Many authors / authors have discovered the power and potential of the Amazon Kindle marketplace to sell their books.
For e-books whose prices range between $ 0.99 and $ 2.98, and e-books at $ 10.00 or more, Amazon pays 35% of royalties on all products sold. For e-books whose price ranges between $ 2.99 and $ 9.99, Amazon pays a fee equivalent to 70% on all products sold.
Without a doubt, some book authors absolutely kill by self-publishing their books on Amazon. My best friend has been making half a million years with her books on the Kindle platform.
It is possible to make a nice living selling Amazon, but the people who collect the biggest royalty checks are those who write fiction.
Amazon Kindle is an attractive place to publish books, because anyone who is completely ready to set up a Kindle Digital Publishing account can download a manuscript and start selling their books within 24 hours in most cases.
Amazon is also the largest "buyer search engine" on the Internet, which means that people who use the Amazon search tool are looking for products to buy.
When you download your book on Amazon, there are some basic information that you will need to include when downloading your book:
- You must be logged into an Amazon account;
- Author (pen names are acceptable);
- Key words;
- An image representing the cover of the book;
- Manuscripts book;
- the prices;
- Choose optional Amazon promotional programs.
Fundamentals of Marketing Book
In most cases, the basic marketing tools you need are six elements:
- Title That attract the attention of the shopper;
- book cover Assures the shopper that this book will give them whatever they want;
- Category The options that will allow your target audience to find them.
- Key words It can help people using the search function to find the book.
- Explanation of the book Who sells the book to the person looking at the book;
- Respected and accepted price .
A common misconception about book marketing in general
Many people think that all they need is create a book and upload it to Amazon, in order to start making money. Partially, it's true.
Once the book has been downloaded and approved by Amazon, you can start sales.
However, the basics of marketing your book must be strong , In order to actually find buyers.
You must have an interesting book title.
You must have a cover book that appeals to the reader. The important thing here is that you want your book cover to look as if it was professionally designed, rather than designed by your high school child or grandson.
Most importantly, you must have a convincing book description. The title and cover will urge people to open your sales page, but it is your description that will sell the book to you.
It's sad, but most self-published authors will spend several months writing their book and less than ten minutes writing their description of the book. However, future buyers are looking for a book description to persuade them whether or not they should buy your book.
If the description stinks, then sales will also go live.
If you create a compelling description, you can find your book in our bestseller list.
Reality check about selling books on amazon
People always tell me they don't need to worry about marketing their books, because Amazon will do all of their marketing.
Here's what you need to understand about Amazon marketing your books on your behalf.
Yes, Amazon wants to sell more products, so they will tell their customers about your books.
But here is the thing … Amazon internal marketing machine is fully powered by computer algorithm. The algorithm is a computer program that searches for products to share with its customers.
Amazon computer algorithms are designed to find powerful products to sell and to promote those bestselling items for their customers.
Amazon will not pay a product that sold just 10 copies in the past month. Instead, it will push products that currently sell hundreds of units per day, as it tries to maximize the number of products it can sell. They will not promote a product with lukewarm sales.
If you want to sell a lot of books on Amazon, you should refrain from burying your head in the sand.
In order to make Amazon market your books on your behalf, you must help your book by starting sales on equal terms.
Of course, you can try out the marketing approach most authors take – download and pray.
Or, you can invest a little time or money to get your sales, so the Amazon sales algorithm can find your book and promote it to its customers.
You can advertise your book for free on a number of Facebook groups, on Twitter or on your own blog. Don't have a blog? why not?
Or you can spend a little money and advertise your book on a site like Bookbub or any of the websites shown here.
You are in the driver's seat
As the author of a self-published book, you are not only your publisher, you are also your marketing team.
All you have to do is increase the wheels, so that Amazon's internal sales algorithm can find your book and inform customers.
Once Amazon finds your book, Amazon will do everything you need to market your books.
So that you can move forward with your sales, the only hope your book will have for good sales is to pray strongly.