[JOURNEY] 500+ Kindle Book Network within 12 to 24 months

10 replies
I know, I know... 500 is a big number

But, oftentimes, to hit the moon... you have to aim for the sun.

My best result would be 500 but if I am able to hit 125 to 250, I'll be happy.

Still, I'm using the 500+ number to motivate and push me.

I won't be revealing urls or niches/sub-niches or books - this post is intended to motivate myself and others looking to build similar systems.

This journey will track my implementation of the overall model below:

I target several closely-related Kindle niches with $0.99 to $2.99 books

Each book promotes my AUTHOR SITE via several links in each book

Readers are ENCOURAGED to visit my AUTHOR SITE because they'll get
- free cheat sheets for several of my books
- free resource sheets
- Advanced notifications of new updates to my Youtube channel
- free graphical diagrams that quickly explain key concepts
- notifications for my author site blog updates
- notifications of new book launches
- "Blast from the past" profiles of past books I've published on Kindle
- Special 'bundled book' deals

Every book I publish will promote the AUTHOR SITE as well as previous Kindle books I've published


1) Build a long-term relationship with my audience (and establish a solid author brand along the way)

2) Gather valuable DIRECT CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE from my audience so I end up PUBLISHING BOOKS based on their EXISTING DEMAND/NEEDS ... instead of what I THINK they want.

3) The bigger my mailing list becomes, the more eyeballs I can get to both my NEW BOOKS as well as my existing catalog

4) Monetization via a) Kindle book sales b) paid advertising by other Kindle authors c) affiliate income from promoted courses d) sell my own courses e) Youtube channel views f) sell off best performing books' rights to people looking for passive income


Here's what I'll be doing

Stage 0: Niche profit analysis

Focusing on the niches I'm already familiar with, I will determine how many mid-term books (books published 6 months or earlier) have a sales rank of 10,000 or better (the lower the number, the better). Generally speaking, a sales rank of 10,000 means that title sells roughly around $10,000 per year.

The more mid-term books in a niche are in my target sales range, the better the demand for that niche.

Stage 1: Niche Segmentation and looking for opportunities

Focusing on the niches I'm already familiar with, I will find SUB-NICHES - looking through the books in the niche - which areas do they OVERLAP in? Which areas do they neglect? Reading through these books' reviews, what SHORTCOMINGS do reviewers keep talking about?

Stage 2: Topic selection

After processing the research produced by Stage 1, I will come up with the topic of each book

Philosophy A: Inch wide but MILES DEEP

Philosophy B: How likely is this topic to DRIVE INTEREST to other related topics?

Philosophy C: Story-driven presentation: People aren't interested as much in being TOLD the ANSWER - they would like to FEEL they can CONNECT to the answer in an EMOTIONAL way.

Philosophy D: Actionable information - What info can I present that people can take action on NOW? Can this action be MEASURED? Can the results be COMPARED?

Stage 3: Outlining

Once I have identified my topics, I'll then outline each book

Steps / Tips / Process Breakdown

Figure out how to include CALLS TO ACTION placeholders in outline to promote AUTHOR PAGE or FREEBIE (specific to this book) on my AUTHOR PAGE

Stage 4: Production

Boosting my production speed/defeat procrastination through:
Boosting content depth through: or 'laws' to deepen quality

Go through 'end of production" quality assessment checklist
- at least 1 story in book?
- 'actionable'?
- gets the reader EMOTIONALLY engaged?
- at least 3 calls to action for squeeze page?

Stage 5: Cover Production

Short cut: reverse engineer the "industry standard" in my sub-niches

Stage 6: Format and upload

Convert into .mobi
Reverse engineer 'winning' competitors' book descriptions (what themes do they have in common? How do their pitches flow? How do they position their value proposition?)
Reverse engineer categories
Use Google Keyword Planner tool for book keywords

Stage 7: Promotions
Social media
Blog outreach
Author site blogging
Targeted blog comments

Now that I've laid out the 7 stages for each of the 500 books above, what follows is scheduling.


Niche profit analysis / Sub-niche research

Goal: Identify 6 to 30 niches/sub-niches or more

Best case scenario: 30

Worst case: 6

I'll post my results within the week.

Thanks for following my journey
#500 #book #book publishing #journey #kindle #months #network

Trending Topics