Sell your self-published book on Amazon | BlurbThis is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be out of date. Please click on Start Here on the menu bar above to find links to my most useful articles, videos and podcast. Thanks and happy writing! If you are a published author, then your publisher will need to arrange distribution on Amazon. But if you are a self-published author, it is within your control and easier than you think.
How I Sold 7000 Kindle Books
There are no hidden gimmicks or secret formulas to making money from your writing. Yet, with troubleshooting, testing, and learning from the people who were making five figures a month, I finally started to see results. Is it easy? No, like anything worth having in life, there is a lot of work involved. We have to do things right and set our efforts up for long term sales.
Not so long ago, the first hurdle for an aspiring book author was to get past the gatekeepers. First you would have to spend weeks or months writing a book proposal and sample chapters. Then you might contact a bunch of agents to see if they would be interested in pitching your book to major publishers.
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Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within hours. Make more money. Keep control. Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices.
Make your photo book available to sell in the largest online book retailer in the world. Choose a book from your dashboard, and click 'Sell my book'. Then set up a preview, complete your author profile, and write an enticing description for your book. Embed a preview on your blog, then share your book on social media with a comment about how to buy it. Share excerpts in follow-up posts.
A short time ago, I launched my very first self published Kindle ebook. The book was released under a brand new pen name as part of my authority site project. We did all of this with essentially no audience, no email list, and no prior experience selling books as a self-published author on Amazon and of course with traditional publishers. I have not leveraged my audience or my name on Amazon. I launched my book from scratch, the same point that any of you out there would start from. The best part about this business is that you can literally have something up and selling on the Amazon Kindle store in a relatively short period of time. But if you want a direct mentor to show you the ropes and give more personal guidance, there is an option.