So over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different things related to the Kindle – a search site, a social network, little tools, Apps, and this blog.
At the core my ideal situation would be to make things for Kindle owners and/or people who read and provide value to them, and get value back. Basically, to make money by providing value to Kindle owners and people who read books.
Here are the different side projects (in addition to the blog) and it’d be great to get your thoughts on which of these you personally would get the most value from -
- A site like BookMonk.com which allows searching of the Kindle Store.
- Small tools like the Page Number Guesser Tool and the Kindle Start Page tool. These could be expanded with things like a tool to manage your Clippings File on your PC or managing Collections on Your PC (there’s already a tool called Kindleabra for the latter).
- A site like BookSummit.com which is a Kindle Social Network. It’s accessible from the Kindle. However, the underying platform went through a period where they closed down code changes so I stopped working on this. It does have over 2,000 members. Probably more authors than readers.
- Kindle Apps. We have two games so far. But the other apps are nearly all NOT games.
- A blog on Kindle Apps – KAppReview.com.
- [Possible Projects] A site or blog on Kindle Book Deals.
- [Possible Projects] A site listing indie authors’ books.
- A lending site?
It might take a while to get some of these up to speed. However, If there’s enough interest will definitely pick one or two and put solid effort into them.
What should I focus on for side projects?
Thank you for your feedback. Do leave a comment if you have any other ideas or any thoughts in general.