October 2, by Kasia Mikoluk Writing a book is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you will ever do. In fact, with courses like this, you can write a book in just 30 days.
I have friends that are making 5 figures monthly, by building their small publishing empire. Take it away, Noam! And even in school, the formatting, teasing out, and creation of a page thesis got me going.
The results were FAR beyond my expectations: Breaching top of ALL books in Kindle store, dual 1 bestseller status in two categories, and also breaching top 20 books in Self-Help. Launch And First Month Stats: First month copies sold: Nearly First month revenue: Broke top in Canada, top in US of all books in Kindle store Triple 1 bestseller in Canada during first month Dual 1 bestseller in US during first month You can check out the book here But after taking months to write the book and delaying publishing for so long ah the fears of the entrepreneur!
There are great guides around that go into the mechanics of writing a book for Amazon and the Kindle Store. They cover topics like keyword research, category selection and so on.
These are things I will improve on for my next book. So here they are: My friend had told me about Scrivener and I think he first heard about it from Tim Ferriss. Word for large documents is slow, unruly, and can crash.
Hours of writing can disappear. Scrivener is made for screenplays and large amounts of text. You can automatically add in with a few keystrokes: Chapter numbering Top of the page chapter titles Fancy images separating chapters Etc. Going back, I would have kept everything localized in Scrivener and saved myself hours of annoyance and stress.
Scrivener can even automatically export a very nicely formatted version off for direct Kindle publishing MOBI filewhereas in Word I believe you must use code to do so.
Buy a license for Scrivener and download it now. Kindle sucks for displaying tables.
They get messed up, jumbled, and split on to different pages… especially on mobiles. Clear writing is good writing, and nothing kills a book like jumbled, unruly text.
Or even better, remove all the tables in your book and use plain text, or consider using actual images of tables instead screenshots from a word processor. After sending out around copies around 2 months before release, I got a lot of great, positive reviews during my launch. It caused a HUGE amount of stress for me.
So save yourself the stress — send out your advanced copies, but make sure people say in their reviews that the copies were sent way before publication.
Email everyone who received an advance copy, and TELL them to state that they received it early in their review. This is an entirely preventable problem that I learned the hard way.
In fact I think a lot of location independent entrepreneurs mis-judge the amount of work that goes into a product launch. I actually wrote a report for you on 5 ways you can relieve your stress and power up your progress, especially as you travel the world.
You should expect to be: Doing final checks and edits. Posting on your blog as per usual. Sharing content and making conversations on social media. Writing guest posts on relevant blogs. Checking sales metrics and stats.You only need to sell about books to become an Amazon Best-Seller.
If all of those sales come on the same day, you’ll be bumped to the top of your sub-sub-sub-sub-category. In turn, your book is a best-seller for a few hours. One of the more frustrating areas of creating an eBook (post-composition) is making sure that your book is formatted, converted, and ready for worldwide distribution.
Luckily, we’ve got a ton of great articles on how to make your eBook design and formatting process a snap. Go to CreateSpace (owned by Amazon), check the box that you want to be both paperback and Kindle, pick a cover, upload your manuscript, and in a few days you will be published on Amazon and people can start buying your book.
Oct 18, · If you read Jose's book, he purports to be a "seasoned digital executive, entrepreneur, author, leader, and strategist," but you'd never know this by looking at his book's Amazon .
To see reviews for only one book at a time, hover your mouse over "All Books" above the first review, and select the book you want to see. You can also sort by date and rating using the drop-down menu at the top of the reviews, on the right. i started writing a book about two months ago.
do you have any advice for me. i’m new at this sort of thing but i love to write poems and short stories. i am on chapter 2 of my book i am writing.