If you are planning to start self-publishing your ebooks, then you may be in search of that perfect platform. Find out whether or not self publishing with Amazon Kindle is the best starting place.
After The Gold Rush
Today's question has three answers and you are going to want to stick around for the third answer. Because it is a secret as to why smartphones make it now a better time than ever to be self publishing with Amazon Kindle.
The question that was sent in today is, is it worth starting self publishing with Amazon Kindle? This is a fantastic question that many people who are first getting started want to know.
We have all heard about the Gold Rush on Kindle which happened between 2012 to 2015. These were the times when people were just literally throwing any books out there. They were selling millions of copies and becoming celebrities almost immediately overnight.
So then the question is what about now that we're in 2020 or 2022 beyond, is it still a good time to publish on Kindle? Maybe this is a losing game and there isn't a way to make money any longer off of Kindle. That is what I want to answer today.
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When I first started, I read some books on self-publishing and I discovered that yes, Kindle is an easy way to go. So, I went along the Kindle route and I also learned all of the other routes.
Also, with regards to publishing paper books and also putting my books into EPUB format and even trying to sell PDFs on Fiverr. I did all sorts of stuff to see what exactly was the best method. I have made all of the mistakes you could make.
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Formatting And Creating Covers
I have come to some conclusions on this question of whether or not it is worth starting self publishing with Amazon Kindle. Let me tell you the answer, the first thing is yes, it is absolutely the best place to start.
The books that I had read and the courses I had taken also confirmed that if you're going to start your self-publishing journey, this is where you are going to want to start. It is so easy and that's the second reason.
There is no easier place to publish your books and learn the ropes of self-publishing than starting self publishing with Amazon Kindle. You have several things you need to do to get it into alignment.
It would be getting your cover right and getting the contents right. I use a program called Jutoh to do the formatting of my page.
I use Fiverr to find covers so check that out. You'll find the person I use and hire to do my covers. She does a fantastic job and then you have learned how to get your descriptions and your keywords.
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You'll learn which markets you should be targeting. There's a whole series of things but even if you do none of that and just get your first book onto the market, this is a fantastic way to get going with self-publishing.
Then, that brings us to the third answer of today. It is the secret answer that many people think the Golden Age was between 2012 and 2015. However, we are in a new Golden Age for Kindle Publishing.
It's The Place To Start
There are even bigger markets that are coming online today than ever. Because of smart telephones both in Africa, South America, and especially in Asia with India and many of these countries can read in English.
So, if you are putting your books out onto the market, into the English market and if you can translate it into Spanish, you can do even better. But if you're keeping on the English market, the number of people who speak English has a quarter of the population of Earth.
How many of those people are coming online? This is the reason because you can reach them. They may not be able to afford your books in paper format but that doesn't matter at all.
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Their phones are all Kindle devices and so this is absolutely amazing. If you haven't started putting your books onto Kindle, this is something you are going to want to get going on right away.
What have you found? Have you found that it's worth starting self publishing with Amazon Kindle? Or maybe you found that it's better somewhere else?
Let me know below in the comments and check out my other blogs and videos to see more answers to your self-publishing questions.