Do you have an idea for an awesome book, one that will serve your target market well, but have no idea where to start? Selling books on Amazon isn’t as hard as it seems.
Does writing the book intimidate you? No worries! There are ways to get your ideas onto paper without having to write them out, word for word.
Does marketing the book scare you? Don’t fret! We’ll dive into how to use SEO for Amazon.
Define Your Vision
The first thing you need to decide is if writing a book will help you achieve your goals. If you’re just writing a book for the sake of writing it, how is it helping you?
How will selling a book on Amazon help you get to the life you want to live?
Being a published author could help you achieve a variety of goals. It could make you an industry expert. After all, you did write the book on the matter! It could also help you gain exposure as a coach or a speaker. It could even make you a little bit of money!
Writing the Book
In order to sell books on Amazon, you need to write it first. If you aren’t willing to write it yourself, then you may need to find someone to write the book for you.
There are a few simple steps to getting your book written by someone else:
- Create a very detailed outline. This is so that the writer knows exactly what you want.
- Decide who is going to write your book. Make sure that you trust them and the quality of their work.
- Check up on the writer at set intervals to make sure that the book is going exactly like you want it.
- Pay to get the book professionally edited, proofread, and formatted.
- Publish it to Amazon!
These steps are not difficult, as long as you’re solid in your ideas. If you need help organizing your ideas, check out this method by Pat Flynn.
Marketing the Book
Now that you have the book all written, it’s time to market it! When you publish to Amazon, you have the option of choosing 7 keywords to associate your book with.
If you’re like most authors, then you have no idea what to put there. That’s where KDP Rocket comes into play. You can use this tool to find what people are searching for, and how much competition certain keywords have.
If you optimize your book for Amazon SEO, then people that are searching for your keywords will find your book.
Be sure to price your book between $2.99 and $9.99 for the maximum royalty payouts. You’ll get 70% of the royalties if you price in this window. If not, you’ll only get 30%.
If you’d like to hear my interview with Dave Chesson, founder of Kindlepreneur, then check out this episode!
What are you waiting for? Start writing your book today, and serve your target market well.