Make a Killing on Kindle (Without Blogging, Facebook or Twitter) | Michael Alvear

Summary of: Make a Killing on Kindle (Without Blogging, Facebook or Twitter)
By: Michael Alvear

Introduction

Discover the secrets to making a killing on Kindle with Michael Alvear’s insightful guide, ‘Make a Killing on Kindle (Without Blogging, Facebook or Twitter).’ This book shatters common myths of self-publishing and offers effective strategies for new authors to garner readers and thrive on Amazon’s digital platform. Get ready to explore the principles of keyword optimization, cover design, engaging blurbs, and navigating Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature. In addition, acquaint yourself with the importance of positive reviews, ideal pricing strategies, and maximizing your book’s potential as a tool for selling more copies. Get set to set sail on your Kindle publishing journey and reap the rewards of wise tactics.

Don’t Believe the Myths

You don’t need a platform or social media campaign to sell your Kindle book. There are several other tools you can use.

Congratulations on finishing your book and planning to self-publish as a Kindle e-book. However, you may be wondering how to attract potential readers. Contrary to popular belief, constructing a platform by getting people to subscribe to your blog and building a massive email list and Twitter following is not the best strategy for new authors. Unless you’re already a famous author with a loyal fanbase, having hundreds of thousands of followers is necessary to sell lots of books using this method.

Using social media to sell your Kindle book is also a waste of time since 90 percent of social media followers don’t even own a Kindle e-reader. Therefore, you need other tools to attract readers to your book.

So, what other tools can you use? The next parts of the book explore several alternative methods to attract readers to your book. Don’t believe the publishing myths and take note of the helpful advice provided in this book to achieve success in self-publishing.

Visibility is Key

As an author, you must ensure that readers can find your book through strategic placement. This involves using related keywords, placing your book in a suitable category and aiming for the top ten list in that category. Using tools like Google AdWords, authors can identify keywords prospective customers will search for and utilize those in their book’s title, description and search engine profile. Categorizing your book strategically ensures that readers looking for your competitor’s books can discover yours easily. Note that choosing an oversaturated category may be counterproductive to achieving optimal visibility.

Effective Book Title and Design

The success of a book is influenced by its title and cover design – the first points of engagement with the reader. To create an effective title, it should be short and attractive enough to be grasped in just five seconds as readers tend to scan rather than read. A clear subtitle can also help deliver additional information. The cover design should be handled by a professional designer to avoid poorly executed homemade designs that can be turn-offs to potential readers. Although it may be expensive, the investment is worthwhile as it offers a distinction from other “homemade” designs, attracting more buyers and ultimately contributing to the success of your book.

Engaging Prospective Readers

Effective approaches to engage your book’s prospective readers

Attracting prospective customers to your book is not enough; you need to keep them engaged with the book itself. The book description is the first thing a reader sees, and it should be crafted from the customer’s perspective. Researching descriptions of similar books can help create an enticing and effective description.

The “Look Inside” feature is the final battle in getting a prospective customer to decide on your book. It is important to ensure the material previewed is the most interesting to the reader. Placing the introduction before the table of contents and adding a section called “Why You Need To Read This Book” can influence the reader’s decision.

The table of contents should be clear and precise, grab the reader’s attention, and generate their interest in the book’s content. Specific and precise titles such as “Which Platform Is Best For Your Blog – WordPress or Blogspot?” can generate more interest in the book.

By following these effective approaches, you can keep your book’s prospective readers actively engaged.

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