Kindle’s growth has fueled a proliferation of overhyped, overpriced Kindle courses promising instant riches on AWS Accounts For Sale even if you can’t write or don’t want to do any work. The fact is that Kindle is just another publishing medium, and like any other publishing campaign, a Kindle promotion requires work to achieve success.
Following the steps in this article won’t make you an instant bestselling author without a lot of work. But it might save you some time, and hopefully save you some money paying for information that can be found for free if you know where to look.
You can find more details about the steps outlined here in Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Help area.
1. Create Your Kindle Direct Publishing Account
The first step is to create your Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account. If you already have an Amazon account, you can log in with your existing login email and password. Otherwise you can sign up for an account by entering an email as a new customer and creating a password.
Once you have an account, you will need to enter some profile information about your publishing company, tax information, and payment method.
You can publish under own name or the name of your company. If you plan to publish as a company, you will need to have previously set up your company mailing address, tax information, and banking account.
For tax information, you can use a Tax Identification Number (TIN), Employer Identification Number (EIN), or Social Security Number (SSN).
Amazon offers the option of payments by electronic transfer to a bank account or by check. For non-U.S. sales, Amazon has options for transfers and checks specific to different countries.
2. Do Your Market Research
With your account set up, you’re set to start publishing. Before rushing to write your first book, though, you should do your market research. As you’re considering potential topics and audiences, gauge the size of your target market by using resources like U.S. Census Bureau Economic Statistics, the Google AdWords Keyword Tool, Bowker’s Books in Print, and Kindle’s Best Sellers Rank system. Make some rough estimates on how many books you can expect to sell per month, multiply this by the price per book, and get an idea whether the topic you’ve selected seems worth the time it will take to write and promote the book.
3. Create Your Promotional Plan
On the basis of your market research, create a promotional plan for how you intend to sell your book. Start by identifying your book’s main sales features, including the market needs it addresses, the benefits it delivers, and who would be interested in what the book offers.
Use this information to create a title that conveys your main sales points to your intended audience. Visualize some covers that might go with your title. Draft a brief description of your book emphasizing your sales points.