NOTE: This post updated 3/25/15 to reflect the accurate current number of Kindle Singles titles. Note that all quoted text includes the original article source permalinks and is appropriately attributed to the originator
There are so many ways to publish a book today. Kindle Singles may be Amazon's best kept secret for authors. There are just over 300 titles published to date, and, as you'll see from the story below, some authors are making big bucks on these 99 cents or $1.00 short-to-medium-length books.
“All of this stands in evidence that in its Kindle Singlesbrand, Amazon is investing in a serious business model behind a quality editorial product. We all -- readers and writers alike -- stand to benefit from that combination.” Rebecca J. Rosen in “Authors of Kindle Singles Raking in Tens of Thousands of Dollars” (see below)
How to Write a Book: How Do I Find My Expert Voice in My Book?
[nonmember]This week's Premium Member audio messages guide you deeper into the Awakened Author CHALLENGE 30 day course, where you write, publish & start marketing a book in 30 days.
The 30 Day Awakened Author Challenge is a complete A-Z course on how to write and publish a book AND begin to market it in only a month. You can start from nothing and follow the course to develop your book and even begin to fit your book into your big picture in this time.
You'll notice that I give the bonus details and information right at the front of the book, even though those who take the free sample didn't buy. Learn from this!
Here is what you get in this week's messages:
Awakened Author Challenge Day 6, Module 3: Setting Yourself up for Success:This module helps you start planning beyond the book and getting to know who your ideal reader is so you can find her. You also find out how to establish your blog-website, craft the "about" page and start blogging.
Day 7: is a "betweener" day with no new listen, but you gain more insights into why having a blog VS a static website is so powerful and why you want one. This is also Check-in day, which you will complete on the Day 7 page (Login and see what to do below.)
Day 8, Module 4: Develop Your Expert Voice & Publish a Mini Book on Kindle: Discover the 7 qualities of an expert & measure yourself to see where you are weak and strong, then discover how to publish a book on Kindle. This will be a "minibook" or special report that is short and laser-focused on a meaningful solution.
Day 9 "betweener": This short message helps you understand how to read a Kindle book without a Kindle reader (using the free Kindle apps) and teaches the power of experiencing what it is to read a Kindle book rather than just publishing without paying attention to what experience your reader will have.
Day 10, Module 5: Knowing What People Buy: This module helps you understand how to know what people are buying, which helps you know what to write about and much more. If you don't write the kind of book people want, expect low sales!
Listen to what bestselling author Jason Oman says about the system you're learning in this course:
http://InstantCredibilityBook.com Jason Oman, #q1 bestselling author of conversations with millionaires, called my hotline to leave his thoughts about the Instant VIp system for how to write a book that explodes your business.
Jason Oman, best selling author, Ronda Del Boccio, the Story lady, Instant VIP, how to write a book
Book Marketing Coach: How Can I List My Book in Amazon Kindle free Books?
As an author mentor and book marketing coach, I teach authors that including your book among Amazon Kindle free books (for a limited time of course) is a great way to grow a following and potentially hit the bestselling books list.
Chris Downs became a #1 bestselling author with his book How to Grow Great Heirloom Tomatoes, and he attracted the attention of Grit Magazine, which is a top publication in the area of farming. His bestseller status was a big reason why they asked him to be a regular contributor to their site.
How to offer YOUR Kindle book for free.
1. a Kindle Book
The first thing you need is to have in order to do a free Kindle book promotion is – well – a Kindle book. You can have the full DIY method for free at KDP.Amazon.com or let me help you with a book publishing template, insider tips and all your questions answered in 1 place with the Effortless Digital Publishing Package.
2. Enroll in KDP Select
You will enroll your book in KDP Select, which gives Amazon an exclusive on your book and gives you the supreme privilege of offering your book for FREE for up to 5 days in a 90 day period.
There are a couple of considerations around how to publish a book on Kindle. The first is that while publishing is free, you may want some hand-holding through the journey. Why spend more time than you need to spend?
The second is the book marketing coach part. Simply having a book up on Amazon doesn't mean you'll get a stampede of buyers devouring your every word.
You will want to promote your book (both during its free run and beyond), or it won't sell. There's no shortcut.
Go ahead and sign up with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). You'll do that anyway. It's such a fabulous program that frees you to be in charge of your own publishing.
Get help with everything from navigating KDP to formatting your book to Amazon Kindle free books promotions inside the Effortless Digital Publishing program.
You'll get a book template to help make formatting easier, all the resources in one place, a Q&A call, a HUGE list of places to post your Amazon Kindle free books promotion and more.
It's a little bit like only caring what your kitchen sink looks like without hooking up the plumbing! I bet you never thought of it that way!
Have a peek at the BLISS Butterfly below and you'll get a good feel both for the 5 key areas of focus for you as an author AND the way we'll work together when you come for author mentoring.
Follow Your BLISS - The 5 Keys to Author Success.
Imagine a butterfly with a body and 4 wings
The body of the butterfly is the core without which no flight would be possible.
The core is the B of Bliss and stands for BEING on purpose! This means being true to you and knowing your story.
The wings on one side of the butterfly are your LEGACY and IMPRINTINGyour book upon the world. This is where you give your core message wings.
Yet if you have "just a book" and nothing more, your butterfly cannot fly - cannot even take off! So that means you need the other wing...
SHARING your message means telling those who need what you offer about the benefit of working with you. At this point you have crafted your story and you have a book written, published and launched, but you're still missing a wing...
SERVING your audience means besides your book, you need other products, programs and services to offer your audience. This is not simply because you need to make money...it's because in order to truly SERVE them and meet their deepest needs and desires, they need more of you than your book!
Ready to stop crawling and start flying?
The best way to get started is to join the FREE 30 Day Awakened Author Challenge, w hich helps you create and launch your fully formed BLISS butterfly.
Following the lessons in the Challenge, you will determine your WHY for your book and beyond, discover how to write a book, get it published, launch it and make at least one other information product to get you started.
Be sure to watch for an amazing deal on the Gold Upgrade, which will get you into a live weekly call and a private Q&A group.