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Amazon Kindle Publishing: Learn My Exact Bestseller Strategy

Learn how sell your own books on Amazon with the ultimate guide to writing, publishing and marketing Amazon Kindle books
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Created by Phil Ebiner
Last updated 5/2016
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  • Certificate of Completion

You are launching your first book, and you don't really know how to make it successful, right?

Or maybe you've launched a few books, but haven't had as much success as you should.

This is the right place to be. This course is packed with simple-to-follow lessons that will get your book idea onto the Amazon Best Seller list in no time.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil. I am not a traditional author, but I have written 3 books and each has made it to #1 on the Amazon Best Seller lists when I launched them. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular online courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

This course was great! I just published my ebook on amazon and like an addict I have been watching the download graph all morning!! I followed Phil's advice and its working - Ame Vanorio

This is the 4th of 5th course of Phil's I have taken. Phil has a great delivery. He uses live demos to help cement the information for you. I went back to a couple demos to walk through the process when I was finally ready to launch myself. - Frank Ward

By the time, I took this course, my book was already ranked #1...However, Philip supplied me with tools and tricks to implement into the existing book and for every other book I will author. Thanks for a well thought out course, Philip! - Fonda Clayton

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how write, format, publish, and make money from your own Kindle book. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

By the end of this course, you'll be laughing at how easy it is to make it to the top of Amazon's charts. I break down the entire process into 3 simple steps: Creation, Publishing, Promotion. Each step has various action items that lead to your overall success.

If you follow all of my steps, you will have a best selling book by the end of the course. These steps include:

  1. How to write an book
  2. What to include in your book
  3. How to format your book for only publishing (it's really easy)
  4. Choosing the perfect title
  5. Designing the perfect cover
  6. Outsourcing the writing of your book
  7. Uploading to Amazon
  8. Choosing the perfect categories for your book
  9. Using the power of free to jump to the top of the best seller's lists
  10. How to promote your book
  11. Where to promote your book
  12. How to make money on Amazon

Don't hesitate to get on Amazon. NOW IS THE TIME!

Amazon is a huge search engine. Millions of people are using it to do research. Not only that, Amazon users are there for a purpose - to purchase. You don't need to try to find customers. They're searching for exactly what you have to offer already. You just need to get your book up on Amazon as soon as possible. People will find you.

Seriously, if I could do it - you could do it!

  1. Scroll to the top of the page
  2. Hit that enroll button
  3. Learn the techniques
  4. Publish your own book
  5. Become a best seller
  6. Make passive income

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who wants to be an AWESOME Amazon Best Seller
  • anyone that has been wanting to publish an ebook
  • anyone that wants to write a book
  • anyone who thinks they aren't a writer
  • anyone who thinks they can't publish a book on Amazon
  • anyone who has a blog and wants to make money from their articles
  • anyone who wants to make passive income
What Will I Learn?
know how to publish quickly and easily to Amazon
know how to write a best selling book
know how to promote your book
know how to get to the top of Amazon's bestselling lists
know how to outsource and have a book written for you
know how to choose the right category for your book
know how to use the power of FREE
know how to get amazing 5-star reviews for your book
View Curriculum
  • students need no experience
  • having an idea for a book helps, but isn't necessary
  • a word processing system like Microsoft Word
  • having an existing audience helps but isn't necessary
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 03:00:12
Introduction: Becoming Number 1 on Amazon
7 Lectures 24:14

In this video, I show you the proof of reaching #1 on 5 separate Amazon Best Seller categories. Reaching #1, even in the free categories launched my book to success, which is now making around $300/month in passive income.

Preview 03:35

In this video, I talk about exactly what this course is all about. What will I teach? What will you learn?

Preview 03:20

In this video, I explain who this course is for? Are you the right type of person for this course?

Preview 02:40

In this video, I give an overview of having success on Amazon, and how to reach #1.

Achieving #1: The Basics

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Important Message About Udemy Reviews

In this video, I show you exactly how to succeed with this course - by taking ACTION!

Preview 02:14

In this video, I explain how easy it is to make money on Amazon.

Making Money on Amazon
Creation: How to write and format a book for online publishing!
10 Lectures 01:08:35

Welcome to the Creation (Writing) section!

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Introduction to Creation (Writing)

In this video, I give you tips for writing your eBook. While this course is not about how to write a book, I think it is important to give you so advice so that you can have success with your books.

How to Write your eBook

In this video, I talk about things to include in your book. I'm talking about lead magnets, links, and other ways to get people to join your tribe.

Things to Include in your Book

In this video, I cover the basic formatting principles that Amazon requires.


In this video, we'll walk through the formatting process together. You can format your book in Microsoft Word (which is what I use) or any other text editor.

Formatting - Let's do it together!

In this video, I walk you through creating a clickable table of contents in Microsoft Word!

Create a Clickable Table of Contents

In this video, I give you some tips for choosing a title for your book.

Perfecting your Title

In this video, I give you some advice for creating the perfect cover. We even head into the Amazon kindle store to critique current covers online.

Perfecting your Cover

In this video, I talk about outsourcing your book. It's not too difficult to outsource the writing, editing, or designing of your book or cover. But there are a few things to keep in mind. My story will shed light onto some issues with outsourcing.

Outsourcing your Book

In this video, we'll cover the list of action items for this section. It's time to take action! Put in the effort today, so that tomorrow you can reap the rewards!

Take Action / Challenges for this section

Test your knowledge about book creation.

What do you know about writing?
3 questions
Publishing: How to upload, publish, and choose categories on Amazon!
6 Lectures 37:36

Welcome to the Publishing section!

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Introduction to Publishing

In this video, I'll cover the basics of uploading to Amazon.

Uploading to Amazon

In this video, I'll walk you through uploading your book to Amazon!

Uploading to Amazon - Let's do it together!

In this video, we'll talk about choosing the perfect category for your book. This is very important for reaching a higher rank, as my experiment with my second book didn't fair as well as my first. Find out more inside!

Choosing Categories

In this video, I talk about the power of FREE! Giving things away is a great way to quickly build an audience, and it is a technique we'll be using when launching our books.

The Power of Free

In this video, we'll cover the list of action items for this section. It's time to take action! Put in the effort today, so that tomorrow you can reap the rewards!

Take Action / Challenges for this section

Test your knowledge about publishing your book.

What do you know about publishing?
3 questions
Promotion: How to become an Amazon Best Seller!
7 Lectures 26:52

Welcome to the Promotion section!

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Introduction to Promotion

In this video, I talk about the steps to success for promoting your book.

Steps to Success

In this video, I show you exactly where you should promote. I even walk you through finding communities related to your book topic that would be perfect for sending a promotion.

Where to Promote

Check out this list of websites for promoting your book.

Non-Traditional Sites to Promote On

In this video, I show you how to track progress on Amazon using their reports. Tracking progress is very important for becoming a successful book publisher, as you can see what works and what doesn't work.

Tracking Progress using Amazon's Analytics

In this video, we'll cover the list of action items for this section. It's time to take action! Put in the effort today, so that tomorrow you can reap the rewards!

Take Action / Challenges for this section

Test you knowledge about promotion.

What do you know about promotion?
3 questions

In this video, I show you the book page on my website - you should do one too!

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BONUS: Adding a Book Page to your Website
Course Wrap-Up & Final Thoughts
5 Lectures 20:58

In this video, I give you a sneak peak at my earnings - 1 month after publishing my first book.

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Preview 02:33

Check out this guide that is the basis for the content in this course - taken from a blog post on

Preview 08:57

In this video, we'll cover the list of action items for your success. It's time to take action! Put in the effort today, so that tomorrow you can reap the rewards!

Final Actions for your Ultimate Success

THANK YOU so much for taking this course! I really hope you've enjoyed it. Let us know what you thought of the course by leaving a review. Also, share your successes and failures with the other students in the discussion forums.

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Thank You & What's Next

This lecture contains some amazing discounts to other courses that you might be interested in to further your knowledge.

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
About the Instructor
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My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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