How to Write & Self Publish an Amazon Kindle eBook [2023]; The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

C. King and Harshit B.

C. King and Harshit B.

How to Write & Self Publish an Amazon Kindle eBook
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Understand The Kindle Ebook Writing Process And Start Making Serious Money From Self-Publishing

If you want to write (and publish) an Amazon Kindle eBook in 2023, then this is the only guide you’ll need.

We’ll walk you through the different steps involved in Kindle eBook writing, publishing (and promotion).

You no longer need to go through the hassle of finding publishers and spend a fortune on becoming a published author.

self publishing a kindle ebook and making serious money

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform makes it super easy to self-publish your eBook for free.

And you can actually make money writing eBooks for Amazon’s Kindle devices!

According to zippia.com, 1.7 million new books were self-published in 2019, up from 0.6 million in 2014.

That’s a staggering increase of 264% in just five years in the number of self-published books!

And these 1.7 million new self-published books made up 43% of the total new books published in the U.S. in 2019.

As per this post by Amazon staff, thousands of Amazon Kindle writers make money in the form of royalties in excess of $50,000.

No wonder so many people ask how to write an Amazon Kindle eBook and want to become published authors in 2023!

growth of self published Amazon eBooks over time

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How do you Write, Self Publish and Promote a Kindle eBook in 2023?

This post has three parts; the first part includes steps on how to WRITE your eBook for Amazon Kindle, the second part covers how to SELF-PUBLISH your eBook using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and the third part [BONUS] contains tips to PROMOTE your Kindle eBook.

Let’s get into it.

The Basics

Let’s start with the basic question.

What is Kindle eBook writing? Kindle eBook writing is the process of writing a digital book that can be read on Amazon’s Kindle devices or apps.

When you hear the word “eBook,” it might conjure up images of lengthy technical manuals or academic tomes. But Amazon eBooks come in all shapes and sizes—they can be fiction or nonfiction, long or short.

Now that we’ve answered this question 👇

Here’s what you need to learn so you can master the Amazon Kindle eBook writing process and get recognition for your expertise.

Step 1: Get clear on WHY you’re writing an Amazon eBook

Yes, writing and selling books on Amazon Kindle is profitable.

But before you start with Kindle eBook writing in 2023, it’s essential to get clear on your motives.

Why do you want to write an eBook? What’s the purpose or goal of your book?

Maybe you want to build your personal brand or become a thought leader in your industry.

Or maybe you have specific knowledge in a domain which you want to share with your readers.

Maybe you want to earn money and build an income stream from self-publishing an eBook (or two).

Or maybe you just want to see your name published as the author of a book.

Kindle eBook writing step 1 - get clear on why you are writing a book

Whatever your reason for writing and publishing your eBook, getting clear on your “why” and having the end in mind will help to keep you focused and motivated throughout the writing process.

It’ll also make it easier to market and sell your Amazon eBook once it’s published.

For example, let’s say you want to write a storybook for children. Your goal might be to sell a million copies and become a best-selling author. Or maybe you just want to write a cookbook and share your favourite recipes with friends and family.

In any case, it’s important to be clear.

Try writing a Kindle eBook that solves a clear, quantifiable problem for the reader, and you’ll do alright!

Step 2: Choose a Topic [aka Brainstorm Ideas For Your eBook]

The second step in writing an eBook for Amazon Kindle is choosing a topic. This can be anything that you’re passionate about or have expertise in.

If you’ve already finalized a topic; good for you 🙂!

The great thing about writing an eBook is that you can write about pretty much any topic you want. There are no set rules or guidelines for choosing a topic.

Just make sure you don’t just choose a topic that is “hot” in 2023 if you’re not actually interested in it.

finding a topic for your amazon kindle ebook

It’s also essential to choose a topic you care about and one you’ll be able to write about in sufficient detail.

It is not easy, though. In fact, finalizing the topic for your book can be one of the most challenging parts of Kindle eBook writing.

choosing a winning ebook topic is a process and takes time

Many aspiring writers get this wrong BUT if you get it right, the returns can be EXPONENTIAL. 

If you’re not sure what to write about, try brainstorming a list of potential topics.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a topic for your eBook, here are a few questions and brainstorming techniques to help you get started:

– What is your area of expertise or experience?

– What problems are you good at solving?

– What message can you give in your book that your readers need to hear?

– What life experiences or stories can you share with your readers?

– Look through Amazon’s Kindle Store for ideas. What topics are popular right now?

– Check out other Amazon eBooks in your genre or niche. What topics have been done to death? Is there something that you could write about that would be unique?

– Ask your friends, family, and co-workers what they’d like to read about.

– Talk to experts in your field. What are the burning questions that people have?

– Do some keyword research. What are people searching for online?

You get the idea, right?

Once you’ve come up with a few ideas, you can shortlist 3-4 of the best ones.

Next, evaluate the shortlisted ideas and narrow them down to 1-2 and then choose one by considering factors like feasibility, marketability and competition, among others.

Expert Tip 💡 – Choose a narrow niche and go deep rather than broad in your chosen niche. Give the readers more detailed and specific information on your topic rather than shallow or superficial ideas on how to do something.

Now it’s time to move on to the next step: researching your topic.

Step 3: Research Your Topic

Once you have finalized your topic, the next step in Amazon Kindle eBook writing is to do your research. This step is vital for two reasons. 

First, you need to make sure that there’s actually a market for your eBook in 2023. Second, you need to gather the information and material you’ll need to write your eBook.

It’ll also help you better understand the subject matter and identify gaps in the existing books available on the topic.

When researching your topic, make sure to use reliable sources like scholarly articles, existing books, and relevant websites. Avoid using sources like Wikipedia, as this is not a reliable source of information.

You can research your topic in two parts. Let’s take a closer look at each of these now.

Part I: Determine the Marketability of Your Topic

The first thing you need to do is determine whether there’s a market for your Amazon eBook. In other words, is there an audience for your book?

Are more than a handful of people searching about your chosen topic? The best way to find out is to do some keyword research.

Keyword research is the process of finding out what people are searching for online. This will give you an idea of the demand for your topic.

There are a few different ways to do keyword research. 

Google Keyword Planner

The first (and easiest) way is to use Google’s Keyword Planner tool.

Google Keyword Planner is a software that was developed to help research keywords for Search campaigns.

BUT it can also be used to research topics for eBooks!

First, go to Google and type in “keyword planner”.

Or you can simply go here.

Using Google Keyword Planner to find potential topics for your Amazon Kindle eBook

Sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have one, you can create one for free.

Once you’re signed in, click on “Discover new keywords”

Discovering new keywords in Google Keyword Planner to find topics for a Kindle eBook Under “Enter products or services closely related to your business,” enter your topic.

How to find keywords in Google Keyword Planner to come up with potential topics for your Amazon eBook

Click on “Get results.”

Google will now show you a list of related keywords.

Take a look at the results and pay attention to the following metrics:

– Average monthly searches:

This is the number of times people have searched for a particular keyword per month. The higher the number, the better.

– Competition:

This is a measure of how many people are bidding on a particular keyword. The lower the number, the better.

Google Trends

Secondly, you can also use Google Trends to get an idea of the popularity of your topic over time.

To do this, go to Google and type in “Google Trends.”

Or you can simply go here.

Enter your topic in the search bar.

Using Google trends to find potential topics for an eBook

Google will now show you a line graph depicting the popularity of your topic over time.

Pay attention to the following metrics:

– Interest over time: This shows you how popular your topic is in 2023, relative to other topics. The higher the number, the better.

– Search interest by region: This shows you which parts of the world are searching for your topic. If you’re targeting readers from a specific country or region, make sure that there’s enough interest in the topic in that part of the world.

Keyword Tools

Or you can also use a paid keyword research service like ahrefs which has a dedicated Amazon Keyword Tool to gauge interest in your topic. [This tool lets you generate 100 keywords for free without signing up.]

Amazon Kindle Store Search Results

Another important thing you need to check is how many books come up in the search results on Amazon Kindle Store for your chosen topic.

If the search volume is good and the eBooks in the results are not too many, you may instantly have a winning topic in your hands.

But if the search volume is good and there are lots of published eBooks on the topic, you can still proceed with the topic because that shows interest in the topic is high.

But you’ll need to be more thorough with the next part below, before you proceed.

Here’s the deal. 👇

Go ahead with a topic only if plenty of people are interested in it (we recommend a search volume of more than 1000). Writing and publishing an Amazon Kindle eBook requires an investment of significant time, energy and money; be sure that all that effort doesn’t go to waste.

Part II: Gather the Information and Material You Need

The next step is to gather the information and material you need to write your Amazon eBook. This includes both primary and secondary sources.

Harshit Bhatia's expert comment on how to gather relevant information and material while writing your eBook

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of an event or phenomenon. They can include sources like interviews, surveys, and original research.

You can tap the following sources of information to gather information:

– Your email list/subscribers:

If you have a blog with an email list of subscribers, send out a survey to gather information about their needs and wants. [We highly recommend that published authors have their own blog and be active on social media platforms like Twitter so that you can build a long-term relationship with your readers.]

– Social media:

You can use social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to gauge interest in your topic. You can also use these platforms to gather information from people who are interested in your topic.

– Forums & communities:

There are many forums and communities on the internet (such as on Reddit) where people discuss various topics. Do a quick search on Google, and you’ll likely find a few forums related to your topic. These can be a great source of information.

– Facebook & LinkedIn:

You can use Facebook and LinkedIn to find groups of people who are interested in your topic.

– Google:

You can use Google to find websites, blog posts, and articles related to your topic.

Secondary sources are second-hand accounts of an event or phenomenon. When gathering information for your Kindle eBook, make sure to use reliable sources.

As we mentioned before, avoid using Wikipedia as a source of information.

Secondary sources may include relevant books, articles, and websites.

– Amazon Kindle Store:

You can also use the Amazon Kindle Store to gather information about people’s needs and wants. Search for books in your topic area and take a look at the book descriptions. This will give you an idea of what people are looking for.

One additional source of information we recommend our readers and clients to refer to is the reviews on similar high-ranking books on Amazon for your chosen topic.

Why?

Because it is a GOLDMINE of relevant information!

Referring user reviews on similar high-ranking Kindle eBooks before writing your own book

You’ll get to know what REAL people are saying and what they like or don’t like about the existing books on the topic.

You can use this information to plug any gaps in the topic that have not yet been addressed; you can write your book from a different angle; and/or you can adapt your writing style to what the readers want, among other things.

Once you’ve gathered all of the information and material you need, it’s time to move on to the next step: planning.

Step 4: Plan Your Amazon eBook [aka Outline Your eBook]

After you’ve done your research and organized it, it’s time to start planning your eBook. This involves creating an outline of your book.

This is how you can go from not being able to complete a single eBook for months, to finishing and publishing multiple eBooks in a year!

It will help you organize your thoughts and structure your book in a way that makes sense.

Remember, if you’re not a celebrity (which most of us are not) and you’re just starting out with writing your first Amazon Kindle book, you’ll be starting at the lower end of the spectrum.

What this means is two things.

First, we recommend that you price your first book between $2 – $5 (more on this in Part 2 of this post).

And second, you need to decide the length of your eBook.

If you’re wondering how long should your Kindle eBook be, then here’s something to consider. 👇

You need not go overboard by writing a huge tome of say 50000 words, for your first book.

You can get started with a 10000 – 15000 words eBook initially.

Your Amazon eBook outline should include the following:

– Introduction:

The introduction should give an overview of the main topics covered in your book. It should explain what the book is about and why it’s important.

– Table of contents: 

The table of contents should list all the chapters and sections in your book.

– Chapters: 

Each chapter should focus on a specific sub-topic. This is the body of your book, which will cover sub-topics in more detail.

– Conclusion: 

The conclusion should summarize the main points of your book. It should also include any call to action, such as inviting the reader to buy a product or sign up for your email list.

If this seems overwhelming initially, then just start off by writing chapter titles and note down bullet points for what you intend to include in each chapter.

You’ll probably get into the groove soon!

And once you’ve created an outline, it’s time to start writing your Amazon eBook.

Step 5: Write Your Amazon Kindle eBook

Sitting down to actually write your eBook is in fact, one of the most challenging steps of all.

Why?

Because it requires you to be disciplined and consistent!

Most people are enthusiastic at the beginning but get bogged down over time.

you expect to finish writing your kindle ebook quickly but in reality it takes time to finish an ebook

So what can you do?

The Thought Process of Winning eBook Writers Revealed

The writers who succeed are the ones who are consistent with writing every day!

We recommend that you create a schedule for writing at a fixed time every day (or every alternate day if you prefer).

Start off small by devoting 30 minutes to 01 hour every day at the same time and gradually increase the time you write every day.

Here’s a thought. 👇

If you write just 200 words every day for two months, you’ll end up with a 12000-word book!

write consistently everyday and you'll end up with a huge ebook

Next, when writing your book, make sure to keep your audience in mind. Write clearly and concisely, using language that your target audience will be able to understand.

Ask yourself the following questions:

– Who is my audience, OR Who am I writing to?

– What is their major pain point I want to address in the book?

– What do they like (and dislike)?

– How deeply should I cover this topic?

You get the idea, right?

And next, it’s also important to format your Amazon Kindle eBook in a way that makes it easy to read (as you’ll read in the next step). For example, use short paragraphs and include plenty of white space. Breaking your book up into sections can also be helpful.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind when writing your Amazon eBook:

– Keep it simple: 

Remember the audience you’re writing for. Avoid jargon or technical language if you’re writing for a general audience.

– Be concise: 

eBooks are typically shorter than traditional books. Keep your sentences and paragraphs short.

– Use active voice: 

Use active voice when writing your Amazon eBook. Active voice is easier to read and understand than passive voice.

– Use images and illustrations: 

Modern readers have low attention spans. Using relevant images, graphs, and other visuals can help improve readability.

– Keep at it: 

Don’t give in to writer’s block and keep at it every day. Writing something is better than a blank document, isn’t it?

– Don’t edit just yet: 

Also, when you’re writing, just write without trying to edit your work (as you’ll read below).

– Consider an advanced AI writing assistant like Jasper: 

Yes, most people believe AI writers can never replace human writers. And they are right. 

MOST AI writers can’t.

BUT we are still recommending Jasper. 

Why?

Because Jasper is an advanced writing machine AND if you get to know how to use it, you’ll be amazed at what it can do.

We have become masters at using it for content creation and you can too. But it takes time and you can’t expect it to do all your writing on its own.

Here’s a bonus to get you started; use this link and get 10,000 words to try out Jasper for free

We, at Content Vista, use the Jasper Boss Mode (unlimited words), which starts from $59/month at 50000 words so if you want that you can go here.

– Consider hiring a ghostwriter: 

If you’re someone who wants to become a published author but don’t know how to actually write a book or don’t have time to write, then you can consider ghostwriting. You can hire a ghost writer who can write the book as per your vision and stay anonymous. Of course, hiring a premium eBook ghostwriting service (or even a good eBook writer on Fiverr) in 2023 might be expensive, but the investment pays you back for years to come, so it’s worth it!

And once you’ve finished writing your Amazon eBook, it’s time to move on to the next step: formatting.

Expert Tip 💡 – Though including a copyright page is optional as per Amazon, we highly recommend that you include a copyright page in your content, at the start of your book.

Step 6: Format Your Kindle eBook

The next step is to format your eBook for Amazon Kindle devices.

You can format it yourself or you can get it done from a professional for a low cost.

Or you can go for a tool like atticus if you wish to do this often enough.

Or there’s an even better option that we use to create our own eBooks; Designerr

Designerr can make your job of creating an eBook extremely easy.

It takes your content from your document (MS-Word or Google Doc or Apple Pages) or from a webpage (in case you want to repurpose a blog post into an ebook) and at the click of a button converts the content into a stylish and professional looking eBook.

Which you can then simply publish (as we’ll talk about later in the post).

The basic plan of Designerr is good for most people to start with at a one time payment of $27 (lifetime access).

But you can also go for Designerr Pro which has a free trial for 7 days, and then a recurring payment of $39 per month.

And if you want to learn more about how to use the tool, you can check out step 7 in this resource.

And in 2023, there’s also another option you should consider.

Earlier, anyone writing a Kindle eBook had to do it manually but Amazon now offers Kindle Create which is a free formatting software that you can use to format your eBook for the platform.

It provides prebuilt themes with chapter titles, drop caps and image placement options.

You can also style your chapter titles and simultaneously create your table of contents.

Another useful feature is the built-in Kindle Previewer that helps you see how the book will look to readers on different devices such as phones, tablets and eReaders.

NEAT!

[Here’s a resource if you’re looking to know more about Kindle Create.]

However, here’s a caveat.👇

The tool works really well if you want to sell your eBook on Amazon. But if you want to sell your eBook on another platform except Amazon or you want to sell a printed book, then you may find that formatting another way is better.

In any case, when formatting your eBook, here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

– Use headings and subheadings: 

Headings and subheadings help break up your text and make it easier to read.

– Use bullet points and lists: 

Bullet points and lists help break up your text and make it easier to read.

– Use images: 

Images can help illustrate your points and make your Amazon eBook more visually appealing. Here’s the deal; custom images and graphics are expensive but they can REALLY help improve the reading experience of your eBook.

– Use keywords: 

Keywords help improve your eBook’s search engine optimization (SEO).

Once you’ve finished formatting your eBook, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 7: Edit and Proofread Your Amazon eBook

Once you’ve finished writing your eBook, it’s time to edit and proofread it. This is important to ensure that your book is free of errors and is the best it can be.

The #1 Mistake Most Aspiring Kindle eBook Writers Make (No Matter The Domain)👇

Trying to edit and proofread the Amazon eBook WHILE writing it.

Which is a HUGE mistake because it adversely affects the quality of the content in the eBook.

Here’s the deal.

While writing, just write; put your thoughts out and don’t worry about editing just yet!

And when you do reach the stage of editing your book, consider things like grammar, punctuation, and clarity.

You may also want another pair of eyes to read your book to give you feedback (highly recommended).

This is important because most people are unable to see errors in their own writing and generally need a professional editor to go over their work.

A professional editor can help you:

– cut the fluff out and make your book less wordy

– correct grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors

– improve readability and sentence structure

Make no mistake about it; editing is expensive, but it is worth it because you don’t want your name on a manuscript with a large number of errors.

Of course, if you know how to use a tool like Grammarly, you can save a few dollars. But the role of a professional editor is still important!

Once you’ve edited and proofread your book, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 8: Choose a Cover for your Amazon Kindle eBook (or get it designed)

Your Amazon eBook cover is important for two reasons.

First, it’s what potential readers will see when they’re searching for books on Amazon.

Second, it can help your book stand out from the competition.

When choosing a cover for your Amazon eBook, make sure to use high-quality images and avoid using stock photos.

You’ll also want to choose a cover that’s visually appealing and relevant to the content of your book.

You can design a custom cover for yourself using canva pro (recommended if you have a knack for designing and if you’re looking to write multiple eBooks).

And if you don’t wish to design a cover yourself, you can get a professional graphic designer to do it for you at a low cost (try Fiverr or Upwork).

Step 8 of writing an Amazon eBook - choosing a cover for your book

Or ask us for a custom eBook cover, and we’ll be happy to help (we have, after all, designed hundreds of eBook covers till date, like the one in the image above 😎).

You have now completed all the steps on how to write an Amazon Kindle eBook.

So you have written your Amazon eBook; now what?

Is the work done? No. You’re just getting started, because now you need to publish and promote your eBook!

This takes us to👇

PART 2 – How to Publish Your eBook on Amazon Kindle

The next part in becoming a published author is actually publishing the book you’ve just finished writing on the Amazon Kindle platform.

We’ve seen many people dither at this stage because this means putting yourself out there, open to being judged by readers.

But let us tell you that publishing and selling books on Kindle is totally worth it!

Now, eBook publishing on Amazon is a relatively simple process.

And using Amazon KDP, you can publish your eBook on Amazon for free!

All you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Convert your eBook file to a Kindle-compatible format

The first thing you need to do is to convert your eBook into a format that can be read on an Amazon Kindle device.

This is a prerequisite before you even log on to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

Amazon supports a number of different file formats, so you’ll need to convert your file into one of these formats.

The two most common formats are .mobi and .epub (.epub is the one we recommend).

There are several ways to convert your file into one of these formats.

If you are using MS Word to write your Amazon eBook, you can also export it as a .mobi or .epub file.

Just go to File > Save As and select the appropriate format.

Or you can use a tool like Calibre, which is a free and open-source tool.

Or, you can even hire a professional to convert it for you at a low cost.

Step 2: Create an Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account

The second thing you need to do is create an account on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). This is the platform that allows you to upload your eBook and make it available for sale on Amazon.

Creating an account is simple and only takes a few minutes. Just go to kdp.amazon.com and click on the “Create your KDP account” button.

Once you have created your account, you’ll be taken to the KDP dashboard. This is where you will upload your eBook and manage your book’s settings.

Step 3: Upload your eBook to Amazon KDP

Now that you have a Kindle-compatible file (mentioned in step 1 above), you can upload it to Amazon KDP. To do this, go to the “Books” tab on the KDP dashboard and click on the “Add new title” button.

On the next page, you’ll be asked to enter some information about your book.

This includes the title, author name, description, and keywords.

– Choose a title: 

The title of your Amazon eBook should be catchy and descriptive.

– Write a description: 

The description of your eBook should be clear and concise. It should explain what the eBook is about and why it’s essential.

– Choose a price: 

The price of your eBook on the Amazon Kindle store should be competitive (more on this in the next step).

– Choose a category: 

The category of your eBook should be relevant to the content.

You will also need to upload your eBook file and cover image.

Once you have done this, click on the “Save and Continue” button.

Step 4: Set up your pricing and royalties

An important part of the KDP publishing process is to set up your pricing and royalties. For pricing, you can choose to list your eBook for free OR at a price of your choosing.

If you choose to list it for a price, you will need to set a royalty percentage. This is the percentage of the sale price that you will receive as royalties.

So how much do authors get paid for their first book?

Well, Kindle Direct Publishing offers two royalty options: 35% and 70%.

[Here is a resource page from Amazon KDP if you want to read more about how Amazon calculates eBook royalties.]

The 35% option is only available if you list your Amazon eBook for sale in certain countries.

If you choose the 70% option, you will only be able to list your eBook for sale in specific territories.

To set up your pricing and royalties, go to the “Pricing” tab on the KDP dashboard and select the appropriate options.

Step 5: Consider whether you want your book to be included in Kindle Unlimited

You have probably come across Kindle Unlimited if you’ve ever visited the Amazon Kindle Store.

For customers, Kindle Unlimited is Amazon’s subscription program where they can read multiple eBooks for a subscription fee. 

Now this is also relevant to you as a wannabe author on Amazon.

How?

Well, as per Amazon itself, it provides writers an opportunity to reach more readers and get paid from the KDP Select Global Fund on the basis of per page read (in addition to royalties from regular sales).

If you wish your book to be included in Kindle Unlimited, then you have to enroll for KDP Select.

Of course, there are certain KDP Select requirements that you need to meet but the program itself is open to all authors and publishers.

For more details about Kindle Unlimited, you can check out this resource.

Step 6: Publish your Amazon Kindle eBook

The final step is to publish your eBook on Amazon KDP platform. To do this, go to the “Books” tab on the KDP dashboard and click on the “Publish” button.

On the next page, you’ll be asked to review your book’s information and pricing.

Once you are happy with everything, click on the “Publish Your Kindle eBook” button.

Congratulations, you have just published your Kindle eBook.

It will now be live on Amazon and available for sale.

People all over the world will now be able to buy and read it.

So now are we done? Not just yet.

This takes us to the third part of this post.👇

PART 3 [BONUS] – Tips to Promote Your Amazon Kindle eBook

The final part of the work after Kindle eBook writing and publishing is to promote your book.

So you may ask, “Why do I need to promote my Amazon eBook? It’s live on the Kindle store, so people will find the book themselves, right?”

Well, not quite!

Your book won’t sell itself (at least not initially, anyway).

you need to promote your amazon kindle ebook for sales to gain momentum

You don’t want to be someone who follows the “publish and pray” strategy, do you?

That’s a recipe for failure (LOW SALES😕).

Without promoting your book and putting it in front of the right audience, it won’t sell! 👇

because of increasing number of amazon ebooks, there is a huge competition for readers

Around 2 million ebooks are self-published every year. How do you stand out? THIS can help you 10X your eBook sales!

We recommend these tips and strategies after you’ve published your eBook on Amazon:

– Try Amazon’s tools to promote your book

In 2023, Amazon offers a number of tools to help you promote your Kindle book. You can use their Author Central tool to create an author profile, which will make it easier for readers to find your other books. You can also use Amazon’s Marketing Services to pay to have your book advertised on their site.

– Try to get a few (initial) reviews for your book

Let’s face it. Most buyers do give importance to reviews before buying.

So one of the best ways to promote your Kindle eBook is to get positive reviews from readers.

You can reach out to bloggers and reviewers who cover books in your genre and offer them a free copy of your book in exchange for an honest review.

You can also offer discounts or freebies to readers who leave reviews on Amazon.

– Create a landing page

A landing page is a web page that promotes your Amazon eBook. It should include a headline, description, images, and a call to action (to buy your book, of course).

– Get active on social media

Social media is a great way to promote your eBook. You can use platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share your Amazon Kindle eBook with a wider audience.

– Join relevant communities

Another tip is to join online communities (such as on Reddit) related to your book’s genre and participate in discussions with community members.

– Use email marketing

Email marketing is a great way to promote your eBook. If you already have email subscribers, you can use a service like MailerLite or ConvertKit to announce and promote your eBook.

Here’s where to go if you want to start off with ConvertKit’s free plan.

[Both of these rank at the top of email deliverability rankings and we recommend you can go for any of these as we have used both of them.]

– Consider paid ads

Paid advertising is a great way to promote your Amazon eBook. You can use platforms like Google AdWords or Facebook Ads to create and run ads that lead to your landing page.

 

Ultimately, the problem for most wannabe writers looking to write Amazon eBooks comes down to this. 👇

Writing, publishing and selling winning eBooks takes lots of time, money and energy. Plus there are MANY moving parts in the whole process.

Most writers find the process overwhelming. And few actually make it to the end.

So what can you do to improve your odds of success in an overcrowded space?

We recommend identifying your core strengths and sticking to them. And outsource the rest to domain experts.

In our experience dealing with clients, we’ve seen that a typical aspiring writer finalizes the topic himself, outsources the research part in some cases, plans out the outline by himself (or outsources it), outsources the writing to a ghostwriter, outsources the graphics part to a professional designer AND outsources the promotion to a digital marketer. Of course, it depends on your niche, your expertise, your budget and your vision!

But you get the idea, right?

Now, if you understand the power of putting in place a SOLID Kindle eBook Writing Process…

And if you want to efficiently manage the many moving parts of the eBook writing process where you may have multiple people working on different aspects of your eBook, we recommend using a task management tool such as monday.com.

It’ll help you get organized with your process, track progress and do more in less time.

Final Words

And we are finally done. 🙂

Now you know how to write, publish and promote an Amazon Kindle eBook in 2023 🤩 !

Kindle eBook Writing is a great way to build your brand and reach a wider audience.

And also to share your unique knowledge and expertise with the world.

With Kindle Direct Publishing, there’s never been a better time to become a published author and reach a broad audience.

You can reach millions of readers worldwide for free!

So what are you waiting for? Get started!

Do share your thoughts in the comments below.

And if you need help with any of the steps, just reach out, and we’ll be happy to help.

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