I’m happy to announce that my first Kindle ebook, 101 Blogging Tips, is available for immediate download on Amazon.com. The best part? It’s only 99 cents, and I’ll give you a $5 Amazon gift card if you’re one of the first 3 people to review it.

EDIT: The ebook’s price will vary according to your region. It’s $0.99 in the US, £0.77 in the UK, and €0.89 in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. The price may be higher outside of these areas because other countries do not yet have official Kindle stores, and Amazon adds an extra couple dollars for delivery via Whispernet (3G). Sorry about any confusion.

The ebook is called 101 Blogging Tips: How to Create a Blog That People Will Find, Read, and Share and you can find it here. You do not need a Kindle to read it (see four paragraphs down).

It costs a whopping 99 cents. Or it is free if you’re an Amazon Prime member and take advantage of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. (Here’s the KOLL in a nutshell: Amazon Prime members can download up to one eligible ebook a month for free, but they don’t get to keep it. It’s then automatically deleted from your Kindle when you download the next one.)

This ebook is based on my old 101 Ways You’re Killing Your Blog ebook, but has been completely overhauled. There’s about twice as much content (~12,000 words) as in the old ebook, and I’ve replaced several of the tips with newer, more applicable ones. Every single tip has been either rewritten, replaced, or updated. I’d really appreciate it if you left a review of the ebook on the Amazon page there.

If you’re one of the first 3 people to buy and leave a good review of the ebook on Amazon, I’ll send you a $5 Amazon gift card as my way of saying thanks. Once your review goes live, use the contact form here at The Backlight to let me know what your email address is and which review was yours. I’ll send the $5 Amazon gift card code to that email address. It’ll be a digital gift card, not one that I’ll send you in the mail. $5 is enough to buy five 99 cent Kindle ebooks (there are lots of them) or a used paperback or two, or you can apply it to a larger purchase. So if you buy 101 Blogging Tips for 99 cents and review it, it’s actually like you’re getting it and a $4 Amazon gift card for free :)

You don’t need a Kindle to read this ebook. You can read it on the web using Amazon’s free Cloud Reader. You can download and read it on your PC with the free Kindle for PC software. You can download and read on your Mac with the free Kindle for Mac software. You can read it on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch with Amazon’s free app. You can read it on your Android phone with the free Android app. There are also free Kindle reading apps for Windows 7 phones and Blackberries, which you can find here.

This is the first of hopefully many 99 cent Kindle ebooks. It’s a type of product and business model that I’ve been wanting to try for a long, long time. To say that my first Kindle changed my life is an understatement, as I’ve had 4 of them in the past year and currently run a blog that’s dedicated entirely to Amazon and the Kindles.

Again, you can check out and buy the ebook here. I’d really appreciate it if you’d share this post.

If you have any questions about the ebook or the Kindle publishing process, ask away.