First, here’s what Amazon has to say about its own device:
Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
Kindle customers, no matter where they are in the U.S., can wirelessly shop the Kindle Store and download new content — all without a PC or a WiFi hot spot. Amazon pays for Kindle’s wireless connectivity so there are no monthly wireless bills and no service commitments for customers. The Kindle Store contains over 90,000 books that can be purchased and delivered wirelessly to Kindle, each in less than a minute. Customers can choose from hundreds of top newspapers, magazines and blogs and have their subscriptions auto-delivered wirelessly. All New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
At 10.3 ounces, Kindle is lighter and thinner than a paperback book, carries two hundred books, and includes built-in access to The New Oxford American Dictionary and wireless access to the Earth’s biggest encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org.
I gave Amazon a bit of feedback on the device (including sending suggestions directly to Jeff Bezos directly), but I don’t think they appreciated what I had to say about it. Oh well. I tried to help.
At least they didn’t call it the Amazon Kindall (which would have been accused of murdering content, even though the true murderer was a one-armed book author).
Here’s where it gets interesting for Amazon affiliates:
Associates are eligible to earn 10% in referral fees on both the Kindle device and content. With Kindle priced at $399 you can earn $39.99 on each Kindle purchase you refer. We do not yet pay referral fees on subscription content such as Kindle newspapers, blogs, or magazines, but we will be announcing that support in the near future.
Building links to Amazon Kindle is no different than other products on Amazon. To build a Product Link, simply visit the Product Links page in Associates Central and select “Kindle Store” in the search menu. You can find the Kindle device itself under the “Electronics” search menu. You can also build a Slideshow or My Favorites widget to showcase your favorite Kindle titles.
We have also made Amazon Kindle banner graphics available to you in Associates Central.
To link directly to the Kindle device, simply substitute your Associates ID in the link format below:
Anybody reading this on a Kindle yet?!