If you are an author or an article writer who would like to grow your bank account, head on over to Amazon.com. Once there, you will see a number of self-publishing options, zero in on Amazon Kindle eBooks. If you enjoy writing, this opportunity can not only be fun, but a serious moneymaker.
The Amazon Kindle is a portable, handheld eReader. It is equipped with Whispernet, which enables all users to browse or search the Amazon Kindle bookstore. Owners then purchase the eBook of their choice and it automatically downloads it to their device, even on the go.
So, why should you write self-published eBooks for the Amazon Kindle platform? Why else? The money. After writing your product details and uploading your files for digital text conversion, you set your own selling price. Since Amazon handles the sale, they pay you 70% in royalties for each sale, as outlined in their Terms and Conditions. Unlike many other moneymaking opportunities, no investment is needed. It is free to list a digital text eBook on the Amazon website. Why wouldn’t you?
Another reason why you should try to profit from the writing and sale of an Amazon Kindle eBook is because the devices are popular. I mean as of 2013, these things are really popular. As previously stated, owners can download books on the go. No cables are needed. And, since the Kindle weighs less than most paperback books, it is a hit! In fact, Amazon has had difficulty keeping these devices in stock. This goes to show how popular the Amazon Kindle is and how great the potential to profit from it is.
As you likely already know, Amazon is a popular online marketplace. Internet users and retailers are able to buy and sell goods through the website. Since Amazon is already a well-established website, this works to your advantage. Kindle owners browse or search the store for eBooks they like. Amazon not only handles the sale of the eBook, but they market it on their (incredibly popular) website. Since it is a popular website, you should get a number of page views and sales.
Even though Amazon is already a well-established website, you should still market your eBooks yourself. By taking a few simple steps, you can generate a lot of interest in your eBook. Interest is what leads to more sales. Yes, you will make money by just letting your Amazon Kindle book sit for sale on the website, but why not take additional steps to increase your profits? As previously stated, you have a number of options and they are very easy.
Online message boards. If you enjoy writing for pay or just as a hobby, you may belong to a number of online communities or message boards. Use this to your advantage. Most have a buy, sell, or trade section. Create a post stating you created a new eBook for the Amazon Kindle and post a link to your sales page. Many message board communities also allow signatures. These are messages and links that appear at the bottom of each post. Write the title of your eBook and make it a clickable link leading to your sales page.
Article directories. Article directories are websites that are content and user driven. Authors write articles and in turn get to place a link at the bottom of the article. For example, if you are selling a how-to book on running a daycare, write an article about doing so. Offer tips for daycare providers. At the bottom of your article, write something like “In conclusion, running a daycare for profit is an easy and fulfilling way to make money from home while helping young children.” Make the phrase “running a daycare for profit,” a clickable link leading to your Amazon sales page.
Sales page. Speaking of a sales page, create your own. Take the description you provided Amazon with and transfer it to a new website or blog. Highlight the selling price and provide a link to your sales page.
In conclusion, self-publishing an eBook for the Amazon Kindle platform is an easy and fun way to make money from home. Due to the popularity of that Kindle, you should make money, but implement a few marketing strategies on your own and you will increase your profits.