Amazon Know-How to Self Publishing
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform:
- You, as the author, can publish in no time at all!
- Publish for FREE
- Keep the copyrights
- Publish on your schedule, not someone else’s
- Distribute your book globally
- Authors receive royalties of 70%
Very appealing, right? I think so! I started out with one book, and I have now published several more and have since created a generous four figure monthly income! I’m currently experimenting with various niches, techniques, strategies, and methods, all of which I will be sharing right here on the blog. I will also be sharing some major Kindle eBook Publishing secrets to the folks that have signed up for the newsletter, so be sure to get signed up!
Now, let’s discuss why you should publish a Kindle eBook, and how it can help your business!
1. It’s Really Pretty Simple…
I won’t go into a great length of detail here on the exact steps of publishing your eBook (there’s an entire post coming up, just on that process), but I will discuss why I think it’s a simple process, and I think you’ll find it simple too!
You decide on the topic for your book, sit down and write it, or have it written (outsourcing), dump it into a text editor (Word comes to mind here), format it, and you’re set to publish!
Obviously, there’s a little more to it than just that, but for the most part, that’s the gist of it all. You sign up for your Kindle Direct Publishing account and follow the instructions to get your account setup. After that, you’re set to upload and publish your book! Again, I realize there is a lot more involved in the process of getting set up, which is why I will be creating a complete series of blog posts on publishing a Kindle eBook from start to finish, in great detail — you won’t want to miss it!
2. It’s Amazon…
Publishing an eBook with KDP allows you to make use of Amazon’s platform! How cool is that? Hundreds of thousands of people visit Amazon.com daily, looking to make a purchase and consume content. Amazon has even repeatedly shared that their pricing structure on their Kindle units yields little to zero profit and that they are generating their revenue from the Kindle by consumers purchasing the digital products through their Kindle. Makes sense, right? If you said “yes,” then why not join KDP and get a piece of the pie?
3. Great Traffic Generation Opportunities…
Whether you are a seasoned SEO professional, or new to creating websites and content on the internet, I’m sure you’ve heard of SEO (search engine optimization) by now. Moreover, I’m sure you’ve read an article or two, or few hundred, about what Google is up to with regards to SEO, and when the next “update” will hit. These updates typically pose a negative impact on websites and/or content in the SERPs (search engine results pages).
Well, with KDP, there’s no need to worry about this! Finally, for once, you get to divorce Google and focus your attention on the content you’re producing! When you publish your eBook on KDP, the search results that are returned from customers searching the Kindle eBook store are not affected or manipulated by Google. The traffic is already there, hundreds of thousands of hungry customers are coming to Amazon daily, ready to buy content– so feed them! Be sure of course, to include a link to your blog/e-mail list, etc.. inside of your book!
4. Passive Profits…
One of the benefits I really value with KDP is the passiveness of it all. By passive, I’m referring to the fact that I put in the work upfront to write, publish, and market the book(s), and then once it has been uploaded for sale on Amazon, there is nothing else I need to do to actually make a sale! For example, a book that I publish today could hypothetically continue to generate income for months to come, with no additional work!
5. Massive Brand Awareness…
When you publish your eBook on KDP, you’re putting your eBook in front of hundreds of thousands of people! You have the opportunity to introduce your brand/product/blog to thousands of people that otherwise would not be exposed to your brand/product/blog.
Just think about all of the possibilities of getting your business in front of thousands of people!
6. Get Paid to Write About Your Passion…
It doesn’t necessarily have to be your passion that you’re writing about, but let’s face it; it’s going to be that much more enjoyable if you are writing about something that you enjoy and are passionate about. To think that you could produce content that you enjoy or have a passion for, and get paid for writing about it, I’d say “sign me up now!” Pretty cool, eh?
If it’s something you’re passionate about, chances are, there are hundreds of others, if not thousands of other people out there that have a passion for it as well and would love to purchase your eBook. So what are you waiting for? Figure out your passion, and get to writing. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be paid for writing about your passion!
7. Wash, Rinse, and Repeat…
It’s an overused cliche, I know, but it fits well for the sake of this post. Once you’ve become familiar with the process of publishing on KDP, you’ll be hooked, I promise! So get ready to have the urge to publish multiple eBooks after your first one, if you’re not already. If you’re anything like me, you’ll get to a point to where you want to start creating “systems” around publishing eBooks.
Scale It: When you get to the point to where you’ve published a couple of eBooks and you’re starting to see money coming in, you can easily scale your Kindle eBook publishing efforts! Take some of the royalties you’re getting from your current books, and put it towards the creation and publishing of additional books! ..See what we’re doing here? Wash, rinse, and repeat until you’ve formed yourself a nice little system!
Share Your Thoughts, Ideas, Comments, or Questions!
Have you ever published an eBook on the Kindle Direct Publishing platform before? If so, how was your experience? If you haven’t, what questions do you have for me? Can you see the opportunities that open up for your business with the idea of publishing on Kindle?
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