How to Publish on Kindle

how to publish on kindle

I really wanted to write a complete guide on publishing your first book onto Kindle.

I wanted it to be as inclusive as possible, and as practical as possible, and I wanted it so that you – dearest reader – actually gain some value and know exactly (step-by-step) how to create and publish your first book with all the insider tips on making it stand out.

But most importantly, I really wanted this guide to be practical. 

So if you like this guide, please do take a look at some of the other articles on this website or maybe even check out Stefan Pylarinos’ course on Kindle Publishing here for an absolute guide on how to get started.

Anywho …

If you’re looking at this article, you’re probably looking for a guide that lets you start and publish your first Kindle book. And if you’re a seasoned veteran at Kindle, I’m fairly certain you’ll still be able to take things away from this article.

So let’s get started!

People who read this article (and website) often search the same kinds of terms on Google.

“How do I publish my book on Kindle?”

“Where can I publish my book?”

“How does Kindle Direct Publishing work?”

“How do you write and publish an ebook?”

Well dear reader (who asks a lot of questions to Google) …

This article is going to answer ALL of your questions, in one easy-to-read guide that will get you started on your Kindle Publishing journey.

So what exactly is Kindle Publishing?

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Now if you’re reading this article, you’re no doubt someone who;

  • Has a book (be it fiction or non-fiction) and wants to publish it so the world can see or;
  • You’re someone who has heard of the incredible profit potential of the Kindle Marketplace and wants to start making books and selling them there.

And the Kindle Marketplace is great for both kinds of people.

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If you’re an aspiring author/writer who wants to start promoting your incredible works to the world;

Then the Kindle Marketplace supports and gives you direct access to millions of people from all over the world who would love to read, share and review your works with you all whilst you make a living off your books.

And if you’re a businessman (or woman) who’s always looking for the opportunities;

Then there’s no bigger opportunity right now than the Kindle Marketplace because of the really low overheads as well as the massive earning potential.

I’ve made this guide for both types of people.

It’s for the absolute newbie (as well as some expert tips) to take you through ensuring you can make the most out of the Kindle Marketplace as soon as you start and get your first book online.

And you really can do well on this marketplace, Take a look at how much Stefan Pylarinos’ is making.

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–> Check out Stefan’s Kindle Publishing course here! <–

This guide will help you get started on this process. Even if you already have books published, there’s a lot you can take away from this article through these tips.

So without further ado, let’s talk from start to end on how to create and publish a book.

Are you excited?

I’m excited.

But I’m easily excited so it could just be that.

Step 1 : How to create a book worth reading that people will actually buy

The first thing you’re going to need to do is either write or have created a book.

It can be in either fiction or non-fiction, and it can be regarding any subject you wish.

The Kindle Marketplace has almost an unlimited number of markets you can get into with your books. There’s very few restrictions on the kind of works you can make and publish.

And if you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t even have to write the books yourself.

You can get them outsourced through sites like writearticlesforme.com, upwork.com and thewritingsummit.com to save you time whilst you build up and market your portfolio.

If you’re a creative, go into fiction (it’s the best market if you’re good at it).

If you’re a specialist, focus on a specialist niche (niches are always great to get into);

And if you’re a hobby enthusiast, write about your hobby.

And when you have your idea in mind, I’m gonna give you the greatest advice in entering the Kindle market with any book.

You can call this the secret sauce to the whole article.

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Before even researching a market (an incredible book can still do pretty good in a competitive market it just requires more work);

You need to be able to create books that sell.

Contrary to popular belief, digital and physical marketing only sells books for as long as you do it.

Naturally good books sell on their own merits and through word of mouth (which is the best form of advertising) for years and years to come.

The number one tip I have for creating quality books – and this tip has helped me in basically every venture (business or otherwise) that I’ve ever participated in – is the NUMBER ONE GOLDEN RULE on content creation.

GOLDEN RULE FOR DRIVING TRAFFIC NO#1 : 10X EVERYTHING YOU DO.

What does that mean?

It means that the product and/or service you sell outranks EVERYTHING ELSE in the category by leaps and bounds just in the sheer value it provides.

To put it in layman’s terms, it’s “massively overdelivering and massively underpricing” your Kindle Publishing product.

How do you overdeliver (whilst keeping your costs low or non-existent)? Let me give you some examples.

  • If you’re writing a book about digital marketing, you add insider tips and resources that very few know about. This comes from intense research or thorough knowledge of the field.
  • If you’re writing about plumbing, you give practical advice that people can use which comes from experience and know-how that you would be surprised how many books don’t offer.
  • If you’re writing a book about the Paleo diet, you include thirty or forty free recipes as well as full content in the book.
  • Maybe you also add a website that your book links back to in order to back up everything you’re saying with regular blog posts (which grants users more value through it).
  • Maybe you also add an emailing list (which allows you to see and communicate with your user base to keep relationships strong).
  • Maybe you give direct access to a forum through purchase of this book.
  • Maybe you create a pen name email so customers can contact you if they’re unsure of anything or for special cases.

Whatever you can do to provide value, PROVIDE IT. And then put it at a cost-effective price.

But provide so much value that you blow your competition out of the water.

It will make you MASSIVELY stand out in the marketplace more than any marketing ever could when your value far exceeds your price tag.

Think of it like this; the marketing is literally done for you when you create something absolutely incredible. It’s basically this customer opening up your work and finding so much more value than any other book out there.

They might as well be falling backwards with their socks blown off by such a value-laden work.

And that means they’ll tell others about it and continue to buy your products. And that means more sales, more reviews and other referral sales and the cycle continues.

Let me give you an example of where I saw this. I read a book recently by Zen Davis Duck (quirky name, I know) that was all about affiliate marketing. And on the very first chapter, he gave me advice that justified the entire price of the book (a smooth $2.99).

But to add even more value, there was about twenty more chapters with even better advice on every page.

With what I learned from that book, it’s easily worth hundreds of pounds.

You can be damn sure I signed up to literally everything he released straight after that, as well as his forum.

And then I met this weekend someone who runs an affiliate marketing company and told him all about this incredible book I read.

That’s referral sales. And that’s what will grow your book exponentially.

And unsurprisingly, Zen Davis Duck has ranked highest when you search ‘affiliate marketing’ on Kindle which means he’s getting the bulk of the sales from that niche.

That’s value. That’s 10x’ing your product to stand out on the marketplace.

Now before I move on, if you’re writing fiction it’s slightly different. Value doesn’t mean more words when it comes to fiction, and you don’t necessarily have to have a higher word count (and that applies to non-fiction too).

Fiction instead creates value by providing the readers a ‘powerful emotional experience’, regardless of the number of words.

A ‘powerful emotional experience’ is the feeling your reader has when they escape into your book and all the wonderful worlds you’ve created only to be called by a family member to realise they’re still in their own house in their living room.

That’s escapism.

And people who find works that allow them to escape will rave about your works to all their friends, thereby increasing sales – regardless of length. I’ll put an article on this later but that’s the best way – I’ve found – of adding value to fiction.

But let me just emphasise this point before we move on. A higher value doesn’t necessarily mean a higher word count.

An over bloated work is not a high value work. High value is to provide readers with genuine quality and value that they can’t find anywhere else on the marketplace.

This might sound counter-intuitive.

Why not create more books or price that extra content to make more money?

But by looking after your customer, you create customers for life who tell others about your work.

And those customers for life will continue to tell other potential customers for life about your amazing work whenever it comes up in conversation.

And customers for life make other customers for life who make other customers for life. And this produces more overall sales for you and your books.

The number one thing that will outrank every other book in the marketplace is not your marketing …

IT’S YOUR F@-#ING VALUE.

WRITE IT ON YOUR WALL AND REMEMBER IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

OVERDELIVER AND UNDERPRICE.

Sorry, sorry that was harsh.

I apologise if I scared you.

But has it been drilled into your head sufficiently? Because even if you take nothing away from this article, then take away the advice detailed above.

Let’s move on 🙂

Step 2 : Is there a market for my book through Kindle Publishing?

There’s a market for almost every book on Amazon.

How well your book will do will matter on how good your book is and how much competition there is, as well as reviews and marketing.

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Just as you can enter a mass market though, you could also enter a niche.

I would actually recommend targeting niches when you start out because they always tend to make you money if there’s a big enough following for them.

A niche is a small sub-section of a bigger market.

For example, diet is a massive market.

But niches in that market can include the paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the 5:2 diet and the Intermittent Fasting Diet.

Likewise stress management can be broken down further into meditation, therapy, acupuncture, stress relief and counselling.

And fiction can be horror, mystery, suspense, romance, thriller etc.

I’m assuming for the purposes of this article that you already have a niche and a book in mind.

If you don’t, then we’ll cover that in another article however just think about things you might want to write about and get started with a book in that.

Niches are always easier to enter than fully fledged markets, but a solid book in a fully fledged market can still do well.

Try your hand at both and see what you think.

Fiction is slightly different, in that a relatively unknown work can boost to the top of the best sellers list practically overnight just because it’s so engaging and just at the same time it might not hit off at all and you could be at the bottom of the list.

But if fiction is your dream, then there’s a market here for that too.

You can generally enter any market and make something as long as you follow these steps to the best of your ability.

There are ways to research how profitable niches are, however I’ll be putting that into another link.

Which brings us on to SECRET SAUCE NUMBER 2;

BAM!

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GOLDEN RULE NO#2 : WHAT MAKES MY BOOK DIFFERENT?

I bet you weren’t expecting two secret sauces in one article. Even *I* was surprised by that.

I shan’t lie. Somewhere down the line there’s probably going to be a third secret sauce that just pops out at you.

Be expecting it.

Anyway, there’s a key thing you need to remember when you write any book that will immediately add value and make it stand out in any marketplace.

You need to know your audience, but more specifically you need to know what they can gain from your book that they can’t gain from others. That allows you to add extra value they might not even have thought of, and enter saturated markets with new twists on old concepts.

That sounds obvious, right? But think about it.

Why did ’50 Shades of Grey’ suddenly skyrocket into everyone’s lives when it was a book about BDSM and overly erotic sex? Why would that (almost overnight) become a staple of our culture and create so many copy-cats who try to mimic it’s success?

It’s not as though the romance genre itself isn’t a gold mine of potential profit. But this blew everything else out of the water.

How?

The answer is because the book and film weren’t being watched for the overly masochistic … violent … degrading BDSM sex.

The books and films were being watched because all around the world you have a culture of women with a whole host of self-confidence issues that could immediately and instantly relate to Ana. And then, suddenly, you’ve got this multi-millionaire dreamboat who makes the woman reading the centre of his attention. Somewhere subconsciously, they identify with Ana and they identify with the danger and risk of this relationship.

E. L James probably didn’t even know she was pandering to such a huge niche, and in writing the book, she uncovered a whole audience that she wouldn’t have expected in her wildest dreams.

And that’s an important lesson to remember.

And with that, here comes the solid secret sauce.

What makes your book stand out in saturated markets?

But if that’s all the advice I was giving you, I would pack up and retire.

Let me give you a practical example.

You can write a book about the Paleo diet, as people often do.

You can pander it towards a large audience by including a definition of the Paleo diet, some tips, some help and some basic recipes. You can then create a plan people can follow.

What makes your book stand out?

Nothing.

Anyone anywhere can find the answer to the question ‘what’s the Paleo diet?’ So you’ve done nothing to differentiate yourself from the masses of other authors who have published these books that also didn’t have any differentiating factors in mind.

So how do you fix that?

You think about what the customers actually want and research what the customers are looking for. 

Now take a look at another book (bear with me I’m getting to the good stuff). Lean in 15 was a cookbook just like any other. But it had a twist on it that other books (shockingly) hadn’t yet thought of in this massively over saturated market.

How do you make meals for people on the go in 15 minutes or less?

Overnight sensation. Turns out there was a huge sector of people who really wanted meals that they could make in 15 minutes. And this book sells well even around a year and a bit after it’s release date.

Now imagine combining the two and creating a whole new market; Paleo and ‘Lean in 15’. What about Paleo recipes in 15 minutes?

There is a whole market there for that. You have a lot of busy people who want to practice the Paleo diet but can’t because they’re so busy. This book will seek to solve that, by offering them recipes in 15 minutes.

That’s a gap in the market that isn’t being targeted.

And to find ways to make your products unique; think about who your customers actually are.

Are they single parents living with children? Are they busy work-a-holics that spend all their time in the workplace? Are they experimental and want to try new things? Once you have a profile of your customers, you can break those down further to see where the markets lie.

When do they usually eat food? How do they exercise? What are they looking for healthwise? What are their dreams, passions and desires?

Once you start exploring the kinds of people who buy your books and thoroughly research them, you’ll find market after market that you can get into and differentiate your products.

Start with ‘why’ people are reading your books, not ‘what’ they’re reading.

Then you can open up markets you never even thought were possible.

Step 3 – How long your book should be

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I figured I’d put a little on lengths of books so you guys know.

Amazon tailors to any book length of any kind.

A book can be as long as you want or as short as you want; there’s really no limit to words.

You’ll find books ranging in lengths all over Amazon Kindle, some doing better than others even if they’re shorter.

And that comes down to the golden rule from the first step.

What customers really want is value from the books they read, and that doesn’t necessarily mean length.

Stefan Pylarinos’, who I advocate all his courses (and you can find his Kindle Publishing course here which is good for getting started) says you should make books that are around 30-50 pages long (so about 3,500-5,000 words).

I don’t really agree with this. Whilst those books do sell, if you can provide more value by making the book longer then add more.

And if there’s no extra value to be added, then make it short.

Use your own brain when it comes to this, and try to think about how best to answer the reader’s question and how much content that will require. And then overdeliver on that question.

One final important thing to note about book length is a concept known as perceived value.

It’s something I’ve come across recently and I wanted to make you aware of it.

Customers will often look at a book that’s 10 pages long and be like ‘uff, that’s too short’ … even if that book is life changing.

Likewise books that are 300 pages long will be assumed to have more bang for your buck.

I’ve found this most with fiction. Unless your fiction is absolutely jaw dropping, a 50 page fiction book (so around 5,000 words) will almost always have at least one or two scathing reviews that say ‘price was too high for length’ even if the book was really good but you’re priced higher than $0.99.

So just be wary of that if you’re looking to get into short story writing.

It’s better, in that case, to do anthologies of short stories rather than one or two at a time as quickly as you can.

That’s not to say you can’t start with short stories and make a profit (Lord knows there’s a huge market for them) but as soon as you can, do turn them into anthologies of short stories.

Does that mean you should pad out your books with more words?

No, I don’t think so. Word of mouth advertising and reviews will still beat out perceived value, but do be wary of it on your Kindle journeys.

Now let’s move onto the first part of your book after creation.

Step 4 : The Four Tricks to Quickly and Highly Rank your Book through Kindle Publishing

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Now let me tell you one of the biggest secrets in Amazon Kindle Publishing.

Once you have a book, and you have a chosen market, you want to plan how you’re going to rank as high as possible on Amazon’s lists for maximum sales before you do any marketing.

Now pay attention because this one advice can really put you ahead right from the get-go.

Your number one goal, for the rest of this article, is to rank highly in your market.

The most important way to do that is to continuously make sales.

That means 10x and marketing.

And you can start with these four techniques before you even publish your first book.

Here’s what Amazon’s algorithm looks at when they look to rank a book on Amazon.

Take a look at the picture above.

Amazon will look at those four things in it’s algorithms when ranking your books, and these four things will also be the first things any reader sees. They are :

  • 1) Title

This is generally the first thing that attracts a reader.

And there is one really easy way to trick the rankings when you write a title and get ahead quickly.

It’s to write a title that has the keyword you expect people to be searching to find your book. Do this right at the start of the name of your book.

So if your book is about ‘Paleo diet’ it may be tempting to write ‘The Ulimate Guide to Paleo that will kick so much a$! that you won’t want anything else’ and that … can be a great title.

But it would be better to put ‘Paleo Diet : The Ultimate Guide to Paleo that will kick so much …’ because that will rank a lot better.

You also want to add a subtitle after your title.

So if your title is ‘Paleo Diet’ then your subtitle is any other title after this.

Adding hooks in the subtitle will always attract more attention. Hooks are anything that pull readers’ attentions towards you.

Maybe the subtitle is a ’30 day Paleo diet to get rid of your belly’ or ’Paleo diet for people on the go’ or ‘Using Paleo as medicine’ which is an interesting niche that might be worth getting into. I’m sure nobody else has done it 🙂

Geez, I should be charging you for this information. But hey, I believe in a free market. But I also do believe in paying rent.

So y’know …

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Generally though, as a rule of thumb, creative titles will sell better in the long-term as brands if you’re willing to put in the time to market them.

Titles that immediately instigate questions or are creative like ‘The 4 Hour Workweek’ (“huh, I wonder what the 4 hour work week is let me buy that book”) or ‘Lean in 15’ (“healthy meals in 15 minutes wow that’s interesting”) are good long-term brand names.

But you do have to put in the time to build a following for these kind of books so for your first title maybe just use a name like the one from above just so you can rank better straight away.

2) Description

This is the second thing a person will see on Amazon’s rankings. You have 7,000 characters so think about your description before you even sign up for Amazon.

The first line of your description should be an enticing hook.

Now I used to do a lot of work in sales. And the number one rule in sales was to address a pain or problem someone might not even know they have and then solve that problem.

For a book on labour turnover, a catchy first line of a description can be ‘THOUSANDS OF WORKING HOURS ARE LOST A YEAR TO LABOUR TURNOVER. This book looks to solve that problem by …’

Or what about; ‘DO YOU HAVE VISCERAL FAT? Visceral fat is the most destructive kind of fat because … This diet looks to solve that problem by …’ or so on.

Your description is your first selling tool after the Title.

It’s what hooks readers in to actually buy the book.

And so it works so much better if there’s actually hooks in there.

And you can only do that by showing them what kind of value they’ll be getting and how it solves their problems.

Good things to include in the description will be;

  • what can be found in the book;
  • what kind of chapters are in the book;
  • what you will learn from the book;
  • a profile on the author;
  • maybe testimonies and personal stories and even something about your organisation

Which leads me onto my secret sauce advice for this section.

Where’s my secret sauce picture? Where is my secret sauce picture …

I’m sure it’s on my hard drive somewhere OHMYGO-

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BAM!

Secret sauce.

GOLDEN RULE FOR DRIVING TRAFFIC #3 : Emotional Content in Descriptions and Stories

The greatest of films out there are always the ones that most emotionally resonate with us. Have you ever seen Titanic? I’m sure one of the stand-out moments from that film for you is when Jack dies a horrible, sea death whilst Kate Winslet floats across the ocean on a door.

(Or maybe it’s the taxi scene. A lot of people say it’s the taxi scene).

Why does the door scene resonate with us? Let me answer my own question because you don’t have the capacity to answer this article and I can’t actually hear your response.

It’s because it bonds with us on an emotional level.

That’s the key to great fiction and (surprisingly) non-fiction.

You’ve got to bond with your readers through what you’ve been through or what your protagonist (in fiction) is going through.

How do you do that?

You talk about your pain through personal stories, and then you talk about how you solved it. The more severe the pain (or the more severe the trial your protagonist is going through in fiction), the more you bond with your readers.

The more raw you can be with your emotions and words, the more readers are going to read and want to continue reading to stay connected with you.

The thing is, people buy people. So if you can tell them your story when starting a work or in your description, they’ll be more inclined to listen to you. Especially if that story hurts.

But pain isn’t the only way to create emotional connection.

If you’re naturally funny, then you bond with people through humour. Humour is universally relatable. If you’re naturally quite a talkative person, then you go off on tangents in your work (that still relate back to the overall themes of your work) and if you’re naturally a man (or woman) of few words, then you write in a concise style that reflects that. This might mean no foreword or authors’ note or whatever. Just straight into your work. Maybe you can play on the fact that you’re an introvert and deeply hate talking to people. Maybe you’re naturally logical so you make sure your work reflects that.

Basically, the more raw and in touch with yourself you can be, the more that people are going to buy you.

And I can’t teach you that, bae :(:(

It’s about knowing your natural strengths and weaknesses in life and then using them to connect with other people.

Reflection is the key.

Then embrace your flaws just as much as your strengths and conquer the Kindle marketplace.

So make your description resonant with who you are. Then make your work even more resonant with who you are. Then use that to offer something incredible to the world, and people will buy it.

3) Reviews

Reviews is something that Amazon ranks highly. There’s a lot of ways to get Amazon reviews but it’s not in the scope of this article; writing out your first book.

So I will be covering how to get reviews in another article soon.

Just know for now that it is important for your rankings.

4) Book Covers

Don’t miss this part out. A good book cover is vital in selling your book.

Book covers look good, and they make your work look a lot more professional and have the power to immediately catch people’s eyes.

Books without a book cover picture generally do a lot less well than those with one. So you want to make sure you have a book cover that’s eye catching and interesting. I’ll tell you in Step 5 how to create such a book cover in this article.

And with that out the way, you now have some basic knowledge as to how Amazon and customers rank your book.

Step 5 – Creating a Book Cover

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So now you have a title, a description (and hopefully a book), you want to make a book cover.

This can be done in one of two ways.

You can do it yourself or you can outsource it.

This article isn’t really to teach you how to design a book cover. However if you’re good with Photoshop (or a YOUNG ZAC EFRON with your paint skills), then you can get onto making one yourself.

Instead, for your first book, I think it’s a lot easier to get the book cover designed by someone else.

Does that sound expensive? It’s not.

Thanks to the magical magic of Fiverr.

Fiverr is a digital marketplace where you can get a wealth of different designs for literally five dollars.

One of those just happens to be book cover creation. There’s also logos, websites and lots of other services so do definitely check it out here.

For anyone you look for, go by the number of reviews and rankings they have to get the really good services. Just because they’re good doesn’t mean they’ll be any more than a fiver.

But there’s one person in particular who I always use for my book covers; and she may or may not still be trading when you read this article, and her name is Vikiana.

She does incredible book covers, where I can specify exactly what I want, how I want it and what kind of colours and pictures I want and she gets it altogether for me in around three days.

Here’s one I had made earlier during the week from her for the purposes of this guide. (I don’t know if I’ll actually be entering this market anymore it is not as profitable as I at first thought).

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But it’s a cool cover, huh??

So definitely check out Fiverr for a book cover and also the optimisation of your book which we will talk about next.

Step 6 – Optimising your book for Kindle

So now you’re a far way into creating your book. You should have made the cover, the title, the description and the actual book itself.

Now you have to optimise your book content for the Kindle website (the actual words need to be formatted properly so that it shows up properly on Amazon Kindle as a book rather than a chunk of text).

This can be a little tricky, but more than tricky it’s pretty time consuming.

Because this is a QuickStart guide, it’s better to get this done from Fiverr.

I’ll be doing another article soon on how to break it down on your own but for now you can either use Fiverr or you can always check out Stefan Pylarinos’ course for a full breakdown. You can try his Kindle Publishing course here.

It literally costs you $5 on Fiverr though and you can have a whole Kindle book of any number of words optimised completely to be on the Kindle website.

Step 7 – Publishing your book onto Amazon

And now for the magic. The actual launch of your book on Amazon.

Now the website it self is fairly self-explanatory, and I trust you can make a username and password.

Just log onto kdp.amazon.com and click ‘Create an Account’.

Now as soon as you do this, you’re ready to start adding books onto there. Here’s some tips to optimise them as you put them onto the website.

  • Enter the killer title you made into the title box, as well as the subtitle.
  • If you’re looking to turn this into a series, you can also add a series name to the range of books. Some people do say that it optimises your book better if you do have a series name so just throw one in there for the sake of it even if you’re not looking to publish any more books.
  • Enter the primary author and contributor. You don’t have to use your own name. You can use a pen name if you want. Make sure to remember that any details you enter regarding your pen name must be true about the real you, or you can get into a lot of trouble for it.
  • Write out your 7,000 word description or paste it in. Make sure that it’s as eye catching as possible to really resonate with readers and gain interest.
  • You want to select “I own the Copyright” and not this a “Public Domain work”. The public domain work means you won’t get any money from it.
  • Enter keywords (up to 7 that can be customised) that you think people might search to find your book. Use all seven and optimise as well as you can to target a broad range of search terms that people can find your book with.
  • Set the two categories that are most true for your work because these will also optimise the book.
  • You can also have it as a pre-order if it is one in a series of books. If you have a fan base, then doing a pre-order can build up hype and create some value through anticipation (if your works are REALLY good).

KDP Select

One final important point that I do recommend for your marketing purposes is to enroll onto KDP Select for the first 90 days.

This takes away some of your rights, in that you have to make the book exclusive to Amazon.

But it’s also great for quickly marketing your book in the first ninety days because you can do some cool things like market your book for free for periods of time to generate more buzz about it and get more exposure.

Whatever you can do to increase exposure in the first few weeks of your book, you most definitely should … so I would recommend KDP Select for your first book.

And then you’re done! Now watch the money come into your account and monitor your marketing!

That’s all you need to really get started on your first book. This has been a total guide for creating, thinking about and publishing your first book.

I really hope it was useful to you and I really hope you enjoyed it.

What to do next

Now you really need to put this into action. Don’t just sit on it, actually create a book and get it out there. Once you have that, keep looking back to this site for more tips and tricks to quickly rank your books and build whole empires.

You’ll fondly look back at this moment as the point when you suddenly changed tracks in life and did something you wanted to do.

And as always, if you enjoyed this and want to know more in a full set of videos and content, definitely check out Stefan’s course on Kindle Publishing here. He offers a full range of lessons and learning materials to make publishing all your books an absolute breeze, and it incorporates some of the elements from this guide.

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But otherwise, until next time!