How To Succeed With Kindle Publishing – Review Day 11

Ok, for Kindling it’s Day 11!  It’s about the recipe niche.  He is not a fan of the recipe niche.  Thinks it is a lot of work, more-so than other niches that you can work in.

The main page has a video and some other information about the niche and how to target it.  It is a very good analysis of how you can use recipes and what types of short cuts you can and cannot do.    He talks about how you can target the market very well.

Next up is The Recipe Problem – where he discusses how to get your account banned from Amazon.  Not a good thing, either.  Whew, he is very blunt about it!

Not to give anything away, but next up is the Recipe USP – recipe market is hard because branding is harder.  And your credibility is much more important.

Next section has an 8 and 1/2 minute video on what to do wrong.  He is hammering home the idea of how internet marketers fail in Amazon.  And it’s a good lesson.

Now – You The Cook Section.  He is finally going to teach me how to make money in this niche now that he has persisted in telling me the ways I might fail.  And it’s a very valid point that he drives home.  I am sure I could do some of the things that he mentions with my specific niche and make loads more money, and as a matter of fact, I just might do that.

Next up – your branding in the recipe market.  You learn a lot in the video that’s around 6:30 minutes.  Nothing about the process is just cut and paste or easy.  He explains how to brand any book or product, easily…  I am doing most of this but something he mentions in the video reminds of needing to do one more thing than he even shows in the video but mentions it.

So this blog post is short but the lesson on the recipe niche is resounding…  Be careful.  Geoff Shaw shows us the right way in Kindling to be successful in this.  For me, I will wait on the recipe book for a bit.

Next up – something I have been waiting for and I am glad I am finally to this section – Tricktion.

For now, good day! [starting to sound like an Aussie]





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Publish A Book On Kindle – Review Day 10 for Kindling

Yes, I am already at day 10…  What a great big membership area there is for Kindling.  I am still wading down the side and finding out new information constantly!  Today is no different!  I want to remind you that in the side column, the PDF file for all the kindling review blog posts I have done are there and they are all together so if you want to take them and read along with your membership that would be great!

We are starting on the Various section.  But before I start that, I want you to know I am up to 24 pages in my Fiction book I decided to write.  I am writing about 3 pages every morning – so that ends up being a chapter for the book.  About.  And I am also working on another non-fiction book in the Renal Diet Category to go with my current book.

But back to kindling – various is just the other stuff that wouldn’t fit in any category!

First up – Time!  A video about how to make the best use of your time.  Not how to waste it.  Since you can’t buy more time, just make more money in the time you have.  It’s a very important note for you to understand – watch the video here:

Then we are talking about pricing.  He goes over the commissions earned at different sales prices.  He talks about how the price for your book is not always obvious, and that you can build on books with more sales through certain pricing plans.  He explains all the factors that you should consider when pricing your book.  He talks about strategy for how to sell more books and at a high volume so that you can build more sales later.

Now, word count.  He has already given some direction on word count before.  He talks about how you cannot provide crap to your customers.  How many words does it take to say what you need to say?  You should know.  And providing value will give you passive income, so do what it takes to make it a good book, then reap in the value over time with the sales of a good book.  This is what he has said throughout the members area.  He does in some areas, tell you how much you should have a minimum, but here he says create real value.

Now he is getting onto us marketer’s who see the world for how much we can get with the least amount of effort (not all of us, but a lot of marketers are that way)  Stop thinking about quantity instead of quality – because quality is more important.  He has some really great information on how to change your mindset to improve your outcomes.  I love this page because it makes me realize that IF I take the time up front, the income on the other side will be much better.

STUFF Section – this is some great information!  Even more on the mindset mentality.  Give people something of value.  More listening to audio information.  This is all overview about some general business tactics that are good to be reminded of.  The beaver video is priceless!  You should definitely listen to it.  It’s about your economy, and what you have control over.  Fear is an excuse.  He also reminds us of how we make sales in other countries and how to check that out.

Then he goes into reviews, and talks about how important they are.  And how to put it into perspective.  And the last part is about non US Income.

So that’s it for this section of Kindling.  I am still writing while I review this membership so I can get something out there, and I already feel like I need to go back and study some other parts.







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How To Publish Your Book On Kindle – Review Day 9

Pen Name

Pen Name (Photo credit: diverter)

Oh, I have been away for a few days but I am back!  I am working very hard on implementing the information from the Kindling course I am reviewing.

I would like to mention to you that there is a facebook page for Kindle Beginners and it’s really helpful – Kindle Beginners Challenge  It’s done by Tiffany Dow, but there are lots of people giving good information and tutorials.  I wouldn’t want you to miss it because it has provided a lot of inspiration for me this past week.  People post all kinds of great info!  Check it out.

I want to highlight a couple of really good posts that were put on the facebook page, since they may be long gone when you read this!

Getting Massive Publicity For Your Book – Book Reviews With Book Bloggers – this is the post they highlighted – I am going to have to seek out some book bloggers!

Best Practices for Your Amazon Book Page – lovely article!

I was still feeling inspired after I read the fiction section and about romance and erotica, that I decided I would write a fiction series.  So, I am currently working on writing 2 books, one non-fiction and one fiction.  The non-fiction will be a follow up book to my original book on Living With Chronic Kidney Disease.  The fiction book will be about a young adult genre, and it will be under a pen name.

Based on some other reading I have been doing, I am starting to realize that part of the magic starts with Kindle when you have more than one book.  You can read all kinds of articles and blogs about how to set up your blog and other things, but you really have to just start writing and build the number of books in your series.  I started writing in the mornings before I start doing any other work on this website: and I just do the 3-4 pages of writing that I can that day.  It’s usually done in 30 minutes.  In about 7 days, I will have enough done to start editing!  As of today, I have 15 pages written – awesome!

Now, we are ready to talk about the next section on Kindling – Branding.  I think the best part about publishing on kindle is being able to make a name for yourself and show you are an expert!

The first section on Branding is the overview – and here he just lays it on the line.  These are the things that you have to do to brand yourself.  He has a list of 6 items.  I have done all of these in my other businesses, so it’s not too hard to understand how I will have to do them, I am just hoping we are going to talk about synergy with them.  He does give a dose of reality – in addition to writing the books, you have to do some things to be rich!  And he says you are going to be rich, so get over doing a little work for it.  HEHE.

After that, he talks the value of covers.  Starting out with what not to use!  And then he explains how to get great covers using simple information and why you should spend a little money getting them done now.  Then there is a big – AHA! moment midway down the page in the pictures he shows.  I understand…  The rest of this page is a little reminder to do what he has been teaching all along.

Next, he has a video about how to do super simple cover creation using free resources.  [I personally use, I can tell them what I want and it looks great at the end of the day!]   Short video that is chock full of great info!  He shows how to make the cover in 5 minutes.  Love it.

Next up – Why Brand?  He talks about how branding will take you to the next level.  And the audio is about how branding will help you in certain markets, and he makes some great points about how it works.  How you can earn some income off Amazon based on the branding.  Branding and promotion go together, so the better you brand, the better your promotions will be!

Relationships – give you feedback and let you create better books.  Building relationships is part of the key to branding, according to Geoff Shaw.  This will build you into a better brand.  You give good information and entertainment and people receive it – there you go.   The circle of influence expands beyond the current people that you interact with.  Friends tell friends about it.

That’s the end of the branding section – I enjoyed this part.  I am fairly well branded for my first set of books that are non-fiction but I will have to build a facebook, twitter and blog for my fiction pen name to start building some following.  Since I have not decided on a pen name – I will do that tonight and get these set up.

Thanks, and let me know what you are thinking of with the Kindling membership!









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Great Video With An Explanation on How To Create A Non-Fiction Book Table Of Contents

Just quickly wanted to share a video done by Tiffany Dow about how to research and create a table of contents for a non fiction book in her blog post.  Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post, and it’s there.  Great Stuff!

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