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KDP Journey as a Non-Writer

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by M4XW3LL, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Since I'm seeing interest in the journey again, I will re-start it.

    I don't know people are interested unless you reply or click on thanks when I update the thread.
    I can't see the stats of the threads, how many visits it has etc. If you keep liking my posts or interacting by replying to the thread, I'll know that there's still interest and I can keep updating it.
     
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  2. hamlak

    hamlak Newbie

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    Welcome back M4XW3LL.

    Your thread is good. Thanks to you I got to know about some amazing automated tools to create books in minutes instead of days. Now all I need is to be motivated to keep creating and uploading even before the sales start to role in. Your update will help me achieve this.
     
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    That seems amazing man. Give it a try and run some ads. Amazon ads and bookbub. Prices are pretty high but the results are staggering.

    I have 3 kindle ebooks on Amazon now. Don't forget to add a link that leads to landing page inside your book. You will get sales and build a list same time.

    Good luck
     
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    zerohour Registered Member

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    subscribed even to your thread
    but please give some details
    niche searching and validating
     
  5. Kovas

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    I'm a bit upset I found this thread just now. Very interesting method, some effort and research give a great opportunity to make some money. As I understand, you don't need to use your real name and surname as an author? Cause I don't want to.
     
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    No you don't need to use your name, you can enter anything you'd like in the listing info.
     
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    Does exist another Methods to Find profitable Niches using Other Website like Etsy ? ( i am not talking about bookbolt or any paid tools)
     
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    Thank you mate.
     
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    following
     
  10. Ibrahim Ahmad Ahmad

    Ibrahim Ahmad Ahmad Newbie

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    What a wonderful thread I have about 100+ no content books and 3 kids book , I started on February this year I only made 1 sale so far.
     
  11. M4XW3LL

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    Since I see that there's interest in my journey, I decided to show you what sells well during the current pandemic situation. This has also affected KDP sales with mine being down about 25% in total, but I have experienced an increase in sales for certain types of books which I’ve decided to talk about.

    Like any other business, the current pandemic situation with Covid-19 has also affected the print on demand industry. Amazon is giving priority to items that their customers need most, by limiting visibility and increasing shipping times to non-essential products.
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    I don’t consider this bad, having in mind that Amazon is doing the right thing by prioritizing shipments for more important products during the coronavirus pandemic.

    I’ve had an uptick in sales for coloring books, kids activity books, and puzzle books. This was kinda expected since people are staying at home and trying to kill time in any way they can.

    I will go through different types of activity books for kids and how you can create them.

    Letter Tracing Books

    These are very popular activity books among preschoolers and kids of ages 3 to 6. They are very easy to make, and you can get creative by using cliparts that represent a certain letter. If you can create drawings that could also be used for coloring, it would add some great value to your books.
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    You can use this font to create these types of books: https://www.fontspace.com/national-first-font-dotted-f5860
    It's free for commercial use.

    Dot-to-dot - Connect the dots
    These types of activity books are popular among kids of all ages. You can categorize them by age, depending on the complexity of the clipart.
    Find some cliparts that give you commercial usage rights, throw them into software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity, Gimp, or any software that you’re familiar with and does the job.
    Draw dots along the lines and add numbers next to them. Delete the lines from the clipart layer and only leave some recognizable elements.
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    Find the differences
    You can hire a freelancer to draw the images for you, and then just create the differences yourself by adding or removing elements like an eye, a leaf, or any other element that makes the puzzle more challenging.
    Add the solved puzzle on the back of the page, so the kids can check if they got it right.
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    Maze Books
    Creating a maze book for kids is pretty simple. All you need is a maze, and two cliparts that match to each other (like the hippo trying to score a goal, and the goalkeeper).
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    Find Two Identical Pictures
    A fun game for kids of ages 3 to 6 and one of the easiest activity books to make.
    Get some cliparts and throw them on a page. Repeat one of the images twice and you’re done.
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    Paths Maze
    Very similar to the maze activity book, but this one has to be solved by following the lines.
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    Let’s Count Books
    Fun activity book for kids of young age, and pretty simple to create. Grab some cliparts of the same category (like sweets in this example) and just throw them around the page.
    At the bottom, list each clipart once and add a box next to it which is used to write the number after the elements are counted.
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    Keep in mind that these should be black & white books, since using color books are very pricey on KDP, and you need to price quite high to make a profit (which means you can't price competitively in the market).
     
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    Nicely laid down.
    I'm already creating some of those activity books.
    Can talk more about how you upload them but more specifically about how you fill out your title, subtitle and the 7 keyword boxes.
    Are you running ads for your books?
     
  13. tomkos1234

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    Does kindle produce selling still hot? Or it just cripples down? I was active in this business a long time ago, now it's done?
     
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    I have started with KDP, Use bookbolt and Can you tell me some extension to find BSR ranking and where can I buy some vector?
     
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    A thread that I will follow!

    can you tell me where to find royalty free images to create these notebooks without any problem?

    I also wanted to know if we can take images from the image banks without making any modifications on them?

    Good sales to you.

    Sorry for my english :)
     
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    Superb , thread,
    Read Each and every comments, post,
    I was started KDP but not continue after 10 books live
    my bad
     
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    is automation bookbolt.io no longer available? and if not, is there any alternative tool for bulk uploading in kdp?
     
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    I have done some writing purely out of interest and as a hobby but if I self published is there any CPS networks or other affiliate sites that specializes in Kindle like Clinkbank does for info books
     
  20. M4XW3LL

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    They don't sell it anymore as far as I know.
     
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