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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500843237
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JG63UZ6
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,287,396 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How To Publish and Sell 100 Copies of your Kindle Book with No Money Down: Detailed Step By Step Plan Kindle Edition
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Too many people want to sell reports and courses that offer "one simple trick" (or worse, a loophole) that's supposed to practically guarantee Kindle success, overnight.
No. It doesn't work like that. Not for 99% of writers and publishers, anyway. Certainly not for anyone who's planning a long-term career in publishing.
Most beginners need to do more than one thing right. In fact, they need to do practically everything right... in the nuts-and-bolts aspects of publishing, anyway. Worse, most beginners are starting with a publishing budget of exactly zero dollars.
This book explains exactly what a beginner can do, every step of the way, to produce a book with a good chance of selling... and perhaps selling very well. Even better, Ms. Heuser talks you through the zero-budget version of publishing. It can be a tricky process the first time through, and Ms. Heuser's screenshots will answer most or all beginners' questions.
I like this book because it's simple and direct. It doesn't list half a dozen options that could give a beginner a good reason to pause and "think about it." (Publishing your first book can seem scary and overwhelming. You need a guide like this.)
This book takes the reader from start to finish, publishing and selling a book.
While my own publishing techniques are different in some cases -- especially the formatting tool Ms. Heuser recommends -- I can wholeheartedly praise this book because her directions work. That's all you really need for your first few books.
Beginning publishers can take this book and follow the directions, step by step, gaining confidence after two or three books. At that point, you'll move past the "beginner" phase and can start trying other options... with the necessary insights you'll acquire by following a plan like Ms. Heuser's.
No two publishers are likely to follow the exact same steps, use the exact same tools, and have the exact same priorities.
However, if you just need to get started (in mid-2014), and want to be sure you're following a plan that actually works, you will not find a better book than this.
Skip others' hype that boasts "one easy step" or "a sneaky loophole" to overnight success in publishing. Instead, work with a basic, solid plan like this. It will give you the foundation you need for success as a publisher.
I've been reading many different books on marketing lately, trying to develop a strategy that I will actually be comfortable implementing. This book points out the reality of publishing--just putting a book out there is no guarantee of it's success. However, putting a bad book out there is almost a guarantee of failure. Diana's book provides lots of detailed info on the HOW of how to prepare your kindle book and how to publish it.
There's a section that helps you to understand how to format your Kindle books that will save you a lot of time, and it is especially valuable if you need to understand the concept of "styles", which will save you a ton of grief when you're putting together your book.
Likewise, there's great advice on formatting pictures and tables -- in fact, she advises converting tables into pictures so they stay stable, and even provides a link to a free screen capture utility.
There's a discussion of how to build a cover, using Kindle's tools that is helpful.
Once you've got your book, Diana shares some really good strategies for marketing. They're well worth reading. Some points are
* Book trailers
* Setting up a store that includes your books and other similar books, earning your money and increasing the value perception of your books by associating them with other high quality books.
I learned a few things about Facebook Groups and I learned something new about MailChimp--they have a template that links directly to an Author Central Account. I have yet to try that out, but I love to learn valuable things about tools that I use.
The book is filled with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Well worth the investment.
She knows because one of Diana's early books sold no copies at all. Ouch. But she learned since then. And that's what she shares here.
Diana's book provides lots of detailed info on the HOW of how to prepare your kindle book and how to publish it. Inserting pictures. Converting your document into Amazon's .mobi format. Previewing it before you upload. And lots more. The technical stuff. Great info if you don't know it. Step by step.
But that's not all. She also shares her STRATEGIES.
You'll find a big section on marketing because most of us authors also have to be our own Marketing Managers. A free place to set up your mailing list is included.
There's a section on creating your own author website if you want to, including free ways to get your own site.
Author Central. Yep, that's covered too.
Facebook. You'll discover that it's better to create a group than a fan page.
Twitter. You'll like her easy strategy for growing your Twitter connections.
And there's yet more. I especially liked chapter 18. Must do that.
Also, I didn't know about the $1 per image source of royalty free photos.
5 stars, without a doubt.