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  • Amazon KDP | How To Make & Sell eBooks on Amazon

    Do you have a book in you? If so, it's time to get it out. We're going to show you how to make and sell your eBook on Amazon and make money. You may be thinking, "I don't know how." Don't worry - we'll walk you through everything from start to finish. Today, there are many ways for authors to profit off of their work, but selling books is one of the most popular. It doesn't matter if your book is fiction or non-fiction; there are millions of people looking for good reads online every day.


    1. Do Your Research before Selecting Your Book Topic


    Doing your research is an essential part of any project. It will help you understand what topics are hot and popular or which ones readers might be looking for at that time. For example, if you're writing a book on starting an e-commerce store, then it is best not to publish it during the holidays because people will be more focused on shopping.

    There are two main types of eBooks: instructional and informational. An instructional eBook will cover how to do something, like a recipe or knitting pattern. An informational one is more general and covers topics like the history of something or scientific discoveries. Once you have determined what type of book you want to create, it is time to start writing.

    It is also essential to keep your audience in mind when writing, which means you should know who will be reading it and their needs before starting the book. One way of doing this would be by identifying a target audience for each chapter or section so you can make sure that certain information appears only in that section.


    2. Research the Most Searched Amazon Book Keywords, and Write a Book Description


    The first step in selling your book on Amazon is to know what keywords people are searching for. Use the keyword research tool from Google Adwords or Bing Ads, and type in some famous words that you think will be good search terms for your eBook. For example, if you're writing about how to make money on the internet, you might type in "online marketing" or "work from home."

    Then use Amazon's Bestseller List to see what keywords are popular and trending. For example, if your book is about how to increase sales for online stores like Etsy, then learn more about topics that relate specifically to those sites by typing in "Etsy" or "Etsy seller."

    Your next step is to write a book description that will compel someone who reads it to buy your book. They should understand what the gist of your story is from reading just the preview, and they'll want more information about why you wrote this particular book. Let's say you're writing a book about how to break into the comic art world. You might note: "The Comic Art World is an insider's look at what it takes to become a successful artist, with tips and tricks from professional artists."

    Your customer should be able to understand your story as soon as they read your description, without having to read the whole book.

    Once you've written your description, it's time to decide on a cover design and format for your novel (paperback or hardcover). If you're not sure how to do this, check out Amazon's Help section: How Do I Create My Cover Image?

    If you want an idea of what kind of cover design people are looking for on Amazon, search "cover sleeves" and see what pops up.

    Your book must look professional because it will help you make more sales in the long run.

    Following a thorough research process when writing any new content is essential to ensuring that the result meets or exceeds expectations set by the audience. People may be looking for an eBook about starting an e-commerce store, but it's wise to wait until after the holiday season because they will be more focused on shopping during this time of year.


    3. Hire a Professional Graphic Designer to Design your eBook Cover


    If you're not sure how to design a good cover for your book, then it's best to hire someone who does. A professional graphic designer from Fiverr.com will create an eye-catching and enticing image that is guaranteed to make people want the book in their hands. Many freelancers or agencies online offer this service, so don't worry about having to do it yourself.


    4. Spend Time Writing Your eBook Title and Subtitle


    The title of your book is the first thing someone will see when they find it on Amazon. It should be short and catchy so that it grabs people's attention while scrolling through a list of thousands of books. You don't want to give too much away in this section, but you want them to know why they want to read your book.

    The subtitle summarizes the content in this book that will entice people who are browsing on their mobile devices or looking for specific genres. It should be clear and concise, so it can quickly draw someone's attention without making them lose interest due to lack of detail. For example: "A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Successful Etsy Business."

    In the title, you should include keywords that relate to or are closely related to your topic. This will help people find out more about your book when they type in specific words on Amazon's search bar. If someone is looking for books about starting an online business and they type in "online business," the reader will most likely show up on their screen.


    5. Write an Amazon Book Description that Sells, But Keep it Brief


    Your next step is to write a book description that will compel someone who reads it to buy your book. They should understand what the gist of your story is from reading just the preview, and they'll want more information about why you wrote this particular book. Let's say you're writing a book about how to break into the comic art world. You might note: "The Comic Art World is an insider's look at what it takes to become a successful artist, with tips and tricks from professional artists."


    6. To Make Money Selling eBook, Give Them Away For Free


    You might need to give your book away for free to make money. Many websites offer you the chance to get paid commissions when people buy books from them, but first, you have to find someone who will read and review it. This is where a service like NetGalley comes into play. They specialize in connecting authors and publishers with people looking for new books to read, so it's a great way to get your book in front of the right people.

    Net Galley has also partnered up with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, which means that once you upload your eBook on their site, they'll send it over to Amazon, where it will be available to purchase.

    What is Kindle Direct Publishing? Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was introduced in 2007 as a self-publishing service for authors. They allow you to publish eBooks and paperback books, collect all of the royalties for you, and they even provide free publishing packages if your text meets specific criteria. This means that once your book is published on Amazon, you don't need to do anything else.

    Getting Started with KDP: Selecting Your Book's Category and Pricing Options. When you are ready to publish your book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the first thing that you'll want to do is select a category for it from among their list of more than 20 categories. This will help maximize your book's discoverability on Amazon, and it will make it easier for readers who are browsing through titles in a particular category to find yours. The next step is deciding what price you want to list the book at. This includes both an author discount and any royalties that you might have agreed to in your contract to Amazon. If you want to make a little extra cash, there are two royalty options that might be helpful- Kindle Select and Kindle Matchbook.

    How much can you make online? Your goal should not just be about making money from writing eBooks or any other type of content for the internet; it's also about creating a sustainable and profitable business. While it is difficult to measure your potential earnings from Kindle Direct Publishing, there are some things that you can do to increase the chances of success for your eBooks. One strategy would be to promote on social media platforms. You'll want to be sure that your book is both engaging and informative to make it more likely for readers who come across your work on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter to purchase the eBook.


    In addition, if you have a blog or website with an audience that's looking for eBooks on your topic, then it might be worth sending out updates telling them about the book and providing links so they can buy it too. This is how Self-Publishing School has been able to make money from books while maintaining an excellent reputation.


    7. Market Your E-book on FaceBook Groups and Blogs


    You can also promote your book on FaceBook groups that have a similar topic. Please share the link with people who will be interested in reading it, but make sure you're not spamming or promoting any affiliate links (you might get banned.). You should also reach out to websites where writers post their work and ask if they would like to post about your book.

    The last thing you want on your website is a big sign that says "BUY MY BOOK." It's not going to work, and it will make people feel like they're being forced into buying something that may or may not be worth the price tag. You'll need to create content for your readers and followers, so they'll want to return time and again.

    A weekly or monthly newsletter with helpful tips related to your topic is an excellent way of keeping people interested in what you have to say without feeling like you're force-feeding them information about a book they may not be interested in (or that might take more than one sitting).

    The other way to offer your eBook for free is by bundling it with a paid product. For example, if you were giving away an eBook about weight loss that's worth $20, then you could add on some workout videos or recipes at a discounted price of, say, $15. You'll need to give people another reason to buy the product, but at the same time, it will make your eBook more appealing because you're adding in value.


    8. Don't narrate your eBook. Hire a Professional Voiceover Artist


    I know that narrating an eBook is tempting, but it's not your voice. You'll sound like you're reading the book to someone, and people won't take you as seriously. A professional voice-over artist can help make your work look more legitimate because they've chosen this career path for their talent.

    A voice-over artist will often have a demo that they can send you, and then it's up to you if the person is right for your project or not. If so, get in touch with them about what your needs are. It might be worth considering paying an extra fee for editing services before publishing on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

    Don't forget to include links in the description of your book, and make sure you're following Amazon's guidelines. If you need help with anything related to selling eBooks on their site, head over there for more information about publishing.


    Conclusion


    It's important to note that Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing will not publish your eBook on its own. You'll need to set up accounts with social media, content distribution websites, and other sites for people who are interested in what you have to say about whatever topic you're writing about- whether it be business advice or a novel.

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