Many people HATE formatting their kindle book and actually pay someone to do it but do not fear it is actually quite simple! In the Members area there is a bonus which is a Kindle book Formatter which will do all the below for you quickly if your book is under seven chapters! But if not then here is the formatting Guide:
Kindle will reject your book if it isn't formatted right!
Step 1. Use Microsoft Word to Format your kindle book.
Don't include page numbers or bullet points in your Kindle Book! Kindle readers can pick font size and layout so page numbers will end up in the middle of their reading, not nice or flowing! Bullet points are not supported if you really must us an * asterisk!
Step 2. Put in a title page stating the name of book and author. (This is not the book cover) and copyright page. For Example:
Step 3: Add a contents page. (People leave bad reviews if you don't have one)
To do this you need to make each chapter title the same heading for
example Heading 1.
Now to create the table of contents.
In Word 2003 go to:
Insert - Reference - Index and tables
In Word 2007 and 2010:
Click Table of Contents in the Table of Contents group on the References tab. Then, click Insert Table of Contents. Then:
A window will pop up, in the top bar go to Table of Contents and Check the box that says Use hyperlinks instead of Page numbers Click OK and you now should have a clickable table of contents.
Step 4 . Spell check! It only takes a few minutes. Many people don't but a lot of negative reviews on amazon are over typos.
Step 5. We need to set certain settings to your file. Go to: File - Page setup - Paper Select 'Custom Size' from the dropdown.
Then fill in these values
Then Click 'Margins' from the top of the window and set all values to zero and the gutter position: Left
Your document should fill and spread to all the page this looks weird here, but normal on kindle.
Now save your File as a normal document (so you can edit it) and a Web page or .html file
Now Download and Install Mobi Pocket Creator (it's free): mobipocket.com
Open the software and under Import from existing file select HTML Document. Click browse and then select the html file you saved earlier and hit Import.
Now go to the Cover Image section on the Left side and browse for your book cover. Then click Update.
Nearly done! Click Build from the top icons. Check that Standard Encryption and No Compression are selected. Now Click Build!
Once it builds click OK and it should open the folder containing your book in a .prc format.
This is the file you will upload to Amazon.
To see what your kindle book will look like just download the Kindle Pc
Viewer here: amazon.com
Hopefully all looks good! You now have fully completed your book! Now it's just a simple matter of Publishing and Promoting. MORE INFO:
Now to the fun part! Only joking, this part is the most time consuming or costly section (depending on the Kindle route). But fear not I will give you great and quick tips for creating your content. As usual it will be split into Fiction, Non-Fiction and Recipes. So skip to the section you have chosen.
The reason why I don't put out fiction books as much as Non-fiction and recipes is content. If you are a writer this might be your favorite part, if you are not outsourcing your fiction book then get writing! Manage your time and get it done, make sure you have a good plot if you want your book to last long-term. And Good Luck!
If you want to go the fiction route but don't want to write well then it is time to get your money out because you will be buying your book. I am about to show you how you can get your book for less than $300.
If you outsource a Fiction book to ODesk or some other VA Platform then it will take you a long time to receive your book and will cost a lot so we are going to do something different.
Many people have written their own fiction books, good writers are a dime a dozen, so we are going to buy their work for cheap with rights! You’re probably wondering why they will sell it cheap, it's simply
because they can't get it published! I
1. Go to FictionPress.com
2. Go to Fiction and then your 'niche' (Romance, fantasy etc...)
3. Select complete novels only and over a certain amount of words (I would say for a Fiction novel at least 10,000 words and recommend over 20,000) as selected below.
4. Click on a few stories and quickly check the writing quality, good grammar and spelling etc. If it seems like a good story and well written message the author offering to buy the book plus rights of them.
5. If they agree send them a short contract saying 'I (their name) give your name full rights to said novel for $...' and leave a signature space when they send it back you send them the money for the novel.
Now you have a novel! 1 in roughly 8 authors on fictionpress.com
will sell their novel for this price. If they don't sell it, it is probably because it has a high word count or some other reason.
Tip: If you don't personally mind offer to keep their name on the novel to sweeten the deal.
That is it for getting fiction content you should be able to get a good book for under $300. NON-FICTION
Now for non-fiction there are different methods for creating content but I am going to show you what I think is the best. Writing your own non-fiction content can be easy because there is so much material out there on the big niches. I will use weight loss for this example:
1. Have an idea of what you want in this Kindle book and make rough title chapters, example:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 3: What is the Paleo Diet?
Chapter 2: How the Paleo diet can benefit me
Chapter 3: What foods are in a Paleo Diet?
Chapter 4: Risks of the Paleo Diet
Chapter 5: Losing Weight with the Paleo Diet
Since this is in the non-fiction section people are looking for information!
2. Type your rough Chapter title into Google and you will get a ton of articles and content on it.
3. Use the information in these articles and start writing! If you right two to three pages per chapter you are well on your way to a 15-21 page Kindle book! It might seem like hard work but it really is quick the information is in front of you, an absolute surplus amount; you just need to put it into a book!
I really am not bragging but I wrote a 21 page book on the Law of Attraction in 3 hours! You can make a kindle book in a day from scratch for free but it requires you to work! Outsourcing it.
Of course you can outsource the whole thing for around $35. I will not go into detail on outsourcing as I have included a bonus on it but I will tell you briefly how to outsource it:
1. Go to your preferred outsource station; I use Odesk or Iwriter for this job.
2. Post a job for a writer and give them the rough title of your desired first chapter example: What is the Paleo Diet?
Require them to write a short (50-100) word sample on it.
Tell them if selected they will be paid to write X amount of 2-3 page articles on given topics for $5 per article. If you are writing a 7 chapter E-book this will cost $35 Dollars.
Pick the one with best writing skills give him the 7 chapter/article titles and let him do his work I always give them a week even though they can get it done quicker.
Now you have your content for a non-fiction book, this section seems pretty long but basically you are just using myriad content and articles to write seven of your own articles! And Voila Quality and Informative Content for you Non-Fiction Kindle E-book! RECIPES
Recipe books have, by far, the quickest method of creating quality content and I have spoken a bit about it in the introduction. And again I am not Bragging. But I created a 30+ recipe Kindle book in
under 2 hours!
Recipes are not copy-right able so we can take a recipe rewrite the method slightly and use it in our Recipe Book!
So here is the method:
We are going to take recipes from the good ol' Internet! Go to Recipe websites and go to/search your niche section and find the recipes with the highest ratings (assuring quality content).
Here are some recipe websites: Allrecipes.com Food.com FoodNetwork.com Cooks.com SimplyRecipes.com BettyCrocker.com/Recipes MyRecipes.com RecipeSource.com
For my Constant example: the Paleo Diet I simply typed in Paleo and clicked on one with a high rating:
Now I have a recipe we simply just copy it and reword it!
Tip: Some people will leave a bad review if you don't include pictures, so either Google for images and edit them or use the image that came with the recipe and edit it so you can use it.
Simple! Once you are flowing you can easily do a Recipe every 5 minutes!
I recommend you at least do 30 recipes and have them all in the same order for example:
Food Values etc.
Keep your order don't start doing food values and then methods as it might be differently placed for each recipe website.
Tip: Do an extra recipe so instead on the front cover writing '30 recipes' you can write '30+ Recipes' this can slightly help sales!
Well that is it for creating content at the very least I recommend: Fiction: No less than 10,000 words
Non-fiction: No less than 5,000 words
Recipes: At least 20 well rated recipes!
Found this post interesting? Read Finding Hot Niches For Kindle Publishing
for further info....
The top four kindle books (above) in ALL paid books are non-fiction and are of these niches in order:
- Romance (again)
So you see these niches are the overall best sellers on kindle usually always!
Now you can mix two of these to widen your audience eg:
- Romance Fantasy
- Romance Thriller
- Mystery Thrilleretc.
OR add Young Adult to it:
So for fiction it is pretty easy to pick an always hot niche and that is why fiction sales are more long term.
That's it you've got your niche, doubt your niche? Go to the kindle best seller list as linked above. If you look through the first few pages you will see a few books in your niche, because they are 'evergreen'. The books up there in the top 100 are selling 30 to 100's of books a day, at $6.99 a book (random price) then you could be making $209.70-$699+ a Day! NON-FICTION
For non-fiction it is based on both what is always hot (weight loss, muscle building, money etc.) and what is current in that overall hot niche. For example:
If you pick weight loss, then go to the weight loss sub-category and see what is current there.
This is the top five of Weight loss and after spending two minutes looking through the top selling I noticed a lot of recurring themes in books. The two main being on the Paleo Diet and getting a flat belly and as you can see, they are also in the top five best-selling for this niche.
I downloaded one of the Paleo books to see if it was a recipe book and should be put in the recipe sections but no, this was a short information book telling us just what it is and it's benefits etc. and it is selling! So let's recap for Non-fiction.
- Go to non-fiction and look at the first few pages, take note of recurring types of books (weight loss, personal development etc)
- Go to the sub niche you have picked (weight loss, personal development etc) and then again check the first few pages for a recurring theme (paleo diet and flat belly in my example)
It's simple! And non-fiction is so wide that if you take action, make and promote your book properly it is easy to become the best seller in your category!
Tip: If you are smart and you are because you bought this WSO, then you will be adding things together and realize “I can put the best sellers together”. From my above example the perfect IN DEMAND book would be ‘Using the Paleo Diet to achieve a flat stomach’ or something along those lines. RECIPE
This is basically the same as for Non-fiction, so just follow these steps and you will easily find a perfect recipe niche easily.
- Go to Amazon Kindle store then to the Cooking, Food and Wine section.
- Look through the first few pages and find a popular niche.
From above and what I have researched Paleo Recipes and Slow Cooker Recipes are the best-selling. Also the majority of best-selling recipes will either be 'Super tasty' recipes, 'Super Healthy' 'recipes or 'Quick and Simple' recipes my advice is that your book contains this. So from 2 minutes research I have already got myriad niches for my recipe books. Example:
Healthy Paleo Recipes
Tasty Paleo Recipes
Quick and Simple Paleo Recipes
Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes
Quick and Simple Slow Cooker Recipes
Now you have niche that is proven to sell. For recipes I advise making your next books the next in a series of recipe books because:
- It will become easier the second time you make a recipe book especially if it is in a series
- It establishes a brand
- Increases Sales
So if you made a three book series you could easily have them like above
Book 1. Slow Cooker Recipes: Quick and Simple
Book 2. Slow Cooker Recipes: Tastiest Recipes
Book 3 Slow Cooker Recipes: Healthy
See how easy it is? That's it for niche finding told you it was simple! Format Your New Kindle Books Easily!
The thing about starting a business...any business.....is that there is no guarantee of success under any circumstances.
Even big international businesses can fail at new business ventures. Failure is always an option but the possibility of success can be optimized.
You can optimize the possibility of success by:
Having a good solid business plan in place BEFORE you launch your online business. There is an old saying: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. A detailed set of plans for success needs to be made. You need to have the steps from getting from point A to point B listed in great detail that include realistic cost estimates for accomplishing each step.
Expecting to work very hard to accomplish your goals. You must never expect anything to be easy. You will be right most of the time because things are rarely as easy as they look. Each step toward success requires work, time and patience. Sometimes things don’t work out right on the first try. You have to be willing to try again and again until you do succeed.
Not falling for ‘get-rich-quick schemes. The internet woods are full of those who prey upon those who are looking for quick and easy ways to become rich. Those ways do not exist. Get over thinking that there is an easy way. There is NOT.
Remember those statistics! Ninety percent of all new internet businesses fail in the first 120 days. You don’t have to be part of that majority. You can become a part of that 10% minority of successful internet business enterprises.
The Cornerstones of Successful Internet Entrepreneurship
Running a successful internet business can look so simple when you are on the outside looking in. You look at a successful internet entrepreneur and he doesn’t look like he is doing anything special but he is living the good life. It really doesn’t look like he is working all that hard. He seems to be enjoying life immensely.
Really...all he is doing is sitting comfortably in front of his own computer in his own very comfortable home a few hours a day. He talks on the telephone and seems to be enjoying every conversation.
Apparently, running a successful internet business is the proverbial ‘piece of cake’! Right? WRONG!!! Wrong, wrong, wrong!
You are looking at the results of a very, very long and tedious process that consisted of many very long, late-night hours and a lot of blood, sweat and tears over a period of several years.
This successful internet entrepreneur worked very, very hard for the success that you are looking at.
It is more than a little bit likely that he first placed four corner stones first as he began the long process of building his successful Internet business. Those four corner stones upon which he built his success are:
The right mind set.
Recognizing and using leverage.
Building a set of useful contacts.
And he probably had a mentor.
We will discuss these four corner stones that must be laid down first so that a successful internet business can be constructed.
All of them are important, even crucial to the success of any business but especially to the success of an internet based business.
Constructing a successful business in cyber space has many things in common with the building of a successful brick and mortar business but there are significant differences as well.
The whole point of creating a Facebook Page for your business is to build a fan base of people interested in your product or service, right? Facebook Pages are a great tool for interacting with your fans on a regular basis and for them to discover whether or not your product or service is right for them.
But to build a HUGE fan base you need people clicking the all mighty "LIKE" button. Yep, the tiny little button sitting at the top of your page. Gone are the days of "Become a fan." Today, it's all about the "LIKES" and YOU WANT THEM (a lot of them!) Because without them... you have ZERO reach. If you have zero reach, you make ZERO dollars. And this is where most Page Admins fall flat on their face. Let me explain...
Have you ever visited a Facebook Page for a business, only to land on their "Wall" where you see the comments and status updates? If so, did it make you want to "LIKE" the page? Probably not. Allowing your visitors to land on your "Wall" is the #1 mistake Page Admins are making all across Facebook. But it doesn't have to be this way. Because as a Page Admin, you have the ability to create
a custom landing page AND set this page as your "Default Landing Tab" for your Page.
You'll first need to install an iFrame application into your page (which is beyond the scope of this post unfortunately.) This will allow you to create a custom tab on your Page. Once you have your custom tab, you will want to create some type of "offer" along with a "call to action" to entice people to "LIKE" your page.
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programs are just what their names indicate. Website owners promote each other’s links on their sites. These are similar to traffic exchange programs in that many people come together to promote each other’s businesses. But the difference lies in the way this promotion is done. In traffic exchange programs, the link promotion is done on a separate website directory. However, in link exchange programs, the promotion is done on the websites of the participants themselves. Link exchange
is done through text as well as banners. The people who want to promote their sites make their links available in the form of HTML codes or banners. These are then picked up by other webmasters and promoted on their own sites.
The main intention is, of course, to get as much visibility as possible. When more people begin clicking on the ads, the SEO of the link automatically increases and still more people come in. Like many other SEO methods, implementing a suitable link exchange program helps you to get more eyeballs on your website.
But there is a distaff side of link exchange that you have to think of. You need to promote your website link only on websites that are equal to or greater in popularity than yours. Submitting to a low ranking website will do nothing to your PageRank. Similarly, you should not accept sites that are very low in status than yours. This will adversely affect your own PageRank.
You can get free websites for link submission as well. For this you will need to contact the website owner directly. Use a service such as WhoIS to know who the owner of a particular website is and their email contact so that you can communicate with them directly. You can find details about any webmaster of any website using WhoIS which you can obtain from http://ping.eu. Link exchange
is a very good method of bringing in traffic to your website; however, if you are looking for targeted traffic – i.e. traffic that will be really interested in buying your products – you will need to look harder and use some other methods in conjunction with this.
Submitting articles for traffic generation is a method that has been around since the beginning of the concept of Internet marketing and it is still going great guns. The fact that websites like Google rank content-rich websites better is what consolidates its position. Article submission is definitely one of the best methods of SEO available in today’s times.
The concept is simple – you write a keyword rich article and then you submit it on various article directories. You are given a bio box at the bottom of the article where you can put in your and your business’ name, with the link of the website that you want to promote. You can also put in a brief description about yourself in this box.
When a person stumbles upon on your website – the chances of which are high because you will be keyword optimizing your article – there is a likelihood that they will like your article and will then click on the link to get more information. This is how you get your traffic through article marketing.
Marketers use various article directories, most of which are free. The following is a list of some very good article marketing directories:
Ezine Articles (http://www.ezinearticles.com/
Go Articles (http://www.goarticles.com/
Articles Base (http://www.articlesbase.com/
Article City (http://www.articlecity.com/
Article Alley (http://www.articlealley.com/
By saying good we mean article directories that are ranked well by the search engines. You can even submit the same article on several of these directories, which is what many marketers do. However, you must make sure that you keep the same author name, or it could count as plagiarism. The best way, of course, is to make a little variation in the articles when submitting to each directory so that it looks different. You could even do that with software known as content spinning software.
This software can produce variations of an article so that they are not rapped on the knuckles by search engines for duplication. However, since the quality of spun articles is not good, you will need to do some manual editing once they are spun. The following are two popular content spinning software applications that some top Internet marketers use:
Content Spinner (http://www.contentspinner.com/
Content Spooler (http://www.contentspooler.com/
You surely know what blogs and forums are. Though blogs and forums are different from each other, there’s one thing that’s common between them. Both of them allow visitors to post comments on them. That is the reason why they become interactive tools for the marketers of today.
Many marketers are known to start blogs of their own and make a post about their industry or even about their own product. They then put the link of their business website in the post or below it (below is considered more dignified). Visitors read the post and may probably visit the link mentioned. Thus, blogging is a good method of traffic generation.
Now, it is not necessary for you to have your own blog to market through them. (Incidentally if you want to make your own blog, software such as Blogger, available at http://www.blogger.com/
, and Wordpress, available at http://www.wordpress.com/
can help you.)
You could even visit blogs and forums of other people that are active on the Internet and make your comment on them. Even these have the same result; you get people coming in through the promoted link. Forums follow a similar principle, but here you have to follow threads. Check out Digital Point Forums (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/
) to see how the system works.
Here you can initiate a thread. Forums have a better approach than blogs because here you will find only people who are very serious in the industry. Thus, both blogs and forums can improve the amount of traffic that your website is getting if you do them correctly.
Pay per click or PPC is a model in which you pay advertisers according to the number of clicks they can generate for your website. The concept is very simple. You use Google AdWords (http://adwords.google.com/
) or another PPC software and become a member. Then you submit your URL to them which you want to promote.
The PPC service will then find other website owners on the Internet that are interested in promoting your website URL. These are your affiliates. They will place your URL on their sites in the form of an advertisement and whenever any person clicks on them, you pay them.
There are other methods to pay out; PPC is not the only one. Many services also provide a Pay Per Sale model (PPS) where you pay out only when a sale has been done. There is also a Pay Per Lead model (PPL) where you pay out when the visitor takes some particular action such as providing their email id, which becomes a lead.
If you haven’t tried out PPC yet, you are surely missing the number 1 traffic generation method which every Internet marketer worth their salt is using. It isn’t quite difficult to get into this medium of promotion – you must start researching on it pronto.
The following is a list of some other PPC software applications that you can use instead of Google
AdWords. Yahoo! Campaign Optimization (http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/
MSN AdCenter (http://adcenter.microsoft.com/
Apex Reach (http://www.apexreach.com/
Atlas Search (http://www.atlassolutions.com/services_search.aspx/
A Turnkey Business is one which you can operate, part time if desired, online from the comfort of your own home.
After researching hundreds of different opportunities, companies and Franchises, we can say with certainty that a successful Turnkey Online Business will contain the following six ingredients:
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