Kindle Publishing

Kindle Publishing on Amazon - How to publish a book through Kindle Direct Publishing and whether to enrol in KDP Select
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

In this Kindle Publishing course for self-published authors, I will show you the steps you need to take in order to successfully publish your book on Amazon, through Kindle Direct Publishing.

***** Last UPDATED in November 2016 *****

You will learn how to Research the elements that make up a bestselling book in your niche or genre and then how to Write effective copy that will hook readers and entice them to buy your book.

You will learn step-by-step how to actually publish your ebook through KDP and also whether or not you should place your book exclusively within KDP Select.

Research the Bestselling Authors and Books in Your Particular Niche or Genre

Are there certain authors in your niche or genre that seem to be amongst the bestsellers, time and time again?

Perhaps they have a huge following or just write incredible books, but the chances are that there are a number of things that you can learn from both them and their books.

In the section on Researching, you will discover:

  • How to dissect the elements that make up a bestselling book in your niche or genre
  • How to mirror what the bestselling authors do to create a description that sells
  • How to choose the best two sub-categories for your book
  • How to research keyword phrases for your book, WITHOUT having to pay for expensive software

Write Compelling Copy that Will Sell Your Book on its Amazon's Sales Page

You may well have written your book, but that doesn't mean you still don't have some more writing to do. This particular type of writing is totally different to the creative writing you have been doing up until this point. And requires a totally different skill set.

In the section on Copywriting, you will learn:

  • How to write a good title for your book
  • What your sub-title should incorporate
  • What your book’s tagline should try to achieve
  • How to write a description for your book that will pique the reader’s interest

An Over-the-shoulder Look At How To Publish a Book on the Amazon Kindle Store

Once you have researched the ideal categories and keywords for your book and have also written the perfect copy, the next stage is of course to actually go onto KDP and publish your book.

And I thought the best way to show you how to do this was to take you step-by-step through the Kindle Publishing process.

In the section on Publishing To KDP, you will learn

  • How to enter your book details
  • How to expand on the book description you have written and create a description for your Amazon Sales Page
  • How to set up your book’s pricing
  • How to incorporate your keyword phrases
  • How to use HTML so that your book stands out from the crowd

Is Exclusivity the Correct Choice For You?

Before you click on that Publish button, you still have a very important decision to make, namely whether to place your book exclusively with KDP Select.

And in the section on Selecting, you will find out:

  • The advantages of KDP Select
  • The disadvantages of KDP Select
  • And when an author should or should not go exclusive

At the end of each section of the course, I have included:

  • a Quiz - to test your knowledge of what you have just learned
  • a PDF - with links to the resources and tools mentioned in the section, as well as some further reading on the topic.
  • a Task Sheet - which sets out a number of tasks for you to complete in order to practice what you have learned.

And by completing the quizzes, the extra reading material and the tasks I have set, I believe you will take even more from the course than if you just sit and watch it, so I highly recommend that you do so.

By the end of this Kindle Publishing course, you will have all the elements correctly in place to successfully publish your ebook on Amazon.

What are the requirements?

  • If you intend to publish an eBook to the Amazon Kindle Store, then you will need to have a well written, professionally edited and correctly formatted book
  • You will also need a professional looking cover that works well in the genre or niche you are writing in.
  • I recommend that you purchase a copy of the writing tool, Scrivener, but it is not a requirement of the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to dissect the elements that make up a bestselling book in your niche or genre
  • Learn how to choose the best two categories for your book
  • Learn how to discover the keyword phrases that readers are searching for in your niche or genre
  • Learn how to write compelling copy for your book's description
  • Learn how to publish a book to the Amazon Kindle Store

Who is the target audience?

  • Authors who have yet to publish a book
  • Authors who have already published books, but who would like to sell more books on the Amazon Kindle Store
  • Anyone with an interest in self-publishing
  • Authors who want an over-the-shoulder look at Kindle publishing

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: An Introduction to the Course
An Overview of What You Will Learn from This Course
Section 2: Researching
Introduction to Researching
Researching the Categories and Sub-Categories in Your Niche or Sub-Genre
Researching the Best-Selling Books in Your Niche or Sub-Genre
Researching the Best-Selling Authors in Your Niche or Sub-Genre
Researching the Best Keyword Phrases for Your Book
Researching Keyword Phrases Using the Amazon Search Box
Test Your Knowledge on the Researching of Your Book
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Researching
1 page
Section 3: Copywriting
Introduction to Copywriting
Writing the Title of Your Book
Writing the Sub-Title of Your Book
Writing a Tagline for Your Book
Writing a Description for Your Book
Test Your Knowledge on the Copywriting for Your Book
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Copywriting
1 page
Section 4: Kindle Publishing
Introduction to Kindle Publishing
Step One: Enter Your Book Details
Step Two: Enter a Description for Your Book
Step Three: Using HTML in Your Description
Step Four: Incorporating Keyword Phrases into Your Description
Step Five: Adding Book Contributors and Verifying Publishing Rights
Step Six: Target Your Book to the Customers
Step Seven: Selecting Your Book Release Option and Uploading Your Book
Step Eight: The Rights and Pricing of Your Book
Step Nine: Kindle Match Book, Kindle Book Learning and Publishing Your Book
Test Your Knowledge on the Publishing of Your Book
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Publishing
1 page
Section 5: Selecting
A Word on Exclusivity
The Advantages of KDP Select
The Disadvantages of KDP Select
Why New Authors Should Choose KDP Select
Why Established Authors Should Disribute Wide
Test Your Knowledge on Selecting Whether to Go Exclusive with KDP Select or Not
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Selecting
1 page
Section 6: BONUS Section
Bonus Lecture: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course

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Instructor Biography

David James Ault, Author, Internet Marketer & Udemy Instructor

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.

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