I have believed for a while now that every blogger should try their hands at Kindle publishing at least once. Kindle books are about as passive as it gets, because once you publish it, Amazon will continue to try and sell it to interested customers forever. The books require very little to no maintenance, and publishing more and more books is a great way to grow your income over time.
As bloggers, we have a huge advantage over everybody else, because we already have a lot of experience writing. We already know how to effectively communicate ideas. We already know how to make our writing exciting and engaging. Most of us are great at selling as well.
This means that if somebody like us started publishing on Kindle, we’d have the upper-hand.
I have decided to take the time to create a course on Kindle publishing because I believe it is such an exciting opportunity for writers. Many people do not know this, but I actually run a Kindle publishing business on the side. I started out writing 12 mini eBooks myself, and published them. Since then, I have taken half of the income the books have made each month and outsourced more books. Today, there are over 100 books published under my Kindle account, selling copies around the clock.
While outsourcing is certainly something that can speed up the process, this actually isn’t the focus of my course. One of the great things about Kindle in my eyes is the fact that you can start making money from it without having to spend money. Instead of focusing on outsourcing as many other courses do, this course teaches you how to do everything yourself, from choosing a topic to driving sales, all without ever paying money out of pocket. If I had more time, this is the way I would go about it simply because you have so much more control.
Here is the list of lectures that will be available in my course. As always, I continue to add lectures to my courses based on student feedback, questions, and ideas, so consider this list to be incomplete:
Section One: Introduction
Welcome To The Course!
Kindle Truly Is Passive Income!
Is Kindle Sustainable? Absolutely!
How Much Can You Realistically Expect To Make?
Section Two: Choosing Your Book Topic
How Fiction And Non-Fiction Differ – Which Is Better?
Choosing A Good Topic Is Vital!
Niche Vs. Broad
How To Find Profitable Topics – Which Are Worth Pursuing?
How Competitive Is Too Competitive?
Not An Expert? Not A Problem! How To Write Good Books On Subjects You Know Little About
Section Three: Creating Your Book
Formatting Guidelines: Watch This First!
Text: Formatting Guidelines + Videos
Text: Sample Copyright Pages
Create An Outline In Minutes So You Can Get To Writing Faster!
How Long Should Your Books Be? This May Surprise You!
Getting The Most Amount Of Writing Done In The Least Amount Of Time
Experiencing Writer’s Block? Try This To Get Back On Track!
Choosing A Title That Sells – This Is Important!
How To Edit Your Books Quickly And Effectively
How To Get An Awesome Cover Designed – Cheap!
Text: Free Stock / Royalty-Free Image Sites
Section Four: Driving Sales
Marketing Isn’t Required To Sell Lots Of Copies. Here’s Why!
Choosing The Best Keywords For Maximum Exposure!
Optimizing Your Book’s Description For Maximum Conversion
All About Pen Names
What Should You Price Your Books At?
KDP Select – When Is It A Good Choice?
Circumstances Where KDP Select Should Be Avoided
How To Make The Most Of Your Free Promo Days
Text: Huge List Of Websites To Advertise Your Promotions!
How To Get 5 Star Reviews Quickly
How To Deal With Negative / One-Star Reviews
How To Get Your Book To Appear Among The Popular Ones
Have Multiple Books On One Topic? Consider Bundling
Section Five: Moving Beyond Kindle (Optional)
Introduction To Google Play – What Makes It Unique?
Introduction To Smashwords
Building A Brand
Capturing Reader’s Emails For Future Promotions!
Blogging To Provide Additional Value
Section Six: Conclusion And Bonuses
Text: Free Discounted Coupons To My Other Courses!
All together, this comes out to over 40 lectures which I believe will come out to around 3 hours of content after editing. Of course, I will be checking in every day to answer questions and provide additional insight to students.
I am already almost finished with this course, and expect it to be out within 2 weeks. I will not be posting an announcement post here on Help Start My Site, so the only way to get it the day it’s live is to sign up to my email list below, or visit the products page here on Help Start My Site. I will also be sending a 90% discount coupon to my email subscribers, so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of that if this course interests you.
If you have any comments, questions, or ideas, please let me know. And as always, I hope to see you inside!
As a blogger, it makes sense to write kindle books. Amazon is a great platform not only to sell books. As you mentioned we do have that “upper hand” when it comes to writing because we write all the time on our blogs and sure do know how to communicate effectively.
This course sounds amazing. A great way as a step by step guide to follow. And you should know because you have done it yourself!
I’ll spread the news.
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Hi Donna! I appreciate you stopping by.
Sorry for the slow response, I have never been more busy and my blog commenting has undoubtedly suffered. I suppose I need to get my priorites in check.
Anyhow the course is out now and I did change a bit – added a few more lectures and also changed the name to sound less spammy. Out of my three courses up so far, this one has gotten the best response and engagement so I am optimistic for its future!
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What a totally awesome post James!
And incredibly informative as well!From the sounds of it, looks like
you’ve pretty much covered every base.
I absolutely love the titles of several of your chapters!
They definitely piqued my interest!It looks like you’ve created one awesome course! Great job!
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Hey Mark! Sorry for the delayed response.
Check your email. 😉
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