How Many Warriors Have Books Listed For Sale On Amazon?

by tpw
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A few really simple questions:

How many Warriors have books for sale on Amazon?

How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon?

What niches have you written your books?

How many have you sold? Do you sell monthly?

Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both?

Are you willing to share some titles with us?

Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon?

And yes, I am only interested in Amazon...
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Bill,
    Right now I have 3 books online for sale at Amazon but only in the Kindle version. The niches are get your ex back, yeast infection prevention and Texas Hold'em.

    Sales are nonexistent but that's my fault because I have done no promotion at all and was wanting to just test the waters so to speak.

    I do have an objective of getting one hard copy book published this year and hope that spurns my energy levels to actually publish more than one.

    Also, I've been itching to pen a book about a down on his luck blackjack/poker player with aspirations of winning the big one. Naturally there will be an antagonist or two, family issues and some romance contained in the storyline.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    I don't, but I do know that the King of Hamsters, Mr Kevin Riley does, it is called, "The Clockwork Manifesto," here is the link for it; Amazon.com: The Clockwork Manifesto: Introducing...Amazon.com: The Clockwork Manifesto: Introducing... (Not aff)

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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    A few really simple questions:

    How many Warriors have books for sale on Amazon?

    How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon?

    What niches have you written your books?

    How many have you sold? Do you sell monthly?

    Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both?

    Are you willing to share some titles with us?

    Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon?

    And yes, I am only interested in Amazon...
    Chris Wormer's post triggered my Google alert. Just to add to his info and help you with whatever research you're doing:

    a) Moi

    b) Just one real name

    c) Internet marketing, but plans for books in a whole other niche next year

    d) Not sure. Just started. Have to check my stats.

    e) I started with the print version, and Kindle version just went up 2-3 days ago (thanks to Warrior shabit87 for her great job on converting it). Also bringing it out in e-book, audio, and i-book (for iPad).

    f) Just the one right now (see Chris' post)

    g) Yes. Built a Facebook page at The Clockwork Manifesto | Facebook and running up to more promotions once all formats are ready.

    Bill, if you have any other questions you have my Skype.
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    • Profile picture of the author drmani
      How many Warriors have books for sale on Amazon?
      I do. And know a few others who have.

      How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon?
      2 books are published under my name, 4 under pen names.

      What niches have you written your books?
      Infopreneuring, Self Improvement, Fiction Thriller, Family, Home

      How many have you sold? Do you sell monthly?
      Around 400 copies in all. Without promotion, a few sales do trickle in monthly.

      Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both?
      Both

      Are you willing to share some titles with us?
      1. Think, Write & Retire
      2. 47 Hearts

      Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon?
      Yes. Otherwise, sales taper off quickly.
      When my first book launched, I did a "best seller promo" process, which
      took it to #87 in the Business/Investing section - for a short while!

      All success
      Dr.Mani
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by drmani View Post

        When my first book launched, I did a "best seller promo" process, which took it to #87 in the Business/Investing section - for a short while!

        Dr. Mani: You have piqued my interest.

        Was there a guide or service that you used for the "best seller promo" process?

        If a service, did the results justify the costs?

        Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
          Bill,

          If you want to do a bit of reverse engineering, search on Amazon for Createspace books. The first page is mostly about self-publishing but, after that, you can find the kind of stuff written by marketers.

          One important tell is the amount of 5 star ratings with generic comments from reviewers with low review counts. Follow those reviewers' links and you'll find more marketers' books.


          Martin
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          • Profile picture of the author Geolina
            I have got two travel guides (in German), on Amazon.de, written years ago, only hardcover, I have to update them once in a while and they still sell, one better one less.
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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

            Bill,

            If you want to do a bit of reverse engineering, search on Amazon for Createspace books. The first page is mostly about self-publishing but, after that, you can find the kind of stuff written by marketers.

            One important tell is the amount of 5 star ratings with generic comments from reviewers with low review counts. Follow those reviewers' links and you'll find more marketers' books.

            Martin

            Martin: That is a very good point. I suspect however that those books are probably PLR books, represented by many marketers, whose sales don't represent "effective marketing" of the product.


            Originally Posted by drmani View Post

            P.S. - If you need to discuss anything, please email or PM me, I'd be glad to help.

            Thank you Dr. Mani. I will be in touch sometime in the coming months.
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            • Profile picture of the author Pusateri
              We currently have 12 books on Amazon. All hardcover, no kindle. Will add another six this year.

              99% of our sales come though our list at our own site, so we don't have to split anything with Amazon. Any sales that happen there are just found money.

              We republish history books that have been OOP for 60-150 years. It's a tight little niche, but we have a good following.
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        • Profile picture of the author drmani
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Was there a guide or service that you used for the "best seller promo" process?

          Thanks.
          Two guides, Bill.

          1. "Make Your Book An Amazon Best-Seller in 24 Hours or Less" by by Debbie Jenkins and Joe Gregory. It's now a print book, at Publishing Academy Guidebooks | publishingacademy.com

          (I thought of sending you my ebook affiliate link by PM, but discovered the one I had was no longer active! )

          2. "How I Became an Amazon #1 Best-Seller in 48 Hours" by Mark Joyner (there's a revised version I believe in Simple.ology now)

          simple·ology | The Simple Science of Getting What You Want

          It's a LOT of HARD work, though. I thought it worthwhile because all the proceeds were going to my charity. We raised enough to fund 4 surgeries, so it was all good

          Hope this helps

          All success
          Dr.Mani

          P.S. - If you need to discuss anything, please email or PM me, I'd be glad to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I have a couple of books for sale over there ... some in my name and some others under a publisher pen name.

    Most of them are in kindle format but my "main" book in the dog training niche is also a hard copy ....

    Amazon.com: Do You Speak Dog?: How To Easily...Amazon.com: Do You Speak Dog?: How To Easily...
    Other niches include weight loss, cat care, thanksgiving tips and recipes

    I sell about 10 times more kindle copies than hard copies, but I don't really sell a lot of either because I hardly promote them (plans to promote the dog training one better this year).

    I don't do any marketing at Amazon, but this year I am rolling out a bunch of dog websites with the goal of collecting emails that will promote the dog training ebook (and other stuff too!) I offer the book in Kindle, Amazon and digital download formats.

    Lee

    Oh - I should add that the book was ghostwritten by a dog trainer with 20 years experience not by myself. So you can even outsource your hardcover book publishing if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author digimix
    I have one book on amazon, it is about marriage, my wife and I wrote it and the names used are our actual names, we sell too few to mention but yes we have sales monthly.it is available in PDF also available on our website, no kindle or ePub yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author fgrimes
    I did not realize there is "best sellers promo" I would like to know further how benefical that is as it compares to the cost of doing the promo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    My last Amazon book was about investing in silver.

    I've only sold it as a physical book on Amazon, no kindle version or ebook (at this time)

    It's now up to selling 200 a month and the only promotion I do is with a blog over at Invest In Silver

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      It's now up to selling 200 a month and the only promotion I do is with a blog over at Invest In Silver

      Andy
      That's awesome Andy. Do you mean 200 copies a month or £200 profit per month? Also, have you actually purchased a copy yourself? If so, what is the quality like?

      I'm actually just getting started on a book as a side project. I'm doing it more as a side hobby - something to brag about I guess "I'm an author, search for me on Amazon" etc... if it did make a load of sales I'd be even happier!
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by Joe Motion View Post

        That's awesome Andy. Do you mean 200 copies a month or £200 profit per month? Also, have you actually purchased a copy yourself? If so, what is the quality like?

        I'm actually just getting started on a book as a side project. I'm doing it more as a side hobby - something to brag about I guess "I'm an author, search for me on Amazon" etc... if it did make a load of sales I'd be even happier!
        200 copies. It's about $700 a month. You have to purchase proof copies so yes I've purchased some copies and I like the quality.
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        • Profile picture of the author TyCohen
          Hey Bill, long time no hear hope all is well on your end...

          To answer your questions

          1- Yes I have played around with Kindle since early last year

          2- In regards to pen names I have about a dozen or so (none under my own name just to keep
          down on comp)

          3- Niches.. Wow they are across the board from weight-loss to home repair to relationships to cooking and a few other topics in between.

          4- With some I sell a few dozen a month and with others I sell hundreds monthly.

          5- Everything is kindle only, although I have developed a system
          to taking my better kindle sellers and turning them into print editions, this just adds more $ to the pot

          6- Can't share any titles for the same reason that I don't put any under
          my own name.. Comp


          7- I don't do any other marketing, I used to but found what I was doing
          (book marking, articles etc was not worth the ROI) but I will tell you
          that it does pay to visit some of the kindle book forums and casually "mention" your stuff
          just as long as you are not breaking their TOS and if your title is relevant.


          Saying that marketing on Kindle is a *very* good way to make money is an understatement, over the past 6 months or so I've tested and found a few ways to really do well with it (I'm talking $10k plus a month... Now you know why Ive been so quiet)


          There are a LOT of people who are making a ton of money with Kindle, both professional writers as well as IM'ers... Its like the early 2000's all over again.


          Did you read the article published on Forbes about the 26 year old, Amanda Hocking who become a millionaire by self-publishing on Kindle?


          In fact as part of "The Work At Home Challenge" that I host with Ron Douglas and Vondre Whalley
          I'll be sharing some of my Kindle "Secrets" if you want to call them that on a webinar that
          I'm doing this Thursday night (The link is in my sig if you are interested)


          In closing I would tell everyone who is thinking about jumping on the Kindle band wagon to get
          started now because it'll only get better (I hope

          Ty
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          • Profile picture of the author KenJ
            I have 3 books published through createspace.com. One title sells about 100 copies per month. It is a niche cookbook. The other 2 sell only occasional copies.

            I am currently looking at kindle.

            I have seen Andy's Silver book at a London lunch and it looks great - Nearly as good as mine.

            Kenj

            BTW - there is a major problem for UK authors in getting your money from Amazon. You have to jump through some hoops to avoid paying 30% to the IRS. I have the best part of $10,000 dollars sitting waiting for the exemption form.
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  • Profile picture of the author iking5789
    I do not have any books on Amazon but I was honestly thinking about it because I came across a post last night on selling books on amazon. Hope things go well for you, let us know what you have on Amazon I am willing to support if it is something that I am interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristy Taylor
    It would depend on what you mean by "for sale on Amazon" - I use LSI which gives me pretty much world-wide distribution via Ingram, and this just happens to include Amazon (plus any other on-line bookstore that wants to pull data from Bowker).

    Ta
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Kristy Taylor View Post

      It would depend on what you mean by "for sale on Amazon" - I use LSI which gives me pretty much world-wide distribution via Ingram, and this just happens to include Amazon (plus any other on-line bookstore that wants to pull data from Bowker).

      Ta
      Kristy

      Lightning Source, right?

      I had worked with them to help someone else get their book on Amazon several years ago, as a Print On Demand (POD) title.

      I am still working towards putting my own title on Kindle.

      If I had a bigger book title, I would probably go back to Lightning Source or the Amazon equivalent of Create Space.

      That is the reason I started this thread. I wanted to know how many people out there actually had real-life experience in the digital and print books sold from the Amazon website.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianTerr
    How many Warriors have books for sale on Amazon?

    I sell books on Amazon Kindle only.

    How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon?

    13 pen names

    What niches have you written your books?

    A few different, my 2 PLR books have not sold a single copy. My public domain ones sell pretty well, my bestselling book is all my own work.

    Autism, Digital Photography and Humour are a couple.


    How many have you sold? Do you sell monthly?

    I started on the 30th December 2010, total sales are nearly 100 books, with exactly 50 of those sold in Feb.

    Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both?

    Currently only Kindle, but I'm considering Createspace for my best selling book atm.

    Are you willing to share some titles with us?

    Here's one of my lowest selling public domain ones
    Amazon.com: Joe Wilson And His Mates eBook: Henry Lawson: Kindle Store

    Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon?

    No real additional marketing, but Amazon Kindle has over 500,000 facebook fans. A small amount of marketing there for my best selling title sometime provides instant sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristy Taylor
    Yep, Lightning Source Inc. They'll be opening a full-scale plant in Australia in June, can't wait!

    Ta
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  • Profile picture of the author IdeaLady
    I have sold my book, The Mystery Shopper's ManualThe Mystery Shopper's Manual on Amazon for ~11 years and I have sold thousands of copies. It is a print, trade paperback book.

    The book is written under my real name. I also have some ebooks (pre-Kindle) on the site, another paperback book and two DVDs. All of them sell, but at different rates.

    I have not done any promotion of my Amazon titles. I sell all of these products from my website and promote sales there, where I get 100% of the sales $$$ instead of 45%. Amazon is so people who would never find my website can find and buy my books.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kristy Taylor
      Originally Posted by IdeaLady View Post

      I have sold my book, The Mystery Shopper's Manual on Amazon for ~11 years and I have sold thousands of copies. It is a print, trade paperback book.

      The book is written under my real name. I also have some ebooks (pre-Kindle) on the site, another paperback book and two DVDs. All of them sell, but at different rates.

      I have not done any promotion of my Amazon titles. I sell all of these products from my website and promote sales there, where I get 100% of the sales $$$ instead of 45%. Amazon is so people who would never find my website can find and buy my books.

      Through LSI I get 80% minus the printing charge (usually USD$2.30 for a short 6x9 book) regardless of where they're listed - Amazon, bookstores, etc...

      Ta
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      • Profile picture of the author IdeaLady
        Originally Posted by Kristy Taylor View Post

        Through LSI I get 80% minus the printing charge (usually USD$2.50 for a short 6x9 book) regardless of where they're listed - Amazon, bookstores, etc...
        Yes, you can set a short 20% discount with LSI. I do large offset runs, and LSI is not practical for this book.

        Hope your book is doing great! Publishing can be a challenge at times.
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by IdeaLady View Post

      I have sold my book, The Mystery Shopper's Manual on Amazon for ~11 years and I have sold thousands of copies. It is a print, trade paperback book.

      The book is written under my real name. I also have some ebooks (pre-Kindle) on the site, another paperback book and two DVDs. All of them sell, but at different rates.

      I have not done any promotion of my Amazon titles. I sell all of these products from my website and promote sales there, where I get 100% of the sales $$$ instead of 45%. Amazon is so people who would never find my website can find and buy my books.
      Great job, Cathy! Cover of your book looks great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristy Taylor
    LSI now do off-set runs as well (though going the Asia printer route would still be cheaper).

    Ta
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    • Profile picture of the author edlewis
      I have more than 50 ebooks on Kindle...

      Last month, sold a little more than 3,000 ebooks total. Which sounds like alot, but in reality that's 2 sales a day per ebook.

      Not that every ebook makes 2 sales a day....some only make a few sales a month. Others make 100's.

      Broke a new personal record in January with one ebook that sold just short of 900 copies.

      Right now, these titles are almost all just ebooks.

      I do have a collection of books on CreateSpace though....mostly public domain....that makes me a few hundred dollars every month. It used to be more...but has dropped of late.

      Some of my Kindle ebooks are public domain as well.

      Lots of different niches....

      Started using Barnes & Noble's Pubit platform when it launched.

      I've used PLR with some success, but I don't use the "copy-n-paste" model....because it never worked for me.

      When I started, there was very little info...kind of had to figure alot of it out on my own. Almost all the information out there was about fiction books by fiction authors.

      Joe Konrath's blog always had great info....A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruGazette
    I have a dozen books I sell on Kindle only, all under my name. A few are public domain and the rest are my own. Photography is my best seller followed by diabetes. I also have several health related titles, weight loss, wordpress and a basic make money beginner book. I average 200-300 sales a month combined, copies not dollars. I don't promote much. Just a link in my sig here and a page on my main website.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennyBizz
    I have a grand total of one book for sale at Amazon. It is a paperback and I am in the process of making it available for Kindle.

    The title?

    "How to Get Your Wife to Act Like a Porn..."How to Get Your Wife to Act Like a Porn...
    My pen name is Alice Cash and I sell around 10 copies per month so far with very little promotion.

    I had a ton of fun doing this and will probably do another project with my co-writer soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author cage73
      I published my first book on Kindle on February 19th, 2011. I have one book live, the other in review status(I just uploaded it to Kindle this weekend). On to the questions....

      How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon? Two

      What niches have you written your books? First book is in religion, second is a cookbook geared towards religious holidays.

      How many have you sold? My first book has sold 23 copies so far, was published on February 19th.


      Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both? So far Kindle only but I am looking into using Createspace and Lulu.

      Are you willing to share some titles with us? Not just yet.

      Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon? Only additional marketing is a link on my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I have one there for about 6 years now and sales are nothing
    to shout about. I do better from promoting the book on my
    own site.

    Niche is Bible Prophecy.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    A few really simple questions:

    How many Warriors have books for sale on Amazon?
    No idea how many Warriors, but I can be counted among the number.

    How many pen names do you have on books at Amazon?
    Only one at present: The Legacy Of Sleepy HollowThe Legacy Of Sleepy Hollow
    What niches have you written your books?
    Fiction: Historical Romance

    How many have you sold? Do you sell monthly?
    Not as many as I'd like. Yes.

    Do you offer your titles in print only? Kindle only? Or both?
    Both print and Kindle editions are available.

    Are you willing to share some titles with us?
    See above.

    Can you tell us if you do any additional marketing for those titles at Amazon?
    Yes, I did/do a bit. Sleepy Hollow Book is a site I put up to market the book, not to mention my author site, twitter, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lauryn
    I have one bookbook on Kindle and I've sold a few copies with no promotion as of today and it hasn't even been a month. The same book sold another few copies on BN.com.

    I plan on writing more for this niche and the system and processing is more preferable than Clickbank. If I do larger books it will be through this system and/or my own processing via PayPal.
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