I was pretty excited today when I received an offer for my writer’s meetup group. It was from PubIt.
Barnes and Nobles are now offering PubIt, which lets you publish for ereaders. All I’d have to do is let my members know about it, post a small ad on the site, and comment at the meeting about this service. Being I’ve already discussed online writing, e-publishing, and the use of ereaders, this was perfect. The sponsorship could end up paying my meetup dues for the year. Its a free service, free to sign up, with cost only as a percentage from sales.
You’re probably familiar with Amazon’s Kindle ereader, and Barnes and Nobles now have NOOK. I have Kindle on my IPhone, and realized the other day that sometimes the two are not really compatible. Fortunately, I just needed to download the Nook app- which, like the Kindle app, is free.
You can also find Amazon’s site offers this service, where authors can publish short stories and poems, and even newsletters and e-magazines. They also offer bloggers a means to make money by publishing through them, for subscriptions. I’ve earned some money with that method.
Kindle and Nook are different and they don’t share well. However, you can get ereader programs to read on the computer,or apps to read on the Iphone or Ipad.
I wanted to share with my readers how a nice reader of this blog emailed me to let me know how the Kindle subscription wasn’t presenting properly on the Kindle for her, and she so nicely added a fix for it. She added both her own fix, as well as a handy video in case I didn’t use Feedburner.
If you use Feedburner:
1. Log into feedburner.com
2. Click on the feed title in the "Feed Title" list
3. In the page that comes up, click on "Optimize" tab
4. In the left panel, "Summary Burner" will be listed as the last option. Check if there is a tick mark beside it.
5. If so, click on summary burner option. In the right panel, there will be a "deactivate" button. Clicking on that will turn off summary only feed option.
Isn’t that sweet? See the video that gives easy to understand instruction, if you don’t use Feedburner, here at the site:
I still feel all warm and fuzzy inside for this thoughtful email. Thank you, Barbara!
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I considered giving up on Kindle publishing for blogs, but discovered today that I’m making $10.00 a month. Its not much but $10 is $10, right? Maybe with more effort to marketing, I can see more residual income.
How to publish to Kindle is simple:
1) Establish your blog somewhere such as WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc, and get the RSS link. Each site differs to where you find this, but its easy enough to Google a ‘how to’ on that subject.
2) Sign up with Amazon Kindle publishing for blogs. You will need to link a bank account to your Amazon account. I hope they allow for Paypal soon.
3) Market your blog(s). You can sign up more than one blog too.
I would also the following if you wish to publish your blog;
- Have a subject or topic to your blog. Mine include this writing blog but I also offer a blog on Wicca and other earth-oriented religions. Don’t meander through mundane day to day topics that most people won’t find interesting. Write about your interests or hobby, and share what you know.
- Include a screenshot or graphic for your blog. I simply use the PrtScrn (printscreen) button on the computer, and imported in a picture editor to make my graphic.
- Remember that writing online means its important to add tags, keywords, and content that people are looking for through the search engines. This is where the genre of online writing differs from printed writing; success relates directly to content and its marketability online.
- Comment and cross link with fellow bloggers. This helps get the word out about your blog.
- Make subscribing easy by adding a Kindle Badge, or RSS feed link to your site.