How to make money on Kindle

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How To Go From $0-$40,000 a Month Writing From Home

 

Have you ever wanted to self-publish but unsure of the steps involved?

Then this podcast by James Altucher will help.

Altucher is a popular blogger who sold 150,000 copies of his latest book Choose Yourself on Kindle. In this episode he interviews Steve Scott who generates an income of $40,000 a month from his Kindle book titles.

Altucher and Scott discuss their experience of email marketing, sales tactics and creating a successful brand.

I have published books on Kindle but they don’t generate the sales of Altucher and Scott. However, this podcast  is a useful guide on how authors might emulate their success.

I have summarised the main details:

  • Become an expert in your field. Scott focuses on productivity skills and has written 41 books around this theme.
  • See yourself as a business and create a brand.
  • Email marketing is more effective than using Facebook and other forms of social media
  • Break your titles down into smaller ones so that you can sell books on a specfic topic. For example, Scott discussed how he would break down the process of writing a book on golf. He says he wouldn’t write one overall book on the subject but separate books as a step-by-step guide.
  • Don’t worry about page length. Scott often writes books of only 44 to 50 pages and sells them for 99 cents.
  • Some titles will do better than others so continue writing and experimenting to see what sells.

James Altucher also explains why a  New York Times bestselling author earns less than a best selling Kindle author.

Overall, keep writing, self-publish and enjoy the experience.

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James Altchucer Podcast 

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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