Kindle/ePub Publishing Methods

7 thoughts
last posted Dec. 6, 2012, 5:21 p.m.

3 earlier thoughts


Option: Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs


  • Automatic delivery to devices
  • Conversion is fully automated from RSS feeds
  • Subscribers lists and incoming payments are fully handled for you


  • Near-zero visibility into subscriber base, reports available are info-poor
  • Price is out of your control, royalties are low at 30%, payments are intermittent
  • Automatic formatting is really bad. There's no published spec for optimizing your HTML. In my tests on a blog which used fully-validated HTML5, whole sections of articles were randomly reordered, and headings were orphaned from articles by page breaks nearly 100% of the time.
  • No support for non-Kindle devices, not even using Kindle apps for iOS.

3 later thoughts