Fast Self-Publishing Mastery
Do you want to develop fast self-publishing mastery? If so, you will need to develop and practise the appropriate skills.
If your game plan is to publish just one book you will not get the practice. To become good at something you need to repeat the actions over and over again.
But the question is how to go about it. How do you get to become good at publishing?
I’m going to tell you how I developed my publishing skills and got the practice.
Some years ago I discovered the concept of publishing low-content books.
A low-content book has little or no content on its interior pages. These pages are generally repetitive and are designed to be filled in by the user.
Common examples of low-content books include notebooks, planners, journals, prompt books, step-by-step guides, password books, diaries, sketchbooks, log books, and guest books. They are any type of book that has no text or just a little text.
The most dangerous number in business is 1 (one) and this applies to the book business. Never depend on “1” of anything in business.
One “1” is a dangerous number.
If you only self-publish one book you will never develop the skills needed for self-publishing.
To practise self-publishing you need to publish multiple books.
You need the practice of doing it over and over again. By publishing multiple low-content books you will quickly develop the appropriate skills.
When starting out as an Indie author I published a batch of notebooks. Notebooks are fast to create and you can use the Amazon platform to publish them.
They are in fact activity books. The end-user can write on the pages or make drawings. To make the interior a little more interesting the pages of ruled lines could be broken up with quotes or even some illustrations.
The advantage of publishing notebooks is that they are fast to make.
To successfully sell notebooks the idea behind them is to research a profitable niche, apply appropriate keywords, and then design an eye-catching cover.
When I started my apprenticeship in publishing I made about twenty of these notebooks. It was an experiment and I used them as Christmas gifts for my young nieces and nephews.
The great benefit of this experiment was that I learnt a lot about how to
- research and identify a profitable niche,
- create book covers that sell,
- identify a target audience,
- optimise the listing of these books on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
- do keyword research
- make titles and sub-titles,
- understand categories, and
- write book descriptions.
To my surprise about half of these notebooks actually sold.
As a result of this experiment, I learned the value of getting a lot of practice at becoming an Indie author. It was an exercise in publishing a lot of books fast and generating multiple sales opportunities.
By publishing a lot of low-content books I learned the fundamentals of self-publishing and quickly mastered the skills.
Once you set up your KDP account on Amazon there are no limits to how many books you can create.
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