I've been doing Kindle publishing for about 8 months now. At one point I had around 100 books on there. I ended up selling the Kindle portion of my business because of some unexpected medical bills, but I've been taking all of the knowledge I learned from the experience and using it to rebuild.
I've learned a lot and want to share a few tips with you and I hope others will join in!
- Don't use PLR for your Kindle books. Sooner or later Amazon will taken down your books and you could lose your account.
- Take the time to put together a high quality book. Buyers WILL leave bad reviews and/or return your book for things like spelling errors, bad flow, or bad information.
- Get a great cover. You want something eye-catching and professional looking. Avoid 3D covers for Kindle. I order my covers from Fiverr but I had to hire 15 different designers before I found one I liked.
- Get an editor or proofreader. This goes along with the high quality part. Even if you outsource the book, I highly suggest hiring someone to proofread for you.
- Spend time researching topics that sell well. Look at the best sellers.
- Test different price points. I used to sell all of my books for $2.99 because they are shorter books, but after some testing I found that quite a few of them sold BETTER at $4.99!
- Advertise off of Amazon. This isn't necessary, but it helps a lot! I always share mine on Twitter and Facebook. I also do press releases when I put out new books. I even set up a niche site because I had been releasing a lot of books in one niche and started building a list from the site. Now I have a mailing list to promote my books to whenever I release a new one!