Ways bloggers get paid by Amazon

If you want to buy one of those new Kindle devices from Amazon, please do so by clicking this link: Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device. Why?

Because then I’ll get a few bucks back for each one you buy. If I read my email right, Amazon is paying bloggers $40 for each one sold. That’s pretty darn cool.

The price to you doesn’t change. But, if you don’t want me to get some money, then visit Amazon’s home page by typing http://www.amazon.com into your browser window.

It’s not the only way I’ll get paid, though.

If you buy a Kindle and you buy my blog. It looks like I get 30% of that fee.

Anyway, thanks Amazon for all the cash! (I’ll need it, cause I just bought my own — it will be here tomorrow).

116 thoughts on “Ways bloggers get paid by Amazon

  1. I dont get how people compare it to a tablet or an iphone. Has anybody a) seen the size of it which is much bigger than an iphone and b) seen the battery life?!

    Markus, you know it will take some time until it will arrive in germany for the simple fact that part of their deal is the way you are able to download content – and you know that this is not available over here the same way.

    Now, if there would be a kindle for let’s say 100 dollar only usable via USB, that would be something I would order and ask Robert to bring over in in December. ;)

    [btw Robert be careful to not set your Amazon Associates programm to dynamic earning, as such it should cut the bonus to $10 per sold unit ;)]

  2. I dont get how people compare it to a tablet or an iphone. Has anybody a) seen the size of it which is much bigger than an iphone and b) seen the battery life?!

    Markus, you know it will take some time until it will arrive in germany for the simple fact that part of their deal is the way you are able to download content – and you know that this is not available over here the same way.

    Now, if there would be a kindle for let’s say 100 dollar only usable via USB, that would be something I would order and ask Robert to bring over in in December. ;)

    [btw Robert be careful to not set your Amazon Associates programm to dynamic earning, as such it should cut the bonus to $10 per sold unit ;)]

  3. Useless..But since Amazon are paying you to promote it! i am sure that will here a lot about it:)

    Btw – Steve Jobs just announced that the Scobleizer will be getting the new Macbooks before Steven Levy and Walt Mossberg!!! like it should have been in the first place.

  4. Useless..But since Amazon are paying you to promote it! i am sure that will here a lot about it:)

    Btw – Steve Jobs just announced that the Scobleizer will be getting the new Macbooks before Steven Levy and Walt Mossberg!!! like it should have been in the first place.

  5. Finally, a tech toy that isn’t meant for techies!!!

    I couldn’t be happier to read about the Kindle. I was wondering what to get my daughter for Christmas and now I know.

    She’s a third year law student and lugs A MOUNTAIN of heavy books to school, which is a 90 minute commute. With all those textbooks, it’s really hard for her to take casual reading material with her, too. This will be perfect!

    I think all you geeks are wrong on this one.

  6. Finally, a tech toy that isn’t meant for techies!!!

    I couldn’t be happier to read about the Kindle. I was wondering what to get my daughter for Christmas and now I know.

    She’s a third year law student and lugs A MOUNTAIN of heavy books to school, which is a 90 minute commute. With all those textbooks, it’s really hard for her to take casual reading material with her, too. This will be perfect!

    I think all you geeks are wrong on this one.

  7. This stuff is useless. Advantage like reading on the beach under the bright sun – that’s simply ridiculous. This device should provide more than just downloading and displaying text. WIFI, PDF, clickable links inside magazines, blogs, plugin architecture for doc/text codecs.

  8. I’m still trying to figure out why I should pay $399 for a single-use device, plus another $24 a year for content I can already get for free on hardware that I already own.

  9. I’m still trying to figure out why I should pay $399 for a single-use device, plus another $24 a year for content I can already get for free on hardware that I already own.

  10. This stuff is useless. Advantage like reading on the beach under the bright sun – that’s simply ridiculous. This device should provide more than just downloading and displaying text. WIFI, PDF, clickable links inside magazines, blogs, plugin architecture for doc/text codecs.

  11. Wow. For me this device looks really cool! Does anyone now if there are plans for Germany?. I guess it’s hard to make a contract with one of our mobile carriers to allow access to the kindle server.

    But 2$ per blog is ridiculous! I don’t understand why! They should charge 2 bucks per month to enable wireless blog subscriptions. That would be cool.

    I really hope it will be out in Germany soon.

  12. Wow. For me this device looks really cool! Does anyone now if there are plans for Germany?. I guess it’s hard to make a contract with one of our mobile carriers to allow access to the kindle server.

    But 2$ per blog is ridiculous! I don’t understand why! They should charge 2 bucks per month to enable wireless blog subscriptions. That would be cool.

    I really hope it will be out in Germany soon.

  13. Just curious how much do you get if I subscribe to your blog for $1.99 per month?

    Sounds really expensive to subscribe to all my feeds at $2 per month. $2×500= @#!@$! Wait that is a lot. Maybe the need to package several blogs into a group like cable tv wait a minute…

  14. Just curious how much do you get if I subscribe to your blog for $1.99 per month?

    Sounds really expensive to subscribe to all my feeds at $2 per month. $2×500= @#!@$! Wait that is a lot. Maybe the need to package several blogs into a group like cable tv wait a minute…

  15. Engadget says it supports PDF, but that’s the only source I’ve seen that talks about PDF support. Is it true that it does not support PDF?

  16. Engadget says it supports PDF, but that’s the only source I’ve seen that talks about PDF support. Is it true that it does not support PDF?

  17. John: last I checked a hard cover book costs about $30 to buy at the store. So, at some point this thing starts paying for itself if you’re a heavy reader. Not to mention that I don’t have space at home for more books.

  18. John: last I checked a hard cover book costs about $30 to buy at the store. So, at some point this thing starts paying for itself if you’re a heavy reader. Not to mention that I don’t have space at home for more books.

  19. It looks cool – but it is a bit ugly and way overpriced. I already listen to the audio of most books, wirelessly synced with my Zune2 when I need it. The documents I need to carry live on my Treo700w.

    Yes, the screen looks great, and I would use one… but only if it cost a lot less or they leased it to me.

  20. It looks cool – but it is a bit ugly and way overpriced. I already listen to the audio of most books, wirelessly synced with my Zune2 when I need it. The documents I need to carry live on my Treo700w.

    Yes, the screen looks great, and I would use one… but only if it cost a lot less or they leased it to me.

  21. The only drawback I see so far is cost. For example a lot of the books I read come from the library. If I had a Kindle I’d have to pay $9.99 for every book I read on it. This could add up quickly for heavy readers like me. I’ve read 4 or 5 books this month already.

    Of course if my local library had a means of letting me download books to my Kindle . . .

  22. The only drawback I see so far is cost. For example a lot of the books I read come from the library. If I had a Kindle I’d have to pay $9.99 for every book I read on it. This could add up quickly for heavy readers like me. I’ve read 4 or 5 books this month already.

    Of course if my local library had a means of letting me download books to my Kindle . . .

  23. So, I pay $400 for a Kindle. Then I have to pay another $10 for an ebook to download onto it. And I can also pay to download blogs. And it doesn’t do anything else, which doesn’t matter because it doesn’t have wifi.

    Or, alternatively, I could just buy BOOKS and read blogs on my laptop for free. And do lots of other stuff, too.

    This thing makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Which probably explains why the entire world will go crazy for them and wonder how they lived without one for so long.

  24. So, I pay $400 for a Kindle. Then I have to pay another $10 for an ebook to download onto it. And I can also pay to download blogs. And it doesn’t do anything else, which doesn’t matter because it doesn’t have wifi.

    Or, alternatively, I could just buy BOOKS and read blogs on my laptop for free. And do lots of other stuff, too.

    This thing makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Which probably explains why the entire world will go crazy for them and wonder how they lived without one for so long.

  25. @ Robert: I’ll be looking forward for the video.

    By the way: My videoblog (just some videos on YouTube) is called by my friends “Scoble-Show im Kleinen” (German for the small Scobleshow) :-)

  26. @ Robert: I’ll be looking forward for the video.

    By the way: My videoblog (just some videos on YouTube) is called by my friends “Scoble-Show im Kleinen” (German for the small Scobleshow) :-)

  27. Nithin: I had a Tablet PC. I didn’t realize the battery could last 30 hours on one of those or that I could read the screen in bright sunlight or that I could buy one for $400 (my last Tablet PC cost about $2,000).

  28. Nithin: I had a Tablet PC. I didn’t realize the battery could last 30 hours on one of those or that I could read the screen in bright sunlight or that I could buy one for $400 (my last Tablet PC cost about $2,000).

  29. Who would Kid themselves with a Kindle if they can buy a multifunctional Tablet PC and do all the things that can be done using kindle.

  30. Who would Kid themselves with a Kindle if they can buy a multifunctional Tablet PC and do all the things that can be done using kindle.

  31. I would like to buy one, but no PDF support is not cool. It would be great for reading articles that are scanned in or you download from academic journals. If Amazon supports that feature in the future, I am sold.

  32. I would like to buy one, but no PDF support is not cool. It would be great for reading articles that are scanned in or you download from academic journals. If Amazon supports that feature in the future, I am sold.

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