Kindle Success Secrets
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Kindle Success Secrets

Insider tips from a best-selling Amazon author to save you time, effort, and frustration!
4.3 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,437 students enrolled
Created by Jeanette Cates
Last updated 5/2014
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will have a realistic picture of what it takes to write, publish and market a Kindle book.
  • Learn the fastest path to Kindle success
  • Benefit from the experience of a best-selling author
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  • An interest in publishing a Kindle book

So you're thinking about writing a Kindle book. Congratulations! It's a lot of fun - and profitable, too. IF you do it right!

With all the hype and misdirection about Kindle publishing, it's easy to get off track. This course will walk you through some of the common errors in thinking and execution, so that you have a clear path to Kindle Success.

Plus you'll get answers to the burning questions all new (or renewing) authors have. Questions like:

  • Where do I start?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much can I make?
  • How should I price my book?
  • How do I get more reviews?

And so much more!

Take this opportunity to go beyond the hype and get real answers from a real author. I'm not just teaching it - I'm doing it every day!

Who is the target audience?
  • Authors
  • Aspiring Authors
  • Anyone curious about Kindle publishing
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Kindle Success: An Introduction
4 Lectures 17:02

This is the brief introduction to the course.

Preview 03:26

There are a lot of statistics and sales numbers that show the rise of sales on the Kindle. But there are a lot of other reasons you want to start publishing Kindle books - NOW!

Preview 05:53

You may never have understood why some Kindle courses are full of big sales numbers, while others are modest in their claims. This lecture shows you the differences in the publishing models you can use with Kindle - and how you should choose your model.

Preview 05:04

If you have found yourself hesitating about publishing a book on Kindle or any other platform, this lecture is an eye-opener.

Your Attitude Is Key
Your First (or Next) Book - 7 Day Plan
7 Lectures 29:16

7 days to write a book? Really? This introduction to your 7 days gives an overview of the plan. It also includes a downloadable, day-by-day list of exactly what you need to do to finish and publish your book in the next 7 days.

Your 7-Day Book Plan

If you want to sell books on a long-term basis, research is key. If you get this first step wrong, you'll need to work harder to market your book. So take the time and do your research!

Day 1 Research

You can start writing, but you'll write a lot faster if you have an outline to follow. This is the day to get it done.

Day 2 Outline

When you're selling a digital book online, the only representation is your book cover. Here are tips for creating a book cover that fits your category, yet stands out from your competition.

Day 3 Your Book Cover

Whether you write it yourself or you hire someone to write it, the writing does have to be done. This lecture includes tips on how to do it better and faster.

Days 4 & 5 Write!

There are a lot of good books sitting on hard drives unpublished because they got stuck in the editing phase. Learn how much editing you need to do - and what you can skip!

Day 6 Edit

It takes less than 30 minutes to actually publish your Kindle book if you've done all of the prior steps. Then what? You'll get the plan for your first day of marketing your book!

Day 7 Publish
Simple Marketing Tips
1 Lecture 12:08

Marketing is a limitless topic. What you need this first few weeks are simple steps that you can do on a regular basis. You'll see how to make marketing fun!

Marketing 101
Frequently Asked Questions About Kindle Success
18 Lectures 01:05:02

We learn by asking questions. We also learn by listening to others' questions. That's the purpose of this second half of the course - to answer as many of the frequently asked questions most new Kindle authors have. Feel free to skip around to find the answers you need right now. And naturally ask your own questions inside the course - I answer questions regularly as they come in!


How long should a Kindle book be?

Book Length

Is it better to self-publish a book or use a publisher?

Self-Publish Or Use A Publisher

What type of photo do we need for the book cover?

Your Book Cover

How do you determine the price of your book? Both on Kindle and in print?

Pricing Your Book

Should I put endorsements and testimonials at the front of the book? Why or why not?


Should I put the link to the bonus page at the beginning of the book or the end? Why or why not?

Bonus Offers

I am an expert in my field and teach classes on the same topic as my book. How do I decide how much to put into the book so that they want to buy the book - but it doesn't kill the sales of my course?

Revealing Too Much

What is the Amazon Countdown program and why should I use it?

Amazon Countdown Program

I have a book in print already. How do I convert that to a Kindle book?

Convert Print Book To Kindle

I've been using a pen name to publish my books. Now I want to help other authors publish their books, but I have no track record to point to. What should I do?

Pen Names

I have my outline, my description, tons of notes and ideas. But I don't seem to be able to pull the trigger and actually finish the book. What do you suggest?

Moving Forward With Your Book

What settings do you use in MS Word to format your books for Kindle? Do you use a contractor or software to do it for you?

Format Your Kindle Book

Is it better to publish on Kindle first or in print first? Why or why not?

Kindle or Print Book First

Is there an easy way to convert a book from Kindle to print?

Print Book in CreateSpace Fast & Easy

I offered my Kindle book for free, but it didn't get me any reviews. What do you recommend to get more reviews?

Free Giveaways and Reviews

How do I set up a new account on Kindle publishing?

New KDP Account

What's the best promotion strategy for a new book?

Best Promotion Strategy For New Book
Program Wrap-Up
5 Lectures 59:32

We've covered a lot of information, so where do you start with your Action Steps? This lecture will provide your Next Steps.

Summary and Next Steps

Free Book Marketing Challenge

Share Your Books!

This is an interview I did with D'vorah Lansky from Book Marketing Made Easy in March, 2014. It references my Teleseminar Basics course, as well as my book on Sell More Books as A Teleseminar Guest.

D'vorah is a wonderful resource for authors. She focuses on helping authors build their Author Platform and is a good person for you to connect with in the book arena.

Teleseminars To Sell Your Books

Last minute steps for the course.

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About the Instructor
Jeanette Cates
4.2 Average rating
27 Reviews
1,569 Students
3 Courses
Author & Internet Strategist

Dr. Jeanette Cates combines 30 years in Adult Education with more than 25 years in technology to bring you the exciting world of Online Success Technology! She is the creator of the Online Success System and operates more than 200 active websites.

Jeanette took her first email course in 1983 - and never looked back! As an online pioneer she has taught thousands of people how to make a living on the Internet. Her fast-paced, information-packed presentations and her knack for explaining cutting-edge technology in easy-to-understand terms have gained her the reputation of being The Technology Tamer(tm).

With a Masters degree in Adult Education and a PhD in Instructional Design, Jeanette has done elearning consulting with companies from A to Z - from Apple Computer to the San Diego Zoo. She is the author of more than 50 online courses of her own and the designer behind some of the best known entrepreneurial courses online.

She has taken that same expertise and applied it to the Internet to become one of the pre-eminent online entrepreneurial educators. Presenting hundreds of teleseminars and webinars over the past ten years, she teaches those same skills to her students and clients.

You'll find her blog and latest information at