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My First Journey - Kindle

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by xtrapsp, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. xtrapsp

    xtrapsp Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've never been great with IM. I'm specifically an IT guy, but I'd like a project in the background. So, I've decided to make Kindle Books. I'm going down a comedic route (Easiest to write).

    I have my source of content, I am going to be making my own covers etc.

    Hopefully, I can get the ball rolling.I am planning on releasing 20+ Free ebooks and getting a following before I start publishing paid for products. I also plan on doing 1 'pocket' book per week.

    My criteria for each 'pocket' book:

    • Minimum of 5 pages.
    • Custom Front Cover
    • Illustrations
    • Spend no more than $5

    Current Target: $10 a day
    Spent: $0
    Profit: $0
    Total: $0

    I will also be posting book art here to show you how I'm progressing.
     
  2. BigMoneyyy

    BigMoneyyy Power Member

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    Best of luck on your journey.
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :) I'd love to see your ebooks once you finish working on them ;)
     
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    Looks like a great journey man. I look forward to seeing the art work :)
     
  5. xtrapsp

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    I'l upload the art tonight :)

    I got a demo book up. Will see how it fares, my first book is coming along well. Got page 10/15 done!

    Will reveal more tonight.
     
  6. Nino2011

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    If you have high quality content! I am sure you can succeed. I was making $200-300 every 6 weeks or so 2 years ago ..pretty much on autopilot and with 10-15 books...but the quality of my books wasn't very good... So focus on quality!!! I don't know what source of content means but if you are using plr or indian writers you are not on a good path!
     
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    Looks good. Will see your art :)
     
  8. xtrapsp

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    Coming soon :D

    Not outsourcing :) I'm writing the content but the ideas are coming from elsewhere. So it is rewritten.

    Thanks, I hope to get a load of books going.

    Can I ask what niché books you picked? I probably won't go down that route as I'm only doing areas I have an interest in. But it'd be good for an idea on what to do and how.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Nino2011

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    Don't worry, i'm not afraid of competition because i'm not doing anything related anymore.My main niche was and still is erotica...i still make a couple of bucks, but the greatness in it is the fact that people reading this kind of stuff, mostly women are buying a lot of books.

    I am very sure this is a great way to make money constantly and almost passively..and I 'd advise you to search for steve's scott site and see his numbers in another niche! Massive numbers is an understatement!

     
  10. JaredBodhi

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    Nice I like Kindle journeys. Focus more on the marketing that you think you need to, less on the writing. It's more important to become an expert and producing and marketing books, not writing them.
     
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    Awesome :) Thanks for the advice

    Not allowed to post art despite being a member for years XD
     
  12. xtrapsp

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    So, my first book was a FAILURE. Didn't break 100 FREE sales. It's okay! I'l be working on my next title on a different niche! It's all about testing the waters!


    Current Target: $10 a day
    Spent: $0
    Profit: $0
    Total: $0
     
  13. jolly503

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    thanks for sharing dude :)
     
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    at least you got your first book out there. I'm stuck writing book one. Its like ugh... Don't want to write no more... its not even a long book either -.-
     
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    My first one was quite short. Will be releasing my next one soon!
     
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    Hey man, keep after it and you will do just fine. I have found that writing about my interests has been pretty easy (non fiction, educational niche). What are you an authority on? What's your passion? It will make the words come out much easier.

    Also, start with an outline (like a list, people like lists) and address a specific question. Of course, this is the idea especially with nonfiction.

    Learn good formatting and cover design ad you'll be there in no time.
     
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    Hey man, keep after it and you will do just fine. I have found that writing about my interests has been pretty easy (non fiction, educational niche). What are you an authority on? What's your passion? It will make the words come out much easier.

    Also, start with an outline (like a list, people like lists) and address a specific question. Of course, this is the idea especially with nonfiction.

    Learn good formatting and cover design ad you'll be there in no time.