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Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Ebook Publishing Business Thread - Free For All (need Writers, Writers Needed) by Dvea(f): 4:48pm On Apr 03
dmkara:
I think those who say Amazon KDP publishing is hard to succeed at probably didn't do their homework well. I've done in-depth research and studied the characteristics of failed books on KDP. They have a lot in common: unpopular topics, poor cover design, dull introduction, poor titles, grammatical and syntax errors, and many more. I'm giving this trade a very good try and am confident about success. I'll continue to share my experiences here as I forge ahead. Really wish to see lot of successful KDP publishers dropping great tips here from what they've learned.


Again, I do not want to sound like the killjoy here, but research and reality can differ.

I revert to your first example of a client who paid you $350. He probably spent on a professional editor to look through his book; in many cases, editors charge at least half of what a writer will charge, in some cases the exact amount and, in rare cases, twice the amount. Let's even say he spent $200. Then the graphic designer, a blurb writer, an assistant or wherever whoever added all of the images you said he added, let's even hypothetically say he used only royalty-free images, i.e. stock images. I started as a writer in the self-pub industry in 2018. A good book, as you say, will require these services

Topic research - if you are hiring a book researcher who will also do chapter structuring, you are looking at $150
Writing - minimum of $300
Editing - Average of $200 (If the editor is also formatting and imaging, then that's even more expensive)
Proofreading - Minimum $80
Graphic designer - $50 minimum
Burb writer - $30
Book reviewer - $20

You are already at $830 to get a standard professional book with all the critical hot features for success. If you sell at $1, you must sell 800 plus copies to cover up. You might need to restructure if you post on another site, so another cost arises. You'll need to invest $1000 to prepare a good book for the market. How many books sell up to 1000 pieces, even from multiple sites? I have worked in every field I listed above except graphic design since 2018, so I am talking from experience.

Again, please do not think I'm discouraging you, I just always tend to get a tick when I hear people say if this isn't succeeding then you must be doing something wrong just like you just posted @dmkara. Sometimes, you can do everything right and still not sell. So, as much as you want to go into self-publishing, remember that you can check all the boxes, spend all the social time building engagement if you choose not to invest in advertising, and still not break even with how much you spent.

A good book requires good hands, and good hands cost a lot of money. Even if you get Nigerians to do all the jobs, pros will charge you well. The chances of earning as much as you spend are low, but there is always a possibility. That being said. I look forward to seeing authors here succeed. As an author once said to me, publish a book because you want your ideas and opinions out into the world, not because you want to make big bucks, if you manage to do both then raise a glass to your self.


book will cost on average $1000

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Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Ebook Publishing Business Thread - Free For All (need Writers, Writers Needed) by Dvea(f): 10:13pm On Mar 29
I genuinely believe that many foreign clients are making a reasonable sum from ghostwritten books, but I've done Kobo books and written for foreign clients through many platforms. One thing no one will tell you is that clients who sell well also spend heavily on ads and marketing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that people can't just make good sales for their books, but much like how social media content creation is hyped for paying millions, the hidden truth is how much is spent on adverts to get the sales or reach the public can see. Kindle, Kobo, etc., all have advertising services that many authors turn to. And to be realistic, many of them do not end up making a lot because ebook sites are competitive; millions of books are published yearly; what are the odds that yours will somehow catch the attention of the audience organically, even if it does what are the odds that yours will become a best seller that makes over 100,000 sales. Once you do the maths and realise that most ghostwriters are looking for money to pay bills and survive, you'll understand why people still write for $350 per book rather than risk becoming self-published.

And not to be a downer, but bestsellers were not self-published. Traditional publishers still hold the highest percentage of best sellers. Do you know how much is spent on advertising alone? A couple of months back, I was researching how to start an indie publishing company, and no matter what you think you want to do, advertising takes up a bulk of every book production process. Make no mistake, most writers here know that being an author pays, but they also know it's not easy. When I wrote my first book and was pitching it to agents locally and internationally, one of the communities I stumbled upon in my quest had a question from another new author, who had gotten a traditional publishing deal with an upfront of $5k, and then royalty only after selling out the upfront in books sales. The author was wondering if it was a good deal, and more than half told him to take it; eventually, one person explained that the chances of books sold at $5 to $15 selling enough to cover $5000 are very slim, and after the first year post-publication, the chances drops by more than half. If it succeeds, then great, but if it does not, at least he had $5k from his first published book. And this is from a foreign traditional publisher.

Another point I want to call out is, for most of these foreigners, $5 - 15 isn't such a big amount that will shake them, so they can comfortably spend on it. Also many of these authors have large clicks on social media and privately, I remember working with one that said he would get his relatives about 15 of them to buy first and then probably friends from social media, hopefully they'll get others to buy. That was his hope. For Nigerian, $5 is what? With dollar exchange at 1400 that's about 7k plus. How many Nigerians are willing to spend 7k to buy a book. And if I remember correctly all these ebook self-pub sites do not accept Naira, and the bank card limit is about $20 now or less, so if I manage to have $20 what I'll want to do is buy book? Dollar that is hard to buy even if it's now in circulation. Until there is a self-pub site that works with Naira, Nigerians will keep suffering the result of all the online limitations our policies set for us.

However, I truly believe that everyone's destiny differs, and you might be lucky to have your book sell well organically. While we all pray for that big break, let's still get the freelancing gigs, because rents must be paid, and food needs to be on the table.

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Literature / Re: Desktop Publisher by Dvea(f): 11:59am On Mar 28
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Literature / Re: Article-to-video & Other Video Content Service by Dvea(f): 11:42am On Mar 28
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Literature / Re: Book Writing Service - Get A Ghost Writer To Write Your Book by Dvea(f): 2:32pm On Feb 14
Typically, I use MS Word or Canva, but if a client has a specific software they would like to use, I can work with that.
Literature / Book Writing Service - Get A Ghost Writer To Write Your Book by Dvea(f): 6:55pm On Feb 13
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Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Book Writing Service - Non-fiction by Dvea(f): 9:31pm On Feb 08
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Literature / Re: Desktop Publisher by Dvea(f): 10:09pm On Feb 02
Still offering
Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Book Writing Service - Non-fiction by Dvea(f): 10:08pm On Feb 02
Discount over

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Business To Business / Re: Discount Website Service For The Non Techy Business Owner by Dvea(f): 10:05pm On Feb 02
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Literature / Re: Article-to-video & Other Video Content Service by Dvea(f): 10:03pm On Feb 02
Regular rate - article to video - 2000 Naira/ video minute
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Literature / Re: Article-to-video & Other Video Content Service by Dvea(f): 5:08pm On Jan 13
Still offering video editing services. Specifically Youtube faceless video. Reach out before the discount ends.
Literature / Re: Article-to-video & Other Video Content Service by Dvea(f): 2:47pm On Dec 13, 2023
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Business To Business / Re: . by Dvea(f): 9:21am On Dec 06, 2023
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Literature / Re: Desktop Publisher by Dvea(f): 9:21am On Dec 06, 2023
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Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Book Writing Service - Non-fiction by Dvea(f): 9:20am On Dec 06, 2023
Still running
Business To Business / Re: Discount Website Service For The Non Techy Business Owner by Dvea(f): 9:20am On Dec 06, 2023
Still Running. Contact for samples
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Advance
Business To Business / Re: Discount Website Service For The Non Techy Business Owner by Dvea(f): 10:02pm On Dec 04, 2023
Merry Christmas and Happy Nw Year in advance
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Literature/Writing Ads / Re: Book Writing Service - Non-fiction by Dvea(f): 9:52pm On Dec 04, 2023
Extending this service to the following writing needs

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Business plans

Rate will be

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Valid till the end of January 2024.

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