how to publish your blog on kindle

Very few people know that you can directly publish your blog to the Kindle platform, so I’m really excited to teach you how.

There’s a lot of interest around this topic—and really rightly so. What’s so cool about it is that it’s like using the content that you’re already creating on your blog to create a micro-membership site on the Kindle platform.

It’s an opportunity to leverage the content you are already creating not just to generate revenue, but potentially reach a whole new audience. This is what this is really all about: expanding your audience and gaining new readers or followers.

Another cool thing is that if you don’t want to clutter your blog with ads, but still want to monetize it, this is a great alternative for you.

There’s a nuance to doing blog-to-Kindle that I would like to point out.  This is a different platform than the Amazon or KDP, so that means you need to sign up and create a new account. You cannot use the same email login as with your KDP account and Amazon.

Another challenge is that you need to download Firefox to do all this. It doesn’t work as well with other browsers.

How to Publish Your Blog on Kindle

Setting up your blog to publish on Kindle is simple! Just follow these X steps and you’ll be up and running in no time.

1. Sign up for a Kindle Publishing for Blog Account

Go to the website and click on “Create a New Account.”

create a kindle blog account

Enter your Name and Email Address. Click on Continue.

how to publish your blog feed on kindle

Enter your Name, Email Address, and Password. Click on “Create your Amazon account.”

creating a kindle blogging account

Choose your Security Questions and enter the answers. Click on Create Account.

publishing your blog on kindle

2. Add Your Blog Feed

Click on Your Blogs.

how to add your blog to a kindle feed

Click on +Add Blog.

adding your blog feed to kindle      

Enter the link to your RSS feed. If you’re not sure about how to get your RSS feed, try visiting your site and adding /feed/ to the end of the URL. This is how the feed is commonly set up, and by navigating to that URL, you should see the raw XML file that makes up the RSS feed.

If this doesn’t work for you, it’s best to contact your website support team.

how to use your blog rss feed on kindle

Click on the Validate Feed button. If your RSS feed is good, you should see a message right below the URL that says “Feed validation, successful” in all green.

how to validate your blog feed on kindle

3. Complete Your Basic Blog Information

You can see that there are certain items marked with a star: *. Those asterisks mark required information, but I suggest you fill out as much of this section as possible even if it’s not required.

make your blog available on kindle

Note: The minimum size for the Blog Screenshot is 800 x 600 pixels, and it must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG format. The maximum size for the Masthead/Banner is 430 x 30 pixels.

Scroll further down the page and continue filling out your blog information. You can choose up to three categories for your blog.

setting up your blog on Kindle

Once you’ve completed all the information, you’ll want to click on Save. You’ll then get the message “Your information was successfully saved.”

successful kindle blog setup

4. Preview Your Blog

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Generate Blog Preview to preview your blog or you can just click on Publish Blog to Kindle to finish. I’d recommend checking out the preview first.

how to preview your blog feed on kindle

If you like it, go back and click the Publish Blog to Kindle button.

5. Enter Your Payment Information

You will then be redirected to your Account Information page. You’ll have to enter all this information again because, remember, this is a separate platform from Amazon or KDP. Complete your contact information and payment collection information.

how to get paid on kindle

Once that’s all done, check the terms and condition box and click on Continue.

setting up an amazon account

6. Publish Your Blog

Then you’ll get a message that says “Your blog was published successfully.” On your dashboard, you’ll see that the status is Pending Approval. Your blog will be available on the Kindle Store in 48-72 hours when approved.

put your blog on kindle platform

Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered, fully downloaded, and updated throughout the day on Kindle. Your readers will have access to your blog anytime, anywhere.

This is really the easiest way to reach new readers and to give your existing readers the chance to choose whatever format works best for them. Now they can take your blog with them on the go, no matter whether they have internet access or not!

Go forth and Kindle!

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