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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 6:07pm On Dec 12, 2023
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by nairagenone: 7:40pm On Jan 16
Hi good people, what is the best way to open a kdp account for someone in Nigeria and get paid.
I am unable to verify my kdp account with a Nigerian number.
Please advise.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 6:48am On Feb 04
evb2000:


Research. Youtube is a good place to start.


shocked


Bro, thanks for the advice on your thread. Do you advise leaving the money we receive from Amazon in foreign currencies like dollar and euro? The plan is to destroy poverty and japa by God's grace.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 7:33am On Feb 04
SuperOnyi:



shocked


Bro, thanks for the advice on your thread. Do you advise leaving the money we receive from Amazon in foreign currencies like dollar and euro? The plan is to destroy poverty and japa by God's grace.

Pls leave your money in USD. Forget abt the rumour that dom accts would be converted to naira. If they try it, the Zimbabwan dollar would be stronger than the naira. It would be the last straw. They won't be so foolish to take that route no matter how desperate they are.

What I did while I was saving up for my japa was to leave bulk of the funds in my dom acct and have some USD at home. Those days accessing USD was a pain in the ass. So, I kept some at home and kept the bulk in the bank as P.O.F. Because it is the one at the bank that the Visa Officer recognizes as Proof of Funds.

But you need to be disciplined with the cash you are saving at home. A wooden or metal safe (piggy bank) will also help.

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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by dreamxhaser: 7:41am On Feb 04
evb2000:


Pls leave you money in USD. Forget abt the rumour that dom accts would be converted to naira. If they try it, the Zimbabwan dollar would be stronger than the naira. They won't be foolish to take that route.

What I did while I l was saving up for my japa was to leave bulk of the funds in my dom acct and ha some of USD at home. Those days accessing USD was a pain in the ass. So, I kept some at home and kept the bulk in the bank as P.O.F. Because it is the one at the bank that the Visa Officer recognizes as Proof of Funds.

But you need to be disciplined with the cash you are saving at home. A wooden or metal save (piggy bank).will also help.

Hello Evb

I am currently writing my first book. It's a self help boom.


Do you think 20k words is enough?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by dreamxhaser: 7:44am On Feb 04
evb2000:


Pls leave your money in USD. Forget abt the rumour that dom accts would be converted to naira. If they try it, the Zimbabwan dollar would be stronger than the naira. It would be the last straw. They won't be foolish to take that route.

What I did while I l was saving up for my japa was to leave bulk of the funds in my dom acct and ha some of USD at home. Those days accessing USD was a pain in the ass. So, I kept some at home and kept the bulk in the bank as P.O.F. Because it is the one at the bank that the Visa Officer recognizes as Proof of Funds.

But you need to be disciplined with the cash you are saving at home. A wooden or metal save (piggy bank) will also help.

Imagine making this amount of money. I for don go buy benz🤣
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by dreamxhaser: 7:53am On Feb 04
Also, I have another question @ evb2000

Sorry if I am disturbing you, but you are too scarce that's why I want to use this opportunity to ask as much as I can before you disappear😅

Going through your diary (as my daily motivation) I noticed you were able to publish multiple high-content books in a month. Please how were you able to achieve such feet, like to publish 30k words alone is no joke oooo.

Is it pure discipline and determination? Or there is some strategy you use?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 12:30pm On Feb 04
evb2000:


Pls leave your money in USD. Forget abt the rumour that dom accts would be converted to naira. If they try it, the Zimbabwan dollar would be stronger than the naira. It would be the last straw. They won't be so foolish to take that route no matter how desperate they are.

What I did while I was saving up for my japa was to leave bulk of the funds in my dom acct and have some USD at home. Those days accessing USD was a pain in the ass. So, I kept some at home and kept the bulk in the bank as P.O.F. Because it is the one at the bank that the Visa Officer recognizes as Proof of Funds.

But you need to be disciplined with the cash you are saving at home. A wooden or metal safe (piggy bank) will also help.


shocked


God bless you, bro.


I don't have a domiciliary account as I currently use grey.co but I'm hoping that once I master this business, I'm getting one in preparation for the mission ahead.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 3:16pm On Feb 04
dreamxhaser:
Also, I have another question @ evb2000

Sorry if I am disturbing you, but you are too scarce that's why I want to use this opportunity to ask as much as I can before you disappear😅

Going through your diary (as my daily motivation) I noticed you were able to publish multiple high-content books in a month. Please how were you able to achieve such feet, like to publish 30k words alone is no joke oooo.

Is it pure discipline and determination? Or there is some strategy you use?

If you have a goal and time is against you. You will cut down on sleep and work your ass off. When a process is yielding result, especially results you have spent years looking for, you will double down on that process.

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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 3:17pm On Feb 04
SuperOnyi:



shocked


God bless you, bro.


I don't have a domiciliary account as I currently use grey.co but I'm hoping that once I master this business, I'm getting one in preparation for the mission ahead.

Grey pays almost at black market rate. Depending on your income, you can buy USD at the black market rate for safe keeping.

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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 3:52pm On Feb 04
evb2000:


Grey pays almost at black market rate. Depending on your income, you can buy USD at the black market rate for safe keeping.


shocked


I will start that as soon as I start earning big, thank you.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by dreamxhaser: 7:52am On Feb 05
evb2000:


If you have a goal and time is against you. You will cut down on sleep and work your ass off. When a process is yielding result, especially results you have spent years looking for, you will double down on that process.


Wow! So inspirational and true

Thank you sir
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 2:29am On Apr 16
evb2000:


Grey pays almost at black market rate. Depending on your income, you can buy USD at the black market rate for safe keeping.


shocked


Good morning sir.

Sir, what about those of us without any money for ads? I was thinking of creating children books with illustrations, do you think they are profitable?

Though I don't have the equipment for that, I plan to draw everything on a plain white paper then use water color before going to a photography shop to take a photo of the drawing; then edit it on canva. Please what do you think? Are there any tips you're willing to share with me?

I really want to start making money in this business before it gets more hard, please help me out. Thank you.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by Tunni: 7:57am On Apr 16
Hello evb2000,

I couldn’t send you a message on your thread, please the question I’ll like to ask is how do I get a narrator for audiobooks?

Secondly is it advisable to buy ISBN on ingramspark Or I should use the free one allocated?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 10:22am On Apr 16
Tunni:
Hello evb2000,

I couldn’t send you a message on your thread, please the question I’ll like to ask is how do I get a narrator for audiobooks?

Secondly is it advisable to buy ISBN on ingramspark Or I should use the free one allocated?


Which country are you based?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 10:24am On Apr 16
SuperOnyi:



shocked


Good morning sir.

Sir, what about those of us without any money for ads? I was thinking of creating children books with illustrations, do you think they are profitable?

Though I don't have the equipment for that, I plan to draw everything on a plain white paper then use water color before going to a photography shop to take a photo of the drawing; then edit it on canva. Please what do you think? Are there any tips you're willing to share with me?

I really want to start making money in this business before it gets more hard, please help me out. Thank you.

Start small $50 - $100 and gradually increase ur ads budget as sales grow. Organic visibility is dying if not dead already.

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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 11:55am On Apr 16
evb2000:


Start small $50 - $100 and gradually increase ur ads budget as sales grow. Organic visibility is dying if not dead already.

shocked


Thank you sir but sir, what do you think of my plan for the children's book?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by Tunni: 2:43pm On Apr 16
I’m currently in China
evb2000:



Which country are you based?
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 7:46pm On Apr 16
Tunni:
I’m currently in China

Find out if u are allowed to open acx and ingramspark from China b4 proceeding so ur acct don't get terminated.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by evb2000: 7:49pm On Apr 16
SuperOnyi:


shocked


Thank you sir but sir, what do you think of my plan for the children's book?

It is a highly competitive niche and requires a lot of ads. Not to discourage you. Throw in one or two books there and observe. Remember, children's book require a lot of illustrations. Do you have that skill? If no, can u afford outsourcing? These are the questions u should ask urself b4 jumping into that niche.

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Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by Tunni: 5:32am On Apr 17
I’m not allowed for acx but I’m allowed for Ingramspark
evb2000:


Find out if u are allowed to open acx and ingramspark from China b4 proceeding so ur acct don't get terminated.
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by SuperOnyi: 9:41am On Apr 17
evb2000:


It is a highly competitive niche and requires a lot of ads. Not to discourage you. Throw in one or two books there and observe. Remember, children's book require a lot of illustrations. Do you have that skill? If no, can u afford outsourcing? These are the questions u should ask urself b4 jumping into that niche.


shocked



Wow! Thanks a lot, sir. I can draw pretty well soI thought I should put it to good use — dang!
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by udemzeus(m): 2:50pm On Apr 17
I dont even know what to publish
Re: Kdp Publishing Journey, What Are Your Challenges? by Tomman: 10:25am On Apr 18
The challenges that Africans - particularly Nigerians - and even black people in general, face publishing books on KDP, are not the same as the challenges that a white person living in America or UK, for example, faces. And it is extremely misleading to talk as though it is exactly the same, as several people here have been doing.

Of course, normally, a self-publishing author faces the basic challenges of competition (given the tons of books published everyday by other authors), and the need to market his/her books. And that is assuming the written work itself is good enough to interest readers (which is the first challenge that any author has). But if you think that these are the only problems a black/African self-publishing author faces in trying to make money on this platform, you are extremely naive.

As a black person (particularly a black African) you would mostly be wasting your time trying to independently publish books and make money on Amazon or any other American owned online platform for that matter. In fact, platforms like D2D and Smashwords don't even hide the fact that they ban books by Nigerians and other Africans. Amazon is just less open about it.

The truth is that the KDP system algorithm is rigged and it's rigged heavily in favour of white people particularly in America, and next the west in general. And it has nothing to do with talent or how interesting one's books are. Amazon will not allow any black author - particularly in Africa - to make any significant amount of money independently on their platform. They may let you make a tiny amount. But the moment your books start to get any popularity and real money starts coming in, they immediately ban your account and seize (i.e. steal) all your proceeds. This is exactly what has happened to countless black authors including those who are US citizens. Their accounts were suddenly banned and their money seized just as they started making substantial income. And their attempts to get any sort of explanation from Amazon as to their sudden baffling and bewildering banning were met with no real or meaningful response, or no response at all.

The case of Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki who was an award winning Nigerian Sci-Fi writer is just one example of this: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/s0phie/publishing_news_amazon_shuts_down_account_of/

For a long time now, I have been challenging people to show me a single example of any black/African author who has actually been successful publishing independently on Amazon Kdp platform (i.e. has lots of ratings and reviews for their books), and nobody has been able to name or point at any example, despite all the incredibly talented writers in Nigeria/Africa or the black world in general. Not a single example. Does that fact alone not strike you as really strange or suspicious?

Incidentally, here is another example of Amazon's anti-black racism within their own organisation: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/2/26/22297554/amazon-race-black-diversity-inclusion

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