Great to be back from the land of Kindle Publishing, this post I am going to tell you about my experience of becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author…in under a week.
As most of you know I brought out my eBook last year and it has sold a fair few copies, now over the last few months I have been studying everything I can about publishing on Kindle.
I have purchased plenty of books from the top Kindle authors, and also invested in a full blown tutorial course on udemy.com from Tom Corson Knowles.
That is why my last post was all about Tom, he is such a great young man, anyways I digress.lol
It’s vital that when you take anything on, you need to learn from the best, a favorite saying here in the UK is ‘Learn the tricks of the trade’, I don’t go along with this, I say ‘Learn the trade‘.
With the internet now, you can get information about anything, in super fast time, but as I always say, you need to take ACTION!.
So after studying all I could, I decided to start transforming my BabySteps Roadmap eBook into a Kindle.
Once I had learned the techniques from Tom’s books, I went to work.
Firstly I registered with Amazons KDP Program, this is where you sign up to ONLY sell your book through Amazon for 90 days, and in return you get 5 days where they basically promote your book for you, along with yourself of course.
Now you can do as many or as few days as you like, 3 days then 2 days, 2days,2days and a 1 day, whatever you prefer, but I took Tom’s advice and went for 5 straight days.
The best days to advertise, according to stats is Saturday through Wednesday, you get around 75% of the weekly Amazon sales potential without doing any of your own promotion.
Now for the 5 days you give your book away for FREE, some of you may be thinking, I must be mad, but the advantages outweigh the negatives by a long shot.
So, I converted my eBook to Kindle, It really doesn’t take long once you learn how, chose my days to promote, and went from there, I used Fiverr.com to promote my book to a dozen top book sites,thanks Tim Brennan for doing a great job, and $20 for a 2 day Facebook ad, and that was the only expense I had.
So the fist day of release was Saturday August 24th, my downloads were as follows:
Saturday Aug.24 180 downloads
Sunday Aug.25 86 downloads
Monday Aug.26 77 downloads
Tuesday Aug.27 40 downloads
Wednesday Aug.28 48 downloads
TOTAL DOWNLOADS FOR 5 DAYS =465
That’s 465 new people who downloaded my book, and hopefully will start their own online business, I was ecstatic.
The highest position I achieved in my categories was #4 in entrepreneurs and #3 in home business, I have an image so you can see.
I was absolutely buzzing, I had reached the bestsellers list with my very first book.
It was suggested that you concentrate on writing and outsource all the other stuff you need to do,this is now under way
and I have started my follow up on the series with ‘Affiliate Marketing in 7 easy steps.
Here is a preview of my book cover, nobody has seen it yet, so let me have your comments on it. I am keeping the same theme for the whole of the ‘BabySteps’ series, just changing the Sub headings and color of book.
So here is the latest cover:
I thinks it is really great in the red, so let me know what you think.
Ive done about 2 chapters at the minute, but will be ready for publishing around the middle of September.
If you want a review copy before it goes live on Amazon then drop me a line at support @babystepsroadmap.com
and I will get a copy to you.
Its been a very intense couple of weeks getting everything in place, but as you know, I work all by business’s with a system, and Kindle publishing is no different.
One thing I didn’t realize is that when you publish a book on Amazon, you have to register for each individual major country, I chose, UK And USA, but you have to setup Amazon accounts in each country, It’s OK once you know what you’re doing but can be a bit confusing, so be aware if you decide to follow in my steps and create your own best seller.
NO KINDLE…NO PROBLEM
Another thing that astounded me, was that only 10% of people own a Kindle reader, but Amazon were ahead of the game on this one, they have a FREE reader that you can download and use, to read kindle on your PC,Tablet, i Pad, Blackberry and Android phones, get your copy here http://amzn.to/QFexMk
So now it’s back to reality, and keep working to make sure my book is being read with the promotions, I want it to be the #1 guide to starting your own online business, so watch this space…
As usual, if there are any comments or questions you want answering drop me a line, you can get me on my ‘BabySteps’ Facebook page now, for the quickest response, or go take a look and like my page, just
to spread the love.:-)
Hope you enjoyed the post and have a fantastic weekend.
’til next time.
(Amazon Bestselling Author)