So yesterday I published the nuts and bolts of the method I used to gte my new eBook up to the #1 spot across multiple Amazon Kindle categories.
If you want to check out the eBook, you can do so here.
And if you missed that article, it's here.
While the information in the article is sound, there's a few steps and considerations you'll also need to make if you want to write a book and have it do well.
Here's an overview of what couldn't be fit into the other breakdown.
Think long term
This is technically my second Amazon Kindle book.
I created one and got that to the #1 spot a couple of years ago. Thing is, that book was a one and done kind of deal.
Cause I didn't think long-term.
Back then I wrote a book to help a friend with their resumé. The book was a "professional copywriters approach to writing an effective resumé".
It did well enough. But as a professional copywriter who offered ZERO resumé writing services, it was a distraction.
Any time spent promoting it did nothing to grow my core copywriting business.
If I'd thought long term I wouldn't have written the book. Instead I would have created something that would bring me clients, customers, or better awareness of my core services.
So if you're thinking of following this guide, make sure that the topic you choose ties in and leads onto your primary offers and business.
Otherwise it's just a fun little distraction.
Validate before creating
A lot of people spend days, weeks, or months working on business projects no one wants.
You could do the same with this book.
Before you put pen to paper, make sure the topic and advice is something people...
- Will pay for
- Can benefit from
If people won't pay for the book, creating it won't help your business.
Save yourself a lot of wasted effort and validate the book idea first. You can do this by...
- Getting feedback and advice from audience
- Comparing the success of other similar offers
Don't go it alone
You could quite easily do this whole thing alone.
It's honestly not that hard.
However, you're going up against people who have the backing of professional publication houses.
You don't need the same, but you at least need a professional veneer.
Thankfully there are a lot of decent contractors who can give your project that pzazz.
Whether its editing, proofreading, design or anything else, get the help you need and fill your weak spots.
Because you're doing the bulk of work around creation, it shouldn't run you much to fill those gaps.
Basically, get comfy with springing a few hundred bucks to make it look the real deal.
Embrace standing out
It's easy to fall into the trap of following everyone else in the space.
Take a look through the current results for your potential book and think about what you can do to stand out from the crowd.
And that should go from the actual content of the book to the cover design and title.
With these additional points, you've pretty much got everything you need to do well.
The only missing part now is doing the work.
Do get out there and get it.
And by get it, I mean both your own eBook idea and... of course... the free copy of mine ;)