Kindle blogs at Amazon.com
It’s been quite a while since I posted about
Oh, I track how many there are every month, as part of the Snapshots, but I think I last wrote about the top ten blogs in late 2014.
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Okay, here are the top ten (out of 15,985) at time of writing:
- Free Kindle Books and Tips by Michael Gallagher
- The New York Times – Latest News
- Free Books OnKindle
- Huffington Post
- Free books for Kindle
- Two Minute Conservative
- Taki’s Magazine
- LRC Blog
- National Review: Articles
- Kindle Nation Daily
12. I Love My Kindle
Looking through the next blogs, there are actually several blogs that appear to be at least focused on free books for your Kindle. I can’t argue about that too much, since that was the title of my first book. 😉
Michael Gallagher’s blog was also #1 in 2014…and had been the previous time as well.
Some of these look new to me.
It’s worth noting Stephen Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily: I believe it may be the longest-lived Kindle-focused blog at Amazon.com.
In terms of ratings/reviews, Michael Gallagher does have 3.9 stars out of 5 with 162 customer reviews, which is quite good. I’m proud that ILMK has 4.2 stars with 41 reviews. It’s the only blog in the top twenty with at least 10 reviews and 4 or more stars.
In terms of my other two blogs:
It’s highest listing is #726 in Arts & Entertainment Kindle blogs. 🙂
It does have a perfect 5-star rating…but with only two reviews.
I never expected it to be very popular, but I really like that it recreates in a sense the way that Holmes & Watson were originally published…serialized. I only do the public domain stories, and do them in order…once chapter or short story a day.
When I’ve gone through the set, I do publish my Holmes parody, which is four posts. I’m proud of that one, too. 🙂 I wanted to submit it for an Edgar, but I think I was too late that year. It’s a modernized Holmes & Watson…and I did do it before the Cumberbatch version. 🙂
It’s not hard for me to do (I just have to keep cycling the publication dates of the posts…two weeks takes me maybe five minutes), and there are some people who like it.
Nobody’s ever reviewed TMC at Amazon.com, but I do get comments and retweets, so I know it is read at to some extent.
I really like doing it: it’s eclectic. I’d say the main focus has become geeky entertainment. I do also write about robotics and other tech there from time to time, and I’m about to start writing more often about Virtual/Augmented/Mixed/Merged Reality.
It’s also the branding and heart of The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project. They’ve really been improving The History Project (having major backers doesn’t hurt, I’m sure), and I do think there’s a possibility it could “break” this year. I’ve been working on it, too.
It’s highest ranking is #98 in Kindle Blogs – Humor & Satire…and #306 in Kindle Blogs – Arts & Entertainment, putting it considerably above 221B Blog Street.
I’ll mention one more:
That’s Andrys Basten’s blog, 4.1 stars with 10 reviews.
Andrys has done some of the best writing about the Kindle, with surprising technical information and insightful thoughts.
A paid subscription to a Kindle store blog means that you can have it delivered to your EBR (E-Book Reader) automatically…I think some of my readers read their blogs before they get out of bed or at night before sleeping.
That’s it! If you have any blogs to suggest to me and my readers, or other thoughts you would like to share, feel free to comment on this post.
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