For sure there are many people who have become successful in publishing their books through Amazon. Let me share with you some Amazon Kindle self publishing success stories that I know.
Today's question has three answers and the third answer is a secret as to what will it take for you to become a self-publishing success story?
Now let's get into it. The question that was sent to me today was, Amazon Kindle self publishing success stories? The reason the person is asking this question is clearly that they are wondering whether or not it is possible to do really well and succeed at Kindle self-publishing.
Maybe you've written a book, or maybe you're considering writing a book and you're thinking maybe Kindle is the right place for you. But can you actually succeed? Is it possible to win at this game of Kindle self-publishing?
That is what I'm going to answer today. But before we get into the answers, check out my absolutely free Self-Publishing Checklist to help you get started at optimizing your books.
Also if you've even put books out there and finding that the tools you're using are not the best tools you should be using on your self-publishing journey. So, Amazon Kindle self publishing success stories?
Let me tell you a little bit about my story. When I first got started, I started because I have been reading some of the writings of Steve Scott and as a big self-publisher himself and a person writing books on habits and such, I saw it very motivational.
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I saw that you can try to use it out there. You don't need to have a degree in writing on habits and all these sorts of things. In addition, you got to get started in the game.
Now, I wasn't actually familiar with how big of success that some people could have. But just the idea of putting books out there, I found that to be very tempting for me to jump in on that exact game.
So I put my first book out there and I did not become a success with regards to that one. But over some time, I began to learn the tips and tricks that were necessary to start getting my books to not only sell but sell a lot of copies.
Some of them as much as a thousand copies on a single book. What exactly is necessary to do that? I was within forums, groups, and I watched videos and it is very confusing. It was difficult to completely understand.
Learn To Play This Head-Game
That was one of the reasons why I created a channel and blog to help break it down and try to simplify the process of succeeding and making a killing at Amazon self-publishing, especially with Kindle.
Over a while, I began to see how exactly certain books I was putting out were making a killing. The books were doing okay and sometimes, some patterns emerged among the ones that were and the ones that weren't.
During this process, I was also of course in contact with other people who were making a complete killing on just a few books. Sometimes these few are just only 1 to 3 books was enough to do it.
So, Amazon Kindle self publishing success stories? I can tell you a couple of success stories. One of them is a friend of mine who for years also is following some of the same strategies and ended up making $40,000 in a single month.
I think it was December a few years back. It was selling books on Minecraft. The downside of course is that Minecraft is a protected thing.
Microsoft protected it, so eventually, those books had an issue. But during that time, there was a huge amount of money that was flowing through in a single month to these books that were coming through.
Keep in mind, it wasn't just Kindle because you will lose if you only are doing it on Kindle. But he also was putting it on the paperback and in different formats so that people could very easily listen and read those books.
The second one comes back to Steve Scott's books on Habit Formation. He has a whole series of books on Habits. He had hit a $60,000 month.
That was maybe one of the main reasons that got me involved in self-publishing. They understand that you could write books on things that you're interested in and see those sales come through to your books.
This is a very important point that many people miss. It is the idea that if you aren't in contact with people who are succeeding at what you are trying to succeed at, you can become quickly demotivated. Virtually, 80% to 90% of the entire thing is a head-game.
Know The Right Strategies
It's all about staying motivated, staying in touch with the people who are succeeding in what you wish to succeed. Then the final step is continually doing that very activity over and over.
This is kind of funny because a book on Habit Development, of course, is focusing on exactly how you build these habits in there. Because if you stick in there long enough, you will eventually win.
If you're trying the right strategies and you're doing it over and over, you go along in a period and you'll win. For me, it was also self-publishing that would also give me my win.
But maybe there are other categories but if you stick in there long enough, you will be able to succeed. And that brings us to the secret answer of the day.
That answer is you don't have to be a big winner. In other words, you don't have to be a success story of that one book you wrote that was just amazing.
The key is if you have a lot of books and each book gets better than the previous one, you're optimizing those books based upon writing to hungry markets, you're making a great cover, the title and description are fantastic, then you got the formatting correctly.
I use a tool called Jutoh. It's a fantastic tool for making sure the format is correct. And also you must be running ads against those books and marketing them. Putting them in all the different markets and such.
You'll be getting sales on each of those books. Then how many books? Well, you just keep on putting out more books. The more books you put out, the more money you'll make.
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The oldest books you put out will continue selling if you're in the correct market. So this is something you are going to want to consider doing if you're jumping into the self-publishing game.
It is a game like any other game, there are strategies and you are going to follow those to become a success story yourself. So, Amazon Kindle self publishing success stories?
What have you found? Do you know anybody who has been a success at Amazon? Or maybe you yourself have? Let me know below in the comments, I respond to all of the comments that come in. And check out my other blogs and videos for more answers to your self-publishing questions.