Ways bloggers get paid by Amazon

If you want to buy one of those new Kindle devices from Amazon, please do so by clicking this link: Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device. Why?

Because then I’ll get a few bucks back for each one you buy. If I read my email right, Amazon is paying bloggers $40 for each one sold. That’s pretty darn cool.

The price to you doesn’t change. But, if you don’t want me to get some money, then visit Amazon’s home page by typing http://www.amazon.com into your browser window.

It’s not the only way I’ll get paid, though.

If you buy a Kindle and you buy my blog. It looks like I get 30% of that fee.

Anyway, thanks Amazon for all the cash! (I’ll need it, cause I just bought my own — it will be here tomorrow).


Can the “user’s” Web come back?

Dave Winer said something deep this morning:

“Are you interested in understanding Disqus? You’ll get one brief piece in TechCrunch on their launch day, but if you find a blogger who uses it, you can really understand how it works, because they will know, and because the publishing tools are now distributed and free, you’ll find out what they think. That’s what’s changed.”

I’ve been looking at my blogging lately and there’s a lot of hidden stuff in Dave’s post today.

It’s why I do my link blog and focus on blogs who actually USE or show me HOW TO USE stuff. Yeah, I put news up there too but lately that’s started falling short for me. I put it there mostly to be complete and make sure I have a database of the best news articles out there too. But the stuff I really like? Is when there’s no intermediary between the product designer/developer/manufacturer and you.

It’s why I like video so much. Especially the long-form unedited type I usually do. Why? Other than my stupid laugh there’s nothing between my subject and you. This is why I hate even being on camera. I’d rather start a conversation and let them demonstrate their stuff straight to you. If I could find a way to make it even more two-way where YOU could have a conversation with them that’d make it very interesting. I’m looking deeply at streaming video to do just that.

It’s also why I like reading blogs — about 800 every evening — and why I like doing my link blog. Through it I can share some surprises that I found. No algorithm like the ones that run TechMeme can find the good little stuff. The user’s point of view.

Regarding Amazon’s Book Reader? I put tons of hands-on reports from the press conference today onto my link blog. I thought about writing a post but I decided against it until I have one in my hands. If that means I don’t get on TechMeme, that’s just fine. It’s time we got back to a user’s Web.

Are you Longjumping your workflow?

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Longjump recently won a DemoGod award so I wanted to see what caught Chris Shipley’s eye (she’s the one who organizes the excellent Demo Conference). Here Longjump’s CEO, Pankaj Malviya shows me Longjump, which is aimed at small businesses.

Pankaj gives a compelling demo. I can see why he won DemoGod. But, I’m wondering if any of you are using this in your business? If not, what are you using instead? Have you even thought of building a workflow system like this for your business?

UPDATE: Mike Gunderloy, over on Web Worker Daily, writes a lot more about Long Jump and says that it wants to be your online office.