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Kindle Blogs – The New Blogging Platform

by Ian Orekondy on June 29, 2009

The next big blogging platform is not WordPress,TypePad or Blogger…it’s the Amazon Kindle.

Citigroup Analyst Mark Mahaney estimates that Amazon sold over half a million Kindles last year, and over 275,000 books are available, including all 112 New York Times best-sellers, as reported by
Fast Company’s July/August 2009 issue.

What Fast Company didn’t report in that article is that the Kindle is also a platform for journals, newspapers and…blogs.

While WordPress and TypePad offer all sorts of ways to make your blog stand out from a design perspective, the Kindle is a blogging platform where worse is better.

The really cool part is that Amazon is helping the authors and content creators to monetize their content, a continuuing struggle for most online content creators, especially traditional newspapers.

By the way, here’s what Search and Social Media looks like formatted as a Kindle Blog:

And if you’ve got an iPhone, Amazon offers the Kindle iPhone App for FREE! It’s pretty awesome. I’ve got The Alchemist downloaded and ready for my daily rides on the E train from Jackson Heights to Tribeca, and on New Jersey Transit from Penn Station to Hamilton.

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