You know, how to get their books published and on sale at Amazon as Kindle ebooks and print-on-demand books.
Fair question. But as you can imagine, there’s a significant amount of information to cover, so hitting the forums at this starting stage isn’t the best of strategies.
Could even prove confusing as all hell, judging from the quality of the responses, which, as expected, were all over the place in complexity and detail, covering issues beginners aren’t possibly equipped to comprehend, not without the basics squared away in their mental toolboxes.
Par for the course with forums.
Here’s a better strategy for learning KDP basics — and anything that requires more than three short, simple steps to accomplish, for that matter:
Learn the basics first. Then hit the forums to ask about specifics, for elaboration on any concepts, etc., you aren’t quite clear on yet.
It’s just more productive for you that way. Likely less confusing and destructive as well (wrong and misunderstood info can do that, obviously).
Even better for your Kindle publishing: Get this absolutely free Kindle ebook Amazon published to help us along:
There’s no shortage of 3rd party titles on Kindle Publishing and CreateSpace as well. It’s not uncommon at all to see many of these titles on free promo — I’ve actually amassed quite a library of these guys without spending a cent, and the way these periodic free promos work, once I “buy” a copy (for $0.00), it’s permanently part of my Kindle library, something I technically “own” the right to read whenever I want. Of course, if you already have a Kindle Unlimited account, you can read most if not all of these titles for free.
Don’t have a Kindle? That’s a no-cost non-problem as well: Get Amazon’s totally free Kindle Reading App, letting you read Kindle ebooks on pretty much any computer and mobile device or gadget you’ve got. All you need is an Amazon account!
Maybe I should produce a Kindle edition of the Wordpreneur Reader. Hmm. In the meantime, enjoy today’s featured selections below!
11 Ways to Promote Preorder Books that Drive Real Results
“[A] swell of preorders can trigger algorithms that alert retail sites like Amazon to a book’s presence. This makes it more likely that the book will appear in ‘hot new release’ lists…”
5 Clever Book Marketing Ideas To Sell More Books
“[Y]ou can make marketing your books FUN. There are a million ways to market so you’re sure to find a few ways you enjoy… Fun is important, because you can’t be creative if you’re not having fun.”
How to Become a Bestseller with Money, Luck, or Work (Mostly Work)
“It took a long time, and a lot of research, for the truth to finally hit me: “They” don’t just “come.” It doesn’t work like that.”
The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book
“Self-publishing can be a low-cost way of getting your work to the marketplace, but it’s not free.”
Ultimate eBook Creator
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Kindle Optimizer 2.0
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Bestseller Ranking Pro
How do you explode your book sales without a bigger platform, email list, paid traffic or PR? Understand how your readers buy books and how to reach them without a huge marketing budget. Here is live data on every single book bestseller list on Amazon (all 19,669+ of them!).Click Here Now
6 Types of Content to Post on LinkedIn: Tips to Bolster Engagement
“If you’re struggling in vain to come up with post-worthy content ideas that won’t elicit a collective shrug (if they’re even seen) from your audience, you’re not alone.”
6 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Budget
“According to a research, an average firm is expected to allocate 41% of their marketing budget to social media marketing, and this rate is expected to grow to 45% by 2020.”
Instagram Analytics: Everything You Need to Know
“Could you tell me how many people clicked on your profile link to get to your site, or how many people messaged you for more information? … If you don’t know the answers… you should.”
Leverage Your Social Media Network For Lean Digital Startups
“You can create the best articles, videos, ebooks, presentations, etc but if nobody views them they are essentially worthless.”
“Self-Made” is a Myth; Here’s the Real Formula for Success
“[T]hat’s what most people get wrong. They never learn how to reach out. You’ve got to be willing to put yourself out there…”
4 Over-Hyped Tactics That Don’t Grow Your Business but Do Waste Your Time
“While these over-hyped tactics sound like they’re the only way — beware. Don’t rely solely on these audience-building strategies, or you’ll end up disappointed.”
7 Important Things for a Writer’s “Not-to-Do” List
“[I]t can be just as helpful to learn what ‘not to do.’ … These are things that are important to avoid for the sake of your own productivity, creativity, and writing sanity.”
Imagining Your Ideal Reader
“What are your reasons for writing? What do you want to communicate? Who wants to hear that, or needs to hear it?”