6 Weeks Into My Kindle Experience

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Hey All..


Let me first say that Kindle publishing is a truly part-time venture for me. I have plenty of online and offline activities keeping me quite busy. When I get a chance for myself, I write. I always have. Now I just get to monetize that writing.

I studied Kindle publishing for about several months before I published my first title. It wasn't the writing that was giving me trouble. Coming up with the content was easy. Like I said, I have been writing (for recreation) for a long time.

The thing that was my stumbling block was the submission process. After having just published my 7th title (went live today), it seems so silly now to think that I let that delay me. But I did. And others have too.

Pros:

- low stress
- I have been averaging a new title for sale once a week
- first month commission is $145, second month should be around $300

Cons:

- I have not used my author page at all. I don't even know where to find it. I have used a pair of pen names, but I would like to create an author page. (If anyone can guide me with this I's SO appreciate it. Just send me a PM)
- I am not capturing buyers. I know I should be, but I haven't. I do have a blog set up that showcases all of my title, but that's about it
- I have only published on Amazon. I haven't published anything, anywhere else. Partly to use the Kindle Select Program (although with recent changes, I'm not sure how beneficial keeping my titles exclusive to Amazon will be to me)

Going Forward:

I don't like that most of my titles are in a single niche. I'd like to diversify my writing so as to diversify my risk.

Finding good niches to write about is a fun game.

Much Success,

JoeMack

P.S. if anyone can give me additional pointers or tips, it would be much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeMack
    Oh yeah....

    Another goof on my part is that although I have been selling titles on Kindle since April 1, 2013, today was the very first day that I even thought to check my sales on the other kindle websites (uk, fr, etc)

    A good goof. Live and learn, right?

    JoeMack
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Please don't hurt me, but your books look terrible.

      Why would I buy your books?

      How are they different to all of the free information I can get online?
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        Please don't hurt me, but your books look terrible.

        Why would I buy your books?
        These types of responses do my head in. Here we have a member that is sharing his experiences and actually adding something of value for others on the forum.

        "Here's what I tried, here are my experiences", rather than the typical, "I have $3, how can I make $50,000 a month?"

        If you haven't already noticed, Kindle is a massive marketing opportunity. The reach and exposure is astronomical.

        Just because you don't books on baking cupcakes and breeding goldfish doesn't mean it's a waste of time.

        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        How are they different to all of the free information I can get online?
        That's odd. Books have been selling for centuries. I wonder why people were that stupid, knowing that they could get the information elsewhere for free.
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        • Profile picture of the author goindeep
          Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

          These types of responses do my head in. Here we have a member that is sharing his experiences and actually adding something of value for others on the forum.

          "Here's what I tried, here are my experiences", rather than the typical, "I have $3, how can I make $50,000 a month?"

          If you haven't already noticed, Kindle is a massive marketing opportunity. The reach and exposure is astronomical.

          Just because you don't books on baking cupcakes and breeding goldfish doesn't mean it's a waste of time.



          That's odd. Books have been selling for centuries. I wonder why people were that stupid, knowing that they could get the information elsewhere for free.
          Unfortunately for the OP this is a forum not a business consultation service.

          I wouldnt get too upset.

          Books have been written and if you look at the successful books V the un-successful books you will see the unsuccessful far outweigh the successful ones by probably millions to the one.

          If that pisses you off, do you want to know what pisses me off? Crap content for the sake of making money.

          In all honesty I wouldn't take his books for free, not because im a prick but because it's not enticing and my original point was to get him thinking from the customers perspective.

          Think like a fish, not like a fisherman.

          If only people stopped chasing the almighty dollar at any expense and instead did what they knew and what they where passionate about...

          I dont take myself too seriously and people should not take me too seriously... especially on a forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author CollegeCEO
        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        Please don't hurt me, but your books look terrible.

        Why would I buy your books?

        How are they different to all of the free information I can get online?
        Wow, that's pretty harsh. You should at least read the guy's book before bashing him. And a majority of books written today in the making money online niche is rehashed or can be found throughout the web. But I'm not going to knock someone for putting it all into a package and selling it. He might be lending his own personal experiences and a new vantage point. It's nothing to get upset about.
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        • Profile picture of the author goindeep
          Originally Posted by CollegeCEO View Post

          Wow, that's pretty harsh. You should at least read the guy's book before bashing him. And a majority of books written today in the making money online niche is rehashed or can be found throughout the web. But I'm not going to knock someone for putting it all into a package and selling it. He might be lending his own personal experiences and a new vantage point. It's nothing to get upset about.
          Im quite content at the moment No hard feelings to anyone, sincerely.

          I have a certain way about me. Sorry if it upset anyone.

          Just sayin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    Awesome Joe!

    Thanks for posting. Not bad money for only part time and it looks like you are scaling it up nicely.

    Do you do any marketing at all for your titles?
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    YOU are awesome :)

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