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Unread 5th November 2011, 05:41 AM   #101
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In my experience, forget fiction unless you have a great love for writing fiction and tons of time to promote and a very long timeline to make money. Fiction is really tough to make money with. I've got a fiction book up with a 4.5 of 5 star review, "like" clicks, lots of great written reviews and I'm at about 10-20 books per month. 4 hours of day marketing and I can hit 70 books per month.

If you're looking to make money, write non-fiction with good keywords that people will find and buy. With fiction, a lot of people are browsing and it's often only chance if they find you. Or they buy on word of mouth, but you need a lot mouths for that to work for you.
Have you read the John Locke book and applied his techniques? The books which he sold 1 million copies of were fiction and he is, by his own admission, not that great of a writer - lol.

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I always stick with non-fiction. Instructional type Kindle books sell best for me (eg. recipe books, how to guides, etc).
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of uploading some romance-style short stories, but now, I'm sticking to how to guides.

I did publish one book on a technical how-to guides and sold a couple copies every month on Kindle. It was my own work and thought I'd just test the water a bit. Forgot all about the book and after a couple of months later, surprised to see that it did have a bitty audience, minus any promos.
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Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of uploading some romance-style short stories, but now, I'm sticking to how to guides.

I did publish one book on a technical how-to guides and sold a couple copies every month on Kindle. It was my own work and thought I'd just test the water a bit. Forgot all about the book and after a couple of months later, surprised to see that it did have a bitty audience, minus any promos.
If you have already written your short stories you can upload them to Kindle. You could also use them for promotion by uploading them to fiction self-publishing sites

Most how-to guides tend to be evergreen (if not about technology or software). They are also easier to promote.

Two easy and effective ways to promote your how-to guides are:

Yahoo Answers
Do searches for your topic, provide basic answers to questions and link to your book for more info.

InboxQ (Twitter)
Do searches for questions on your topic, provide basic answers to questions and link to your book for more info.

Some advantages of using these methods:
- Increases traffic
- Increases sales
- Helps build your list (Twitter Followers)
- Raises your reputation in your niche


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I am a little confused, I thought Amazon cracking down on PLR ebooks

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I just wanted to ask this question:

Is anybody actually making money selling Kindle books?

It is a hot topic, but I don't know anybody who would be making money with these little books.

If somebody is making money with that, could you reveal us how much you're making?

I am already making money from internet marketing and I am really curious about Kindle books, but I don't think it is worth my time.

What do you think?

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Is anybody actually making money selling Kindle books?

Do you have to offer your Kindle & Kin ebooks on Amazon? Does Amazon have the marketplace all sewn up.

Are there no alternative successful markets to offer ereader ebooks?

If the rules and regulations of Amazon do not meet the needs of the wealth of potential marketers, surely there are different routes that may prove more satisfactory.

I would like to hear about any alternative ereader ebook markets that you have had experience with . . .

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I'll be blunt and honest: yes, I do earn money from kindle e-books, although I have only a few of them published now. I just did it as a test, setting prices really low, so my earnings are minute, but I sell around 10 copies a month, earning around $25 month in month out
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I am a little confused, I thought Amazon cracking down on PLR ebooks
As far as I know, they have. There are probably still some out there. I am not sure which post you are reading, as this is like a 6 month old topic. It's been maybe some time in the summer that I started hearing about this? So, yeah, not a good strategy to take. Original content is what they want, which shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone!

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I'll be blunt and honest: yes, I do earn money from kindle e-books, although I have only a few of them published now. I just did it as a test, setting prices really low, so my earnings are minute, but I sell around 10 copies a month, earning around $25 month in month out
That's cool, because it sounds pretty scalable. If you had a few hundred on there you could be making a nice passive income, whether significant or extra money.

I really really want to get into publishing Kindle books but haven't yet. I'm interested in the passive income potential. It sounds pretty huge. It would take a lot of work though. Imagine if someone could stick at it for a year, adding a book a day (short books obviously) and then when you build up some income, paying others to write short books for you. I think the potential is there for a full-time passive income once you reach that point.

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I am a little confused, I thought Amazon cracking down on PLR ebooks
They just do not accept duplicate content, so to say. Lot's of folks took a PLR, slammed a cover on it, and off you go. This flooded the place with hundreds of copies of the same book. So you have to be more creative.

My last published e-books were pure PLR, but I made them combining and editing articles and obtaining 100% original content.

Apart from that you can try your hand with public domain e-books. Yes, they are accepted if they meet one of three conditions:

1. (Translated) - A unique translation
2. (Annotated) - Contains annotations (unique, hand-crafted additional content including study guides, literary critiques, detailed biographies, or detailed historical context)
3. (Illustrated) - Includes 10 or more unique illustrations relevant to the book

Books that meet this criteria must include (Translated), (Annotated), or (Illustrated) in the title field.

As easy as that
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Unread 15th November 2011, 05:20 PM   #109
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It's possible to make money with Kindle ebooks... I would even say that's a funny question because there is a lot of authors on Kindle and they are making money, especially those that are in top 100 of bestseller list... so, it is quite logical that it's possible to make money with Kindle ebooks...

The thing here is that people on The Warrior forum and other forums are looking for some type of "magic bullet" that will put money in their account immediately... if that doesn't happen then "programs teaching you making money with Kindle are garbage"... that's not true... some WSOs on Kindle publishing were more than great!

Therefore, suggestion is to take your time and learn how to publish Kindle ebooks and how to make money with them... someone obviously said that it's easy to make money with Kindle, because you don't need to do any promotion, Amazon already have traffic, etc ... in most cases, bull****... you have to do promotion like with any other website or product... there are many factors included in how well will you perform on Kindle...

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I think there's a lot of money to be made publishing using the Kindle and could really take off. Richard Bullivant makes £1,000 a month doing this and i think he's releasing a product on how to do it soon.

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Case study:

Ebook Niche: Dinner Recipes
Length: 59 pages (about 5,000 words)
Compiled PLR recipes
Total Time (compiling/editing/publishing/promoting): 5 hours
Published: September 2010
Pricing: $4.84 - $9.95
Avg Sales per Month: 14
Avg Royalty per Sale (after tax): $4.41

Royalties received to September 2011 (after tax): $740.88

This ebook is still selling on Kindle.


Do you include pics of the recipes and is it better to include images/pics to Kindle books?
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If you check the competition for Kindle e-books through Amazon then, I think that will give you the answer. The competition is ferocious with it being their best selling product and you're better putting your efforts in to other items.

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Unread 17th November 2011, 05:00 AM   #113
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Do you include pics of the recipes and is it better to include images/pics to Kindle books?
Elle, with the new Fire available on Amazon you can include now images that can actually be seen in your Kindle Books ( doesn't mean you have to.) . But the new Fire let you use options that you never had before.

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Wrong question - you need to be focusing on ROI (money and time)

Here are some tips on making profit from Kindle:

1 - Don't bother re-labeling and selling PLR eBooks - most are either junk or already flooding Kindle.

2 - Every time you write an article/blog post/forum post/email on a topic - save it under a folder on that topic. Glace at the folders each month to see what topics you have gathered a fair bit of content on, then throw it together into an eBook and publish. That way you are not spending any time producing content, just some minor editing/formatting. This should take a max of about 3 hours to compile.

3 - Compile good quality PLR articles on a topic, then throw them together into an eBook and publish. Again you are not spending any time producing content, just some minor editing/formatting. This should take a max of about 3 hours.

4 - Always price below $10 so you get 70% royalty.

5 - Create your own cover. Just grab a royalty free image and write your heading/author details on it. You can do this in under 10 minutes.

5 - Send in form to get tax reduction.

5 - Also upload your ebook to Smashwords to get extra sales. Takes about 10 minutes.

6 - Promote! Twitter, Facebook, your blog posts, forum signature links, sidebar of your blog, at the end of your ebook put links to your other ebooks, write a guest post on a blog on your topic and have your link included.

I can usually get an ebook done and promoted within 4 hours. The amount per sale is low, but it is genuinely passive income as once you publish (on an evergreen topic) you continue getting sales months/years later.

Case study:

Ebook Niche: Dinner Recipes
Length: 59 pages (about 5,000 words)
Compiled PLR recipes
Total Time (compiling/editing/publishing/promoting): 5 hours
Published: September 2010
Pricing: $4.84 - $9.95
Avg Sales per Month: 14
Avg Royalty per Sale (after tax): $4.41

Royalties received to September 2011 (after tax): $740.88

This ebook is still selling on Kindle.

I don't know about you, but I think $740.88 in my pocket for 5 hours work is a good return on investment

The effect is cumulative. I now have over 50 different ebooks published on Kindle in various niches/pen names. Some do better than others, but the ebook case study above is about average

By the way - Kindle is not really something I focus on to earn money. I generally try to publish 3-4 a month (12-16 hours) and just keep letting that cumulative effect grow


>>>>> Excellent post . . . interesting and informative

I just really need to master how you are able to produce and create and then simply throw it together into an eBook and publish.

I don't seem to be throwing correctly.
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I've been thinking about checking out the kindle market one way or the other. Maybe I'll give it some research time and see what i come up with.

Kindle seems to be a growing market not only for kindle book writer and marketers.
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I agree with those who say, take off your IM hat and write a short story, (then put it back on) for those more creative types here....I'm preparing my 1st ebook for Kindle for that ' women who watch Oprah crowd'...the kindle and other tablets are not going away so you may as well get in the game.

Ken Hicks has a great Kindle Publishing package that I found very useful, which you can sell as your own product and/or use for yourself complete with your own landing pages, blog theme, blueprints, etc.

Amazon now promotes your ebooks in the U.S., Canada, the UK and now France....that's ALOT of readers out there downloading content....yes, reports are a great idea too!

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Not only, but also

I would like to hear about any alternative ereader ebook
markets that you have had experience with . . .
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Just a couple of thoughts here

1. When you sell an e-book on Kindle one way to increase sales is to get good reviews. If you publish revamped PLR or even public domain material you run the risk of bad reviews. I always look at the Kindle reviews before buying. So if you don't want a bad brand for your real name or if you don't want to torch a pseudonym then publish quality material.

2. I just got the John Locke book but haven't read it yet. John Locke is a fiction writer and his books don't float my boat. But with fiction there are writing styles that people will buy even if they're not stellar. John Locke and Joe Konrath are examples of fiction writers who really know how to successfully self-promote their books. For the average fiction writer you'll probably make more through self publishing (at the 70% level) than you would with a traditional publishing house. But the key is the ability to write a good story, sales, self-promtion and generating word of mouth interest

3. I also saw that Kindle webinar by the guy who's selling a $1000 course. One of his "bonuses" is the ability to pay in 3 easy installments lol. That went in my trash bin too
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Theres a kindle book called "how i sold a million books" and this guy sells thousands of books a month for the kindel. He writes a lot and i think mostly its about developing a fanbase - people that are guaranteed to order your new releases its by john locke and its a great read
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i think Kindle is great for fiction. There is too much crap when it comes to non fiction ebooks. Also the competition is very tight.

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Just a couple of thoughts here

1. When you sell an e-book on Kindle one way to increase sales is to get good reviews. If you publish revamped PLR or even public domain material you run the risk of bad reviews. I always look at the Kindle reviews before buying. So if you don't want a bad brand for your real name or if you don't want to torch a pseudonym then publish quality material.

2. I just got the John Locke book but haven't read it yet. John Locke is a fiction writer and his books don't float my boat. But with fiction there are writing styles that people will buy even if they're not stellar. John Locke and Joe Konrath are examples of fiction writers who really know how to successfully self-promote their books. For the average fiction writer you'll probably make more through self publishing (at the 70% level) than you would with a traditional publishing house. But the key is the ability to write a good story, sales, self-promtion and generating word of mouth interest

3. I also saw that Kindle webinar by the guy who's selling a $1000 course. One of his "bonuses" is the ability to pay in 3 easy installments lol. That went in my trash bin too


I don't know if you are aware of it, but if you get yourself over to Fiverr you can have as many good reviews for your Kindle Book publications, just as long as you are prepared to pay for them.

There are folk over at Fiverr who will buy you "book" and submit a 5 STAR review for you.

It's one way to go . . . .
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I don't know if you are aware of it, but if you get yourself over to Fiverr you can have as many good reviews for your Kindle Book publications, just as long as you are prepared to pay for them.

There are folk over at Fiverr who will buy you "book" and submit a 5 STAR review for you.
According to FTC regulations, if you pay someone for a review it must be disclosed, and that pretty much makes this method useless, not to mention also unethical.

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Hi,

I'd like to add to the discussion about paid reviews.

I don't think that noting that a review was paid for or based on a free review copy would necessarily render the review useless. Book reviewers just don't normally note any kind of connection.

In the publishing world, providing free copies for review is a standard practice. Book reviewers receive free copies, professors and teachers receive free review copies of textbooks, etc. Also, the publications in which the reviews appear often have advertisements placed by the publishers, so there is arguably a material connection between the two.

One reason that this practice is acceptable in the publishing world may be that books are not considered "products" in some legal respects. For example, books are not subject to product liability in the same way that other products are.

When reading the FTC guide regarding endorsements, I note the guide refers to "products." Books may not fall under the umbrella of products for the purposes of the FTC Guides.

Sorry if I sound too much like a lawyer here. Not trying to be overly legalistic, but the fact that books are not subject to traditional product liability is an important feature in my opinion. This makes book publishing an attractive business from a liability perspective.

Also, the FTC refers to advertising for the seller of the product. It isn't clear to me from the FTC guidelines that the rules apply to an author that buys a review for publication on a website operated by another company (e.g., Amazon). Of course, I can see the connection, but I'm not sure that the rules reach the author.

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What I've seen is that Amazon, or anything else for that matter, is that it's just one part of a strategy to make money online. Once you find a niche, you work it into a brand, and get as much exposure to sell it as possible. Each venue provides trickles which eventually lead to streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.

After quite some time, I have finally found my footing and am starting to make those trickles pay.

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Just a quick word - as someone who has been selling a book via Kindle for the past couple of months now, I'm doing everything I can to move over to Blurb, or Lulu, or any other place that doesn't take such a hefty percent of the profits. In my case, most of the sales are made from word-of-mouth or my marketing, and much less via organic search, so it makes more sense for me (not sure how many searches lead people to Lulu).
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I tried Kindle through a WSO and while the WSO was great the sales were terrible...as the idea was to basically re-write PLR on topics that had been beaten to death...So I abandonned this fairly quickly...doing much better with Jan Roos type review sites using ClickBump Amazonia theme...hope this helps.

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How much are you selling your Kindle books for on average?

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I finally hit the $100 mark on both my Kindle ebooks this month. It took since April to do it. It was done completely through Organic results. I did absolutely nothing to market or promote them.

I didn't do any of the writing myself, although I did write the outline. I found an expert on the subject to do that for me. Pretty much the only work I put into it was write and outline, sent a few emails, and editing. Then uploaded to Amazon.

This was my first attempt to try and test a theory I had and it worked out well. It's not a lot right now but over time it will do very well because it is an evergreen topic.

Now that I have a proven strategy I just need to rinse and repeat!

I don't think the answer is to rewrite crap (which is pretty much what PLR's are). I don't think the answer is to rush your content. If you provide quality content that people will find useful, you will see a return.
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I've done fairly well on Kindle, although I think starting the way I did helped me.

I started off publishing print books on Amazon thru CreateSpace - almost exclusively public domain content, although I did publish a few projects of my own to kinda "try it out".

The thing I learned in that process was how to create quality books.

Because the content was PD, I only really had to focus on the other things of the book - layout, adding extra content like introductions or forewords, designing covers, and writing descriptions for the product.

I think having those abilities helped me immensely when I moved over to Kindle.

That and learning how to research on Amazon. I became obsessed with publishing and would just browse Amazon for hours on end - sounds crazy, I know. But over time I started to see what books sold better than others...and start to understand why.

Nothing I did in publishing was new or ground-breaking....I just really engulfed myself in learning how and why things worked...and what worked...and then I started doing those same things....or something similar.


I still remember what drove me to publish my first original Kindle ebook.

I was browsing Kindle trying to learn some things and saw an ebook I thought was interesting. It was cheap, so I bought it and read it...

And I wasn't very impressed...

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I'm certainly making money.....the nice thing is that once the book is written its all autopilot. I have noticed that even with 9 books listed on Amazon, only 3 really contribute to those earnings. the other thing is that the earnings do slowly increase over time. So yes, it is possible to make money!

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I wrote a nonfiction eBook this past July and published it on Amazon and Smashwords. I have since sold 33 copies. I suspect that the secret to making big money with eBooks is to publish a bunch of them. That way all the small amounts could equal big money in aggregate. I have heard that non-fiction eBooks sell better than fiction.

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Ty Cohen is meant to be making $30k a month on kindle. Yes I did say $30k...but someone said he has over 800 titles and sells paper backs too.

He did a webinar with john reese a while ago, and gives out some handy tips.

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Don't know if I saw the same webinar you did, but a couple days ago I went to a webinar replay about Kindle. Downloaded the vid rather than watching it onsite. Glad I did. Webinar was a couple hours long. Skipping through to the end, I saw the "sell" for a $1,000 "Make Kindle Money" package.

Into Ye Olde Recycle Binne it went!

If the guy is making such a killing with Kindle, why does he need to charge an obscene price for his great wisdom?
He may or not be making that much. I've always wondered however, why people question why, if someone is making money, they need to make more by selling something relating to how they're doing it.

It is adding an additional income stream, and successful entrepreneurs add additional income streams constantly. If the opportunity exists to do so without jeopardizing your existing income, it would be foolish not to.

If they can add 10-20% to their income by selling info products the better question is why would they NOT do it. Actually, it is precisely those who are making money that have the opportunity to sell materials relating to how they are doing so, as if they are not, there isn't much opportunity to sell the method, is there?

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Ty Cohen is meant to be making $30k a month on kindle. Yes I did say $30k...but someone said he has over 800 titles and sells paper backs too.

He did a webinar with john reese a while ago, and gives out some handy tips.

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He must have totally redone his kindle list of books. At the beginning of the year when he said he making $10k a month it was all PLR and Public Domain books

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Just want to add my 2 cents here.

Personally, I have enter Kindle Direct Publishing on 5th Dec 2011. Profit till end Dec is $163. (9 titles on $2.99 with 70% and 35% Royalty)

On Jan 2012, till today units sold are 35 (just check stats), do not know how much I earn till end of week.

I do not wish to disclose the markets that I am in. Nor any screen shot to proof. Secrets are secrets.

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1) Fish where the fishes are.
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If you do your research well and put good quality books on Amazon/kindle then yes you can absolutely make money.

Dont even bother with putting up PLR - Amazon are removing them 1 by 1. Put up real and good content, just make sure its what people actually want to read.

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Yeah! Amazon doesn't allow MRR or PLR products on their site. So you need to rewrite/render them as your own if you want to go that route. It also doesn't hurt to customize the covers too. Make them stand out more and seem more unique. And its a great way to brand yourself too for any niche and get your books read on mobiles and tablets as well as PC's.

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Not me i didnt even try it
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I wrote a nonfiction eBook this past July and published it on Amazon and Smashwords. I have since sold 33 copies. I suspect that the secret to making big money with eBooks is to publish a bunch of them. That way all the small amounts could equal big money in aggregate. I have heard that non-fiction eBooks sell better than fiction.
Karen, you have the right idea. I'm creating one kindle book every week and you never know which one is going to take off. I have one fiction novel and the rest are non-fiction. Both do well for sales. I'm compiling a bunch of my fiction short stories now and they will go up next.

While the amount of books is important to get a lot of sales, quality is critical. You will get reviews and they affect your sales so quality of the content should be the main priority. Always create a killer cover with quality graphics. I had one book not selling at all and changed the cover to a better graphic and it sells copies every day now. Remember, once you upload the kindle book you never have to touch it again so get it right the first time and then you can move on to the next one.

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Yes, people right here in the Warrior Forum are making money from it, but they aren't using garbage tactics like using crappy PLR.
Crappy PLR? Look at the second thing you promote in your signature.

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For over a year, I made over $100 a month selling crappy plr books. However, a few months ago Amazon started clamping down on crappy plr and crappy plr duplicates and my "library of books was cut in half, and so was my sales.

Today if you want to make money with Kindle, you must write your own books or outsource your writing efforts and come up with an original, quality book. Still lots of $$$ to be made if you have the time or the gift of writing.

Kindle and Kindle readers and clones will only become more popular. In a few years, even stores like half price books will fade away just like other big traditional book stores have folded. They just can't compete.

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I'm earning about $20 a month selling an eBook on Kindle. I haven't devoted much time to it, hence why the return seems low.

I know one of my mentors Kathleen Gage has had huge success drawing people to her e-mail list by publishing free reports on Kindle, so that could be a worthwhile strategy to use.

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The best way to make money from Kindle books is to find Kindle authors and charge them for helping to market their works more efficiently.

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At lot of the key with making money with Kindle books is to get above the piles of stuff listed in your niche. Reviews, sales and promoting are key to making it anywhere. Having a loyal customer base from a personal site or other source does not hurt things either. The key is persistence and having a popular topic.
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I haven't been here long but I think the same rules apply - deliver value, get results. Good content, a variety of avenues, hard work .. amazon and kindle are just tools ...
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There are million dollar authors selling their books on Amazon via Kindle, so yes, people are making money. I also personally know someone who has 9 original books on Amazon, BN.com, and a couple other platforms making a nice, six figure income - it took her 2 years to get there. I'm hiring her to show me the ropes because this is a very viable method of earning income.

Just beware of the How-To Kindle products out there, I've found most of them to be pretty worthless. Stay away from PLR content. Original, valuable content is going to rule the day here; if you want a long-term income stream.

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Not sure how successful this method would be but here goes...

Create a small basic site for your books. Include a blog, front page, contact us etc...

Advertise it on there. Then ask people who own other blogs about eBooks etc to post an article about one of your books. This might attract attention to not only your book, but your website where the rest of your books may be. Simple but possibly effective.

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Two years ago I put a book on Amazon Kindle and it only sold 3 copies (no promotion) I then focused on my ghostwriting business and have been making a living doing that. However, I still had the burning desire to write things of my own, so I studied up on writing for Kindle. So far what I have done seems to be working.
3 1/2 weeks ago I put a small book on there called Death of A Spouse - how to Survive. It was based on my own experience, but here is the key. I did some keyword research first and found that Death of a Spouse is searched for quite a bit, so made sure it was part of my title. With no advertising as of yet, this little book has already sold 7 copies. I had another book that I had been working on for some time about how I research the articles I write for others and get paid. I put it on a couple of days ago and it too is starting to sell with no promotion. The phrase "writers research" is a good keyword as well.

So the point I want you guys to know is that write something you know about, not plr, or something you have a passion about. But that is just the first part. Then do your keyword research BEFORE giving your book a title.

My next plan is to learn some marketing strategies for the books as this should help sales even more. If you have a short story or book in you, or even a hundred of them, get them out and share them with the rest of us.

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I published my eBook on Amazon back in November of 2010 and it has consistently generated between $200-$500 each month since then.

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