But with shitty content. My original plan was to use the eBook to help build my list as a free incentive for a brand new website.
Knowing what you know now…. I know this would depend on the determining factors such as demand as you have pointed out above. But you have the unique insight into both methods. Awesome resource Spencer — thanks so much. How are your reviews running now in terms of stars? Steve Scott talks about not worrying so much about reviews, but they are important.
Thanks again! Thanks for the rich information! I have experience creating audio books — read along juvenile and audio only.
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Do you know if the eBook format, Kindle or other, can be employed successfully for this type of product? Happy to be on your mailing list. I do know that you can sell audio versions of your book side by side with the kindle versions. Perhaps its worth taking your audios and creating a text kindle version. Impressive post Spencer! That actually got me thinking about publishing my own book. Thanks Sebastian!
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Actually the next podcast will be with Brian Dean from Backlinko. Ah great, Brian always has some great insights into linkbuilding and general SEO stuff. Looking forward to the podcast! Just incredible guys! A tight, succinct and detailed look at getting your first book published on Amazon. I love it…. Thanks Brett! This post is awesome! Do you use separate amazon accounts for your books and affiliate? I was just wondering if I should keep it all in one or make them separate.
Actually, they are already on separate platforms.
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Thanks so much for all the great info Spencer. One question I have for you is how long did it take you to from the point you decided to write your book till was published and successful? Thanks Chris. The entire process from idea to launch was really not that long.
I believe it took us around 3 months from idea to launch; however, a lot of that time was just us putting the book on the back burner as we worked on other projects. We have already started our second book, and we expect the entire process from idea to launch to take about 30 days now that we know what we are doing.
Potential authors will definitely be able to succeed following the steps outlined above. The most important? Topic selection and a great cover! I agree…topic selection and a great cover are vitally important. Glad you enjoyed the post! Man this is really great. But by putting just a little more effort into it and trying to actually write something good, look what you can do! Build leads, get traffic, make money, and give great info as well.
Thanks a lot guys once again for your amazing case studies! Yep, we are a bit blown away as well. The idea with the book initially was really to just be a lead generation tool, with the hopes that we might sell a few copies. Well, now we are selling so many copies that we are re-directing a lot of resources to expand our Kindle business. I have 10 Kindle books published under pen names over 2 years. All 10 bring in money every month but 5 turned out to be winners.
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All I do now is set up a promo each week for one of the books. Free Kindle promos are o. I use some of the free services you mentioned. Whenever possible, I use paid promos that let you use your current book price or a discounted price. But free promos are helpful when you have a new book. Thanks for the great tips Sandy!
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Very cool that you are now essentially always able to be in promotion mode with your books…great idea. I can see huge potential there…fantastic strategy. Hi Spencer. Out of curiosity, are your books Fiction or Non Fiction? I have been hesitant to try these paid promos, but I think I should experiment! Its been said a few times already, but awesome post. This is pretty in-depth case study that will help tons of folks go craddle to grave and launch their first Ebook!
Knowing the success your seeing with this Ebook related to your new Authority site, are you thinking about going back and creating Ebooks for any of your other existing niche sites A Penny Shaved, the sites you purchased in , etc… or is this more of a tool you see moving forward as you create new online assets? We could write several dozen books in this niche and still not have tapped out all the potential. So, we plan on sticking with our one website, one niche, and just dominating and growing it for the long term.
Great post! Congrats on your ebook success! One question, do you need to deal with sales tax on the ebooks? That is probably different in all 50 states. Does Amazon help with this? Seems like it would be a big pain…. HUGE post and congrats on the success of the launch! Great Post Spencer! I was actually surprised when I read the post title about Kindle because you usually share stuff before trying.
However, keep it coming.
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Congrats on the success guys! Ever since I first heard a Steve Scott interview I have been mulling over launching a series of e-books. I think you guys finally threw some gas on the fire for me to get going! Hoping to launch my first titles in Definitely flagging your email to this post for future reference! Sounds good Russ! I think you just need to pull the trigger and go through the process. Great job! Most groups allow you to set up an event and message the members to invite them to your book party. When I do mine I do extra prize draws for people who leave reviews, random winners from people who comment — anything to drive activity and visibility to my book.
When I did that I got an extra downloads, but it was a good afternoon of work. Thanks for stopping by Sarah! I was more than happy to link to your site…has a lot of great resources that people should check out.
And thanks for sharing the additional tips on book parties and ads on Facebook. Lots of great ideas for people to get more exposure to their books.