How Amazon Gets Buzz From Bloggers

Nov 19th, 2007 | By | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players, Making Money with Podcasts

KindleWonder why the Amazon Kindle is getting so much attention from top bloggers today?

A lot of people are scratching their heads on this, wondering why so many a-list blogs are jazzed about an expensive, ugly device that lets you buy expensive DRM’d content.

A device that’s kind of like a first-generation Zune for ebooks.

“Thanks Amazon for all the cash!”

So why all the love from top bloggers? Maybe it’s because Amazon’s paying them.

Here’s what Scobleizer’s Robert Scoble has to say about the deal:

“If you buy a Kindle and you buy my blog….I get 30%,” he notes. “Thanks Amazon for all the cash!”

Here are a few of the blogs that you can pay to view on the Kindle:

These blogs and many more (list) can anticipate getting a nice chunk of change if the Kindle is successful.

Maybe they should be as nice as Scoble and thank Amazon for all the cash! What do you think?

No Responses to “How Amazon Gets Buzz From Bloggers”

  1. AJ says:

    This would be funny if it weren’t scary.

    What gets me is that these guys get worked up until they’re blue in the face over being transparent….except when they’re getting slipped the money.


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  3. Prospero says:

    I can’t understand why BoingBoing joins the queue. You can only read DRM-Files on this Kindle-Device – even if you only want to read a doc.-file you have to send it to Amazon and pay! for! the! process!
    It’s a shame that BoingBoing who was always for open system is now shakeld into the DRM-world…
    Ad Astra

  4. Adrian Moss says:

    Non disclosure of any financial or business relationship will be illegal under EU Directive 2005/29/EC which should be in force in all member states by next month. If not covered under Article 5, 6 or 7 it will fall foul of Clause 11 in Annex 1.

    ‘Using editorial content in the media to promote a product where a trader has paid for the promotion without making clear in the context or by images or sounds clearly identifiable by the consumer (advertorial).’

    Any blogger not declaring contractual or financial relationships will be committing a breach.

    Scooble should be OK as he declared. The others….uum….

    Each member state will set its all penalties.

    Spoof bloggers beware!

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