Scaling Up Kindle Publishing Business

by Gary8888 16 replies
I just started publishing on Kindle a little over a month ago. I published two books...one of which flopped, and the other one made me over $400 the first month.

I want to scale up this next month and publish 5-10 books. I was wondering if any of you have experience with this, and if so, if you have advice on how to best manage costs, expand into other markets, negotiate book deals, etc. I know there are sites like writingsummit.com, but I'm not sure how to approach them with an offer to buy 5 books.

Any advice on the matter would be much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author customerblast
    My advice personally before you start trying to expand into other markets and negotiate deals, is you take that book which worked and made $400, and you start writing more related books which the customers of that book may also want, then you plug those books with your current book.

    Stay in the niche you are in for a bit and release 10 books, connect them all together (at the front or back of the book plug them) and see if you can get yourself to $2k/month from that.

    To have a book making $400/month its first month is quite good, kindle can be tough these days so congrats on that, expand upon it first!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
      Originally Posted by customerblast View Post

      My advice personally before you start trying to expand into other markets and negotiate deals, is you take that book which worked and made $400, and you start writing more related books which the customers of that book may also want, then you plug those books with your current book.

      Stay in the niche you are in for a bit and release 10 books, connect them all together (at the front or back of the book plug them) and see if you can get yourself to $2k/month from that.

      To have a book making $400/month its first month is quite good, kindle can be tough these days so congrats on that, expand upon it first!
      Thanks for the advice. I am currently publishing a volume II of the book...I will evaluate the results of the second book and then possibly go for a volume III.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I would look into Kindle Money Mastery

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    • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      I would look into Kindle Money Mastery

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      That's where I learned Kindle Publishing from. I really want to get into the thousands/month with this.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by Gary8888 View Post

        That's where I learned Kindle Publishing from. I really want to get into the thousands/month with this.
        he teaches that in his course

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        • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
          Yeah, I'm definitely a fan of Stefan. It's a pretty clear, step by step program.
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  • Profile picture of the author simon28
    I cannot offer any advice regarding other markets because I've been only with Kindle during the last couple of years. All I can say is that this is a really profitable business, as long as you treat it like a serious business: this means that you have to aim for the best ration between book quality and cost. This is only my secret sauce and I am full time into Kindle publishing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
      I'm glad to hear that it's been profitable for you. I'm still working a 40 hour week job, and so I've been spending nights and weekends doing this.

      Do you do anything special when it comes to negotiating the cost for people to write your books? Do you go to a professional writer's site, like writing summit, or do you hire people on upwork?
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  • Profile picture of the author ABMADI
    is your book Finction or Non-fiction
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
      Non fiction right now, but I want to expand into the fiction markets as well, since that's where the biggest market is.
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  • Hi Gary 8888:

    I have taken Stefan's course also. He talks about hiring a virtual assistant and offers that as another course to buy. Maybe that's something you could do Offer an extension of the book you already have. Another option would be to publish the book on several other platforms (Kobo, Barnes & Noble, a couple others)

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  • Profile picture of the author Shana Walters
    Originally Posted by Gary8888 View Post

    I just started publishing on Kindle a little over a month ago. I published two books...one of which flopped, and the other one made me over $400 the first month.

    I want to scale up this next month and publish 5-10 books. I was wondering if any of you have experience with this, and if so, if you have advice on how to best manage costs, expand into other markets, negotiate book deals, etc. I know there are sites like writingsummit.com, but I'm not sure how to approach them with an offer to buy 5 books.

    Any advice on the matter would be much appreciated.
    Are you publishing fiction or non-fiction books?

    If you want to dip your toes into the fiction market, then start reading books in that specific genre.

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    Shana Jahsinta Walters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary8888
    Right now I am only publishing non-fiction. I have posted job listings for a romance writer, but I did so mostly out of curiosity to see what kind of talent it would attract.

    I recently extended an offer to a woman to write a romance novel, but there were difficulties in negotiating the price.

    The amount of competition in the romance space is a little scary...my concerns with entering this market is the amount of new books entering this market and the staying power of a single book.
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    • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
      Originally Posted by Gary8888 View Post

      Right now I am only publishing non-fiction. I have posted job listings for a romance writer, but I did so mostly out of curiosity to see what kind of talent it would attract.

      I recently extended an offer to a woman to write a romance novel, but there were difficulties in negotiating the price.

      The amount of competition in the romance space is a little scary...my concerns with entering this market is the amount of new books entering this market and the staying power of a single book.
      Your concerns are valid. Whatever the genre/sub-sub-sub-genre, you need to approach this strategically... No single book will do it. Plan on multiple books (preferably Series(s)) aimed at the same readers...

      Romance and many of its sub-genres are heavily competitive, not a problem in terms of readers because the market is voracious but getting found can be a challenge.There are many genres/sub-sub-sub-genres running under the radar. Start with what you like to read and research the market possibilities from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Grant
    Have you released your first books onto Createspace and ACX yet? If not do that first.

    Then I would scale up next, sticking to the same niche and targeting different profitable keywords.

    As you scale up create bundles of your existing books on all three platforms and adjust the pricing to earn more profit. You can charge more for longer books on all three platforms

    i.e.

    Release Book 1, Release Book 2, Release Bundle Book 1 + Book 2

    Then release book 3, Bundles 1 + 3, Bundles 2 + 3, Bundle 1+2+3 etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    It depends of so many things...

    Are you writing the books yourself or are you hiring people to write them for you?

    My Kindle publishing business is set up in a way that I have a virtual assistant that manage pretty much everything for me. This person hire other people to do the rest.

    If you want to scale it big, this is what you need to do. I have over 300 books published...Maybe more I don't even know.
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