How to Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon

Are you ready to learn how to become an Amazon bestselling author? This course is everything you need to know.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Have you always wanted to become a bestselling published author but never believed you could actually make this dream a reality?

In How to Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon, I'll show you how to do it! With this course you'll learn how to:

  • Identify and cultivate an income-generating fiction or non-fiction book idea
  • Write higher quality content (or better stories) at a faster rate
  • Strategically self-publish your book on Amazon for maximum exposure
  • Execute the critical strategies necessary to successfully launch and market your book
  • Propel your book to the top 100 of multiple free bestseller lists
  • Boost your overall Amazon ranking for maximum marketing traction
  • Amplify your self-publishing residual income stream and credibility as a professional
  • And SO much more

Don't wait any longer - now is the time!

Clients tell me all the time - "I'm just not sure I'm ready to jump into self-publishing yet! Maybe I'll do it next year when I have more experience, more time, more knowledge, etc." I tell them - that is the completely wrong way to think! The time to self-publish your book and become an Amazon bestselling author is now! But why? Here are two MAIN reasons (Statistics from Publisher's Weekly).
  • Indie authors are earning nearly 40% of the eBook dollars going to authors!
  • Only 16% of the e-books on Amazon's bestseller lists are from top 5 pub houses!

Other rookie authors are raking in money - why aren't you taking your piece of the pie?

So what's the catch?

The catch is that you can publish books every minute of the day, but unless you're Nora Roberts or Stephen King or another famous author, your books are going to drown in the millions of other books on Amazon.

So how does a new author gain traction, garner a following, foster a reputation as an author, and sell books? By learning how to become a bestselling author on Amazon! As a bestselling author, your ranking is automatically amplified and your sales surpass tens of thousands of the other books on Amazon! It's time for you to become the bestselling published author you've always wanted to be.

Are you ready to make your publishing dreams a reality? It's time to say YES!

What are the requirements?

  • An Amazon KDP account, internet connection and a book manuscript, or the means to write a book manuscript.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Plan, write and self-publish a non-fiction or fiction book.
  • Market their books effectively using the strategies outlined in the course.
  • Become an Amazon bestselling author.
  • Earn residual income through book sales after promotion.
  • Create an action plan to accomplish future self-publishing goals.

Who is the target audience?

  • The Become an Amazon Bestselling Author course is designed for individuals who want to learn how to write and self-publish books on Amazon and discover the strategies for becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: A Welcome to My Students + Overview

Introduction to what the student will be learning in the course.


This lecture offers a few valuable statistics regarding the self-publishing landscape and why now is the best time to publish your book and hold the title of "Amazon bestselling author."


This lecture will walk the student through a few key tasks he or she can execute a month or two in advance of a book launch. The tasks on this list are not mandatory, but are encouraged.

Section 2: Writing Your Book

This lecture will provide the student with important information on how to conduct market research before choosing a book idea. Completing these market research strategies helps the student gain perspective into whether or not their book topic will generate interest and income, prior to putting the time and effort into writing it.

Tips for Brainstorming Book Ideas
2 pages

This lecture includes tips for writing faster. In the fast-paced self-publishing world, quantity of books is also close in importance to quality of books. This is not to say the student should disregard quality, but incorporate both into their self-publishing efforts.


This lecture includes recommended tips to keep in mind when hiring an editor to edit a self-published work. Hiring an editor is extremely important to proper book marketing strategy and future success as an author.

Section 3: Preparing Your Book for a Successful Launch
How to Format for Amazon Kindle

This lecture discusses critical elements of book cover design. It will help students understand what elements go into a successful, compelling book cover and why this is so important to overall marketing strategy and future sucess.


This lecture discusses tools and strategies that will help the student formulate a bestselling book title.


This lecture will walk the student through the setup of his or her KDP account, and will help him or her become familiar with the various aspects of the KDP dashboard.


This lecture will familiarize the student with Amazon Author Central, as well as offer valuable insight into why setting up an Author Central page is key to success as a serious author.


This lecture will instruct the student on how to write a compelling, keyword-rich description for his or her Amazon book sales page. Writing a proper description has a direct effect on the amount of traffic a book gets, as well as how many purchases a book gets.

Section 4: KDP Select Free Promo Strategy

This lecture will discuss Amazon's rules and regulations. It is important to take this lesson seriously because if ignored, a student's book sales and career as an author could be in jeopardy.


This lesson will discuss the KDP Select free promotional marketing strategy which will serve as the cornerstone of this course. By executing this strategy effectively and in conjuction with the other recommendations, the student will be able to boost ranking on Amazon and experience amplified book sales.


This lesson is dedicated to understanding the Amazon pricing strategy, and how a student can earn the most royalties from his or her book sales.


This lesson will show the student how to schedule their free marketing promotion through his or her KDP account.


This lesson will provide a brief introduction to keywords and how they can maximize traffic to your book sales page and convert visitors into buyers.


This lesson will teach the student about categories, a classification system Amazon employs for their books. The student will learn how proper use of categories, in conjunction with the other recommended strategies, can catapult the student to the Amazon bestseller lists.


In this lecture, the student will learn how to hack the "extra" categories on Amazon that are essentially free advertising spots. An understanding of these categories can help the student garner even more traffic and conversions.

Section 5: Marketing Your Book

In this lecture, the student will learn how to effectively utilize free Facebook advertising strategies to promote his or her book. The goal of this course is to minimize money spent on marketing and maximize exposure.


In this lecture, the student will learn how to effectively utilize free Twitter advertising strategies to promote his or her book. The goal of this course is to minimize money spent on marketing and maximize exposure.


In this lecture, the student will learn how to effectively utilize free to low-cost book-oriented websites to promote his or her book. The goal of this course is to minimize money spent on marketing and maximize exposure.


In this lecture, the student will learn how to effectively utilize low-cost book subscription advertising to promote his or her book. The goal of this course is to minimize money spent on marketing and maximize exposure.


In this lecture, the student will learn how to obtain high-quality reviews for his or her book sales page. Reviews on Amazon can make or break an author's sales.


In this lecture, the student will learn what marketing tactics to avoid when executing a book launch. There are many pitfalls an aspiring author can fall into with regards to marketing, and I want to be sure each student is prepared to make the most informative decisions regarding their book marketing efforts.

Section 6: Your Career as an Author

In this lecture, we'll discuss the dreaded negative reviews that accompany every self-publishing venture. The student will learn strategies for coping with these negative reviews, as well learn how to use them to the author's advantage.


In this lesson, the student will learn how to utilize the Amazon Associates program to earn extra money for their own book sales.


In this lecture, we'll discuss the student's long-term strategy for success based on his or her self-publishing goals.

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Instructor Biography

Kaylee V. Wickline, Founder of

Kaylee V. Wickline is an author, writer, editor, coach and founder of the eBook deals website, Spoiled Reader. She writes and publishes both fiction and non-fiction books through her own self-publishing company. Her debut fiction piece, Turned, hit the Amazon bestseller's list the first day it went live and has remained on the top 100 lists since. In addition to her publishing business, she offers specialized coaching for aspiring entrepreneurs and authors on various self-publishing, writing and online marketing topics. Her eBook deals site, Spoiled Reader, is dedicated to connecting book lovers with all of the books they want to read, at a price they love.

Kaylee is most passionate about helping aspiring authors effectively and efficiently write and market their fiction and non-fiction pieces. She believes that the self-publishing industry has opened so many doors that were otherwise closed with traditional publishing. Her goal is to help others experience the success that she's experienced with her own book marketing efforts. Kaylee is well-versed in internet marketing strategies, and she enjoys sharing her expertise with her clients in order to help them acomplish their business goals.

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