Kindle Marketing Hacks - How to Sell eBooks w/No Marketing

Kindle Marketing Secrets to Getting the Title, Description and SEO Right so Amazon Will Sell Your Kindle eBooks FOR You
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

When you hear the word "marketing" do you get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach like I do? Can you feel yourself slogging around the internet trying to think of yet another interesting blog or Facebook post to "keep the attention" of your potential readers?

This course is designed to help you to get all of your Kindle eBook's "on page" information right so your Kindle books will sell themselves. You do this by researching quality keywords and incorporating those keywords into compelling titles, subtitles and descriptions. If you do this right, the search engines will send traffic to your books in the form or potential readers and those readers will feel compelled to buy your books once they arrive.

This course will also show you how to create a compelling cover to help it stand out in the sea of Kindle cover thumbnails that show up in Amazon's search results.

Finally, you'll learn how to use KDP Select to promote your book for free to boost sales, get reviews, and attract more readers.

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Warning: This is NOT a Kindle marketing course. If anything, it is a Kindle Anti-Marketing course! These strategies are probably not going to increase your book sales by 1,000%, get your book into the top 100 selling Kindle books on Amazon, or take your book from 0 sales per month to 500 sales per month. But they are the key to creating better sales results for you book without doing all of that time-consuming and expensive ongoing marketing.

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You won't hear me saying, "Just spend 11 hours per week doing tweets, Facebook posts and providing tons of free content in your email blasts and you'll boost your sales."

That stuff works, but if you're like me, you're BUSY! You need Kindle marketing strategies that you can implement ONCE that will keep working hard for you in the weeks, months and years to come.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • Market your Kindle eBooks without actually doing any marketing
  • You'll simply use Amazon's marketing power and SEO to help Amazon market and sell you eBooks FOR you
  • How to write killer SEO titles so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to write killer SEO descriptions so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to write a killer SEO keyword list for your book's meta data page so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to give away books to boost your reviews, sales rankings, visibility and ultimately sell more eBooks
  • 3 Essential elements of a cover that will sell vs. a cover that will fail
  • How to understand your customer's emotions and needs and show them that they want to buy your book

If you're ready to improve your sales without all of the tedious outside marketing, click on the Take This Course button or check out one of the Free Preview Lectures and get started today.

Thanks for choosing this course and I'll see you inside!

What are the requirements?

  • It's helpful, but not essential, if you already have a Kindle eBook published so you can practice these marketing strategies. It's also helpful, but not essential, to have access to Google Keyword Planner and your Amazon KDP account

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Market your Kindle eBooks without actually doing any marketing
  • You'll simply use Amazon's marketing power and SEO to help Amazon market and sell you eBooks FOR you
  • How to write killer SEO titles so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to write killer SEO descriptions so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to write a killer SEO keyword list for your book's meta data page so your Kindle eBooks are marketing themselves
  • How to give away books to boost your reviews, sales rankings, visbility and ultimately sell more eBooks
  • 3 Essential elements of a cover that will sell vs. a cover that will fail

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for you if you want to sell a lot more Kindle eBooks
  • This course is for you if you hate marketing and don't want to always have to post on forums, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest in order to sell your book
  • This course is for you if you don't want to have to create a high maintenance blog or website to promote your Kindle eBook in order to sell your book
  • This course is NOT for you if want to learn about expensive, life-sucking or time-consuming outside marketing strategies. You won't learn any of that here.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to Kindle Marketing Hacks
02:27

Welcome to Kindle Marketing Hacks. I don't know about you, but I hate tedious outside marketing. This course will teach you how to get your on page details right so that your Kindle book will sell itself without any ongoing help from you!

Section 2: It's (almost) All About Keywords
02:17

Note: Because keywords are so important, this lecture is included in several of my other courses. If you have already watched it in another course, feel free to skip ahead to the next lecture.


Keywords are so important that I've dedicated an entire section of this course to them. Fortunately, finding and using keywords for your eBooks can be fun, easy and profitable. This lecture will introduce you to the concepts and I'll share with you one of the most important commonly overlooked principles to keyword selection.

02:09

Note: Because keywords are so important, this lecture is included in several of my other courses. If you have already watched it in another course, feel free to skip ahead to the next lecture.

Keyword research is the foundation of helping your Kindle books to sell themselves. In this lecture you'll learn how to research keywords using Google's Search Suggestions.

Make sure to take your time when learning this step because you'll be using these valuable keywords over and over in your descriptions, titles and keyword lists on KDP. I'll show you how to do all of this in the coming lectures.


10:45

Note: Because keywords are so important, this lecture is included in several of my other courses. If you have already watched it in another course, feel free to skip ahead to the next lecture.

Keyword research is the foundation of helping your Kindle books to sell themselves. In this lecture you'll learn how to research keywords using the Google Keyword Planner.

Make sure to take your time when learning this step because you'll be using these valuable keywords over and over in your descriptions, titles and keyword lists on KDP. I'll show you how to do all of this in the coming lectures.

This lecture will also teach you the in's and out's of making good decisions about which keywords to use.

If you don't have a website you might not be able to access Google Keyword Planner. Don't worry, You can do the same research using free websites. Just do a Google search for "free keyword research tool". You'll find a number of keyword tools including this one, http://www.wordstream.com/keywords that allow you to do a number of keyword searches for free.
02:57

Amazon allows you to include 7 keyword phrases that it will use to help readers find your books. This is one of the many ways you can help your book sell itself and save you from additional marketing efforts.

06:10

Sometimes the original keywords that you researched just aren't getting the results that you had intended. Here is a way to test whether your keywords are working or not to ensure the best SEO results for your book.

Section 3: Titles Sell Books
02:17

Titles serve two purposes:

  1. They provide lots of high profile keywords to the search engines to help them drive readers to your book.
  2. They tell your reader what your book is about and how it's going to help them, so they'll want to buy it.

This lecture will show you 3 Essential Elements to writing great titles.

02:48

When you first try it, incorporating keywords into your title can feel a bit awkward. Follow these tips and you'll be integrating keywords into your titles and upping your search engine traffic like a pro.

02:39

Subtitles offer an opportunity to add even more valuable keyword phrases to your book's information. Follow these strategies for effectively adding keywords to your subtitle to get your book found.

10:33

Here are some specific examples of effective titles and how the keywords have been used in these titles to help the books get discovered and purchased.

Section 4: Descriptions Sell Books
04:55

The description is a critical part of your sales engine. Learn 5 Essential Elements of a Great Description so that every description you write will increase sales of your book instead of decreasing them.

09:37

The description is just one more place to use valuable keywords to help your book get found by search engines. Learn how to use them and what to be careful about when using keywords.

12:58

Here are some real life examples of good descriptions. I'll walk you through what makes them good and even some places where they could be improved. Use these strategies to make your own discriptions better and sell more books.

06:28

Want to make your description really pop? Use this extremely simple HTML code in your description to add some pizazz to your descriptions and make your book look more professional.

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This free template will make creating fancy descriptions even easier. Just copy and paste the code and fill in the parts of your description.

05:36

When customers use the "look inside" feature on Amazon they'll be able to preview your title page, table of contents, and the first pages of your book's content. Make sure these elements look professional so that you don't turn away any potential customers.

Section 5: Covers Sell Books
07:29

Covers are critical. There are several ways to have a cover created from free to paid professional. We'll discuss how to make the right decision about which type of cover to create and see some examples of what a good cover needs.

06:39

Learn a simple formula to follow to ensure your cover has what it needs to appeal to your potential readers. This lecture also includes example covers that use this exact formula for cover success.

Section 6: Easy Ways to Promote Your Book on Amazon
09:21

Note: This lecture is also included in some of my other courses. If you've already watched it you can skip to the next lecture.

KDP Select is a great tool to use for promoting your book and making more money from your eBooks. It includes three basic elements:

  1. KOLL (Kindle Owners Lending Library)
  2. KU (Kindle Unlimited)
  3. Free book promotions

In this lecture I walk you through the benefits and drawbacks of using each of these in marketing and selling your eBooks. I'll also show you how to quickly and easily create a free promo for you eBooks on the KDP website.

Section 7: Conclusion and Congratulations!
03:06

Thank you so much for joining me in the Kindle Marketing Hacks Course. Check out the following text lecture for big discounts on my Kindle eBook Publishing Course and take your eBook income to the next level!

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Steve McDonald, Dedicated Instructor Will Show You How | 24,000 Students

Learning can be easy ifyou are given the right tools and instruction. In every one of my courses I take my students step-by-step through the tools and knowledge they need to accomplish their goals.

Whether I am teaching How to Publishing Kindle eBooks, How to Learn Excel, or How to Create Killer Content for the Web I always share an inside view of my knowledge about the subject. You get access to all of my secrets.

For over 10 years I have studied strategies to create passive income and how to use passive income to vastly improve the quality of your life.

I have tested many different strategies from investing in rental real estate to building niche websites about my hobbies to publishing Kindle eBooks. I have studied what works and what doesn't work, and I have narrowed my research down to the strategies that work the best for creating financial freedom and an improved quality of life.

Each of my courses is designed to share my hard-earned secrets with you. 

I hold nothing back. I won't bore you with all of the strategies that didn't work. I'll get right into the exact steps that I have taken to be successful so that you have the opportunity to replicate them.

Of course, it's no secret that one of my favorite ways to generate truly passive income is through publishing Kindle eBooks. I have published over 100 eBooks and published five of those in print. Many of my books have been bestsellers including my own pottery book The Despicable Five.

Once I developed my Kindle publishing system, learned some formatting secrets, and learned how to use some simple SEO skills, publishing eBooks became remarkably simple.

Even hiring writers, which would seem scary at first, is really easy and even fun when you follow my system. 

Using my system, you can publish one or two books and then roll the profits from them into hiring people to write more books for you, so you aren't taking any money out of your pocket.

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I retired in 2014 thanks to my eBook publishing success. Now, I'm using my spare time to find the best ways to create passive income. As I find great ways to make money from home I'm more than happy to share what I learn with you.

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I am here to guide you on your way to success. You can contact me at any step of the way for assistance, even if you're unsure whether my course is the perfect fit for you. Let me know your concerns and I'll point you in the right direction, even if it's to someone else's course.

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