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Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge list of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see more Brilliant Blogger posts or learn how to submit your link for an upcoming edition here.

This Week’s Topic: Kindle Publishing

With the announcement of the new Kindle Fire and the price drop on other Kindles, this e-reader is only going to continue to grow in popularity. While I don’t think it’s an iPad killer by any stretch of the imagination, since more and more consumers are purchasing Kindles, bloggers need to be aware of this platform when they self-publish. Today, some brilliant bloggers are talking about Kindle publishing and how this can effect your publishing plans in the future.

The list is small but mighty today! Don’t forget to add your own links in the comments!

Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:

A Radical New Way to Tap the Kindle Economy by Jonathan Fields and Sean Platt

This is like cheating because you’re getting two brilliant bloggers for the price of one! In this video, Jonathan talks to Sean about publishing fiction in a new way on Kindle by using an episodic model rather than a more traditional way of publishing. I seriously love this idea and might need to modify it to use for nonfiction. Check out the video on JonathanFields.com, then follow Jonathan and Sean on Twitter at @jonathanfields and @writerdad respectively.

Amanda Hocking and the 99-Cent Kindle Millionaires by Nathan Bransford

Of all the posts out there about Kindle publishing, I think this one is the best that I’ve seen that is essentially an explanation of the costs associated with publishing and why (or why not) there’s millions to be made on Kindle. It’s a really informative post that can definitely help you determine whether or not you should publish on Kindle and what your pricing should be, even if you’re going a more traditional publishing route. You can find Nathan on Twitter @NathanBransford.

How to Self-Publish on Amazon, Kindle and iBookStore by Dragos Roua

In this post, Dragos goes over everything you need to know as a self-publisher who wants to make their work available on e-readers. He talks about the difference between digital and print so you can make the best decision, along with the process you’ll need to follow to get your work up and going online. Dragos is on Twitter @dragosroua.

Even More Brilliant Advice:

Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about publishing on Kindle? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link!

Next Week’s Topic: Interviews

I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.

Allison Boyer freelance writer and content marketing consultant. She also runs the food blog The PinterTest Kitchen with her mom and sister. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (@allison_boyer) or contact her at allisonmboyer@gmail.com.


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  • Brankica | How to blog

    Allison, thank you so much for including me in this post. I really appreciate it and it is showing me I am doing something right :) 

    I see many posts here that I haven’t read, so I better catch up on my Kindle reading. I am so addicted to that gadget and their whole system.

  • Deb Ng

    I publish my blog on Kindle now and was surprised to learn I even have a few subscribers.  It doesn’t hurt to look into another platform, I know many of my social media colleagues bring their Kindles on planes, etc. with them so they can catch up with their reading. It’s a terrific way to catch up with people who don’t have time to read blogs daily.

  • Farnoosh

    I LOVE publishing to the Kindle – two books so far and nowhere near done. With the new $79 Kindle out, can you imagine the reach? I certainly paid a lot for mine but alas, that is what happens: Technology gets cheaper. Go Kindle publisher bloggers!! And boy, am I gonna miss you guys at Blogworld. Have a great time, Allison!

  • A Graf

    I publish a craft blog on Kindle and my subscribers are growing by the day.  It’s nice to know that even if you are a creative craft writer there is an audience for your ideas. http://www.writingdrawer.com/2011/10/publishing-on-kindle-step-by-step-guide.html

  • Littleironhorse

    I’ve been journaling in hard copy for thirty years and in 2008 started blogging. Today I published my blog to Kindle. Being an artist I know the art world is a fickle one. It  is no different in the world of publishing for writers or whatever your creative field.
     
      I found out yesterday about Kindle while listening to CBC Radio. I thought I’d look into it, and  was able to get  got my blog published. It ‘s wonderful to be able to see your years of writing published on line regardless of the monetary outcome. The satisfaction of being in control of you own publication and being able to share what you’ve done with others is very rewarding in and of itself. I never went to art school or became and artist to make money. Some would see that as being foolish, however when you are a creative person you have to create in spite of making a living through your art of not. One needs to be resilient and resourceful if you are going to pursue creative work, otherwise you’d best find a job that will make you a lot of money.

  • Littleironhorse

    I’ve been journaling in hard copy for thirty years and in 2008 I started blogging. Today I published my blog to Kindle.
    Being an artist I know the art world is fickle. It is no different in publishing world.
    I learned of Kindle self publishing yesterday on CBC Radio and thought I’d look into it and I’m glad I did.. I think it is wonderful  to be able to see your years of writing published, regardless of the monetary outcome. The satisfaction of being able to share the story you have to tell with others is very rewarding, in and of itself.
     
    I did not go to art school nor did I become an artist to make money. Some would see this as being foolish, however when you are an artist you have to create, in spite of financial gain or not.
    One needs to be resourceful, resilient  and most of all realistic as an artist, otherwise you’d best find yourself employment that will bring in the cash!

  • roseywinter

    Thanks for the helpful resources in Kindle publishing. :) I’ve been looking more and more at the self-publishing route towards publishing my fiction, and Amazon Kindle seems to be a great way to go!
     
    – Esther
    http://roseywinterrose.blogspot.com

  • Brian Johnson

    I think with more and more people buying Kindle Fire tablet and e-reader, many authors and especially bloggers will finally follow this trend. It’s just no-brainer actually. I mean, Amazon has a really, extremely huge ecosystem that is filed with so many people that are really buying stuff with real money. So Amazon will definitely use that huge ecosystem to promote all of its homemade products, like Kindle Fire, e-reader and the rumored-smartphone, on every page of its website maybe.

    Not everyone wants an iPad, not because they can’t afford it but they just want a device where they can have a wide variety of contents from movies, music, books or tv series, at their finger tips. And apparently Kindle Fire or Amazon e-reader can give them what they want. So as the ecosystem of Kindle Fire and e-reader keeps growing and growing bigger, bloggers should definitely start thinking about publishing their contents on this ecosystem in the near future. Especially, tablet shipment will be exploding next year.

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