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About the Episode
Do you want to write an eBook or have you published a book and are not seeing much results? Well today’s guests has over 40 Kindle Books and generates $30,000 to $60,000 and he talks about how you can get started and how to really stand out from the crowd. Also, listen to how taking a mobile app course actually started him down this self publishing business.
How to Start and eBook and Stand Out
Steve shares that the first step we can take is to take one major concept and break it down to short actionable books, just like what he did. What you can also do is to check what topics people are interested in so you know what will sell. You can get ideas by checking the Amazon Best Seller ranking or checking the website http://www.helpareporter.com.
If you decide to be in the self-publishing business, one thing that you should work on is building your email list. Find things which could get people to join and seriously invest in growing your email list. For Steve, everything he does – blogs, slide shares, etc. – he is constantly pushing on getting people on his email list as he knows he can leverage on this even in different projects in the future.
Lessons Taken from a Mobile App Course
The lessons that Steve learned about the Kindle marketplace were picked up from a mobile app course which he took before he got into Kindle publishing. One item which was emphasized in the course is the importance of attractive logos and the idea that if a person downloads one app from you, you should push for them to download your other apps. He took these concepts and applied it in the Kindle space.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to write their first book?
Find a merging of something you are interested in and something which has profit potential.