This journey is for accountability as well as for those who would like to get some inspiration and join in to earn an income from self-publishing. The readers market is getting bigger with an ever increasing demand for books that will only get bigger as the years go by. Tabs and smartphones have only fueled the growth of the publishing industry. People need stuff to read on their screens when they are idle, traveling or just getting bored with work. Amazon is a marketplace that is full of buyers and a half decent book is sure to get readers in the Kindle Store. Amazon has brought about frequent changes for authors and the low per page payout does seem like peanuts but I know that it will add up in the long run. Here's how I am going to proceed with my journey: 1. Investment - No major investment initially. I might use Fiverr for covers and spend on stock images if needed but that's it. I will do the writing myself with the right formatting, and then wrap up with my own proofreading and editing. I will also buy an autoresponder account. I am on a tight budget and will only be able to put back money that I earn from my books. 2. Genre - Fiction is the way to go and it is romance that sells the most. There is an insatiable market for romance stories and a decent book placed in front of consumers of romance stories will definitely be read. 3. Goal - Reaching an average sales figure of $100 per day is my goal. 4. Timeline - I really cannot say how long it will take but I hope that once I start getting sales and have published a few books I will be able to put a date to achieving the 100-per-day goal. The steps: 1. Write 2000 words everyday. 2. Publish short books of about 12k-15k in a series. If I write 2k words every day I can publish 3-4 short books each month. 3. I will use KDP. The current earnings being reported for pages read is low but for a newbie the exposure is invaluable. 4. List building - I will be taking advantage of that exposure by making a list of subscribers who will opt-in for a freebie. I intend to use Aweber to build the list. 5. Promotion - In the first couple of months I'll focus on adding more books to my profile, and maybe submit to the free submission sites. I'll explore the paid option later, if things go well. 6. In order to meet my goal of $100 per day I will need to sell a little over 100 books per day(priced at 99 cents) or have 25k pages read going by page views. In reality it will be a mix of the two - for example 12k pages read and 50 books sold. I will continue to publish more books in order to increase sales numbers as well as my total page view count (by having more books/pages read). That's the plan for now. Please give any useful tips if you are a successful Kindle publisher. Others can support and encourage me and anyone else who would like to follow me during my journey is most welcome. No PMs please! I will gladly answer any questions(to which I have answers) but only if you post on this thread. I am new to this myself so the best way to learn is to watch me overcoming challenges and forging ahead. I know that critics play a role in any journey but negative remarks that add no value will not be appreciated. If you feel too strongly about something and would like to spew venom, do it outside my thread - not here please. . I will post an update at least once every week.