Before I show you how to self publish Kindle eBook the easy way, let me tell you that this post is NOT meant for the Self-published author, or the expert, or amateur self-published author. This post is intended for people like myself, that have absolutely NO experience in Self-Publishing for the Kindle platform.
I started out with NO experience in the Kindle publishing business. I did it because I wanted to try it out.
As you might know, I am the creator of HandLink Technique, an Energy Psychology technique. I had made a HandLink Manual in PDF form, and made it available to my readers at this blog. I´ve had it since February, completely free of charge, and not even asking for a blog subscription or optin for it! It downloaded 20 times.
That is when I thought about publishing for the Kindle store.
Well, as Jeff Goins puts it in his guest post at: http://michaelhyatt.com
“It has a lot going for it:
Amazon is largest paid search engine in the world. People don’t Google things with their credit cards out, ready to buy, like they do with Amazon.
Amazon dominates the book market.
Amazon’s review system is an authority metric (even if someone plans to buy elsewhere).
Amazon is a marketing machine. Once you start selling a certain number of copies, it refers your book to others who have never heard of you.
Amazon makes it easy. You can publish elsewhere, but few places get your book online and ready in a matter of hours. When you publish first (and maybe exclusively) to Amazon, you concentrate your sales in a single place and can climb the best sellers lists faster.”
So I was determined to do it!
I was prepared to get my HandLink Manual to the Kindle Store, so more people could download my Technique.
The problem was HOW?
Life was determined to help me, as it showed me the way, when I got an email that The CHALLENGE was starting! It was the best Kindle Learning I could have… so I took the Challenge, and finished it publishing! If you can take it next year, do it!
So what happened? Did I become rich!? I wish… In reality I did it to WIN a Dollar… you read that right, 1 dollar. That is what you aim for, at The Challenge…because your first dollar is the most difficult! and when you sell a dollar online, you can sell plenty more! with dedication.
Thanks Ed and guys at The Challenge for making it available for free! Thanks for showing the way!
I did it, to be able to get to more people; so many people could download my Technique, and learn how to deal with negative emotions.
Before I get to the Nitty Gritty of How I did it… Let me show you what I got from doing it.
From the people at The Challenge, since I finished publishing, I won some Cool Stuff for making graphics! Those are awesome!
From Amazon, Kindle Store:
I published on Nov.2, 2013 and entered my book into the KDP Select club. This means that I can´t have it ANYWHERE else! Not even in this blog! You need to make it completely exclusive for Amazon…
When you do it, Kindle gives you up to 5 days to place your book FREE, or do a Discount. I chose to give it for free, since that´s what I wanted to do in the first place!
Before the promotion started, I made 1 SALE! Hurrah!!!
The First buyer was one of my best friends! So thank you very much Eduardo P. You made my first sale come true! You can see the first sale on my Amazon Author Dashboard.
That same day, at midnight the Promotion started. It went for three days.
HandLink Technique Kindle eBook was downloaded 144 times and got to be No. 3 in the Amazon´s Best Seller´s Rank on the Category for Emotions, under FREE ebooks! and No. 3,400 on all the FREE Store… I got thrilled! WOW! That was not expected.
Today, HandLink is at #264,338 Paid in Kindle Store…Have I sold books? Yes…I´ve sold 8. That is awesome! Not a great number, but they have been bought by strangers. Amazon buyers, not my friends. This is awesome… this truly is passive income. You do once your book, and then each sale is passive income…and I don´t care if it is just cents. Those books have sold without me doing anything. Passive Income!
For the Keyword Energy Psychology, HandLink is at position #12 at the Kindle Store.
For the keyword Tapping Technique: The book has position #2.
For the keyword Meridian Therapy: Position #4.
Fot the keyword eft tapping: Position #38
How did it got to those positions?
I think that what helped was the 144 downloads…They gave the book the energy it needed to rank.Then came the sales… and the three positive reviews. By the way… If you are reading this, and you downloaded HandLink, please, PLEASE, give me a review?!
O.k. I´ll talk about the Nitty Gritty stuff of how to write, and publish, on part II.