blogs on your kindle, but for a price

Kindle from AmazonNot too long ago, I noticed that James McGrath mentioned his blog was available on the kindle – for $1.99 a month. Another blog I read, Free Technology for Teachers,  just made the same announcement. You too can get this great blog for only $1.99 per month. It is a great blog! I get great ideas from it.

I did visit amazon.com and put blog subscriptions in the search bar next to Kindle Store. There are quite a few ranging in price from $0.99 to $1.99. Topics vary just like the do in the blogging world and on most it looked like you could get a 14-day free trial. Even for this one which was #50 on my search:

Product Details This is a test blog by Abhi’s Test blog (Kindle Edition – Dec. 22, 2009) – Blog Subscription

Now I love my gadgets as much as anyone, but really! This could get pricey FAST and what if I’m on my kindle and they reference another blog that I don’t have a subscription for? Will I be charged for it too, or will I just have to wait to see the links until I get home and can get to the blog the old fashioned way, through my browser.

One of the comments on Exploring Our Matrix does address that you can get the blogs in basic form on the Kindle Browser. I’m just thinking it would have to be a super-killer blog to get a paid subscription.

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6 thoughts on “blogs on your kindle, but for a price

  1. I’m on the Kindle Blog system as well, and you are correct – 1.99 is a bit pricey, especially since I have a smart phone with internet

  2. Joel, that’s the other point. I can access everything on the fly on my phone. Not my favorite way, but certainly doable.

    Now, how did you get on the amazon list? Do you know when someone subscribes this way to your blog?

  3. I don’t think so. I have access to all of the blogs, and almost every site on the internet (except flash sites) on my iPad. I would not pay for kindle blogs, sorry 😦

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