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Share your Kindle writing experiences

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by maxauthority, Jan 14, 2014.

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    Anyone here write Kindle books? How do you pick your niche and how do you promote your book? Do you use the FREE kindle book feature?
    maxauthority, Jan 14, 2014 IP
  2. Akash47

    Akash47 Member

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    A teacher from my university published three of his short novels as ebooks for the Kindle. As far as he told me, he made a deal with a small publishing company that did all the promotion for him. Since the books weren't amazing he didn't make too much money.
    Everybody does the same basic type of promotion. This includes sharing information about the book on social networks, trying to get a buzz around it on goodreads, getting people to review the books in sites where community is important, etc. He ended up making some money off of the books, even though they were quite cheap.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "niche" though. Are you asking if there's a genre to write in that would sell more books, or are you asking how to classify your ebook once you're adding it to the store?
    The first question doesn't have an answer, because there's no way of knowing what genre is going to be popular. Books about vampires probably sell well right now. :)
    Akash47, Jan 14, 2014 IP
  3. Sean DeSilva

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    Free is a funny thing, when you use it the perceived value drops off a cliff, and at the same time the amount of downloads will be much higher.

    If you can learn to offset the decrease in perceived value, you can use Kindle books as of valuable lead generation tool.
    Sean DeSilva, Jan 23, 2014 IP
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    The free kdp promo is a must but you also need to promote the book with reviews paid and free and also promote through free book promo sites and social networks before you do KDP free days and also you can use book bub if your serious (but cost money) and really get the book out there and also try to build a list interested on the niche your wanting to use and promote the book in advance to the list and also get a facebook fan page and run 5-10 dollars to your page and put some posts up about your book launch before it happens and then the post that does the best, you can promote and boost it with paid FB post advertising with your link to the book on it and also you can do twitter tweet for a book download as their is a program that you can use to do that i think its called "book for a tweet" or something like that.
    brandoMarks, Jan 24, 2014 IP
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    I'm doing really well with children's books right now. The marketing aspect never ends, and it's a numbers game both in the books you output and the need for more sales to drive better ratings on Amazon.

    If you're looking to hit it rich and think this is the way, then you're better off looking elsewhere. You have to enjoy creating and marketing your products constantly in order to stay in the game. There's nothing "set it and forget it" about the Amazon game, that's for sure.
    hopeless4, Jan 24, 2014 IP
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    My sales figures are low, I tend to make on average about 5 sales a week, although one book sells more than that in the UK. I have 3 books on Kindle so far. Most of the people who've been there a while have a lot of books a) because it makes them more visible and b)the chance of selling at least some.
    writeon, Jan 29, 2014 IP
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    Actually, I disagree with what you said.

    From my own personal experience, giving out a Kindle eBook for free gets you more and more downloads, which results in a number of reviews, and that shoots you to the first page of Kindle store in turn.

    The trick is to give out a first few issues for free. Then charge on!
    mindmedia, Jan 30, 2014 IP