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#003: KINDLE PUBLISHING
Can you make money With Kindle E-Publishing?
Have you ever thought about writing your own book? If you have then this post is for you.
If you haven’t, maybe it’s because you think that the logistics around publishing a book would be a nightmare… Would I surprise you if I told you that it’s actually simple?
Kindle Kindle publishing makes it so that anyone can self-publish a book and sell it on Amazon.
With Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you can self-publish your book and start making sales through Amazon right away.
No agents required, no book deals and no waiting.
Sounds sweet right? Well it get’s even better,
You’ll keep more money than a traditional book deal
Your audience is massive (over 90 million prime subscribers).
You don’t pay a thing, self-publishing is 100% free.
Please Austin, this sounds too good to be true… what’s the catch?
1. Write a book that people want to read.
No one wants to waste their time reading a bad book and you shouldn’t waste your time writing one.
Write about topics that you are knowledgeable in. If you read a lot of self-help books, then start there.
Explore top sellers in that category and try to come up with something similar, but put your own unique spin on it.
I’m not trying to stunt your creativity here, but the data suggests that there is a demand for what the top sellers are marketing so you want to tap into that demand.
2. Use keywords that people are already searching for.
You could write a great book, but if no one can find it, then you won’t make any sales.
Tapping into keywords that already have high search volume (aka people are typing those exact words into google) is critical for every single online business. Selling books is no different.
You want to include the most relevant high volume keywords in the title of your book. That way when people search for ‘self-help’ you show up in the results.
3. Visually outperform the top sellers in your category.
Customers buying your book will judge it by it’s cover. So make sure it’s beautiful.
I’m a tactile person, and when I buy something I like to physically feel the quality for that item. With online purchases, I’m not given that option. So I double down on the aesthetics of the book. And I’d be willing to bet that most people do the same.
If you can get the visuals right, both inside and on the cover of your book, then you’ll be one step above your competitors.
If you like writing and this sounds interesting to you, then you should check out Stefan James’ course on Kindle Publishing.
I’m not a writer. So I’m going to stick to Amazon FBA…
But hey, give me a year of writing this blog and maybe I’ll change my mind.
Question: If you had to write book title to describe your life, what would you write?
One part Gay Dad.
One part Engineer.
One part Entrepreneur.
Shaken, not stirred.
Here are some excellent resources if you are interested in reading more on this topic,
- Kindle e-Book Publishing Course – https://projectlifemastery.com/kindle-ebook-publishing/
- The Dad Wallet – https://www.austinplease.com/thedadwallet/