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Self Publishing Kindle Books - Publish Short Non Fiction To Amazon KDP

Flavio Nelson, Master Side Hustler And Digital Marketer

Self Publishing Kindle Books - Publish Short Non Fiction To Amazon KDP

Flavio Nelson, Master Side Hustler And Digital Marketer

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10 Lessons (1h 59m)
    • 1. Self Publishing Intro

      1:44
    • 2. Why Short Books? Why Amazon?

      7:50
    • 3. Researching Topics & Content

      16:05
    • 4. Types of Books and Outlining

      14:56
    • 5. Writing The Book

      20:20
    • 6. Formatting & Covers

      11:41
    • 7. KDPCoverCreate

      7:09
    • 8. Upload To Amazon

      22:06
    • 9. Pricing Your Books

      8:56
    • 10. Launching Your Book

      7:56
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So maybe you aren't ready to write a super long novel, or a NY Times Best Seller with 40k words.

 

It's totally fine, there are many "short" books selling very well on Amazon and other leading online book retailers.

Is there something you know that maybe others don't know? The answer for most people is, YES!

Let's say you offer a paperback book on Amazon for $9.99, the royalty will be 60%, meaning your royalty is $5.99

 

So, let's suppose your book on Amazon gets an average of 3 sales per day, which is 90 for the month.

90 x $5.99 = $539.10

 

Now, this is just one book! Suppose you publish 4 short books pulling those numbers? Now you are making over $2,000 per month without pushing traffic.

 

Kindle eBooks are similar, but a 70% royalty when you price at $2.99 and up.

 

I am not saying you are guaranteed to get these numbers, but clearly very achievable. If your book has a tough time hitting these numbers, luckily Amazon has a built in Ads Program!

 

You can spend whatever you wish to get some extra eyeballs on your books!

You will also have access to a Facebook Self Publishing Group so you can continue getting assistance from me and others on the same journey.

 

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After This Course You Will Be Able To

  • Research topics
  • Outline your book the easy way
  • Create your manuscript to upload
  • Create or outsource your book cover
  • Upload process including Keywords and Descriptions
  • Have your book as Paperback & Kindle eBook
  • Learn Amazon and Barnes & Noble
  • Basic understanding of Amazon Ads
  • Join a Self Publishing group to continue getting help

All you need to do is rinse and repeat, write short books, publish them, get royalties!

Basically, this could be you!

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So, don't delay your self publishing journey, get your ideas to paper, and a published book on Amazon & Barnes and Noble!

 

I have over 1,750 published books, so I am sure I can help you.

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Flavio Nelson

Master Side Hustler And Digital Marketer

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I am very passionate about side hustles, or more importantly, a Side Business. For me, the difference between the two is that a hustle is something you just do for extra money, even if it's a business you can't scale or you don't own. A Side Business is something you own, and can scale. As an example, doing rideshare is a side hustle, you don't own it and you can't scale.

I am a 9 year veteran of the Navy, and while I enjoyed my time there, I was made to be an entrepreneur. These days I am a Social Media Manager, sell online via ecommerce stores and channels; Amazon, and Etsy. I also have a thriving community of other business enthusiasts.

Visit my Facebook group Here

Visit my site at SideBizGuy.com

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1. Self Publishing Intro: Welcome to self-publishing University. My name is Flavio and I'm excited to share this information with you from this course. There are two main business models that I do and that's print on demand as well as self-publishing. So I want to show you how you can do the same with self-publishing that I've been doing for the past two years. The self-publishing is able to give you a voice and an outlet to share your knowledge. If you have knowledge of anything, it could be any hobby. It could be a business, a career, any sort of information that you have that you hold them, maybe some other people don't know. You can share that information freely by self-publishing. Now, Amazon is free to use. There are no costs for the platform. It's a great platform to use. We'll get more into it in the next slides about Amazon and what Amazon can do for you. But obviously it's a very great platform, but most importantly, it's free to use. You can just self-publish your work on there. More importantly, you can get compensated for your knowledge with short nonfiction, you don't have to write a 50 thousand plus words or, you know, there's big novel or a really huge non-fiction book that you're going to work on for five years and never published because that's the average person. They have a book in them, everybody has a book in them, but they never get it out. So why don't we do shorts, books, talking a few thousand words and get those books out into the public. That's all you need to do. And then you can build on that and you can do longer and longer books. So without any further ado, let's dive in. I am excited to talk short non-fiction books with you. 2. Why Short Books? Why Amazon?: Welcome to self-publishing University. I'm very excited to talk with you a bounce. Self-publishing short books over to Amazon in particular nonfiction, although you can use a lot of this course for fiction as well, for short stories and things like that, which are also very popular, as you'll see here in a little bit. Over on Amazon. However, my goal is to get you thinking in terms of a lot of knowledge and things that you already know. And you could be publishing over to Amazon to take advantage of the traffic there. So let's start with why Amazon. So first, if you've sold anything online, I don't need to be telling you about the power of Amazon. Obviously, we all know that they are a very large company obviously, and have a really big market share when it comes to all products including books. So it's really no surprise that we should be taking advantage of their organic traffic there ADS program, they're free platform, which is qA Dp to publish over to Amazon. So throughout this course, anytime that I talk about Kindle Direct Publishing or more importantly, GDP is how we'll refer to it. It is Amazon, ADP is, Amazon is the platform you use to login, check your royalties, upload your books, and all that good stuff. So if you don't have an account, you want to go to KP dot amazon.com. And if you do have an account already, then you're all set with that part. But if you do not have an account head over there, click on, sign up. It's very easy process. And all you have to do is go ahead and enter all your information. And yes, you do have to enter your bank info and you do need to enter your social security number and all that good stuff. Yes, you should trust Amazon so they're gonna be paying you and and all that. So they need to know that information. I say that because a mother course for low content books, I always had that question a lot of times, you know, hey, they're asking for my social security number and for my bank info. Should I put it in? The answer is yes, you're signing up to be a seller on their platform. So of course they need that information. So yes, so go ahead and do that. So you're all set to publish as we go through this book, or I'm sorry, as we go through this course that what you are all set with a GDP accounts. So you can publish paperbacks or Kindle books through their platform. I normally publish both with these short non-fiction books because I don't want to miss any traffic. There are a lot of people that love purchasing Kindle books and that's all they get. Perhaps they have Kindle unlimited where they're able to get a lot of Kindle books. Or perhaps they just like the price tag on them. Or they like not having physical books around. And there are other people who love physical books and that's what they like to buy. So I'd like to capture both of those markets and publish on his paper backer and Kindle book. So when I talk a lot in this course, it's going to be centered around paperback, but just know that with a few more steps in one formatting step, you can easily publish the Kindle book, e-book as well. So let's move on as to why sharpen. So a book doesn't have to be this big, massive 80 thousand word book to be impactful or it doesn't have to be even more words than that. Can be daunting to write it. But it's also for the customer that attention spans are very, very small and short these days, you know, people want a quick answer. We're distracted by our smart phones, by social media, by everything else that we have to do today. There are courses, their books, their YouTube, videos and podcasts as a lot of ways that people consume information. So a lot of times if somebody is looking for quick answers on something, they don't need the whole behind everything. So for example, if I was doing a book on how to self-publish to Amazon, you know, maybe I want to shorten that, say how to actually upload it, or how to market your book or take a smaller segments of a big overall topic and make it shorter. So that way instead of a big, huge book of topics, you can have three or four shorter books with those topics broken down. You know, instead of, you know, getting shaped for over 40 years old, maybe it can be fitness for over 40, are eating right for over 40. You know, those are specific topics that maybe somebody's looking for instead of everything. You know, because keep in mind people search for specific solutions to whatever they're going through at that time. Maybe they don't want to know every single thing there is to know about starting a podcast. They just want to know the actual initial steps or maybe they want to know the marketing of that, you know, just, just as some examples here for you guys. So, you know, really you might find, you might find yourself spending months or years writing that big, huge book and then you find that you publish it and it goes nowhere. So you don't want that to happen. Instead do these shorter books. If you put it up and it doesn't go anywhere, you also didn't spend as much time and money on them. So the risk is a lot less than with writing this big, huge book and then you basically have everything riding on it. So it just makes a lot more sense to have these smaller or shorter books. So let's take a look at an example here. And this is a book, I don't know how good it is or not. I've never read it, but it has three ratings. It was published in October 2019. It's both Kindle and paperback version. And it covers pretty decent, gets the point across, you know, hustling and online business and everything. And it even tells you the amount of pages, and this one is only 27 pages long. So as we'll notice in the listing as well, you'll notice that it ranks decent and a couple of categories. In particular, you'll notice the category right there that says 45-minute business and money short reads, this is what I was talking about, that there's a big market for having your books on. In short read categories. Fiction also has this as well. So perhaps someone wants to read on this topic, but maybe they go into the beach for the day and they want to read everything that day. They don't want to read a 300 page book that there will be no end that they, So that's why it's also popular for fiction. Maybe what somebody wants to entertain themselves with, a mystery or romance or whatever genre they read. But they wanted to be the beginning, middle, and end on their trip to the beach while they sit there and read a book for that day. So I can certainly relate to that. I can see that same goes for non-fiction. So maybe they want to get a win that day on whatever topic. They don't want to read a big 400 page book that's going to take them a while. They went ahead to the beach, read a certain topic and then leave already with knowledge from that topic. Alright, so I'm using the beach as an example, but obviously it could be anything. It could be a weekend that you're home and you know, Rainy Day and you want to read on a certain topic and get better at it, you know, you want that quick win. So I'm going to click this because it is clickable and we're going to take a look and see these are the best sellers and 45-minute business and money short reads will go into more detail later on. But just to give you an idea that there is a lot of these books that exist. Alright, so they're all out there. So we'll review these when we get into research and coming up with topics and everything. But this is why you want to do these types of books, because there's already categories for them. There are obviously people buying these types of books because they want them to be shorter. So it makes it a no-brainer. So any questions let me know and let's move on with the course. 3. Researching Topics & Content: Alright, so when it comes to researching topics and things like that, I'm going to go over some different ways that you can, but honestly really depends on you as well, depends on what your area of expertise is. It appends we area of interest is in case you're going to do outsourcing as well. So when researching, first of all, you have Amazon itself that you can do some research on. And you can do that a few ways. You can go to the search bar and you can type in. I'm just gonna do how to, because that's a very popular one. Now, the reason why my screen gets very expanded that way is because the AMC suggestion expander, Chrome extension is what's doing that. So I highly recommend utilizing that extension. So depending where you are watching this course, I'll have it in the resources area and then links. It's a free tool. It doesn't cost you anything, but it expands out your search like this. If you're selling anything on Amazon, it's a very good way to do it. And since I know that many of these non-fiction books are, start off with how to, you know, that's a very good thing to start off with. And then it starts to give me many ideas there. So you can do that to start to look at your either or if you know your keywords, you can also do that. Let's say I'm going to type or write about podcasting. I can do that. And I can start to see some different ideas. Their interviews, launch beginners. So there's some different ideas how to start a podcast with a lot of ideas for me right there, just off of typing in podcast. Now another thing that you can do is you can also, we touched on it in the introduction and talking about selling short reads. But now you can see here these are the best sellers and 45-minute business and money short reads. So you can go through these and get some topics as well. Because if this is the number two book with 297 reviews covered, calls made easy. So this is about options. So that means this is a market for it out there. If people are buying that book, which I know they are because it's number two. There might be room for my book on options. You know, everybody has a different voice, don't things just because there's a book already out there doing well. There's not enough room for one from you. If that was the case, there would be very few mystery books or romance or, you know, entrepreneurship books or anything like that. So there are so many because everyone has different knowledge and backgrounds to present it differently. But you can see all these different nonfiction. You know, a lot of them are money, they're coaching. Here's a credit repair one. Those do very well on here. So basically that's all you're looking for you to see. Some ideas here that maybe are things that you can do. Here's a get it done. So it's some, you know, all around productivity and that's number 16. So maybe if you have some good productivity tips or you want to do some research and write a small book about that, you can do that. And then of course you can click any of these so you can get some more information and see how many pages specifically each of them have and, and all that good stuff. So basically that's what you're doing. And what you can do is now in the 45-minute arena, this is under business and money, but I can take it a step further and I can click on health and fitness as an example. And now I'm in the health and fitness arena. So that's something that you can do in your research as you can kindle makes it easy because you have all these different topics. So to do that, make sure you're in the Kindle store to do it. But again, all these, if they're good topics for Kindle books, they're also good topics for paperbacks, just the same. So in terms of words, you want to aim for about 10 thousand words, is a golden area to be in. If you can get a book with about 10 thousand words, that's very good. I know that sounds like a lot, but it's really not if you did 500 words a day after 20 days. And we'll get more on that in the section about writing your book. But after 20 days, does your book right there? At a minimum, it needs to be 2500 words and you can even do 5 thousand to 10 thousand word bucks. So it really depends that other book we saw as an example, had only 27 pages. So I'd venture to say it's probably only about 5 thousand words. So really, it really depends on your topic and all that be. It can be as short or long as, as you need it to be, as long as it's within the minimums. So I also want to show you a little bit about brand-building and what you can do with that. So this is developing good habits.com. It's by Steve Scott who does this. And a blog basically all about habit stacking about habits and everything. But if you notice all his books and all that are all here. So he links to the books and that's how he gets traffic to his books as well and all that. So just keep that in mind. You can really build a nice brand around something around all these short books people land on this blog and then they, each article is basically a book. And then once you click it, this brings you to the book on Amazon. So that's something you can do. We already did the short reads, but I wanted to show you as well that you can also pick by time. So 15 minutes, 30 minutes and all that. So it really depends on what you're looking for. So if you did 30 minutes, that's 12 to 21 pages. And then again, you have all the different categories that you can do, including fiction or whatever else. So keep that in mind that there was a lot of different options that you can do, but it really depends how you want to go about it. And then Good Reads is another place that you can get some ideas. Good Reads is a community where authors as well as readers sign-up for accounts. Readers can review books and things like that. But if I, while I did is I went to good reads and then I selected nonfiction. And if you notice on the related genres, there's a whole bunch right here. So. You see the how-to, you see environment, you see design, marriage, you see religion, business, self-help. So, so many different things. And if you click any of these, then I'm pretty sure you also get some more options, but there's a lot of different things you can do. But the nice thing about this is that you can see, so for, let's say I'm going to click this one. So for this by racism and things like that. But if you can notice you see 4,269 ratings. So you can see how popular Something is with people. Let's see why we sleep. So this one's about sleep, which I'm no expert in, but this one has 60 thousand ratings. So that tells me that there's a market for it. People are interested in this topic. So good reads can be a really great source to see what people think about books. And take a look at these topics. And now if I wanted to, I can take a look at this book on Amazon. I can take a look at that table of contents. Because with books, you can actually go back over here to the nonfiction. With books. You can do. So for a good one. Let's just do this to four day detox, although I don't know how big that's going to be. But you can just go inside now I can look at the table of contents and I don't want to copy anything. I'm not stealing anything, but I just want to get an idea of some. This one doesn't have the look inside, apparently. Does, but it's not giving me much of a preview. They may have turned it off since it is a very short book. Sometimes you'll see that with the shorter books, but let's try this one. Potty training. Again, these are pretty short that sometimes they turn off the preview, but here, yeah, so table of contents. So if you're gonna write about this same topic, again, I'm not stealing anything. I just want to come up with kind of a cadence to it. I'll I'll again, I'll cover more of this and the writing portion, but even in the research portion, I can start to see if this is something I even want to embark on or not by seeing the different topics. So what is it? What are the signs of being ready? The equipment in the ED and ISO breaks breaks it down for you. So you can take a look at content that way as well, but you can look at a bigger book. You can research a bigger book, a bigger traditional look that is 80 thousand words or a 100 thousand words. And then by looking at a table of contents, you can also break it down further so that can help you as well in doing that. So we already went over good reads, we did that. The other thing that you can do it as well is you can. Let's see if I can find one, the macro dialects to this one. And let's check out this author now. Alright, so she does not have one. There. So this guy is a fitness guy. And what I can do is to take a look inspired and see how, what books are best, which books do best for him. You know, normally I do this when I find an author that has like a lot of books. And if they're pretty successful, I mean, this one is probably a good example. Scrolling to fester 95 reviews over a 100 reviews. So he has books that are doing well. So if I wanted to take a closer look, I can click on this and I'll have the link to this in the resources area. But if I click on Katie Spy, I can now see in kinda peak in his results. So this will also tell me what is popular as I'm doing my research and what not. So as I'm doing this, it also tells me how many pages each of the book castles, saves me a lot of time instead of clicking on book after book. So of his book, Kindle books that he has, I can see that is best performing book is, let's see, the estimated monthly sales is 78. That first one's a 157 pages. And then he has a very good performing 128 monthly sales, 31 pages long. So he definitely has some there now I can click on paperback and I can do the same thing. So paperback, he only has a couple of them and that's 66. But as you can see, his average rank is 208 thousand BSR, which is a good ranking. And for Kindle shows the average price. So it gives you a lot of information here and I can even do word cloud. I'll get more into this when we get into keywords. But just this also gives me ideas at a big view because I wanted to take a look and see. I can see what all the top topics are that are selling for this guy and all that. So I can take a look there and see that. Now I can also take a look this way. And I'm back over to the 30-minute short read category, so it doesn't have to be just an author page in this case. I can also view these at-a-glance instead of clicking each of these books. So this is showing me it's still populating, but it's shown me all the estimated monthly sales, all the reviews. It just shows me everything at a glance which is phenomenal. And the BSR rank is the best cellaring. The lower the number, the more it's selling. So this one had a 122. That's phenomenon would mean it's selling a lot of copies. Estimated monthly. According to this, 13 thousand copies a month, which is kind of a lot in host. So you can certainly do your research this way using Katie Spy. I personally like it because it saves me a lot of time to do this. If not on this page, I would have to go through and click all of these individually to take a look at some of this information. But instead, if you noticed the pages, I can see the page numbers that most of them are between 20 to 25 pages in this category of the 30 minutes short reach. So basically that tells me phone or rank in this category. And I want to write in this category then about 20-30 pages when I'm looking at. And even shows me the pricing and all that good stuff. So very good information to use KT spy, this program, it's a onetime payment. I highly recommend it and yeah, saves you a lot of time. So that's what you can do. The other thing that you wanna do when researching is you want to make sure it's a topic that's something you can write a bunch about, reason B. And because like we talked about, instead of doing that big 80 thousand word book, why not instead break that down to four or five books that you can do. But in a month, I might do two to three books that month. But it's going to be on the same topic that way I've already done the same research. I already have a bunch of content on it. And I'm already in the flow of doing that. So it's a lot easier to write, toured three books, and it doesn't have to be a month, it can be whatever timespan for you, but this way, you're kind of in the zone, if you will, with that topic instead of jumping around to writing a book about health. And then the next one is about wealth. And then the next one's about raising kids or something like that. You know, that's a lot of jumping around. So instead, try to write two to three short books in a row about the same topic and then move on to something else or, you know, just keep going like that. And then you can build a brand like I already showed you. Like, you know, like this website building good habits where the whole thing is all about habits, and then has the book. So then you can have a website where it's all about whatever topic and that's where your books are so you don't have to jump around to other things. If you want to write only about stock market or only about wealth or something, you can certainly do that. But remember, people look for a specific solutions, which is why something like this works or something like this. And you know, these short books here and that 30-minute category or, or any Mini category. The other thing you can do is you can also search blogs and podcasts, YouTube videos, and things like that to come up with other ideas as well. And lastly, before we close this out and trying to get ideas, you can also utilize publisher rocket. So publish a rocket is a program where if I go to competition analyzer and let's say I want to write about podcasts. I can click that and I can get a bunch of ideas here about these books. And it tells me how much it selling and everything like that. And I can see the categories. We'll get more into that later on with the publisher rocket. But just know that I can see a big listing of books here. Just by going the competition analyzer. And you can get a lot of ideas here about what you want to write about. So all I did is type and podcasts and I can now see all these different books. And then of course, if I click on check it out, it will bring me to the Amazon page. So now I can take a look at the look inside feature and take a look at the table of contents. So this is a good example of a bigger book and then I can break down the topics for it. So hopefully you've enjoyed this research portion of things. Any links will be in the resources area depending where you are reading this. Any questions let me know and let's move on. 4. Types of Books and Outlining: The mind turning a little bit on some of the types of books that we can do. So in the previous lecture, we did a little bit about research, finding those topics on Amazon using publish a rocket, things like that. And now we are moving on to, once we have all that data, how should we organize it? What type of books should we write it in what style? So I'm gonna go through some examples here and then I'm going to show a couple of examples over on Amazon as well. I'm not going to focus on all of them. There's really a couple of popular ones, but you can do a collection of interviews which I personally have not done yet. But that would be if you've read the book millionaire Fast Lane and some books like that where they basically, each chapter can be a new, the person that you're talking to. So if you know a lot of people in whichever space you are writing n. So if you're writing in health and fitness and you know a lot of people in health and fitness, you can dedicate one chapter to each person. Now this is a good way of getting content because you can theoretically, let's say I have a good friend who does real estate and I wanted to do one about entrepreneurship, about different ideas for side hustles or businesses. I can email that friend of mine and let him know him or her know that, hey, I'm looking for your best tips for somebody getting started in real estate as an example. Now whatever they send me, that's already the bulk of the writing right there for that chapter. It's generated by them and they're gonna get exposure. So there's something in it for them. There'll be listed in the book and then I can move on. And I have another friend who does insurance. I have another friend who does e-commerce, whatever you get the point. So I can create ten chapters easily that way by having generated content from interviews. So that's certainly a good example that you can do. And then you can name the book accordingly as different ideas from different types of people. And that'll work in any niche. Another type that you can do as a list book or a list of tips. And these are one of the easiest ones to write because once you assemble a list of all these tips, it basically writes itself. Meaning if you were to search the best, you know, I don't know, health tips or I feel like I keep coming in at the same examples here, but you know, the best tips for whatever. You're going to come across a lot of websites, top 50 tips, forties, 16-year, I'm not telling you to copy anything. You're going to assemble your own list based on all these other lists you find. And you can create your own list. You know, each of the items on that list is not like it's trademarked or copyrighted. This what somebody put together on their list. And now you're going to come up with, you know, try to come up with a few 100 different items and you're going to fine tune that down to your top 50. And there's your book, this or 50 tips to, you know, whether it's health or wealth or relationships, you know, whatever it is. It's pretty easy to find those tips online. And then you're just going to expand on each of them a little bit or, you know. So it depends if you have a short amount of tips only like 101520, then each one might be it's own chapter and you expand on it. If not, then it can be way less writing involved. You know, the tips will basically write themselves. Another popular one is step-by-step, but basically walk the reader through a logical order of doing something. So, you know, this would be simply called beginner's guide or a step-by-step guide to doing whatever. Or even just simply how two, those are typically the ones out there. Now when I was doing research for this section as well as the research section, I will tell you that the majority of books out there in this category, you know, in these different nonfiction niches, typically are any sort of how-to or step-by-step. It's giving the reader a defined quick solution to whatever problem that they have. So that's a very popular one as well. That one in the list or tips are the two most popular ones. Also might be one specific question or answer in the book. So you know, the name of the book might be why Facebook ads in 2020 and that might be your buck. Just go one over the power of doing Facebook ads for your business in 2020. So that might be an example of just diving into one specific question or answer or, you know, specific small topic like that. And then collections best of certain places or anything similar to that. The collection of my favorite places I have visited in the last ten years or anything like that. The favorite places I have visited in whatever country or favorite places or things like that, or maybe even favorite tools, collections of tools that I use for my online business. A lot of different things that's pretty similar to the list one book collections, just think it's different sources. It's different resources for each of them. So let's dive into some examples. Right here. All right, so here's a how-to. So how to become a free broker agent. So this one has 22 ratings and pretty decent cover. Has some information there as your description. Alright? So you always get a lot of information in this way to the similar products. And then also sponsored products that Sponsored means these books are being advertised. So that means there's similar books by other people and they're advertising them. So Amazon has shown since they are similar to this one. But I'm going to come down this one is only 30 pages long, published in 2017. And the Amazon bestseller rank at 79 thousand. So this one is selling pretty well, and that's hop 100 and the Kindle Store. It's number ten and the 45-minute business and money short reads and 44 and transportation. All right, so again, if you were going to do a similar book to this, you can click even on transportation so that you can see other similar books. I mean, there's so many categories on Amazon that you can even see what's similar to, you know, categories. So you can also do the look inside which we've talked about. So if you wanted to get an idea of what is in there for how they've structured it and whatnot and what's being covered. You can do all that here as well. So you got the intro. That's the end of it there. That's not shown much. Contents ions. So there you go. So seven chapters is how it's broken in. What is freed broke a broker agent getting started as an agent obtaining customers. Now what do I do when I have a customer booking a load and then after the load. So basically you can look at this and say, okay, well that's pretty simple and you can do that for a lot of How to, or Getting Started type books. Basically it's the what behind something, how to do it. And then kind of the, the ending and all that. So this one is just broken up into seven chapters. Pretty easy peasy to do. Let's see. So now, yeah, believe it or not, there's even a book for this, and this one is the number one seller in its category in the computers and technology short reads. So this one is how to cancel your Kindle unlimited membership in 15 seconds step-by-step. So pretty crazy, right? So this is, there's even a book on Kindle platform about canceling Kindle. Think about that. This one is 24 pages long. And as you can see, it is really, it sells a lot. It's solving a lot of units per day. Because as a very, very high ranking, yeah, 35 thousand sits easily selling ten to 15 copies a day, if not more. About canceling siesta, you really can write about anything when I tell you anything, I mean, any file. When was this one published anyway? So this one was published April 23rd, very recently, has 13 reviews. It's a bestseller. And that's it. So let's take a look inside. I'm kinda curious. Chapter one. So it tells you all about Kindle unlimited too though, and prime and all that. And then it tells you about canceling. So it's a little bit more than that. But yeah, so there's a book there. There's another quick wins. And then here's one that's, you know, this would fit into the step-by-step. Things are seven simple steps on how to reduce your blood sugar for people with diabetes. Again, at specific, it's a smaller topic. However, it is Step-by-step. It tells you that it's seven steps and it's 31 pages. So as you can see, there's very well, it's number 20 in the 45-minute health fitness and guiding short reads. And then also number 58 and diabetes. So very, very good selling book, 39 readings. When was this one published? 2015. It's older. So it's another book, maybe they've updated it recently or anything like that. But here's a good example of, you know, steps going along the way. Alright, so now that we've done a little bit of research on which types of books we can write. And again, I would mainly stick with list book or, you know, 50 tips, 20 tips and step-by-step how to stick with those types of books. And then we're going to move onto how to outline. So this is how I normally outline I'm using ETC and sample since I recently did a Nazi course and doing a book would be very similar. So for Etsy, This is what you have to do, basically do a brain dump. So on the left-hand side here, this represents just basically anything that I can think about that I would need to educate someone on for Etsy. So you need to learn that designing, you need to learn the uploading process descriptions, keywords can even put research on here, you know, things like that. So basically anything that I can think of that I need to teach someone if I was teaching them how to do print on demand on. And then on the right-hand side, what I do is I go ahead and starts putting that in some kind of, I guess, sections where they belong with each other. So in other words, in the beginning phase learning, ETC. So if somebody is brand new to the platform, they've never sold on Etsy, I need to first teach them a little bit about branding basic settings of your shops, setting up your shop, et cetera. So that right here can be one part or might even wind up being in chapter one, chapter two, chapter three. You get the picture so I can end up making my chapters that way. And then the next part, actually that shouldn't be a chapter. That should just be a part, yes. So that's like the first part of the book learning Etsy, second part of the book Designing. And then now this can be different chapters. So this is Chapter Four, learn how to design using Canva. Then this May 1 be can be text-based only designs. Now we can talk about how to even find winning designs or maybe I want to put it in a different order. But you get the point. So basically put everything in different categories, if you will, or sections and then go and go like that. So that's what I recommend doing where you don't have to put it in sections if you don't want to. Even these can just be, chapters are really depends on what your topic is. But now in this example, Let's say I flush this out all the way and get it going. And I go from one through 15. And now I have 15 chapters that each have their own topic that I'm going to go over. Now the nice thing about it is I don't have to write it in that order. I can write it in whatever order I want that I'm feeling inspired that there that I have information. It's much like I do with courses. I don't always record it in the exact order, really depends what I have on hands to be able to do. And then I just kinda pieced together the books of the same way, so learning, ETC. So let's say I can write this chapter, how to find winning designs. Maybe I'll write that chapter today, but then tomorrow I write basic settings getting set up with that and everything. So you can do that way and that'll depend. Some people get bored and they like to jump around as opposed to go in and order like that. Or you can go and order, the choice will be yours. But as long as you have all these topics mapped out, you can just then assign it chapters, and there's your marching orders. So you have 15 chapters and let's say you did 100 words per chapter, this 15 thousand words. Or maybe you want 7500 words. Maybe it's going to be about 20 pages long. So now you can do 500 words per chapter. And again, in your goals, you can have 500 words per day and you can have that book done in 14 days. It can be all done ready to be published. So so yeah, so that's how I do it. I basically brain dump everything that I need to write about on there. And then on the right-hand side, if this was something about being fit after 40 years old, then you'd be putting all those things down. You'd be putting down eating what to eat, exercises you can do at home, exercises you can do at the gym. You know, types of diets. You can do things like that. So you would basically do all of that. And then on the right-hand side, you would kind of formulate your chapters that way. So that way it gives you clear marching orders to write your book. So that's how I do the outlining. It's very easy in my opinion, when I do it that way. I just kind of do it in chapters. You can also just kinda do that. I find it easier to do this on a notebook to be honest, because now way I can just kind of free freely, right? And go crossing the things off on the right-hand side. And then that way I'll put onto a Google Docs fully finished with the each chapter. That way I'm ready to go. So in other words, am I looked more something like this side where this is chapter one, this is chapter two, all the way on down the line. So that's what I would recommend doing for your outlining. Again, there are probably a lot of other ways out there you can do it. But for me I find this is the easiest way. Just come up with any of the steps that you need and then put them into chapters. If you were teaching someone how to bake a cake, you would come up with, here's the ingredients that you need. Here's your prep. Here's actually baking it, right? That's, that would be a logical order. So all you would have to do is put each of those steps in-between into chapters and then write it. So that's basically all you would do. So any questions let me know and we're going to move on. 5. Writing The Book: Writing the actual books, we've talked about, research and coming up with some topics. And hopefully now you should have a list of topics which basically can become your chapters. So you want to set your word count goals for the book. So basically ahead of time, I normally think I want this book to be 10 thousand words or I want it to be 5 thousand words or I wanted it to be 20 thousand. So whatever your number is come up with it because then it makes it easier to know how much each chapter should be. You don't have to do it that way, but it kinda weights the book equally. So basically, again, if you're gonna do ten chapters in its 100 per chapter, then that's easily 10 thousand book or you can do 500 per chapter and that's a 5 thousand word book. And again, if you've never written before, I know this sounds like a lot when you hear 5 thousand words or 10 thousand words. But it's really not if you sit down and write on a topic that you have, all these keywords are ready and points mapped out. It's really not that terrible to write 500 words even at 1000 words on that topic. Just think about things that you know for granted. If you had to sit down and tell someone about it, it would be far more than 500 words, most likely. The other thing is that you can skip around as well. You don't need to do it in that order that you've come up with in the outline. You can do that however you wish. And so skip around because then either way the chapters are going go into just fit together anyway. So I do that pretty often with books and courses. Establish good writing time. This has worked for me pretty well. I tell yourself that every morning before you get going, you're going to write 500 words that day. 200 words, 1000. I don't care what that number is, but just make it a point to write something every day. Most successful authors out there will tell you that, you know that that's normally what they do. They have a daily or weekly goal. So I would make it a point to do that unless you're going to outsource the writing, then you don't need to worry about that. We'll get to that afterwards in here in the end. But if you are going to be writing, even if it's a minimum, minimal amount, have that set every day. So if you did like 500 words a day after 20 days, that's 10 thousand words right there. You know, pretty easy stuff. And, you know, it's very, very easy to do. It's a lot easier than you think. So now we're going to talk about where you can actually write the book. And there's so many more places you can write, but you can write on Google Docs, you can write it in Microsoft Word. You can write it in Canva reads easy Scribner. I'm not going to really getting the Scribner on this because scrivener is basically its own topic. It's software. It's very, very say details, its very complex. Once you get the hang of it though, it's not that bad, but I personally do not use it very often. It is good for outlining mapping and doing a whole lot in there, but I think it's a little bit more powerful if you're doing fiction. You can also put pictures of places and characters and things like that. So it's very, very complex, probably more than you need for doing these short non-fiction books. But now the benefit of using something like scrivener is that the formatting is done for you when you're done writing the book, you can export it to both regular paperback version, which would be a PDF or Kindle as well. You can do it both easily. So for that reason, Scribner is pretty good. And scrivener is a software that's a onetime fee. But I am going to go over the other options with you, which are easier ones to get going. So first of all, if you are going to take the Google Docs route, you do need to get this page size or I'll put the link in the resources, maybe do need this page size are first. And I'll show you why. Because when you go to Google Docs and you start something, what you want to do is when you add that page size or you'll go to add ons. And you'll get a page size. And I'm going to be able to set my page size without that, it only has preset ones, but these are custom ones where now I can set this as a six by nine book that I wants now, six by nine. And now I have a six by nine ready to go. So now I can write my book here in this document. And then when I'm ready to be done with it, which we'll talk afterwards about the formatting and all that. But I can download it simply here as a PDF and it's already in the correct size. Alright, so more on that later on. But basically, Google Docs is the first place that you can write your book on. So you can basically just start right here that the fashion cursor go ahead and start typing and you're off and running. You can also get different templates. I will also too few different templates that are out there and you can find them. But basically, you can just write it right here at the end of each chapter, you would just put a page break and you're off and running. So basically right here, you would go ahead and put your page break each time that you're done writing your chapter. Alright, so Google Docs, that's one way that you can write. Another way that you can write would be using Canva. And especially depending on the book that you're writing, what's going to be in it and all that. You can create. You can do custom. You can again do a six by nine. We want inches. So we're gonna do a sixt by nine. Let's say we're doing that size of a book. So now I already have a six by nine ready to go. Alright? And I can make this a little bit bigger. And I basically just add text to it. I will just basically go ahead and add text. That can be my heading there. This can be my body texts. Coming out very small. You can always make it bigger. But that's it. I would go ahead and start writing. Alright, we're gonna make that a little bit bigger. That looks good. It's centered for me. Then of course I wanna justify to the left. Perfect. So then I would go ahead and start typing my book here. I could adjust the font size, of course, to make it. So I'm just trying to illustrate for you. And now the cool thing about Canvas, I can add a new page. I can copy this existing page. So I can just add new page and keep on writing and keep going like that. And when I'm done, I can also go ahead and download it. And you want to download it as a PDF print. So you can't do that and can't vaults has lot of templates in case you're doing. A different type of book. If you're doing some sort of other medium or low content Book, which basically means some sort of like guided journal or something like that. Then Canva could be good for that. So if it's not very design heavy, if it's not going to have a bunch of mines or designs done, Canva might not be the place for you. Another thing that I do want to show you a place that I want to show you and this is my favorite, is reading. Now reads z is also very good. It's free to use. They have so many different options here. Reads 0s as a whole community has all kinds of tools, Apps, things like that. But you would want to go to the book editor right here and you would sign up. And it's going to look like this. So I'm already logged in and you're gonna create a new book. Say testing 123, you're going to create. Then I'm gonna go ahead and click on rights because it's the one I created, the testing 123. All right, so now what I like about Renzi is that it makes it very easy to even outline your book here if you really wanted to, I can add a chapter very easily. So this Chapter two, if I add another chapter, chapter three, I can add a parts instead like a section. Now the other cool thing is that a lot of formatting has done for me. So the copyright, I just put down my, my name and year of publication, all that stuff. You know, basically all of the information that I put down, I can put down my logo, publisher name, you know, all that stuff. So once I do all this, this'll be easier. There we go. So once I do all this, it'll draft up and create that table of contents for me. And then for the chapters, it's nicely going to put, this is the chapter name. As in that bigger writing, then I would begin my writing right here. Alright, so in starting and that C-sharp, alright, so go ahead and type everything out. So I can play around here. I can drag things and all that good stuff. So that is very, very nice feature here. It's web-based. I can do this anywhere and it's very easy to use. And then if I want to skip around, this is where I can go ahead and go to Chapter two instead. And again, if you aim them correctly, it'll show there on the left. Just like that. So I'm getting started with that c. So today I login, maybe I want to write about that and I'll just come right here and go ahead and do that. So that's perfect. And let's now when I'm done, I would go ahead and hit export. Alright, so now I didn't put anything in there in the front matter, but it gives me all kinds of formatting options. I can choose to hide the chapter numbers. I can drop the caps, you know, make a small whatever. I can make it to ePub. So I can make it, be ready for a Kindle book. Or I can choose this one and go as a PDF or it can windup doing both. So I have all this that I can do. I can choose the trim size. I wanted to be six by nine. Let's just say it's perfect. It really gives me everything that I need. And then I can even choose what I wanted to look like. If you notice that in the beginning, and if I click romance, shows it like that, it's pretty neat. So is different and there's more themes coming soon. But there's all kinds of you can do, which I got the classic case classes just normal. So now I've got everything selected and then I would go ahead and just hit export Book. And I am good. Alright, so I personally recommend if you're writing a regular short book, I would recommend doing reads. It does everything for you. You don't need to worry about formatting problems. Nothing like that. If you must use Google Docs, one of those other programs, that's fine, but just know that you will have to do a little bit with the formatting if you want to go over to IBA, the Kindle. But for me I personally use reads easy when I write, and it's it's been a blessing. I couldn't ask for anything more. It's a free online tool. The nice part about it is I can write anywhere if I'm on my laptop, I can login to the website, start writing if I'm on my desktop computer or maybe for my working during lunch, I want to do it. I can log in from anywhere. So that's the nice benefits to that. Much like the same benefit with using Google Docs where I can use it anywhere. So that's certainly what I recommend doing is using reads easy. It's a great a tool to use and Yeah. Highly recommended. So another thing that you can do is obviously you can outsource. Now, some people will say that outsourcing the writing of a book is cheating and you shouldn't do it. It's your own book. Well, at that point you're basically playing publisher, right? You're a publisher. You're not saying that you're writing a book, you're a publisher. You have a whatever company and maybe I have 15 wealth books under my name and the name of the company is called ABC wealth on mom's coming up with the name here. So just ABC wealth and have 15 books under it that I did not write, I outsource. Let's just say What's wrong with that. So now at that point you are publishing business, which is fine. If you have no interest in writing, then that could be for you. So I went over to Fiverr and I just typed in ghostwriter. And when I do that, you can find all kinds of options here. Now, some are much better than others. Of course, if you wanted to get into, get into short fiction books, you can do that and you can certainly find people here that can write fiction if you want that nonfiction. So there's this one here. I'll ghost write a nonfiction book. Person has five stars, ten reviews. The nice thing about something like fiber is that you do have all the reviews and the social proof like that so you can see how someone does. And so in this case, 5 thousand words, unique book, no plagiarism, clickable table of contents. So they doing everything for you in this 5 thousand words. And this is $50. So it's very good rates. So for 50 bucks you can get a full finished book at that point. You have to do is to cover really, which we'll cover that later on here in this course. But all you have to do is to cover and go ahead and upload it to Amazon. Now, after that with your royalties again, you have to think of this as a business if you're doing this method and, and this person's getting some free exposure here. But if you're doing this method, then basically that means that $50, you have to look at it. How many sales will it take for me to make that money back and get into profit? You know, of course it depends what you list your book app, but if you listed at 299, then that means that you're making about a $1.40 per book. So at that point now you're talking maybe about 30-35 sales to make your money back on that book. So it's not that bad. If you write put into 399, you know, you're at four bucks book. Now at that point you're talking it's almost $3 royalty per books. So now things are much easier to make that money back. So it really depends on where you want to put it. But a lot of choices, but we'll talk more about that in the pricing section as well. But 50 bucks to have a 5 thousand word short non-fiction book that's not that bad at all. And I'm sure you can find even, you know, for less money on here as well. But if you wanted to get a little bit more specific, you would write down ghostwriter and put a topic in there. Maybe I'll put business since I've used that as an example a lot. So there you go. So yeah, so then I would basically take a look at the reviews. You know, I'm not going to buy something that, you know, it's an unproven personalised to give me a phenomenal rate and they can give me examples. That's also a best-practice. Asked for examples with these. So basically asks them for, you know, hey, I'd like to see a link to any of your writings or any, even if it's a Microsoft Word format or published or whatever. But give me some sort of examples of your writings so you can make sure that their writing is good. So that's five. Or you can find also in other places you can Google ghost writers, e-book writers, you'll find a lot that way as well. There'll be a little bit more pricey if it's somebody that is has their own website and is very well known, but you can certainly do it that way also. But I've personally done on fiber and had good success with some sellers on there and then editing. So once you're done writing your book, you can also look for editing here on fiber as well. I probably should have a book. You can also find an editor right here. Alright, so, alright, so this one has one hundred, ten hundred plus reviews and five rating obviously comes up first for a reason. So $5 per thousand words and you can even put down the words here. So I think this is for 5 thousand, so it's not bad. So 5 thousand book would be $25.510 thousand book, it'd be $50. So if I wanted to get a 10 thousand word book edited by this person and proof read, then this 50 bucks. So really some of these costs could add up depending which ones you do on your own, which ones you don't. If you outsource the writing than I certainly would make sure you get it. You know, so that that would be a 100 bucks right there, 50 each. If you write it yourself, then you can save on that first 50 bucks and you only got to spend $50 on getting it edited. So really depends on how you want to do your business. But this can be a business in itself or you can just pay for a book each time you do the research and niche research and what you want to do, and then you find someone's to write that book. So that's certainly an option and the same goes for editing again, you're gonna make sure they have very good reviews. You gotta make sure that they're going to do what they need to do for you, that they're going to do the proper editing and putting your order. You can also find them on Upwork and also free up as another place. But I would probably recommend fiber or Upwork as far as editing his concerns and for writing as well. So we feel like we covered a lot. They're heavier goals for writing your book. Skip around if you need to, as long as you have a very good outline, right it in Google Docs or Microsoft Word, Canva, Razi, or scrivener. Although I recommend Google Docs or reads easy, would be my top choices. Easiest ones to write plus you can access anywhere. Personally, I write unreached z because the formatting is then done for me to go from the paperback as well as a kinda look. And outsourcing a book. You can find it on fiber mixture. You have a good niche research done and all that. And find someone with good ratings and outsource your book. And then basically in essence, you're a publisher instead of an author. And lastly, we also talked about editing, finding that here on fiber as well, and getting some editing. Or again, you could have someone else do it as well. So for instance, my sister is a major in English. She's she has a degree in education and all that. And so for her, maybe she can be the one to, maybe I'd throw her some money and she edits the book for me since her English will be better than minors as far as writing. So keep that in mind. You can definitely outsource that or you can have somebody you know, do that. But as long as you make sure you have another set of eyes go through your book, make sure that it makes sense and, and all that good stuff and it's consistent. It's, it has a good opener, it doesn't have bad repetition involved in it. Spelling errors, of course. You also want to make sure for any stats, make sure they're correct and up-to-date all those things. When editing, you can make sure of them. So any questions let me know and we're going to move forward. 6. Formatting & Covers: Let's talk. Formatting and book covers is where we're at. So with formatting, I'm going to show you a couple of things, but I wanna make it very easy. I'm going to start off with the best way to do formatting is to actually utilize reads easy, which I talked about with the, in the lecture of writing your book. So I would recommend writing your short books with reads he hands down, because when you get to the end, it's as simple as clicking this PDF one and going ahead and exporting it. And then also doing coming back and then doing the ePub one as well. So that way it can be ready for Kindle if you're doing Kindle as well. If you're doing only PDF for paperback, just click this one. But I can't recommend that enough hits super easy to write in. It's super easy to export once you're done. But if you must write in and Google Docs, where you want to do when you're done is you're going to download it. Even though you can do ePub here, you'd have to play around with the margins and all that's make sure it's going to be in the right places which you can do that, or you can save it as a Microsoft Word. Now, and I'll tell you why. The reason being is because Amazon has its own little software thing called kindle create. And what happens is you can upload, you upload your Microsoft Word manuscript and ought also kinda like reads 0s with just the click of a button, you'll be able to export it in whatever format ready to go for Kindle also. So the flow basically would be if you're writing in Google Docs, go ahead and save it as a Microsoft Word, and then go ahead and come over to your Kindle creates software, which I haven't downloaded that on this computer because again, I don't use it very often. I just use rosy. But for you would just download that and then you would go ahead and you would go ahead and format if they're inserts your table of contents, it does all of that for you. Ready to go, all you'd have to do is make sure it looks good and hit export. I'll probably have a bonus video here on a little bit on Kindle create as well if you do want to take that route. So that's what I recommend you do. Of course, you can go on fiber as well and you can pay someone to do the formatting. You know, again, I don't recommend that just use reads 0s, be done with it, make it nice and easy. Or use Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Save it as a word and go ahead and utilize Kindle create. I mean, that's why they've given us this tool. You can literally just upload the doc. You go ahead and click that you want them to install the table of contents. You make sure it looks, you know, and all that and you just go ahead and export it to kindle. It couldn't be any easier. So you do that. Now let's talk a little bit about covers. So when it comes to Covers, you have a few different options that you can do. You can create them in Canva lets back up here. You can create them in Canvas and you can do that by going to, you can do a couple things. Number one, you can go to, let's start at the beginning here. When you first start out in Canvas, you can look for book cover. We're actually so you can do the ebook cover like this. And then you can pick one as a template. Doesn't matter because once you get inside, you'll be able to pick other ones here anyway. Alright, so we've got that one. And what you want to do is you want to resize it however. So 1563 by 2500. So I'm going to resize it. I'm gonna have to back this down. Okay, perfect. So now I've resized it to that. Alright? Now before you do that, however before you resize it, if you want, you can look through the templates here first for book covers. So they have a whole lot of them here. Thriller, creative photo book, notebook, vintage children's book cover. And if you click See All, you can see even more of those cookbook. So if you didn't need cookbooks, which also is a very great niche By the way. You can grab any of these. There we go. Grilling with these. So you would go ahead and update this, make it how you want, and then again, then you would resize it to that 1563 by 2500. Their ego is should keep everything in sync and it did. Everything is still where it needs to be. I'm going to go ahead and download this and you want to download it as a jpeg. Now this is for Kindle. For Kindle, it has to be just one thin size like this, and it has to be saved as JPEG. Now, if you're doing a paperback cover, it would be the full paperback will go back to that in a second. But for, for Kindle, you would do just a JPEG. But cover I would download this, which I will. And then when you upload a Kindle book, you would go ahead and upload this to kindle. Or it's okay to be. So basically it looks like this. So that's the manuscript, this is the cover. And that's so you would go ahead and upload that. And you are good to go. And the manuscripts you had uploaded there. So we'll get more than that. The other lecture about uploading, we'll have all that. But just so you can see where the two spots are, this is for a Kindle book. The other option that you can do is you can also do book covers with book brush. Now I'm not an affiliate for book brush. I don't believe they even have a programme, but I would be a great program. And you can create a covers here, so I'm going to show more. And here you can actually do either or so I can do an ebook cover. And then I can see the different templates that they have. Now they have very nice ones and I can filter by what I'm looking for, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, and whatever. So you have lot of different options that you can do here. Or I can look for prints and I can do it that way. Alright, now print, you'll notice it just shows the whole amount and shows the front cover as well as the back. Whereas digital books, like Kindle books only show you the front. You don't have. It's not wide like that. Instead it's long. Like this. Alright, so that's where the difference lies. So book brush is a very good program. I cannot recommend it enough. I personally would prefer to use this over anything else because I don't have to worry about measurements or or anything. It's all done for me. I literally just pick that I wanna Kindle e-book and then it shows me those templates or that I pick a print book. That's it. And I'll click this. Go, puts it over there. I can go ahead and double-click this. Changed the names, that book title, change the name and change the images. And all that good stuff. So wait a minute. I don't want to, I want to background. Alright, so the background that can even I can upload my own, I can search for different backgrounds on here. If I wanted some sort of big, sorry, something like that. That's more for paperback. It's bigger. You get the point and play around with it. But book brush is something that I definitely recommend. They have a couple of YouTube videos as well. With it you can do, they have a whole lot of stamps that you can use. So when you create different other, you can create other graphics on here as well. For social media, just the actual covers. So that way you can put down that it's available or your social media buttons, you know, five stars on Amazon, all that. So there's a lot of different things that you can do with book brush. I definitely have you check it out. I'll put links to a couple of videos about book brush as well. Instead of having to recreate something totally new on it. But book brushes, something I would recommend for covers. If, again, if you want very simple you on no cost, then nothing wrong with Canva to get started as well. You can create them right here in Canva also. Lastly, the other thing that you can do is you can also source just like you can outsource the writing of the book, you know the manuscript. You can also outsource the cover. So if you go to Fiverr and I look up cover, I can find plenty of covers at a very good price. And I won't say fiber does definitely, definitely is quality when it comes to covers at a very inexpensive price. So if you're not a designer and you don't want to mess around with doing Canvas and, or book brush or any of these other things. I do recommend looking into utilizing fiber because you can find someone here even for five to $10 like these right here for nonfiction. Perfect. These are 283 reviews for 4.9 rating and ten bucks. So ten bucks you get an E cover, Kindle cover, even at 3D mockup with it as well. It's perfect. So for ten bucks can beat that. And all that. Maybe even message the person about asking, can you too, can you throw in a paperback or maybe how much extra to do the paperback as well, maybe an additional $5 because they already have the design anyway. And then now you can have both covers for maybe ten to 15 bucks. So for ten to 15 bucks, my time is valuable. I'd rather do something like that as opposed to spending tons of time trying to create some cover. Whereas these people are graphic designers, this is what they do. You know, this is what they're very good at. This one's 20 bucks lives very good as well. And again, most of them will put different option C. There you go. That's a perfect non-fiction book. Yeah, those covers. A great, I would pay 20 bucks for any of the host to be able to not worry about it. Because instead, if I'm going to spend hours on designing it, the formatting and it's still going to look amateur. It's much worth it to me. The part where it's $20 bill to get a very nice-looking cover like that done from someone else. Again, my opinion doesn't mean you have to do it that way. You can utilize these other avenues that I've gone over, whether it's Canva or book brush, even utilized Google Slides, things like that. So there is a lot of options that you can utilize for doing your cover. So any questions on either formatting or book covers, let me know. I will have links to videos on book brush in case you want to see a more in depth tutorial and things like that and how to use it. And then also on the formatting, I'll also have some Kindle creates video as well and further instruction there on uploading your Microsoft Word documents. 7. KDPCoverCreate: Now we're going to get into covers and we're going to start off with KP. So Katie API, you can actually do covers right on there. So I actually just made a, you just log in your ADP and do new book. And then I just put blocks, as you can see him just trying to get to this screen because it's the second screen after you put in all your keywords in the title and subtitle. And I just wanted to get to this part. So normally I would hit assign me a ISBN, but I'm not publishing this book, so I really just want to get through this. So for the cover, however, you do want to choose all this. So let's say we're doing black and white interior. We're doing a sixt by nine. We're doing no bleed and a glossy. Alright, so now we would upload the manuscript here. Of course. But instead, we're going to do this. Now there's two ways you can do a cover on the upload process in this course. When I go through it, I just go to this one because I already have my designed cover from book bolt, I believe so. I just uploaded that so you can see what that's like and you just upload a print ready PDF as it states there. That way there's no designing needed that's already been done somewhere else. But you can choose this option if maybe you want to create with ADP and you don't have a different option. You know, you don't want to create it in PowerPoint or canvas or book bolts or anywhere else. So if that's the case, you can just click Launch cover creator. Alright, so now we're in, so now when we get in here, you have a few different options of what you can do. So number one, image gallery. So whatever image you have in mind, or let's say you don't have one in mind. You can just do image gallery and choose from. There's, if you already have an image in mind that you want on your cover, you can do that. And you can also skip for now I'm gonna do the image gallery one. So we're going to assume that maybe I'm not sure what you want to do. I'm going to click that one. And now you have all these different sections of different things you can do. Let's go ahead and let's pick animals. Maybe mammals over here. And we're going to look for something that I think might look decent on the cover. How about this polar bear? So we're gonna make a polar bear book. So then it tells me kind of the size and everything. And I'm gonna go ahead and say yes, use this image. So now on the next screen, just like that, it's already inputted that into several covers. So it has this style of cover, has this style where takes up kinda the whole book. This one is only a little image there. This one has the thing at the top for the title, the strip there. So you have all these different options I can even hit Next and there's a few more. These are just text only in case I want to put my own photo. You have all these different options that you can do. And then when we select one, let's just select this one. So let's say I want to work with this one. I have all kinds of things I can do. So it's mainly an all-black right now. I can select the colors and then I can pick this. I don't like the way that looks. So I can just keep going like that and just pick different color palettes that they have there. Or I can specifically choose a primary and secondary color and all that good stuff. But maybe we'll find something that we want to use, maybe not. So you get the idea. Let's say we wanted to go with this one. So we go with this one. And then now I can choose the layout. So now this layout, meaning it has all these different book description and all that. Maybe I don't want all that so I can pick one that is that one still has information there. Yeah. So just places, things in different places. So you have all these different options. And of course, I can go in here and edit. And this is how we can go ahead and put in whatever text I want and I can edit the font and everything like that. Now if, let's say I don't want this design type anymore, I can hit in the bottom left over here, start over. I'm going to hit OK. And then it's going to bring me back here. So in case I want to explore this design instead. So now I can do this one or again, start over. Not crazy about that on this check out a different one. And I can just keep doing that until I find the one that I want. So that's kind of if you already have or I'm sorry, if you don't have an image in mind, you can kinda do that. If you do have an image in mind, you do have a couple of other options of what you can do. Let me just get there first. And by the way, once you do have a design you like you would just hit, let's say this is what I want. I would hit preview and then you would end up hitting submit, and then there's your cover. If you notice, they also put the title in the spine for you as well, which you can obviously edit, but they already put that there, which sometimes it's a challenge to get right into the spine there. But let's go ahead and do one. Show you what it's like when you already have an image in mind. So when you already have an image, you would go ahead and do. Actually you can skip this step because what I'd like to do is skip. And then now you can see some different kind of design, same thing. This one is all over. It's the same type of designs as the polar bear would just did. So whereas this one is just on the front cover. So let's say I choose this one. Now, again, this image, I can click that and then I can choose images from the gallery or from my computer and then I would upload it. So that's where you have options of how you want to do the cover. And then of course I would edit all this. So it's a pretty easy way. And again, I can choose the type of layout there for the cover depending on what I want or don't want there. And that's it. So it's a, it's a pretty easy and intuitive tool to use, and I can pick types of font here if I want. And again, our color palettes and all that. So I think it's relatively easy to crank out some quick designs if you, depending on your niche year and may not call for a very intricate cover, and that's fine. And you can just upload your manuscript. And when you get to this part, then you would go ahead and create a pretty cool cover utilizing either their graphics or your own. And go and upload. So that is it for designing a cover with k DP. Hopefully, that helps you in getting started with covers. And any questions as always put in the comments below or let me know. And we'll move on to designing covers with other tools, including Canvas, which is also totally free to use. 8. Upload To Amazon: Back uploading here and your screen might look a little different. I'm using a tool called KP wizard. That's why that is there. It's a tool that I'm not going to get into the details here. I don't want to make this course very cumbersome with tons of tools and other options, but I will link to it in the resources. But KP wizard is something that stores all your books. I use it a lot because when I go to list a similar book, it stores it and I can just with one click basically populate all the information. And then just basically changed some things. So it does a lot of little things for me like that that I loved doing. So you would just, yours is gonna look like this and this bottom part. And you just click on paper back. And you'd go ahead and now going to login. So you would go ahead and fill all this out, your book title and everything. Now when it comes to book title, we'll go through some of these best practices as we go through some of these fields. When it goes through book titled, it can either have some keywords in it or it can be a little bit more. I don't wanna say witty but clever in terms of what it is. So if I was writing a book about ETC, Let's say print on demand. I've used the example on here. Maybe it's how to build your Etsy print on demand empire. So maybe that's a title or maybe it's going to be a little bit more clever and just say, you know, Etsy hustle. So maybe somebody who sees that like, well, I don't really know what that means, but then when they read the subtitle or see the cover, then they can understand it better. So we'll just do that. We'll just do see hustle. And then for the sub-title, if you do have a clever title like that, then that's where your subtitle can come into play. Now it says optional there, but you're never going to not do that. You're just, you're always take advantage of that real estate. Meaning amazon is looking at keywords from your subtitle as well. It carries a lot of weight. So in this case it's Etsy hustle, maybe somebody doesn't know what that means. And then in the subtitle, that's where I can say build a passive income business or something like that. So now it's a little bit more. Sc hustle builds a passive income business using print on demand with that, see, you know, something like that. So now it has some various keywords. If somebody's looking for passive income or they're looking for prints on demands that looking for Etsy or the search, any combination of that print on demand at sea or passive income print on demand. So all those different combinations, I'm now trying to rank for using that subtype series. I'm not gonna worry about that unless it is part of a series, then I can simply name that. So this might be side hustle ideas and this series number one. So I can do that for this one, we're gonna say no. But again, that's why I said writing in a series is important because you can create a series like this. I'm very easily author. So this is where you going to go ahead and put your author name. Alright, we're going to say John Smith and you author name, that can be your name, that can be a pen name like this. In this case, John Smith. That can be a brand name in us. So maybe it's, it can be POD POD books as in print on demand books out now. So you can, it depends on what your brand is or pen name or where you want your name to be. Alright? The description. So for the description, it's going to look like this, however, modern car. And so for the description, it's going to look like this. And if you notice there's not too many options that KP Wizard actually does give me the ability to make, jazz this up a little bit, if you will, and make it look better. I'm actually going to be able to show you that. Let me, let me open a different thing. It's not shown because I didn't click a new one from from the KP wizard. But let's just say I click it from here and I want to do a paper back. Now. I think that's where it's going to jazz it up for me. So you can see the difference. This is one of the reasons why I like using this tool. Yeah. So if you notice the description now has changed. I can have all kinds of formatting options like bold, italics, different headings and bullet points and all that. When I listed with the regular. Whereas when I when you list with irregular, This is what it looks like. So I want to show you both so you can see the power of using a tool like that. Now, don't worry, you don't have to get that school though, because there is a tool by kindled printer where you can utilize your description here. So I'm just going to say builds. Alright, we're going to do that, and we're just going to add some formatting. So this is very difficult to use because it's so small. So I'm gonna say build an empire and I'm going to put that in bold. Or I'm going to try and kind of turn it is. And then maybe we'll say just so that I can have some bullet points as well. Okay, there we go. So now I'm going to hit generate lists, I mean January code. And this is what I would put in. So if I take this and now come over here to ADP your version that doesn't have all that. I would just do that. And when it prints it, it's going to print it out looking like this, the pretty version with the bullet points and stuff like that. Or in my case, or this case dp wizard. I can do it like this already. So mugs, shirts, stickers, and I can already do it like that right here. I'm clicking this and I can play around with that. So that's what this tool does. And there's a lot of other tools out there. It's just what I use my just to give you an idea, but we'll go with this one for now because that's what you're seeing on your screen. Since I'm assuming you don't have KTB wizard, then you're going to click on publishing rights. Yes, you own. If, if it's a public domain work, you're going to select that option only if this is a public domain books. So basically, if your book is in the public domain, in other words, you're using public domain or you wanted to be public domain, you would do that, but you're saying you own the copyright to it. You're always going to pick this one basically for short non-fiction books. You're just gonna say, I own the copyright. It's my publishing that I'm doing. Now, keywords. Keywords. And again, this says optional, you're never going to leave that blank. You definitely want to take advantage of this kind of real estate here to AB all these keywords. Now when it comes to keywords, you can have random keywords about your book, but you definitely want to have phrases where you can as well. So the tool that I use is the publisher rocket were going to bring that back up here. And this is where you can do keyword research. And in this case we're doing a regular book. And let's just say I'm gonna put that podcast again. Actually, let's just say, well this one is at C. So let's just say, let's see what happens there. Alright, so this is good. So basically I have here and I can click Analyze. So let's say Etsy business. I'm going to click Analyze for that one. It'll give me the information. There you go. So a number of competitors, average monthly earnings, Google searches each month, estimated Amazon, Amazon searches and competitive score. If you're not sure what each of these mean, you go to the question mark there, it'll tell you. So 0 is the lowest, meaning it's the easiest to rank force and 100 being the highest, the most competitive. This one is pretty competitive. Etsy empire. Looks like somebody has put that in a book before. Since it's there, that one is a 20, so that one's not too bad. So then what I wanna do is I want to come over here and maybe I'm going to put create Etsy empire business. That's going to be afraid of mine. I'm gonna go back over to here. I want to see what else Etsy for dummies. Not sure about that one. Etsy selling an Etsy shop. Definitely wanna do that one. So maybe I wanna do see selling Etsy, selling tips, resources or anything like that. You can also try doing a how to Etsy shop, you know, things like that. So you want to do that, you want, you don't need to do any comments. You want to stay away from words like and for things like that because it's not real, it's not going to rank anyway, you don't need that. So you have a lot of different things. If I was teaching arts in this book or anything like that, then I can do that. So really the pens but Publisher rocket, that's why it's a really great tool. You can utilize it to do all this. And then even the ETC, selling. If I click competition, then it's even going to show me books. Video. There is one at the Empire. So it'll even show me books that meet this category. So Author, it'll even tell me what the BSR Rankin is. This one is a 134 thousand, so it's definitely selling pretty well. And then I can even link to it by doing check it out. So there's a lot of different things that you can do with that. So publish a rocket, and my opinion is a really, really important tool to have when doing your keyword research and putting your keywords down here. And just in general also helps you with categories, finding less competitive categories. Because if you can rank well and a category in cell, you'll get the best seller tag, Amazon bestseller. Because if you rank number one in that category, so it shows you the best categories to list. And so we'll get to that after. So you definitely want to fill these up. I'm not going to take the time to do, uh, right now, but you definitely want to do that and fill all this up. So maybe I can do prints on the man's print on demand business. Maybe I can do shirts, mugs, shirts, mugs, designing, you know, if that's what I'm going to have in the book. So I wanna do all this, make on, make money. Online might be something that somebody's looking for, a side hustle idea. So all the things that we're gonna pertain to this book, I'm going to go ahead and do categories when you get to categories. And again, you want to fill all seven of these boxes up. When you get to categories, this is where you want to pick different categories. In there. They, they, it's a little difficult to pick these house. But basically, if a good at business. Now I can kinda see these. So maybe I can go to business here. That's communication, not it. You know, maybe if I go to some of these other ones here, so you can do that. But another good thing about KP wizard is that when it comes to categories, I can actually do this. I can search them. So I can actually search for business. And it comes up like this instead of that other method where you basically browse, you have to browse. Whereas this way I can search. I can even search e-commerce. No, nothing. Let's say. I doubt he would come up. Well, that's not it's not a category. But you get the idea. You can kind of. What about make money? Nope. Nope, passive income. Now I'd be more than the business space. So basically anything in the business, ideas, entrepreneurship, things like that is where this would go. And you can see there's a lot of different categories. And I can just become that way. So here's e-commerce here. So e-commerce and internet marketing, maybe I want to pick that one. And then maybe I want entrepreneurship one as well. So that's what you wanna do. It's very tedious to pick it this way though, because then you've got to look for it and it's such a pain in the but there's e-commerce. I'm just gonna pick a couple. There they are. So you gotta pick two. You can pick two categories. Once your book is published, then you can select more. You just simply contact KP, Amazon and you request more categories. You can request up to ten categories, but initially you can only have these two categories. So we're going to pick those two. No, this does not have adult contents. And then I'm gonna save and continue. Alright? And then yes, I do want them to assign me a free ISBN, which means I do not have to pay for it. So just like that, it's done now that my book already has an ISBN number, which was great publication date. It's live, it's now for prints options. Typically black and white is where you want to do. And then in this case, for nonfiction short books, six by nine is probably very good. And also, I'd say 5.5 by eight, I believe is another one you can do. But you can select it here and you can see the different sizes. If you're doing some sort of Workbook or something, you can do, obviously 8.5 by 11 or eight by ten, you know, things like that. But 5.5 by 8.5 as the other novel type, nonfiction type of size. But I typically do six by nine. And then we're doing no bleed. And paperback cover finished. I can do a mat or glossy. Tells me a little bit about it there. But basically the glossy is, you know, it really depends on the graphic for nonfiction most of the times I'm doing glossy for it, but again, it depends on the graphic dots on it. For manuscript, I have one here, men upload as a dummy one are loading up. And then I also have our book cover that we're going to do. Now, if you create your book cover here, then you can go ahead and do that. And you would launch the cover creator. And you can create a here we, we've gone over that in the cover area, but if you already created your own, then most of the times I do because I've created it's created that somewhere else. Then I would do it here and upload the cover. Alright, so once I have all that and I'm going to hit Launch reviewer. All right, so this is the example cover I just put up really quick. If you'll notice they put in the ISBN and barcode there for me. So always make sure you don't have anything important right there. And so the cover looks fine. And then this is the sample manuscript that put up. I don't have a written one. The put up right now is I just put a low content blank one. For the purposes of making sure I can go through this process, I'm gonna hit approve because everything looks fine to me. And then it brings me back here and I'm gonna go ahead and hit continue at the bottom. I want to publish this everywhere, worldwide rights. And then for pricing, I wanna go ahead and price it at, let's say when the price is 799, it will show me 60% rate and my royalty is 264 on it. If I want to expand the distribution, I'm going to click that. So it can also go to other places. And this is if I want to adjust the marketplaces specifically, I can do that like UK and all that. Or I can just, Although if not, then they just leave at the equivalent of the Amazon.com to there. So let's say I want to hike up my royalty. I can do this. Maybe on a boosted up to 999. And then it shows me my royalties there. Now it's 384. And then I would go ahead and hit Publish or I can save it as a draft for later on. And that is it. I'm not going to publish this one of course, but I would just go ahead and hit publish and I'm done. Now if you're doing a Kindle book, everything would basically be the same. We're going to not save. Everything would basically be the same except you're just going to pick e-books. Everything would basically be the same except you're just going to pick if you want to pre-order the book or not. As you can see. So book title subtitle All. This is just exactly the same for doing the ebook. And then you're going to select the preorder if you're ready to release it now, or if you want to make it for preorder, then you get to select the date, but otherwise the next page will be the same where you upload your cover, you upload your manuscript, you know, and then preview it and continue into your pricing. So everything is the same for the Kindle book as it is for the paperback. And as far as uploading, that is it, we talked some keywords, we talked descriptions all I did want to go back to categories when picking your categories. I I know I didn't go over it then. But when picking your categories, this is what I was talking talking about. So basically there's so many categories available to me, so let's get to business and money. So basically what publish a rocket is doing with these categories as they're telling me that for some of these topics here, let's say I was gonna do business and money and I'm looking for something that's competitive that I can rank force. So this is telling me the average ranking for to get some number one and then the average amount of sales to get the number ones. So it tells you right here. So a number of books that I need to sell per day to ranked number one, average ranking and the sales to get the top ten. So I'm going to look at the top ten for a moment. I can also sort this, which is nice. So this one tells me this is very flooded, very competitive. So basically 2025 books per day for me to make it to the top ten. You know what, this one. So you can see all of these go that way. And if I click this, I can rank the other way around. So basically this one, this tells me, so if I wanted to come up with topics to write, I can also look at this way. This tells me that these topics here are not as crowded as some other ones. So if I wanted to write about some of these things, you know, bonds, 16 sales to number one per day or in the top 101. And again, again, the nice thing I like is if I click any of these, so let's click that bonds one. If I click it, it will actually bring me to the best sellers in bonds investing. And now I can get plenty of ideas here. So that's why I love using publisher rocket for where are we right here. That's why I love using publisher rocket for research because I can also back into it by you look and I categories, keywords. Can what's ranking, what competitive, what's not competitive and all that. But also more importantly, I can pick my categories when I upload and be smart about that to make sure I can compete in a decent category. So that's published a rocket with a categories. As far as that goes and lets him just trying to see if there's something else I wanted to cover with the uploading process here. But of course, if you have any questions on anything, let me know. I will have other resources for you in terms of this, but it's pretty straightforward to upload to Amazon. You just wanna make sure to utilize that title, subtitle, a good description. And then you also want to make sure that you fill in all your keywords here and all that as well. So that is it for the uploading of your book to Amazon. And we'll see you in the next lecture. 9. Pricing Your Books: Book on TDP. Now in the lecture where I do the upload, you'll, you'll see this at the end. But at least we can go over it in detail and talk a little bit about some strategies and whatnot when, when pricing your books on Amazon. So for Kindle, it's 70% to 99,999. If you go under 299, then the next category applies, which is 35%, will get into in a second. And if you go above 9999, then the thirty-five percent applies yet again. So the sweet spot for Amazon where they want you to price your book, your Kindle book, that is, is 299,999 and you get 70% royalty. And Kindles under to 99 will get she'd thirty-five percent. So that one is way less. So if you're going to price your book under, basically, yeah, so basically if you're going to price it under 299, you may as well put it at $0.99. Basically, the reason why 99 census, because it might get you some exposure, help with audience building things like that. We'll talk a bit more about that in a second. But basically, I would stay away from doing like 199. You don't see too much of 199 because if you're going to put it a one 99, you may as well due to 99 and reap the benefits of getting two times the royalty. Now, these low prices are good because most people who buy Kindle books, they're not going to even think twice about spending to 99. It's an impulse buy, right? It's only 299. And you get your 70% royalty there. So on $3 basically, so that's 210 per book that you're getting, which is very good, right? And for under 299, it's only 35%. For a paperback, it's a little bit different than a 60% royalty that you get on the paperback and expanded is 40%. So it expanded distribution is, and if you go to the website of KT, you can get all this information. But here's the 60% royalty and all that good stuff. And then it also talks about expanded distribution. Here off to the right is 40%. So what expanded distribution is, if you select your book to be an expanded distribution, that means that just as it sounds, amazon will distribute your book to other platforms. It'll be available to other platforms, doesn't mean it will automatically be there, but it will be available for places like Barnes and Noble or places like libraries and other educational places to order and take her book. So actually, I mean, kinda goes along with pressing. We can click unexpanded distributions. So you can see. But here's a bunch of information about it. So booksellers and libraries purchase paperbacks from large distributors. If you enroll your paper back in expanded distribution will make your book available to distributors. So booksellers and libraries can find it in order. It's so keep that in mind. If you wanted to have your book Expanded, which I do recommend doing, You have nothing to lose to do it. You just get a lower royalty on it. But at the same time, if you didn't get it out there, it wouldn't be out there to begin with. So you get a lower royalty and expanded distribution of 40% and then the paperbacks are 60%. So the sweet spot for kindled from a marketing standpoint is to 99 to four 99. Anything above 499 for a Kindle for e-book is a little bit tougher to sell unless it's a little bit more specialized. Or if you have an audience where you put push and traffic too. If you have a large following on, on Twitter, on Facebook group, if you have a big email list, if you have people who already know you, they'll be willing to pay that 999 for a Kindle book or whatever. But that higher prices typically reserved more for a paperback. Now, someone is going to get a physical book they can expect to pay 909 for a buck. And at that point you have a good royalty of $6 per books sold. And remember, as in with all of these books, you don't have to worry about fulfilling them. Someone purchases your book and what happens is Amazon will print it and they will ship it to the customer and you just get your royalty instead. And in speaking of royalties, basically the royalties Pe two months after. So any royalties you're getting this month, we're getting for previous months on facts. Again, all this here as well. So in fact, I think they even have a probably under the getting paid. So they have thresholds for certain places here it has. So basically any royalties earned in January, you will see at the end of march into your bank accounts and he earned in February, you'll see at the end of April. So when you start, it'll take a little bit before you see your first royalty commission check. However, after that, once you're two months in and beyond, every single month, you're getting royalties, but you're just getting it for two months prior. So for example, we are in June as I'm recording this. So that means that any and all royalties I'm receiving here at the end of June here shortly. That means that all of those are from April. So all my April royalties is what I'm about to see right now in end of June and then the MAY royalties that will hit end of July and so on. So that's exactly how that works in terms of receiving a royalties. And in my opinion, it's important to put a both options. You know, put up your book and the Kindle format and put it up in the paperback format. There's very few reasons I can think of to not do that because, why not maximize on the audience that loves Kindle books and then also maximize the audience that would rather get that paperback book. And then you can maximize your royalties. So if you're using reads 0s, which again I a 100% recommend using that to write your book. That's easy because when you get to the end, you can export it as ePubs so that we, it's an e-book and you can also export it as a PDF. So that way it's a paperback. So no sweat sake, you'll literally two seconds to do each one and you are done without having to worry about formatting and all that good stuff. So yeah, so I would put both versions up. And the reason why you would do $0.99 or even free, you can do permit free on Amazon. The way you would do that as you price your book at 0, while your price it in 99 sense. And then you would contact Amazon and let them know that your book is available elsewhere for free. So therefore you want them to match it. So maybe listed on gum road or on your website or something like that for free and then that means they have to match it. Now why would you do that? You would listed for free so you can get exposure, you can audience builds, you know, same with $0.99. So even if you don't make tons off of that ninety-nine cents price tag, but at least you can get a lot of downloads, so that way you can get some exposure. So maybe you're writing a book for the first time. You can make the first one in the series $0.99 or free, but then the rest of them are paid. Fiction authors do this as well with their sets for their box sets. So then we have a series where the first book is either free or $0.99 and it gets a lot of people in, at that entry point to think of it as kinda like a funnel gets a lot of people in at that entry point for that book. And then afterwards all the rest of them are for 99 or whatever price. And now they're hooked because they liked it the first one and they're going to buy the rest of them. So there's a lot of different things you can do it, but it really depends on your business model and depends on what you're looking to do. Just like I know someone who has a permit free book on Amazon. And the reason being is inside the book, it advertises his Facebook group. So now that serves as a top of funnel to get people over to his Facebook group because they downloaded the book for free on Amazon. So certainly a very, very good plan. Again, it depends on your business model and what it is you're looking to accomplish with that book. And then after that is when you start pricing to be able to get some royalties. So any questions on the royalties for Amazon, let me know, but that's the breakdown of how they work. You can save the slider, go back to it so they can take a look. And also of course it is on the ODP website under Help, which is where the articles are. 10. Launching Your Book: Alright, let's talk about launching your book now. So you have your book written, either you wrote it yourself or you outsourced it and had a ghostwriter, you did a cover, whether you did it yourself or got on fiber. And now you have uploaded it or you are ready to upload to KP. And now we've got a few decisions that we have to make. So do you want to pre-release the book? Alright. This is what I was talking about with giving yourself a deadline when writing it. If you pre-release it, it basically means you get to upload a manuscript with very minimal writing on it. And Katie, PS fine with that. It's just you're working manuscript. You just have I mean, you can have just really a few paragraphs to your book and you upload it, and that's your working manuscript. Obviously, before the book releases, you have to remember to switch it up with your current one. But you can definitely do that. And the way you would do that or actually that the reason you would do that is so you can have access to having it listed on Amazon right away. And if you enroll it in qA Dp selects, then you have the ability to do this countdown deal, which basically means you can schedule your promotional discounts for it. Once the book is live, you can do free promotions for it. You know, you can make the book free for a certain amount of time to get a lot of readers, you can drop the price, things like that. So there's a lot of little things that you can do with the book. If you do that pre-release. And I don't always do that, but it is a good idea to do, especially if you are going to have beta readers and people that you want to advertise it to. So I'll get to that in a second if you do have an audience. So beta readers is actually a very good idea. Facebook groups are a great way to do this. You can have a, let's say your book is going to be about, I don't know how credit repair. You can have a Facebook that's all about repairing credit. So obviously a Fitz and everybody in there's going to be interested in that topic. So you would ask in that group for some people who want to volunteer to be better readers, they get your book for free. You would e-mail them the PDF even before it's listed on Amazon. They can read the book. Try to get ten to 20 people for it. Don't get family or anyone very close to you, your spouse. They're all going to tell you the book is great and you don't want that, you want constructive criticism about the book saying that, hey, maybe I would add more stats about this, or maybe I would add a little bit more about this topic or take this away. I found the confusing things like that. So you want to get a little bit of feedback. And then besides that feedback, you also want to get the reviews. So give him a few weeks to read it and not everyone's going to do it. That's why you want to do ten to 20 people, because hopefully five to ten will come through and actually read it and give you the feedback and reviews that you looking for. And that's just the way it works when people get something for free, they're typically not always going to do it. You're going to get people that's all get to it. I'm going to read it and I'll get back to you and then they don't. So you want to get that feedback, gets the reviews. That's what you want to do with the book. So doing a launch basically looks like getting ten to 20 people free access to it. Getting some feedback from them so you can make any adjustments if you need it. And then of course, if you have an pre-release on Amazon getting them to also review your book. The other thing you wanna do is you wanna do an author central page. So basically, an author central page is by Amazon. Author central dot amazon.com is where you go. And what happens is when you go to this page, you can just join now. You don't need to pay for it or anything like that. You use your KP account. So if you sign up for Johnson, KP with John Smith at gmail.com, then you would click join now and then use your key ADP, email and sign up. And once you're inside, it will look something like this? No, not like that. It will look something like this. Where you can go ahead and basically you can add your books, you can put a logo and all those other things that you can do in here. So basically it gives you the freedom to wind up creating something that looks like this. So you have a photo there, you have a little quick about section and all that. And then your books will all appear like this. So this is why you wanna do an author page, because when someone clicks your author name, they will come to something like this and see all your books and all that. So it's very professional, it's very nice page in fact. And so you get a website, you can even point people to this page. So if anyone asks, you know, Hey, where can I see your books or anything like that, you can just point them to this page. You can even buy a URL and redirect it to this or just simply send them. Here is Amazon.com backslash, whatever your author named typically is. So that's something that you can do as well. If you notice SJ Scott, we've used him as an example before. He does a lot of little short non-fiction books, the one about habits. And you can notice here that all the covers are very simple. They're little graphics if you will, and things like that. But his books do very well. This one is a 153 reviews, 241. You're talking a lot of success that he's having with these short books that all have to do with, you know, again, something habit based or nonfiction. And if you look in for fiction and whereas it thought I had a fiction one here mapped out. I don't okay. We can get one here. We can change. Patterson will have one. We're actually just click this one. So if I click AJ reverse, boom. So fiction, same thing. He has all his books there, if you notice, they're all kinda uniforms and then has all his stuff right there. So yeah, so you definitely wanna do an author central page and you can do for different brands. So if you have a brand that you write, some wealth ones that have to do with stock market, come up with some sort of brand name and logo. And you have an author page that has your stock market books. And then if you do a series of books has to do with relationship or health or fitness, then have another one that's for that. And that's rinse and repeat, all you have to do is continuously build those different brands on different topics. Again, unless you want to stay on one topic, you can do that. Kind of like Steve Scott is done where he stays in that one topic that's due with productivity and habits and things like that. And that works and you can put it all under that same author name and brand, which in this case is himself. So you can definitely do that. So pre-release it, maybe you can get beta readers. Either way, you can get them through Facebook groups, either your own or others. Get ten to 20 people, give them a few weeks to read, get that feedback, gets the reviews, do an author central page once you launch your page so that way it looks professional and people can see more information about the brand. And again, if it's not an author name, It's like a brand's, that's fine. Like it can be, you know, ABC wealth books. That's fine. That's a brand come up with the logo, make it that name, ABC wealth books. And then any books that you do for that particular topic or brand would be under that author, central pain. So any questions on that? Another central anything let me know. Otherwise, let's move on.