Making a Profit with Kindle
You are an author, but right now it doesn’t pay much. As an author you are looking for ways to get you name out there and increase your income. Kindle e-books may be able to provide a simple way to increase your income while putting your name in the public’s view as a knowledge expert in your chosen field. The steps to get started are simple and could give you the boost to reach your goals.
1. Understand your platform
If you would like to publish your work the first step is to sign up for a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account. Within this platform you are able to add your book to Amazon’s vast collection with only a few required items. Items that are required are your name, description of the books, a cover for the book, the e-book file, and the price of the book. You could earn up to 70 percent of very sale in royalties. How to qualify for 70 percent royalties is to price the book between $2.99 to $9.99, any other price will earn 35 percent royalties.
2. Narrow your category field
There is a su bject that you write about that is your field of experience or the area that you are the most comfortable. Narrow your area that allows for you to become comfortable writing, however have very little competition. This could mean asking yourself questions like, “what are some problems people face everyday”, “what would make my work unique”, or “what makes my work interesting to others?”
Remember you want to have very little competition. To give an example, are you the only horror author that is has a child as the villain, absolutely not! However, are you a horror author that has the child as the hero, possibly? Do some research that allows you to stand out away from the crowd.
3. Consider multiple titles
You may have a large book in your chosen field, however you may want to break that book up into smaller more specific titles. All of the titles will still be in your specialty subject but will allow you to offer your work as a bundle and be able to increase your marketing. If a reader likes your work they may want to seek out more from you.
4. Consider adding links and media
Since we live a day that everything is interconnect via the web then allow your readers to be able to plug in by offering links to YouTube videos or websites that they would be able to find more information. You may decide that you can offer a discussion forum area where readers could come to discuss the ideas that you presented in the book.
5. Create a captivating title and cover
You have already decided on a specialty area, use Amazon’s search engine to your advantage. Write your title with the search keyword in the title and give a subtitle to the book that gives a reason why someone should purchase your book, such as proven methods, step-by-step instructions, or what contractors/doctors/politicians (etc.) don’t want you to know.
Unless you are an expert in Photoshop you may have to hire a freelancer or another similar person to design and build your cover. Have a cover of a book look ‘homemade’ is a turn off for most peop le when they are shopping for books. Having a well-designed cover lets people know that the contents might be worth reading.