How to Succeed with Kindle Short Reads

Use Amazon Kindle Short Reads to build bigger email lists of readers and make money from sales while doing so.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Writing books can be a struggle, but through this training, I will show you the benefits of building your business with Amazon Kindle Short Reads.

I will show you how many super successful authors have used Kindle Short Reads to publish more books more easily.

How they copy their own success and duplicate the business assets that are earning them the most money.

How to reduce bad reviews.

How to build big lists fast and easy.

How to use Short Reads (Short Stories) to get more reach in Amazon search and have more readers finding your books through keywords and categories.

You will understand why Amazon placed emphasis on Short Reads, because of the reading habits of new readers, and also long time readers, who have changed the way they choose to read.

You will learn some tricky techniques to get people to join your reader list and make it easier for you to sell more books, and create a financially stable business.

There are currently 19 lectures and an hour of content.

There are downloadable files and transcriptions of each video.

I’ve structured this course in a simple methodical way based on the best results I’ve had from training thousands of people in book publishing.

You will gain confidence and knowledge that will help you get better results by working smarter.

I’ve kept the videos short and to the point without leaving out the crucial information you need to succeed.

You can go away in the next day with a whole new understanding of how to use Kindle Short Reads to build a bigger, better author brand, with more sales and more readers on your email list.

What are the requirements?

  • You should already know how to create books and get them published on Amazon.
  • You should already know how to use an autoresponder for your email list.
  • You should know KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Maximize the benefits of Amazon Kindle Short Reads Books.
  • Build book readers subscriber email lists more easily.
  • Get more reach in Amazon Kindle Books search.
  • Create more short books more easily

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to build a bigger email list of book readers.
  • Anyone who wants to earn more, more easily.

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: Getting Started

A Short Message Before You Get Started.


There's a whole new generation of readers who have different reading habits affecting their decisions. It is even determining the buying habits of older readers who once would have chosen novels and longer books in preference to the current trend of shorter reads. These are the people who are waiting to buy your next short read.


Understanding the value of your words will help you to create the right books to generate the most income and email subscribers.

Section 2: Publishing Short Reads

Short Reads give you more exposure in the market and that helps with establishing your brand, getting more eyes on your books and more sales and income.


Small changes can create a considerable boost to your sales and income by exposing your books to a wider audience. This is possible because of short reads and it's something you can easily implement when creating and formatting your books.


Here's a simple way to dramatically reduce the number of complaints and low star reviews on a new series of books, from people who dislike series, serials and cliffhangers.


Keywords are one of the ways many readers find books of interest in Amazon.
Amazon only gives you the option to choose 7 keywords, when publishing, to help readers find your books.
This is a great way to help more people find more of your books more easily.


Many people search for their books in Amazon via the category search function. You only have two choices to select the best two categories when you publish your books. Often there are several categories that are suitable, and where readers will be searching. Short reads give you the opportunity to grab those readers who you might have missed with only two options.


The most important business asset is your list and your relationship with the people on your list. Here's why short reads make it easier for you to have a better, more responsive list.


Understanding the importance of free samples in business.


This is one of the most effective list building funnels we have ever used.


Here's a great way to use a paid book in a series as an incentive to build your list more easily.


Here is a simple way to get around the limitations on your ability to promote serials in Kindle Unlimited.


The beauty of short reads is the ability to do more with the same content and to create more content more easily. Because of this it is easier to build your publishing business and quicker to do so. It is also a lot harder for others to copy your business because they won't know the full extent of the assets you have, the pen names you're using or all the genres you're targeting. That is why so many people are in the dark when talking about the potential of short reads.


How to build your own little Bookbub with short reads in any genre.


By being creative with the use of pen names and box sets you have more chance of attracting other authors to help promote one another and build your business.


Co-Authoring allows Short Reads Authors to target more genres and sub genres more easily and branch into new markets using the current email list for testing.


Because short reads are quick and easy to create, it is a lot easier to clone the books in your catalogue that are popular with more books of the same, to take advantage of your readers appetite for similar reads.

Section 3: Final Words

I hope you’ve enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it.

I know that if you apply what I’ve taught, you will be able to build your publishing business more easily and to greater effect.

You will be able to publish more books and create the momentum that is needed to boost your rank in Amazon and give your readers regular content in your books and newsletters.

You will also be able to build bigger, more responsive email lists, and they are one of the most important assets you can have in your business... and they will become more important as we move into the future.

You will be able to target your audience more easily and diversify in the sub genres by using the methods you now know.

You have the knowledge and the skill to succeed with publishing short reads, so good luck and get stuck in.

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Instructor Biography

Geoff Shaw, Author and Business Mentor

I help people to succeed in business so they can enjoy the freedom that comes with a consistent income and financial stability.

There are so many opportunities to build wealth from the comfort and convenience of your own home, or wherever you choose to work.

Over the years I’ve worked with some of the most successful marketers on and offline, and in doing so it has allowed me to share the secrets of success with thousands of others.

I’ve had considerable success since becoming a full time internet marketer in 1998 and have taught thousands of people just like you how to replicate my success.

I have trained people on SEO, Video Marketing, Online Marketing, Offline Marketing, Press Releases, Facebook, Twitter, Google Search, Google AdWords and AdSense, Paid Advertising, Solo Ads, List Building and Email Marketing, Blogging, Persuasion Marketing and eBook Publishing and Marketing.

As a former accountant and business mentor, I know the importance of building a business that will generate an income for the long term. One that will give you the financial security that you need.

Everything I teach is based on genuine and proven business methods, so you know when you invest your time and money into anything I teach, you will get a positive return.

I've been publishing books on Amazon Kindle, iTunes and other online bookstores since the beginning of 2010.

There is no better way to live your life than on your own terms, with the freedom to do what you like, when you like.

You will learn how to do that, from what I teach.

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