i keep hearing about "kindle publishing"

by darren199025 Banned
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Can anybody let me know in great detail what it exactly is? I keep hearing how easy it is. It Just wondering if people can give me some type of insight on exactly what it is? how it works.. ect..
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    Can anybody let me know in great detail what it exactly is? I keep hearing how easy it is. It Just wondering if people can give me some type of insight on exactly what it is? how it works.. ect..
    Kindle publishing refers to the process of producing your own ebooks and selling them on Amazon's Kindle book store:

    https://kdp.amazon.com/

    You can write the books yourself or hire a ghostwriter to write your books for you (you pay them for the work and you retain intellectual rights to the work).

    You can publish pretty much any kind of book, whether it be fiction or non-fiction.

    It's up to you to promote your book and get reviews for it, which is important as this plays a big role in how Amazon showcases your book to those browsing the book store.

    Kindle publishing requires hard work like any other business... and if you're paying someone to write the content it won't be cheap.

    That is, of course, assuming you're paying for high quality content, which is really the only kind worth paying for.

    It's a great opportunity, and worth the sacrifice if you take a long-term approach.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author darren199025
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      I apologize if you cant answer this on here, But if you can, could you do tell me were I can find a "ghost writer" or someone that is a great writer?
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      • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
        Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

        I apologize if you cant answer this on here, But if you can, could you do tell me were I can find a "ghost writer" or someone that is a great writer?
        You can post a job request on sites like Upwork.com and Guru.com.

        You just need to be specific about what kind of content you need for your book, and be sure to only use writers who have positive feedback for similar jobs.

        Be sure to include this in your job request:

        IMPORTANT - This MUST be unique content and a unique story line. NO part of this story should be found ANYWHERE else. Not even on your own blogs or in other books, magazines, etc. You are free to draw inspiration from other sources, of course, but the plot outline and characters in it must be original creations.

        By applying/accepting this job you agree this is a WORK FOR HIRE situation. This is ghostwriting so you will own no rights to the work or parts of the work and you understand/agree your name will not appear anywhere on/in the work, nor can you share/sell/give away the work at any time; the plot outline you create will become my intellectual property.
        The above sample is what I use for my fiction books but you can use it for non-fiction books by changing the first part a bit (you won't be calling the book a "story", for example).

        Also, never hire writers on a pay-per-hour basis, always work with a fixed cost per book.

        This is to prevent writers from taking extra time to write your book just to get paid more for more hours.

        Regards,
        Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Be careful who you listen to here, some will try to sell you something about Kindle. Located in the Subforms is a paid membership section about Kindle if you can afford to join take a look there. You can also search using the search button. Their are over 9,000 pages here about it and the firs1-11 were more about promotions.

    This thread here has a great discussion about the platform and the myths awhile back. Sit back and read every page and see what resonates with you. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ccessfull.html
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
        Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

        Here is a fun fact too : Me & danieldesai both gave the guy FREE advice whereas you told him to join the war room for about $100...
        Max, the Kindle subforum is only $40. I am not a member but a lot of people I trust swear by it.

        To the OP:

        There is a lot of free information in the forum - some good and some bad like most things. Max's free tutorial he mentioned above is a good start. Also his WSO about how to succeed with Kindle publishing is one of the better ones I've seen.

        The other link about myths mentioned above can help you and others to not be blinded by the thoughts of getting rich quick for no effort. Like others said, it's hard work and the great majority never make a dime or if they do it's more like a dime instead of thousands of dollars.

        One advantage, if you can learn how to market your book effectively, is that Amazon already has the traffic you need. You just need to get a portion of that traffic to look for, look at, and buy your book. That takes a lot of hard, consistent work but it can be done.

        Mark

        Edit: It looks like the post to the tutorial was deleted above for some reason. I'm including it here because it's a good start and it's free: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...on-kindle.html I'm not associated with the author in any way besides sharing a couple PMs back and forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
    Kindle publishing is more of a numbers game.

    The more books you put out there the more you make.

    Of course there are "tricks" you can use to fool Amazon into ranking your book higher - but you won't have a kindle business for long if you use them.

    Number one thing you don't do is pay for incentivized reviews. It is directly against the TOS of Amazon- yet many people will tell you to do just that.

    Another thing is keyword abuse and stuffing. Don't stuff the title of your book with tons of keywords - it's tacky and will greatly damage your credibility.

    Another thing is this - See if you can put a picture in your author bio. A real one, not a stock image. It builds trust with your readers, and makes you look trustworthy. Nothing detracts from trust more than the generically liberal usage of a pen-name - with no picture or description in your author bio.

    The next thing is to try and build a community of buyers. Start a Facebook Fanpage- anything that will allow mutual communication between you and your audience. As you publish more books and your business grows - It will be easier to get more exposure and reviews for your books.

    Going back to titles; Try to avoid dishonest claims. A-lot of people will tell you to create a title that presses on a reader's emotion to get them to purchase your book. What they don't tell you is that you will get a bad review if you don't deliver what you promise - hurting your chances of making future sales.
    A good rule to follow is to title your book based on the information your provide. If you are giving tips on weight loss, do not title your book: "Weight-loss Secrets: Lose weight with no work".

    These are some basic tips presented in a partially-fragmented manner. Hope they help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I don't think the OP is serious and he's getting all sort of detailed replies - and now people arguing with each other about posts.

    NO, Kindle is not easy - there is a learning curve and work involved. But that's true of EVERY online method and program the OP has asked about in recent months.

    Stop jumping from one thing to another - and focus on ONE method and laern it and do it until you see some profit. If Kindle is what you want to do - start reading about it and learning what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    That is an excellent thread - glad you re-added it. Just because someone is selling a product in a certain area doesn't mean they can't post about it at all.

    In this case, Max has given some excellent and expert advice on this forum about Kindle.

    It's true the Kindle membership here is only $40 - but I don't think the OP is ready to commit to Kindle. He seems to be asking "surface level" questions about several online methods. Going through that thread you link to will answer his questions in detail.

    We often complain that people selling here and don't "give" - so when someone does "give" seems like we could cut them a break and not scream "promotion" at every turn. Especially true when the forum is filled with blatant link promotion day after day with no value added.

    kay
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    I've just taken a quick look at the OP's previous posts. Since he joined the WF in February, he's asked brief questions about most niches of online marketing: PBN marketing, ranking, Clickbank, email marketing, niches sites, 'Bring the Fresh', sales funnels, cpa, autoblogs, and now Kindle.

    As Kay pointed out earlier, he's not serious, he's just skimming from notion to notion. Typical, unfortunately of the people the WF now seems to be attracting.
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    • Profile picture of the author darren199025
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      Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

      I've just taken a quick look at the OP's previous posts. Since he joined the WF in February, he's asked brief questions about most niches of online marketing: PBN marketing, ranking, Clickbank, email marketing, niches sites, 'Bring the Fresh', sales funnels, cpa, autoblogs, and now Kindle.

      As Kay pointed out earlier, he's not serious, he's just skimming from notion to notion. Typical, unfortunately of the people the WF now seems to be attracting.
      Yes, ive started several of posts in the past about different methods. And I am serious. Who are you to judge me? I have taken ALOT of advice from great people on here. So what if I've asked about sales funnels, pbns, email marketing ect... I am ACTUALLY having some success using some of the advice gotten from people... especially with email marketing. I'm just trying to learn different things and get some pointers.. that's all..IF I wasn't serious I wouldn't be here at all asking any questions or starting any threads.. I don't think anybody has the right to say somebody isn't "serious" Especially if the accuser doesn't know anything about me....or if I'm actually having any success or not..
      just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Darren,

    You could hire a ghost writer - many do - to auto pilot this thing.

    I'd suggest writing and self publishing 1 eBook yourself to feel your way thru the process. You may fall in love with it.

    I've written and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon for Kindle. Just promoting them proper now, with all the free giveaways, downloads and 5 star reviews.

    I see Kindle publishing as a fun way to:

    build authority
    share value with readers
    develop a passive income stream
    express yourself
    build your brand


    Example; each of my eBook covers has a big old Blogging From Paradise brand logo plastered on it. A handful of my eBooks reached best seller status; meaning, a big, worldwide audience not only sees and reads these eBooks, they also funnel back to my blog after seeing the logo.

    Bigger community. More folks get their fix. Branding.

    You definitely want to enjoy writing, but note; Amazon has a 30 min to 2 hour read category. Meaning that a 7,000 word eBook length is A-OK, and yes, they sell quite nicely. Mine are 7 K to 15 K, so I focus on writing bite-sized eBooks.

    Amazon is super helpful, and it's fairly simple to write an eBook in Word, format it properly, and upload to KDP select with proper tags, description, title, pricing, etc.

    They work like hell to promote you when you do a 5 day free giveaway and get your download counts and 5 star reviews up. You'll see Amazon advertising your eBooks on Facebook and Yahoo and various blogs when you create a buzz around it.

    Create practical, easy to read content. Give those eBooks away like hotcakes. Enjoy the passive income and of course, helping your readers.

    Or feel free to outsource.

    I just love writing and see KDP as an online entrepreneur's dream.

    Signing off from sunny NYC.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Kindle =>produce your own ebooks and selling them on Amazon's Kindle book store:
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      You too good to read the posts before yours? There are far better answers than yours before yours.

      Even if you'd have been the first to post, yours is not a useful answer.

      Originally Posted by maxsi View Post

      Kindle =>produce your own ebooks and selling them on Amazon's Kindle book store:
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Glad some things are working. With all of the Kindle info here it's unusual for someone ask "what is it". Best place to start is with the thread Mark linked to above. Excellent info about Kindle in that thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author ozki
    Kindle Publishing is all about generating PASSIVE INCOME using Amazon's Kindle platform
    Publish once, make money many times over
    The game has changed though...
    You have to make sure your book is structured write and written to SELL
    Keyword / niche research is CRUCIAL.
    You can't just reverse engineer the competition... you have to overtake them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      Originally Posted by ozki View Post

      Kindle Publishing is all about generating PASSIVE INCOME using Amazon's Kindle platform
      Publish once, make money many times over
      The game has changed though...
      You have to make sure your book is structured write and written to SELL
      Keyword / niche research is CRUCIAL.
      You can't just reverse engineer the competition... you have to overtake them.
      Nice self promotion
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