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Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 9:27am On Apr 27
If you want to know what Plotting is in writing, read what authors are saying about it on KBoards.
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,249980.0.html
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 9:55am On Apr 29
Always properly edit and proofread your manuscript before you publish it. This will give it better a performance in sales and reviews.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 2:22pm On Apr 30
At a time like this, eBook publishing through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing pays.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 9:00am On May 02
As a writer who is about to publish your first book , it is always better to publish it exclusively through Amazon for greater visibility through its Kindle Select Program.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:55am On May 04
HOW TO BECOME AN EBOOK AUTHOR SUPERSTAR!

According to an article published by theguardian, there are ten methods writers and self-published authors can use to translate their aspirations and passion into success.

These methods are listed below:
1. Choose the right book, the right genre
and the right title.
2. Don't just rely on Twitter or Facebook.
3. Crowd-source some help.
4. Go high-risk.
5. Give it away. Now!
6. Use social media in a clever way.
7. Talk, don't spam.
8. Be ready to slave away.
9. Take it to a bookshop.
10. Aim higher.

Read the entire article here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jun/06/become-an-ebook-superstar
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 4:52pm On May 06
There is one great secret to being a good and successful author. This secret has to do with having a good knowledge of the genre you write. You need to know the expectations of readers of that genre, the plot styles of successful books in that genre, and cover design that appeals more to readers of the genre.

To be able to get a first hand knowledge of these important factors, find out who are the best selling authors in that genre on Amazon! Get and read at least five books by these authors. Learn their approach to all the factors listed earlier and then create your own writing style from what you learned from these authors books.

If you do this well, your writing will be good, top notch, and meet the expectations of readers of the genre and hence you will get sales and good following early enough.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 3:02pm On May 11
When publishing your ebooks, placing them in the right categories and also using appropriate keywords is very important. This will ensure your books gets to the right audience some of which can become your faithful fans!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 8:59am On May 12
If you are a writer who is about to launch a Self-publishing career through Amazon, it is advisable you first write and publish short stories in at least three different genres to see which of the genres works better for you with respect to sales!

Once you get this important information, you can now concentrate your effort on writing and publishing full length novels in that genre.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:44am On May 15
If any of your published eBook is not performing well with respect to sales, it can probably be the cover design. So, go ahead and rebrand it with a more suitable and appealing cover!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:10am On May 17
98 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales:

One aspects of the independent author publishing career is marketing of your books. Here are 98 basic marketing ideas to help you get more sales.
https://insights.bookbub.com/book-marketing-ideas/
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:16pm On May 17
There are three most important factors that guarantee a successful eBook publishing career. These factors are:

1. The book most be good, has a target audience, and well edited.
2. The eBook cover design most also be genre specific and professional.
3. The marketing/promotion most be strategic.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:38am On May 18
How to Write a Novel: Advice for New Writers

Writer's Digest, one of the best book blogs ever advised new writers on how to write a good novel. Get the full gist here: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/how-to-write-a-novel-7-tips-everyone-can-use
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 10:36am On May 22
It is very important you developed a strategic plan for your publishing career. This can entails how many books to publish in a year, their months of release, marketing plans, and your target monthly royalties!

These plans are very important because they keep you Focused, Inspired, and Creative!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:29am On May 23
As a Nigerian independent author, it is very important you make use of pen names as your author names in your books. The pen names should be predominantly western names because they are the target market and they mostly don't like buying books published by African authors.

Note that you must use your real names to create your Amazon KDP account because you will have problems getting your royalties if you use fake identity to create the publishing account. The good thing is that nobody knows the real names of the publisher since it is only the author names that readers can see. It is therefore advisable to leave the publisher field blank during publishing of your books and never make the mistake of putting your real names there!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 9:07am On May 24
You can take advantage of eBook publishing through Amazon KDP and create an additional stream of income for yourself.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:43am On May 25
As an Independent author, you have to exercise patience! This is because the more by books you have published, the greater the chances of sales and a successful publishing career.

So, never give up if your first published book did not performed up to your expectations or did not even get traction at all. You learn and improve your writing, packaging, branding, and marketing in the process, and these will eventually lead to greater productivity and success.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 8:30am On May 26
It will interest you to know that publishing your titles as eBooks through Amazon KDP do not require you to buy ISBN catalog numbers has Amazon will assign it their own ASIN catalog numbers for free during the publishing process.

Note that the assigned ASIN catalog number does not in anyway contest the copyright of your book. You own the copyright of your titles 100%.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:49am On May 27
You do not have to wait to finish your full length novel/book before you launch your eBook publishing career through Amazon KDP. In fact, it is a good marketing strategy to write and publish at least three short stories in three different genres to test the water and see which of the genres performed best for you.

You can then focus your full length novels in that genre and maximize your output. So, go ahead now and test the waters!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:44am On May 28
How to create and get the link of a PDF eBook using Google Drive and share it's link on your website/blog or social as a marketing tool.

http://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/2017/01/HowtoCreateandGettheLinkofPDFofyourFreeGiveawayBookUsingGoogleDrive.html?m=1
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:40am On May 29
Never make the mistake of thinking that if you published only one book through Amazon, you are going to make a lot of dollars with. This is because if you have such mentality, you will easily see a reason to chicken out!

Rather, have it in mind that it is a game of numbers and time! Once you are able to discover the genre that gives you the best results, and you focused on it, in no time and with five or more books, you will be surprised at the outcome you will be getting.

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Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:42am On May 31
Two strategies that have greatly enhanced my indie publishing career and increased my earnings are as follows:

1. Writing and publishing more books.
2. Increasing the rate I promote my published books through social media.

As simple as these strategies may appeared to be, they are very effective.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 8:04am On Jun 01
Whether you are an aspiring or established author, there are two author/book forums that can be of great help to you. They are:

1. Goodreads.com
2. KBoards.com
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:20am On Jun 02
A well written, audience targeted, properly edited, and proofread book will surely sell well on Amazon!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:48am On Jun 03
As a Nigerian writer/author who wants to publish books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, you must write books that appeals to global audience and not local or Nigerian audience! This is because the target markets out there on Amazon are predominantly the Americans, Europeans, and Asians.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:13am On Jun 04
If you are just starting a publishing career, I advice you take it slowly and stage by stage too. There is really no good reason to go and produce paperbacks of your first book for either local distribution or international distribution through Amazon KDP/Creatspace. Doing that will overwhelm you and can lead to frustration if things did not favour you.

It is therefore important to first publish it as an eBook and if it picks up well in sales, you can then plan and produce a print version of it (paperback) later.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:27am On Jun 05
Guess what we are going to discus about today! It s the ''Art of Writing''.

I will consider this topic from two broad perspectives. That is, fiction and nonfiction writing.

The Art of writing fiction requires the following skills:
1. Sharp and Organized imagination.
2. The ability to outline your storylines
3. The ability to create compelling and expressive characters.
4. The ability to create dialogues that flows.

The Art of writing nonfiction requires the following skills:
1. The ability to outline your book idea.
2. Be a good researcher.
3. The ability to organize your research.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:54am On Jun 06
As an independent author, social media like Facebook, Nairaland, and Twitter are great tools that you need to use creatively to promote your author brand. So, take good advantage of them!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:44am On Jun 07
Your eBook cover design should meet the following standards:

1. It should be good and professional.
2. Its choice of colors should speak volume.
3. It should be genre specific.

The best way to handle the third point, is to browse your genre on Amazon and see what the best selling book's covers look like and then use those ideas to design your own eBook's cover.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:06am On Jun 08
Independent publishing has a learning curve. As you you publish more books, you learn one or two things and as you apply those things, you will get better sales and fans.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:31am On Jun 09
When you are about to start a new book project, it is good you do the following:

1. Research the sales potential of the supposed genre of the book idea and see if it is worth it or you will need to optimize it for a different genre.
2. Properly Outline the book's chapters and sections/scenes.
3. Research any relevant information.
4. Start building sales momentum for the book by posting your writing progress on your social media outlets to carry your followers along.
5. You can now start the actual writing.
6. Research the nature of the eBook cover design you will need for the book and start work on it too.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 8:26am On Jun 10
As an author, we always feel a great sense of joy, fulfilment, and satisfaction whenever we hit the publish button (publish a new book)!
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:32am On Jun 15
Writing to market is a great and successful strategy that many authors are using to establish a successful /profitable self-publishing career.

It entails finding out a sub-genre that is currently selling very well and then writing and publishing books in that sub-genre.

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