Should I stay in the same niche (when creating kindle books)?

by hbeezy 9 replies
So... I've been doing a bit of research and I currently haven't found the answer so I thought I would ask the warriors.

When publishing kindle books, wouldn't it make sense to stay in the same niche or go about marketing other niche books with other niche books?

I would like to think that the obvious choice is to stick to the same niche but in my research on amazon, I learned that there are sellers who are putting up books in different niches on their author page (with the same name).

So, in all honesty, this is a bit confusing for me 'cause I would think that this strategy wouldn't really help to pull in more sales due to the wide arrangement of books that are selling.

It's almost as if the "other books" that are being sold in education don't apply to the customer who's looking for cake recipes.

Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by hbeezy View Post

    So... I've been doing a bit of research and I currently haven't found the answer so I thought I would ask the warriors.

    When publishing kindle books, wouldn't it make sense to stay in the same niche or go about marketing other niche books with other niche books?

    I would like to think that the obvious choice is to stick to the same niche but in my research on amazon, I learned that there are sellers who are putting up books in different niches on their author page (with the same name).

    So, in all honesty, this is a bit confusing for me 'cause I would think that this strategy wouldn't really help to pull in more sales due to the wide arrangement of books that are selling.

    It's almost as if the "other books" that are being sold in education don't apply to the customer who's looking for cake recipes.

    Thoughts?
    Some niches don't have much opportunity for 'backend' sales. Yes, it would seem to make sense to stay in only one niche, but many people are part of several audiences and therefore can write for them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    look up Kindle Money Mastery. It is a great program and will help you make all the decisions needed to be successful with kindle books.

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  • Hi:

    You can publish books in other niches but you probably won't be considered an authority if you publish in let's say 15-20 different niches. It's almost impossible to be a trusted authority in that many niches.

    Define your purpose in writing and publishing.
    Is it just to make money. Is so then publish in as many niches as you like. You will sell books I'm sure.

    If your purpose is to become an authority in a subject then you might want to consider just publishing in 2-3 niches at most.

    Good luck,

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    • Profile picture of the author shmol
      Originally Posted by unlimitedoptions View Post

      Hi:

      You can publish books in other niches but you probably won't be considered an authority if you publish in let's say 15-20 different niches. It's almost impossible to be a trusted authority in that many niches.

      Define your purpose in writing and publishing.
      Is it just to make money. Is so then publish in as many niches as you like. You will sell books I'm sure.

      If your purpose is to become an authority in a subject then you might want to consider just publishing in 2-3 niches at most.

      Good luck,

      Dan
      Totally agree,

      If you want to be seen as an authority is say the dog training niche, the stick with this.

      If you simply want to earn money than crank out as many kindle books as you can in as many niches as you can.

      One thing to consider though is that a year to two from now, you can either have a bunch of un-related books making you money.

      Or you can have established yourself as an authority in one niche--by tying your kindle books into your website or blog.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharpturn
    If you do decide to venture into other niches make sure to use a new pen name for each niche. This prevents any confusion from your readers because the last thing you want is a bunch of different niche books under one name.

    I have several pen names in many different niches and because of this I can control whether or not I want to focus on one niche more than the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author ACandi
    Originally Posted by hbeezy View Post

    So... I've been doing a bit of research and I currently haven't found the answer so I thought I would ask the warriors.

    When publishing kindle books, wouldn't it make sense to stay in the same niche or go about marketing other niche books with other niche books?

    I would like to think that the obvious choice is to stick to the same niche but in my research on amazon, I learned that there are sellers who are putting up books in different niches on their author page (with the same name).

    So, in all honesty, this is a bit confusing for me 'cause I would think that this strategy wouldn't really help to pull in more sales due to the wide arrangement of books that are selling.

    It's almost as if the "other books" that are being sold in education don't apply to the customer who's looking for cake recipes.

    Thoughts?

    Hi hbeezy,

    I think the research you've done, may have you barking up the wrong strategy tree.

    Successful kindle publishers - make their entry into that market by planning a launch of NOT one (1) kindle book in a particular niche, but at least four (4) books in 1 properly researched niche.

    Get some more research done.

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    • Profile picture of the author hbeezy
      Originally Posted by ACandi View Post

      Hi hbeezy,

      I think the research you've done, may have you barking up the wrong strategy tree.

      Successful kindle publishers - make their entry into that market by planning a launch of NOT one (1) kindle book in a particular niche, but at least four (4) books in 1 properly researched niche.

      Get some more research done.

      LB.
      Your response was kind of generic and I think you may have misunderstood my post a bit...

      I am not a current kindle publisher. I was just looking for some information that would help me to become a future kindle publisher.

      I never said I was going to publish one (1) kindle book anywhere, or four (4). I was just asking, quite simply, if it makes sense to publish kindle books in different niches under the same author.

      Why did I ask this? Because I saw authors on amazon who have done this and it did not make any sense to me.

      Can you tell me why it makes more sense to launch four (4) books instead of one (1) each time? What's the difference between a "particular niche" and a "properly researched one"? As far as I am concerned, a "particular niche" could be "properly researched"...

      I was never planning on executing said strategy (in original post), I was just asking for insight on something that clearly looks confusing to me.

      p.s. By the way, I'm still doing research and I urge you to do the same also.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Use different pen names

    One of my bestselling clients uses multiple pen names for different genres and niches

    He doesn't want his fantasy romance fans to know that he also does recipe books

    If you think about it, it does make a lot of sense especially if you are using your books to build a list
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Instead of going for completely different niches, maybe you could go for related niches? Someone interested in marketing would probably be interested in business tactics. They'd also want to know more about self improvement topics and so on.

    Find related niches like that, so you won't alienate your previous buyers when you launch a new book in a completely unrelated niche.

    I firmly believe that big money is in establishing your expertise in a field. That's when you start getting a loyal "core" following who'll buy anything you put out, no matter how much you charge for it. Your word-of-mouth sales would increase, and so would your branding.

    You can start charging more than your competitors, and still get more sales than them. You can't do any of this if you don't establish yourself as an expert.

    So, you could probably make a few thousands by publishing books in multiple niches, like how the people you mentioned are doing, but it isn't wise to start any business that would be limited to a few thousands.
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