeing it listed on the largest online retailer.
It’s free money. You get 30% of the total price, which is set by Amazon and can be anything between $0.99 and $1.99. So if you get, say, 1000 people to subscribe to your blog via Kindle, and the price is $0.99, you’ll make $297.
It may not be that lucrative for large publications, but it’s still a decent choice for solopreneurs and bloggers who don’t want to clutter their blogs with ads.
Higher conversion rate
Kindle readers are paying to read