Chris A. Baird | July 2, 2020
Is Self Publishing On Amazon A Good Idea?

If you have not tried self publishing on Amazon yet, let me tell you my experience with it. Then, you can answer the very question, is self publishing on Amazon a good idea?

Today's question has three answers and you are going to want to stick around for the third answer because it is a secret. It will tell you how your books can be discovered on Amazon if you do go that route.

Here is the question for today, is self publishing on Amazon a good idea? That is a very fair question many people want to know. Whether Amazon is the place they should go or they should go somewhere else where maybe there are more readers in a different location.

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When I first started self-publishing, I had read some books on how easy it was to get self-publishing. I knew some people who had already started and so what I did was I started up with self-publishing.

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I followed the steps and I have discovered the best way to do it. You have to break it down into its easiest steps and I did Amazon. It is by far the easiest in terms of getting my Kindle book onto the market.

Then, figuring out later how do I get this book to sell? How do I pull readers? What are the tricks for self-publishing? That was the key that I started with.

Amazon Is A Good Idea

Now, let's get into the answers for today. The first answer is yes, Amazon is the easiest place to sell your book. There is no easier place to make your book and to produce it for the site on Amazon and to be found on Amazon.

So, this is by far the absolute best place but you should not stop with Amazon. You should move on to other sites but it is by far the easiest.

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Second is that there is no better place on the internet with so many readers. Who have their credit card out and who are ready to buy. This combination is so powerful.

Amazon has trained everybody with one-click buying that you can just buy immediately. So, what better place would you want to have your product where people can find it easily? That brings us into our third answer.

It is the secret answer today which is the best place to get your books found. There are 2 ways to do it best. One of them is choosing titles for your books that have a high search volume where lots of people are searching.

I use KDP Spy or Kindle Spy for this particular tool that I use that shows you what people are searching for books. Perhaps there are not many books showing up for that particular keyword.

The Winning Combination

Then on the second, once you have your book produced and it's out there on Amazon, you may change your title. To make sure that you have the correct keywords in there once you're going to want to run ads.

I use Publisher Rocket specifically for finding those keywords that are related to your book and that will help other people when you're running the ads. The combination of the following is the key to winning.

It is where people who are organically searching find your book and when they are searching for related keywords, they also send ads to your book. Considering the average author on Amazon is only making $1,000 a year for the books they have out there.

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You can do much better than this but if you are going to do better, you are going to need to use the correct strategies. And you should implement them nice and easy. 

That's the thing with, it is that we try to keep things as simple as possible. It's easy to get your books onto the market. So this is something you are going to want to do.

Why don't you tell me what have you found? Have you found the answer to the question, is self publishing on Amazon a good idea? Or maybe you found another better place?

Go ahead and let me know below in the comments. Also, check out my other blogs and videos just like this one answering your self-publishing questions.

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