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Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:03am On Jun 17
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:35am On Jun 19
Write your books in such a way that the audience you have in mind is a universal one and that will determine your choice of words, scenarios, and settings.

This will make the book appeal to a wider audience, most especially the U.S which is the largest eBook market.

'To your success!'
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:48am On Jun 20
These are the basic steps involved in eBook publishing through Amazon: 1. Create a publishing account with Amazon KDP. 2. typeset your book in Microsoft Word. 3. format the book manuscript to eBook publishing standard. 4. design eBook cover for the book. 5. login to your accounts and publish it. Note that I can offer you affordable services on points 3 and 4.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:15am On Jun 21
From the feedbacks I got from one of my previous post on writing your books such that it appeals to universal audience, so many people are saying their books are predominantly written for the Nigerian audience. But they still maintained that they will want to publish such books through Amazon KDP.

In such case, this is what you can do! Once the version which you will print for the Nigerian audience is ready, edited and proofread; you can then copy its content to a new Microsoft Word document and edit it such that you will create a version of the book that appeals to universal audience by changing some words, names, etc.

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Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:12am On Jun 22
The following are some genre that are selling well on Amazon with respect to whether you are into fiction or nonfiction.

FICTION:
1. Romance
2. Erotica
3. Science Fiction and Fantasy

NONFICTION
1. Health and Relationship books
2. Food and Weight Management books
3. Travel and Tourism books

Note that the book needs to be good, well written, properly edited, professionally formatted, and a good eBook cover designed for it.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:18am On Jun 23
It will interest you to know that Nigeria has its own eBook publishing platform through which you can publish your books you think is primarily written for a Nigerian audience. So, check out OkadaBooks here: https://www.okadabooks.com/

I'm also creating a Facebook group where Nigerian Authors published through OkadaBooks can meet Nigerian readers. I will share the group with you soon so you can join.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:58am On Jun 25
Like I said in my last post, this is the Facebook Group for Authors published through OkadaBooks and Nigerian Readers. https://mobile.facebook.com/groups/473729092961031?refid=27

So, join the group and Add your author friends and readers too.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:24am On Jun 27
Writing, Publishing, and Marketing are the three basic aspects you must pay attention to if you are interested in launching an independent/self-publishing career.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:07am On Jun 28
As a new author who wants to publish books through Amazon KDP, resist any interest you have in writing any motivational or inspirational book. This is because readers only buy such books if they are written by popular, successful, and well known household names.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:58am On Jun 29
The following are important aspects you need to pay good attention to when working on a new book project:

1. Book content - This must be good, well edited and proofread.
2. Cover - This must be creative and genre specific.
3. Blurb or Description - This must be a great and marketable copy.
4. Categories and Keywords - These must be appropriate.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:27am On Jun 30
Note that as long as Publishing through Amazon KDP is concerned, paperback publishing as an option for an author who also wants to publish a paperback edition in addition to the eBook version. The formatting for that is different and the cover design is also different from the eBook edition. It is advisable and economically wise to only publish the paperback version of an eBook which is already published and selling very well. This is because eBook sells more and also have a higher margin of royalties. It is a fraction of readers who care for paperbacks.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:21am On Jul 01
Your eBook cover design should be genre specific and also not clustered with too much text.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:10am On Jul 02
As an independent author just starting out, it is always good you publish exclusively with Amazon KDP. But as your author brand gets more visibility, you can then decide to go wide with some of your new books.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:31am On Jul 03
Nigerian Writers/Authors can join these groups to get information on how to publish their books.
Author Support Group:
https://mobile.facebook.com/groups/213441545767880?refid=27

OkadaBooks FB Group:
https://mobile.facebook.com/groups/473729092961031?refid=27
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 8:20am On Jul 04
With respect to the enquiries I received concerning how a self-published author can promote his/her Amazon published books! These are what you can do:

1. Join Facebook "book groups" and market your book through them.

2. Use Amazon Countdown deal or free promotion days.

3. If you are wiling to spend some money, then you can use Facebook Ads, or Book promo websites.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:34am On Jul 05
You need to have faith in your writing, and believe in your book. If you don't have faith in your book, how do you expects readers to find it persuasive?
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:19am On Jul 07
Never access your Amazon KDP account through a public computer like in a cyber cafe. It is better you use your personal devices like a smart phone or computer. This is because if Amazon system traced more than one KDP accounts to a particular device, it will be assumed that an individual is operating more than one account which is against Amazon's terms of service and such accounts will all be terminated.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:47am On Jul 08
Properly editing and proofreading your book's manuscript is a very important factor in launching and sustaining a successful self-publishing career.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:27am On Jul 10
From the beginning of the conception of a book idea, you must consider the target audience and genre of the book.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:26am On Jul 11
Always publish your books under two or three different pen names and eventually one of them will really be performing well. You can then put more efforts onto that pen name to get maximum benefits from it.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 6:58am On Jul 12
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:34am On Jul 13
Still on writing: Let your book research ideas remain at that level and it should only act as a guide to you. Hence, never copy and paste any part of it into your book project.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:36am On Jul 14
Author brand is one great thing to build as an author. You can create and maintain an author brand in the following ways:

1. Write a series book which will have a unique and professional covers. The covers for each book in the series should be closely knitted such that readers can easily identify them.

2. If you write stand alone books, make sure they are all in the same line of thought and unify them with a unique but similar covers.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:16am On Jul 17
Read books in your genre as that will help you know the taste of readers of the genre and hence improve your writing strategy and quality.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:25am On Jul 19
Never reply to a review of your book, no matter how low the rating or how negatively worded.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 9:34am On Jul 20
It is good that even before you publish your first book, you should already established an author brand through these media:

1. Facebook profile

2. Facebook page

3. Twitter handle

4. Goodreads author account

5. Website or Blog.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Lleigh(f): 11:10am On Jul 20
Stevenbright:
Never reply to a review of your book, no matter how low the rating or how negatively worded.

why?
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 12:12pm On Jul 20
Lleigh:


why?

It shows you as being insecure. It also always leads to other negative reviews either by the same reader on your other books or by other readers who agrees with the views if the reviewer.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Lleigh(f): 12:13pm On Jul 20
Stevenbright:


It shows you as being insecure. It also always leads to other negative reviews either by the same reader on your other books or by other readers who agrees with the views if the reviewer.

thanks good to know.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 12:15pm On Jul 20
Lleigh:

why?
It shows that you are insecure. It can also lead to other negative reviews.
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:35am On Jul 22
Tips on Self-publishing books, make some money and become a fulfilled independent author.
http://ebookstrati.blogspot.is/2016/11/how-to-become-independent-author.html?m=1
Re: Training On How To Publish Ebooks Through Amazon KDP And Make Dollars by Stevenbright(m): 7:15am On Jul 24
These are the basic steps involved in eBook publishing through Amazon:
1. Create a publishing account with Amazon KDP.
2. typeset your book in Microsoft Word.
3. format the book manuscript to eBook publishing standard.
4. design eBook cover for the book.
5. login to your accounts and publish it.
Note that I can offer you affordable services on points 3 and 4.
Also note that the account creation guide I will provide you is free. I also normally guide my clients on the publishing processes and how to promote their books once it is published.

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