Today is Kindle Day on Sskillz Online, which means I write a blog post about how to write a Kindle eBook and all of you go, “Oh, no. Not another bloody blog post about how to write a Kindle eBook.” Hahaha.
Actually, I genuinely hope you’re not saying that since I’m going to continue banging on about Kindle eBook Publishing till I’m blue in the face. So, what is this great new article all about, I hear you cry.
A Course on How to Write a Kindle eBook
Recently, I just finished a course entitled, “A Course on How to Write a Book: Little-Known Facts About Outsourcing” and I enjoyed it tremendously. It is presented by an instructor called Alex Genadinik, who calls himself an ‘entrepreneur’.
However, in Alex’s case, he actually is an entrepreneur. This puts him above about 99% of the so-called ‘gurus’ out there, who are only successful because they sell programs about how to be successful.
The programs themselves aren’t worth shit and most people never make a cent. And still, these ‘gurus’ keep pumping out courses for gullible idiots (i.e. people like I used to be) to buy. Anyway, I’m starting to rant so let’s move on.
Now before I go on, you can see in the image below the certificate I got for completing this course. I only review courses I have actually done, so you know that I’m speaking from experience, and not just rehashing someone else’s review.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Well, to put it bluntly, for the money. There is money to be made using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – a lot of money. And it’s not that difficult, but more about that later. As I said, there is money to be made on Amazon KDP.
One of the most successful Amazon writers called Matt Dawson makes six figures each year. Rubbish, I hear you scream in denial. Fair enough. Pop over to Forbes and you can read all about him.
So, as I keep banging on, there is money to be made. Now, I wouldn’t start dreaming about six-figure paydays quite yet. If you read the Forbes story, you’ll understand that it is not something that happens overnight. However, if Matt Dawson can do it, why can’t we is what I say.
What Special Talents Do You Need?
In a nutshell, absolutely none. You don’t need to be able to write and you don’t need to be an editor. You can outsource the typing and eBook creation stage so that you don’t need to do that. There is only one thing you need to have an that is a good idea and an outline which, to be honest, you can steal.
Here’s something interesting that Forbes says about Matt himself. “The tactics [Matt] employed to promote his series aren’t game-changing, or even particularly clever, but the scale in which he implemented them is what made the difference.”
This shows that you don’t have to be able to write, create the Kindle eBook, or design a cover. Additionally, you don’t even need some super-secret marketing method. All you need to do is get the Kindle eBook written, published and then start marketing it.
What Should You Write About?
Before I said that you don’t need any talent but that’s not completely true. One talent you do need is to be able to find a good niche to write about. You can get everything else done for you by outsourcing but finding a niche is down to you. Here is a quick tutorial on finding a niche.
1. Decide what you want to write about.
2. Check out the category on Amazon.
3. Check out the sub-categories related to your topic.
4. See how other books are doing.
5. Decide if you can rank higher.
6. Go with that idea.
Obviously, that was a very quick tutorial on finding a niche. It’s also evident that you need to put a lot more work in than suggested in those 6 steps above. However, that really is the basic process for finding a niche. It ain’t rocket surgery.
How to Write a Kindle eBook
Okay, there are two steps to writing a Kindle eBook. The first step you have to do yourself. The second, you have choices.
The first step is to come up with an idea for your Kindle eBook and an outline. These two things you can’t really outsource, but more importantly, you don’t want to. This process you have to do yourself because your whole eBook writing strategy depends on it.
Once you have done the outline, you have three choices to write your Kindle eBook:
1. Write it yourself.
2. Dictate it and get someone to transcribe it.
3. Get someone to write it for you completely.
Obviously, there are a few different factors to consider here including time, cost, experience, knowledge and so on.
Getting Your Kindle eBook Cover Made
This is a step in the process that is definitely worth outsourcing. I have had a few eBook covers done and I have done a few myself, and I definitely did not enjoy doing the process myself.
If you want to get an eBook cover done for you, head over to Fiverr and check out some of the offers. Personally, I would spend a few bucks on this but don’t go crazy. $50 will get you a really nice cover that will help you Kindle eBook stand out from the crowd. It will easily pay for itself if the rest of your eBook is good.
Make sure you have some ideas of what you want. Don’t just tell your freelancer to do what they think is best. That leads to confusion and dissatisfaction. And you have your title and subtitle anyway.
What to Do Next
If you have read this and thought, “I can do that” good for you. Stop reading this and start working.
However, if you thought that you could do this but you still need some extra help, I would suggest checking out A Course on How to Write a Book: Little-Known Facts About Outsourcing. It gives you everything you need to get started and it’s cheap as chips, which is a bonus. Click the image below to find out more.
If you enjoyed this review, please leave a comment. And if you think I’ve left anything out, please feel free to add that below too. Thanks and speak again soon.