Doing what you love
The dream for most authors and writers is to make a career (or even a side hustle) from their creative talents, being able to do what you love and make money when and where you want.
But when you think of writing and making money, you may only come up with a couple of ideas and even then, these ideas may be limited.
However, with some creativity you can do what you love and make some money at the same time, here are TEN great ways for you to make money with writing.
If you’re a self-publishing author using Amazon KDP, then you may have considered using Publisher Rocket at some point. They offer comprehensive tools that have been used by best-selling authors, publishers, and indie authors alike, giving up-to-date information and helping you to get your book in front of more Amazon customers.
Ten books to help every self-publishing author
Getting a book published can be a challenging task, but luckily enough, there are some great books to help fellow authors, from these you can learn from successful writers and experts within the publishing industry, here are our top ten picks for books you should check out today.
Using Amazon’s KDP publishing for your book is a popular choice for many authors, it’s free to join and uploading the manuscript and book cover design is relatively straightforward too, but once you have your book published on their website, how do you promote and sell it?
The good news is that there are many ways to promote and sell your book online, KDP publishing offer several options and even allow you to promote your book with paid advertising for Amazon’s own website.
So, how do you sell your book online, and more specifically, how do you sell it on Amazon?
Self-publishing a book is a rewarding but sometimes challenging endeavor, getting your work in front of a large group of readers can feel like a never-ending task which can overwhelm some indie authors over time.
However, there are plenty of things that you can do to promote your book, and they don’t have to cost a fortune either, here are SEVEN great options that you should consider.
What is metadata and where do I find it on Amazon?
The metadata for your book is the basic information which will help readers to find it, it includes the title, subtitle, series info, book description, keywords, cover image, ISBN, contributors, and publisher. It may seem simple, but it is really worth taking your time on getting these elements set up correctly, when done right, it will help you in reaching your audience.
When you’re publishing your book with KDP, these details are what you will input upon the first page of the upload process, again, the information that you place here will have an impact on how easy your book is to find, so let’s look at each element section by section.
A channel that is very often overlooked for publishing your eBook is the Google Play Book store, being a part of Google and its Android operating system (which is used by over 3 billion people worldwide) it is another place where you should consider having a copy of your book.
So, if you want to get your title on Google’s Play Books, where do you start?
Apple books can get overlooked by some self-publishing authors, which when you consider the huge customer base that Apple has, may be a mistake. So, what is Apple’s iBooks and how do you get your own book published through them?
iBooks was launched back in early 2010 and upon their iPad, with the version for their cell phones coming out later the same year, since then Apple rebranded it to just Apple Books in 2019. In this time Apple have amassed millions of titles for their store along with a huge selection of audio books too.
Getting your book traditionally published is a dream of many writers, of course it is very easy to self-publish your book, the likes of KDP Publishing and IngramSpark are two very popular print on demand services, who have helped millions of authors publish books themselves. However, getting the backing of a publishing house would give your book a huge advantage in the marketplace.
So, how do you publish a book in the traditional fashion?
Many authors try their luck by contacting publishers directly with their manuscripts, but it has to be mentioned that most publishers don’t take unsolicited requests from authors, so, your manuscript may end up in the house’s slush pile, where it could stay unread for years.
You may or may not have seen that KDP offer a way to nominate your book for two of their eBook promotions, these being Kindle Deals and Prime Reading promotions, and if you are looking at every option in getting your book in front of as many readers as you can through KDP, it may be worth nominating your own book.
First of all, what books are eligible for nomination?
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