Write an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in the next 30 Days! Sound to good to be true?
Well, with the right strategy and proper research before you start, it is absolutely possible, even if:
- you are not a writer
- have no marketing experience
- don’t have a large following yet
As a 6-time #1 Bestselling Author, Gundi knows a thing or two about writing & publishing bestsellers.
All her books reached #1 within just a few days of publishing and over time, she developed a
Step-by-Step, proven and easy-to-follow System that can help you reach Bestseller status with your very first book.
"Kindle Bestseller Publishing" is part 5 of the “The Sassy Way…..when you have NO CLUE!” series, that teaches Internet Marketing to total beginners.
You might not think of Kindle Publishing as a marketing tool, but it is actually:
One of the fastest, most efficient ways to build a following online!
For your blog, your social media platforms, your business or any service you are offering.
In addition, KINDLE PUBLISHING offers the following BENEFITS:
- The Prestige of being a published - or even Bestselling - Author
- Instant Authority in your Field
- New clients and customers on auto-pilot who will trust you a lot more, because you have already proven yourself
- Passive Income
- Automatic List Building. Email marketing is widely considered the most powerful marketing technique of all, more than Facebook and Google Ads combined. Publishing a book on Amazon can help you build your mailing list on auto-pilot - and Amazon even pays you to do it…..
This book will teach you STEP-BY-STEP how to go from zero to published - and - possibly a Bestseller!
It is NOT an in-depth WRITING COURSE although some basic instructions and tips are provided.
“Kindle Bestseller Publishing” focuses on the Marketing aspects of publishing a book on Amazon and in particular, what it takes to reach Bestseller status - the “science” behind it.
Important areas that will be covered include::
- Researching profitable Book Ideas
- Understanding Amazon’s Algorithm and how new readers can find you
- How to optimize your meta data, including your book title to trigger Amazon’s algorithm to promote your book heavily
- Category and Keyword Research and how Bestseller ranking on Amazon works
Lots of detailed information here... also lots of grammar, usage, and punctuation mistakes, not to mention lots of ads. I get that this is an internet marketing book, so of course there are going to be ads, but damn. So many!
Overall, between the proofreading errors and the tone/writing style, the author manages to come across as condescending, yet unprofessional and hopelessly naive. Not a great combo. If I had paid more than 99 cents for this book, I'd definitely feel ripped off. As it is, I'm just out an hour or two and a residual headache.
Highlights: Blue highlight | Page: 34 Ideally, you are looking for the following metrics within the top 20 books of each sub-genre: - No more than 3 books under 10,000 (otherwise, too competitive) - No more than 10 books over 30,000 (otherwise, not enough sales, not a popular category) You don’t have to hit these numbers exactly, but just to give you a basis to work with.
Blue highlight | Page: 35 To make this a lot faster and time efficient, I recommend a Chrome/Firefox browser extension named “KDSpy”.
Blue highlight | Page: 45 Step 1: find keywords that: - customers use a lot = high search volume
Blue highlight | Page: 45 many other books are trying to rank for the exact same phrase Similar to selecting a winning book topic or categories, right? Frankly, similar to ranking in Google (SEO) or any other search engine (Youtube, Pinterest, etc.) Step 2: optimize your book’s “meta data” (title, description, reviews) for those keywords, so Amazon understands what your book is about and should rank for.
Blue highlight | Page: 50 KDP Rocket One of the amazing features is that you get search volume for both Amazon and Google
Blue highlight | Page: 53 You want your description to be around 500 words (longer is ok).
Blue highlight | Page: 71 Books Butterfly Not cheap, but worth it if you run a free launch. They guarantee a minimum number of downloads
Blue highlight | Page: 71 You might remember sales velocity. When scheduling promos it is best to start with the slowest (=least effective) and then build up to the strongest, so you have an organic, steady increase in sales/downloads which is what the Amazon algorithm loves.
Blue highlight | Page: 72 James Mayfield
Blue highlight | Page: 72 If you do nothing else, but just James on day 1 and Books Butterfly on Day 2 of your free promo you should have a solid number of downloads and hold the #1 spot in multiple categories for the FREE lists!
Blue highlight | Page: 73 Buckbooks They are the best (aside from Bookbub - see later) and I always get great results with them.
Blue highlight | Page: 73 unless you pick a super competitive Amazon category, this promo alone should easily carry you to bestseller status - if you are not already there - and possibly even #1.
Blue highlight | Page: 74 Buckbooks should be the last day of your 99c promo and then use that
Blue highlight | Page: 75 BKnight A Fiverr gig, but a superb one that pretty much every bestselling author recommends. At only $5 bucks you will get some nice early sales - and if you are not happy with the results, they will gladly refund you. Really awesome guys and always very accommodating. Even last minute requests or changes are usually possible. For 5 bucks, you will be featured on their high traffic website for a day, for an additional 5 bucks they will also add your book to their daily email newsletter (which I would recommend).
Blue highlight | Page: 75 Fussy Librarian Cute name and another good service, but usually booked up for at least a month. They offer both free and 99c at just $12-14 for 1 category and $20 for 2, also very reasonable. FKTB Very effective promo with hundreds of thousands of readers, mostly women over 40. Offers a “New Release” option - even if you don’t have reviews yet - but is very specific of what topics and genres they accept.
Blue highlight | Page: 76 RobinReads Another excellent promo, but not so easy to get into. Great results though when you do!
Blue highlight | Page: 76 If you do get accepted, the number of possible downloads and sales is enormous - you can see average figures here, sorted by genre.
Blue highlight | Page: 76 KDROI This is another Chrome extension by the creator of KDSpy, allowing you to schedule most of the free available promos with just the click of a button.
Blue highlight | Page: 80 This is why you need to send emails and social media posts during week 1 and ask people to commit to the following: - Read your book and give feedback by the middle of week 3 - Download your book on Amazon during week 4 - pre launch week - and leave a review on or before launch day.
Blue highlight | Page: 83 Still, not everyone who promises will actually deliver, so you need to have at least 20-30 on your list to have a definite 5-10 reviews on launch day. The more, the better.
Blue highlight | Page: 83 Start with your own network. Your social media pages (personal and professional), email list, peers, colleagues, aquaintances, etc. Explore forums and Facebook groups related to your field and ask for reviewers there. People are usually interested and happy to help out and you spread your net as wide as possible rather than focusing on your immediate friends and family. People who are naturally interested in your topic will also be much more eager to read your book and be more qualified to review it.
Blue highlight | Page: 84 Reviews should be relevant and objective, with helpful, detailed information specific to the book - helping a buyer to decide whether this is the right book for them. They should not address you personally - or even worse - thank you for the book. They can say “the author” or use your last name, but keep it objective and neutral. Also, ask them to write at least a few lines, not just “Great book. Enjoyed it”. Giving some examples of what they liked or how the book helped them. What their experience level is with the topic etc. In that context, they can also mention a keyword or two where it fits naturally. The emphasis being on “naturally”. Less is more. Once is enough. Finally, they should first download the book from within their Amazon account and leave the review while logged in. That way, it will count as a “verified” review. Those are reviews from people who actually purchased the book.
Blue highlight | Page: 86 A Reader’s Favorite review can lend prestige to your book.
Blue highlight | Page: 87 One of the standard methods for increasing reviews is contacting “Amazon Top Reviewers”. You can find them listed here
Blue highlight | Page: 88 Instead you can join the Author Marketing Club - a great community with many different tools and features - and get access to their Review Grabber function which will filter out appropriate reviewers for you, complete with email address.
Blue highlight | Page: 101 Irresistible Non-Fiction Book Titles Derek Doepker’s comprehensive article Four Strategies for Creating Titles that Jump Off the Page from the master himself - Michael
Blue highlight | Page: 101 These nifty free tools can be quite effective….and get your creative juices going: Portent’s Title Generator Adazing Title Generator A list of title generators for different fiction genres can be found here.
Blue highlight | Page: 102 ….the subtitle is just as important! This article by the one and only Chandler Bolt teaches you what to focus on.
Blue highlight | Page: 103 Another great tool is PickFu. This (paid) platform allows you to run polls with targeted audiences and not only do you get a vote, but you will also get the reasons why people chose one over the other. Very importantly, these are people who don’t know you and are therefore much more objective and resembling a typical reader - more than your friends and family might be.
Blue highlight | Page: 129 This is an awesome Amazon Book Description Generator that automatically does html tagging for you.
Blue highlight | Page: 132 For launch week - when you want to rank as a bestseller, and possibly even #1 - you want to pick 1 category that’s easy to rank, where most other books have a high Sales Rank, ideally over 30K. A few below is fine, you will still be a bestseller, but a category with most books under 10K could be difficult, at least for #1 ranking.
Blue highlight | Page: 132 For the 2nd category, pick one that’s a little more competitive -> has more active sales -> therefore can generate more downloads and momentum for your book, even if your placement will be lower on that bestseller list.
Blue highlight | Page: 142 If you intend to switch to 0.99 right after your free promo - which I would recommend to get your bestseller ranking - you need to switch the price to 0.99 at least 1 day before the 99c promo start date - which in this case would be during your Free Promo dates.
Blue highlight | Page: 154 on how to create a great Author Central Page.
Blue highlight | Page: 161 According to Amazon, you can call yourself a “Bestselling Author” if your book is listed in the top 100 of any category or sub category!
Blue highlight | Page: 166 feature, but are beginning to see some nice returns. That is - if they are set up correctly! Most authors don’t know how and then give up in frustration which is unfortunate, because there is much less competition still than for Facebook or Google Ads and they also cost a lot less. This free course teaches you how to do it effectively.
Blue highlight | Page: 168 Createspace vs. KDP Print
This book is incredibly good value. Full of ideas, links and tips to help you get on the Kindle Bestseller list for your category. You'll have to apply yourself to get the most out of this book, but it will be a good use of your time, and far better than struggling on your own with no result but frustration. I'm going to use it for my next book launch, so that should tell you something.
Kindle Bestselling Publishing When you have NO CLUE is THE book for anyone seeking the freedom of a career online. In simple, easy to follow steps, Gundi Gabrielle provides all the necessary tools and the inspiration to discover and transform your passion into successful Kindle entrepreneurship. This book demystifies and simplifies the entire process, from identifying your niche, dream clients, creating a successful brand, and writing, publishing and marketing an Amazon #1 bestseller, while making it fun and exciting. The book is full of insider tips and tricks and provides a wealth of resources, many of them free. Any reader willing to do the work can go from clueless initiate to best-selling author. The book is particularly transformational for aspiring writers overwhelmed by the complexities of traditional publishing, and provides a refreshing alternative to getting published.
Even though this book is geared towards the non-fiction writer, I feel that authors in both the fiction and non-fiction communities will benefit from the information provided. I was impressed with how many resources the author suggested as well as their reasons for preferring those particular sources. I read this book via the Kindle Unlimited program.
Great guidelines for indie authors looking to maximize book sales on Amazon. I understand Amazon keywords and categories better and feel like I have a good structure and plan for successfully launching my next book.
I thought that this was an excellent 200 page book for anyone who has ideas of writing a book and publishing it on Amazon, but is new to it or has never done it before. It pretty much covers the gamut of everything you need to know to plan a book, get it published to Amazon, and to successfully market it.
The author begins by recommending steps to take before writing a book or even choosing a subject. If you want to be a successful author yourself, you need to research the topics which are in demand and will sell books. This book of advice is geared toward writing nonfiction, especially in the self-help genre, but a lot of the advice can also be applied to writing fiction. The brunt of it covers the publishing and marketing aspects, not as much about actually writing the book.
There is a wealth of information covered from necessary preparations before publishing, how Amazon's algorithm works, areas in which you should be willing to spend money and hire services, including what your expected costs will be, different aids which can assist you as far as data pertaining to marketability and competition, garnering reviews, choosing keywords for selecting a title and writing a book description, designing a cover, all of the aspects of promoting your book, including mailing lists, social media, and promo services, Amazons rules and the penalties if they're not followed, plus a lot more.
Despite having so much information packed into its 200 pages, the book is easy reading as the author presents the material in a very conversational form. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering writing a book and publishing it. You will definitely find out what it takes to be a successful author and gain some insight in determining whether or not you're up to it.
Can I just say wow? 200 pages of step by step information. Almost overload sometimes, but it's not like a lecture you can go back and read it all again. I will be. I very rarely give 5 stars for a book, and I read approx 6 books every week, but I’d like to give this one 7*.
There is a resources page on her website, as well.
And almost every one of the 200 Pages includes a link to an extra resource on this page. Did I say wow?
I mean it. Wow. This is one of the best books I have read in the how to: genre. You are taken on a journey into the guts of Kindle Publishing.
The plan is to publish a best seller in the next 30 days, and Ms Gabrielle covers almost every minute of every hour of everyday in those 30 days. Detailing what you need to be thinking, doing, researching etc. It is masterful.
Every step is covered, including traps for new players, and if there's anything missing here, I would be very surprised.
I haven't gone down this path yet, but I feel I could, and I reckon that if I ever got lost this book would help me. Easily. A book is now on my list for 2019.
If you have ever, ever thought of becoming a published author, you need to read this book.
I really enjoyed this book! It was positively *filled* with information that I didn't know before I read it. The book is very motivational and easy to understand with its to-the-point approach. There are also plenty of tips and resources presented throughout it, from the first page to the last.
I have read all the way through it twice and taken notes, as Ms. Gabrielle suggests. That will definitely help you to get the most good from this book. The way that the sections are broken down simplifies reviewing whatever points that the reader would like to go over again. That is especially useful since there are a lot of informative tidbits packed into a short book! It's worth noting, though, that it doesn't feel overwhelming because it's written in bite-sized chunks.
One of the things that I loved the most about this book was all of the encouragement and support written throughout it. Between that and everything that you will learn from its packed pages, you'll be walking away believing in yourself and your ability to publish a Kindle bestseller more than you thought was possible!
Fantastic! This book is packed full of much more than how to reach a bestseller list in 40 days. I recommend that you have a notepad ready, set aside quite time to listen, and soak in the abundant knowledge overflowing* from this volume from this author.
I have read many of her books, and each one is magnificent on its own, but when you pick up this volume, be ready to reframe your author life. This is a book I wish I had before launching my first book. In this book, the author briefly covers how to research your market, choose keywords, book titles and subtitles, email platform, SEO ranking, book cover design, Amazon algorithm, and provides a pdf of other worthy and vetted resources. In addition to explaining why we need test readers, what to expect for your budget, where to get covers, and editors.
Bottom line, every new and growing author can learn a lot, improve their growth approach and get a good idea of what other gems are in her other volumes. This is now one of my favourite author resources and a book I will hold close.
I read the author’s other book: Influencer and I’m obsessed. I actually have all of her books in my to read list. I was actually going through the process of creating a book and I was considering Kindle Publishing. When I read about becoming an Amazon best seller as a strategy to become an influencer, I decided to get her Kindle Bestseller book. This book came in handy. Definitely will have to read again when I get to work on certain areas. It is so detailed and now I’m glad I didn’t just do whatever. I am going to try to follow each of the steps outlines. Hope I can become best seller!
This is such a great book, with a massive amount of hugely beneficial information for any kindle publisher. One of the most useful books I've found in the self-publishing sector is this one. I will use this advice and assistance as my go-to for self-publishing because it is so thorough and realistic. Thankfully, Gundhi Gabrielle doesn't constantly saturate the reader with jargon; instead, she freely shares her extensive expertise and experience while also supplying additional sources of information. I highly recommend this book and give it 6 stars!
The wealth of information she shares is tremendous. I'm not sure I would want to give my insider tips. She is very encouraging. She explains WHY author do things and most importantly HOW. I love the integrated series covers. They give an example of what a cover should look like and how it can grab your attention. I wish I could buy in print, I get so much from them. Keep them coming!!!
If it was not for all the self-promotions, the author could have jotted down these points in a blog post. Nevertheless, it could be of paramount importance to someone who is looking for paid applications and websites to get started with their writings.
It certainly has got some insights and might be the catalyst for a mob of newbies. Pretty evident that the 4-week formula has worked for the author. Kudos.
All I can say is WOW and purchase the paperback also! This is the most comprehensive book on self-publishing available. The author has proven she is a subject matter expert with her repeated success of bestsellers! Use the paperback as your blueprint and write notes in the margins. Highly recommend!
Very easy to read, friendly and step by step foolproof path to outline, write and publish! The tone is very friendly so you always feel compelled to take action. I broadly recommend. It probably needs to be reviewed and updated periodically, in case Amazon changes its policies. If you are playing with the idea to write and self publish, this is a very useful book.
I feel confident and equipped to write and launch my first Bestseller. Step by Step, the author details how to research and select keywords and genres that sell, how to find niches that you can be instantly competitive and achieve Bestseller success.
This was a good read with valuable information that I believe I will be able to apply in the future. Sometimes I find myself having a hard time getting into books like this or keeping my attention focused on the topic at hand. That wasn’t the case with this one. I also like how it didn’t take me that long to get through.
If you are a non-fiction writer this really applies to you. Especially if you’re willing to learn about and then write about a nonfiction topic that is popular. If you’re a fiction writer who already writes in a favored genre, that may or may not be popular, some of the info in this book may not apply.
It’s easy to read and more thorough than I expected. The author is generous with her expertise and clearly has the results to support that. I’m super grateful I stumbled on this book as I’ve been reading a lot of publishing books recently—this was the most straightforward. If you have a message, you owe it to yourself to read this book!
Five star rating from my side. Book is valuable and tells you about writing process in a easy and simplified way. I specifically liked where author adviced how to handle negative feedback from readers. Hate comment is a massive issue for authors, and I was looking for answer. Gundi 's this book sorted my this issue. Thank you author.
If you are considering publishing a book, you ABSOLUTELY need to read this. This book will give you step-by-step advice and instructions for everything from finding a topic to write about all the way to how to upload the book onto Amazon and look for promotions to help you gain the number 1 spot. This is a must read!
This was an unexpected find and very easy to follow. I have read so many books on this subject but have never gotten a comprehensive guide that was this straight forward. It helped me understand so many things I’ve done wrong and how to improve. I’m looking forward to reading more books from this author.
As the headline says, this book really doesn’t cut corners for someone who has no idea where to begin with Amazon KDP. This is impressive considering the book is free as well. It has given me a lot of knowledge and I will be rereading this book so all the information can really sink in.