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

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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

OBJECTIVES:

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

IMPLEMENTATION AND SCHEDULING

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

Introduction
Steps / Tips / Process Breakdown
Conclusion

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.

JULY 19 - 26 SCHEDULE

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
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Update: July 25

    Identified 5 sub-niches so far

    Took a while because I had to factor in verified purchaser reviews. I used the buyer reviews to zero in on sub-topics within the niche that weren't properly addressed by self-published titles.
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    August 7 Update

    Published first batch of books - all link to email signup page

    Farmed out niche selection to virtual assistants on a pay per result basis
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  • Profile picture of the author IMBizPro
    Good luck with your journey. 500 is definitely a tall order, but nothing is impossible for someone with laser beam focus!
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    August 14 update

    Social media pages set up
    Free content distribution network for my author page set up
    Second batch of books under production

    Experienced issues with niche research - working on shortcuts and alternatives
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Good, even I had the same idea last year, created 20 odd books and then lost focus and motivation.

    I was able to make about $100 per month but didn't do any marketing.

    Maybe I should modify them again and then create more..

    All the best to u.
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  • Profile picture of the author yaji
    Way to go! All the best to you.
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    Thanks, Yaji

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    UPDATE: Getting sales on the earlier books

    Doing deep niche dive on newer books

    Using better calls to action to build up my author mailing list

    Hitting social media sites harder
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Looking forward to seeing how this will end up. Will follow!
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  • Profile picture of the author daillyprofits
    Appreciate you sharing this detailed plan. Just wondering does your plan extend to producing paperback and audible versions of your products too?
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      Originally Posted by daillyprofits View Post

      Appreciate you sharing this detailed plan. Just wondering does your plan extend to producing paperback and audible versions of your products too?
      No, not at this moment. I've written quite a large number already and am focusing on promoting them properly to build my mailing list.
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