Publishing Kindle Books was at one time, a blessing to many people. A gold rush happened between 2010 and 2013. In 2017, things are a bit different, but the method for success is the same:
- Publish Good Content
- With Good Covers
- Repeat 1-3
Anyone telling you something different is lying. Doing review swaps? You’ll be banned. Hiring a click farm? You will be banned. You’ll get banned if you plagiarize, or rip words from Wikipedia and throw it into a book.
There are other lies and rumors and misconceptions people have about the self-publishing industry, and I’ve compiled a list of the biggest ones.
Publishing Kindle Books Is Hard
Trying to explain just how I publish Kindle books causes people’s eyes to glaze over. The process is technical, however, which turns a lot of people off. However, even with the most rudimentary computer/internet skills, you can publish an e-book no problem.
You need to be rich to market an eBook
You don’t need to be rich to get into Kindle book publishing. Marketing can be expensive, but there are a lot of tips and hacks out there that will help you get your name in the spotlight. Doing www.InstaFreebie.com group giveaways is a huge boon to your visibility. I’ve gained a few hundred subscribers in a few weeks just by signing up for a few group newsletter blasts. As always, your network is your net-worth, so be friendly and cooperate with other writers! A rising tide floats all ships.
You can publish one book and become a millionaire!
I’ve seen many of these types of writers come and go in the publishing industry. They think their 200k Tolkienesque tome will be published and sell a gazillion copies, making them the next JK Rowling.
It’s not enough to have one good book in this industry, however, and when people find out they need to have several good books for sale to garner any momentum, and then they get turned off.
All good things take time, and the mindset you need to have in this business is that of a bricklayer. You must see each brick as part of a wall, and each wall as part of a house. You must keep the house in mind as you lay each brick.
Kindle book publishing is a long-term business, and it requires massive amounts of patience and massive amounts of hard work.
But you can do it! I believe in you! Want to check out more info on publishing Kindle books? Check out this article about making money online!