How To Publish Your Book on Kindle

Start to finish guide on how to self publish your book on Kindle. Idea selection, writing through to getting published.
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2012 English

Course Description

A complete guide on how to Self-Publish a Kindle Book

This is a start to finish course of researching, writing and creating a Kindle book. Without getting writer's block.

During this “How to Self Publish a Kindle Book “course, you will look over my shoulder and see the best ways to quickly become a published author.

Amazon is fast becoming the "go-to" destination when people want to actually buy something - it's overtaken Google for actual shopping searches.

The Kindle is the best selling eBook reader. It's competitively priced and easy to use. Millions of these devices are sold every year and they need books to read!

You'll be taken through everything you need to know about publishing on Kindle.

What's included in this publishing on Kindle course?

  • How to choose the market for your book even though Amazon don't provide a keyword research tool.
  • How to research your book without getting stuck in analysis paralysis.
  • Writing your book without ever getting writer's block.
  • Formatting your book so that it looks good on the Kindle.
  • Choosing an attention grabbing title for your book.
  • Making sure that your cover is the best possible, even at the postage stamp sizes that most people will see initially.
  • Choosing the best tags for your eBook.
  • Choosing the initial categories for your Kindle book (even though Amazon will likely change these once it works out where you'll get the best sales).
  • Writing a compelling book description that will get potential buyers and search engines excited.
  • How to price your book for maximum profit.
  • Whether or not you should join the Kindle Select program and make your eBook exclusive to Amazon.
  • Uploading your book ready for publishing on Kindle.
  • Promoting your book to get maximum sales.

If you want to become a published author then you need this “How to Self Publish a Kindle Book “course!

It contains practical, real world, advice from a published Kindle author - I've been there, done that. You can fast track your publishing career by following this course.

The video lectures are easy to follow and split up into bite sized chunks so that you can always make time for them. They cover everything you need to know with detailed screen shots so you'll see exactly what you'll see when you come to publish your own Kindle book.

The course includes a simple way to quickly create a book on any subject without getting writer's block. When you follow this method, your book almost writes itself!

There are lots of other tips and tricks to help you become a published Kindle author and start earning royalties.

If you then passionate about self publishing, take this course right now and learn how to self publish a Kindle Book.


What am I going to get from this course?

  • Choosing the market for your book
  • Researching your book
  • Writing your book
  • Formatting for Kindle
  • Choosing a Title
  • Creating a cover
  • Choosing the best tags
  • Choosing the best categories
  • Writing the book description
  • Pricing your book
  • KDP Select program - is it worth it?
  • Uploading your book
  • Promoting your book

Who is the target audience?

  • Non-fiction authors

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and overview

 A quick overview of the Kindle market including who can read your book, how they'll read it and why there are no page numbers.

Section 2: Choosing Your Kindle Market

 How to choose the market for your new Kindle book to help make sure that it will be profitable. Find out why Google's keyword tool doesn't help much and how you can use Amazon's search to guide you to a market for your book.


 More ways to use Amazon to guide you to a profitable area for your new Kindle book including how Amazon's suggestions work. How you can use their selections to come up with ideas if you're stuck.

Section 3: Researching Your Book

How to use Amazon to start the research your book and find out the subject areas that you need to cover.

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 A blank outline spreadsheet in Excel format for you to create your Kindle book outline.


Using to get your initial book research done for you. How to choose Fiverr "gigs" for the highest chance of success.


 How to research what should be covered in each chapter of your Kindle book.

Section 4: Writing Your Book

The quickest way to write your book is to split it down into small, bite sized, chunks. This section talks about what you need to do and how far down you should go in your topic headings so that writing your book is easy rather than daunting.


Nowadays, writing doesn't have to involve pen and paper or even typing away at a keyboard. This section talks about speech to text software. It also covers the writing process and stresses the importance of not editing your book whilst you're writing it.


If you don't want to write the book yourself, here is the site I use to find decent ghost writers at an affordable price.


What writing style best suits your book? Conversational or formal or somewhere inbetween? Also why you should read your book out loud before publishing it.


Whether to include illustrations in your book and, if you do, what to remember and where to find them.


How much should you write? How long should your book be?

Section 5: Formatting Your Book

An overview of how your should format your book, ready to publish on Kindle.

* The maximum recommended font size for Kindle is 18 point. * Use 12 point for the main text in the book. * I prefer to use a serif font such as Times New Roman - that is generally easier to read and follows print conventions. * Don't use any weird characters - they won't necessarily display properl…
Section 6: Creating Your Book Title

How to create a compelling title for your new book.

Section 7: Designing Your Cover

People do judge a book by its cover. But your cover has to look good at a variety of sizes and in black & white as well as colour. This video shows some good - and not so good - covers to give you an idea of what to aim for whether you're going to design a cover yourself or outsource it.


Where to find royalty free images to use on your cover, what size of image you need to use and what to take into account if you plan on publishing a physical book as well as a Kindle book.


Using Google images to find your cover image. How you can do this safely and why you need to double check any image you intend to use from Google images.


Description of the specification that I use myself or give to my cover designer for the Kindle book cover.

Final image size: 600 pixels wide, 800 pixels high White background 2 pixel black border immediately inside the overall image Title & sub-title: approximately top third of image Photo: most of the other two thirds Author name: somewhere on the cover depending on other text

The best places to outsource the final design of your book cover.

Section 8: Getting Ready to Publish

It's best to have everything ready before you submit your book to be published.

This video covers how to select the most relevant tags that you will use for your book.


How to select the categories that you will suggest for your book.


Writing your description for your book for best effect.

Section 9: Pricing Your Book

Pricing is never an exact science but Amazon's royalty structure pays out most at between $2.99 and $9.99.

Here are some thoughts on pricing and where you should price your new book.


Pricing your Kindle book for the different international markets that Amazon allow you to set pricing for.

Section 10: KDP Select

Amazon have a program called KDP Select which allows Kindle users to "borrow" one book per month and gives you royalties on each book borrowed.

It also allows you to give your book away for free for up to 5 days per month.

This lecture takes a look at the pros and cons of joining KDP Select.

Section 11: Uploading Your Book to Kindle

This covers the things to check before you upload your book to Kindle and also once the upload has taken place.


Some ways to start the promotion of your new book plus a warning about using paid reviews.


More ways to promote your Kindle book including, and


Using press releases and videos to promote your book as well as creating a series of books to cross promote each other.

Section 12: Promoting Your Book

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Instructor Biography

Trevor Dumbleton, Entrepreneur & Published Author

Trevor is an entrepreneur with experience in website development and ethical website promotion.

He is also a published Kindle author under his own name (and various pen names). 


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► SEO copy
► Video marketing
► SMS text marketing
► Email marketing
► Email &/or print newsletters
► Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin marketing
► Press releases
► Search engine optimisation expert
► Website conversion optimisation
► Customer retention/revival
► Customer referrals
► Business strategy development
► Website design
► Website development
► Explaining things in plain English (not Geek speak!)

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