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My First Kindle E-book Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by seo2buck, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Hello all!

    This is my first journey here on BHW. I read a thread about a Kindle journey and I wanted to try it out myself. My goal is to achieve 50 e-books within a year from now.
    My first e-book will be about fiction. A quite long e-book with 50,000 words and 200 pages. I'll be trying to complete this e-book in a week and I have already started.
    I'll also be creating a wordpress website for getting my e-book for free if they subscribe to my e-mail list. I'll be setting up a Facebook fanpage about either the e-book or my author name on Amazon. I have not yet figured out a domain name to use for my wordpress website.

    Do you think i should use a domain name about:
    1. The e-book
    2. My author name
    3. A domain name related to e-books but not a specific e-book
    4. A "random" domain name - since it will be several e-books after a while


    If you like, feel free to give me suggestions about domain names related to e-books.
    Also feel free to give me suggestion on a Pen name to use, thanks!


    Goal to 2014-08-15:
    1. Complete my 50,000 word e-book [Not Completed]
    - 35,000 of 50,000 words completed
    2. Create a e-book cover design [Completed]
    3. Create a Pen name [Completed]
    4. Complete my wordpress website [Not Completed]
    5. Create a Fanpage [Completed]
    - Create a Fanpage Header [Completed]
    6. Buy a domain name[Completed]
    7. Create a logo for website [Completed]
    8. Publish e-book on Amazon [Not Completed]
    9. Create a author page[Not Completed]
    10. Get a 5-star review on my e-book [Not Completed]


    Spent:
    E-book: -$200
    Domain: -$1,99
    Total: -$201,99

    Downloads:
    Free downloads: 0
    Paid downloads: 0


    Earnings:
    Paid Downloads: $0


    I hope i'll be able to complete this to the 15th. I'm not sure how many hours i'll be able to work each day on this. Feels like I got a ton of things to do all the time. But i'll try my best to acheive this. If fiction e-book does not work out so will i continue on with around 10,000 to 20,000 words none-fiction e-books.


    Regards
     
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  2. Matt707

    Matt707 Regular Member

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    Will definitely be following this one! Good luck!
     
  3. dkwholesales

    dkwholesales Regular Member

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    Best of luck on your journey! Stick to it and you will be past 50 books in no time!

    As far as your question, if you plan on publishing multiple books under the same pen name go with the author website.

    If not go with the book website.

    However, why not do both? :)

    Take care!
     
  4. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Thanks, will try to update once a day!
     
  5. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Thank you! Hopefully, follow-up question, my own name is not a very good Pen name, what kind of pen name should i choose? and what should i think of?


    Regards
     
  6. HostKnight

    HostKnight Registered Member

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    Best of luck.

    Getting a successful book out there gets harder and harder over time.
     
  7. dkwholesales

    dkwholesales Regular Member

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    There are a lot of different ways you can go about this.

    Search for your targeted audience and try to pick a popular name from their era, that you think they might relate to. :)
     
  8. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    I'm sure this journey wont be easy, and being successful has a lot to do with luck also. From the past years i have not been so lucky in the success road. Will see if it decides to change this year :)
     
  9. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Thanks, will take a look at that :)
     
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    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good luck on the Journey.... as far as a pen name, how about Uncle Buck(an awesome 80's movie with John Candy)! - since your name is seo2buck and all

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  11. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Was he the white ninja ? ^^ Don't think that will work since if they search for Uncle Buck , then the movie Uncle Buck will show up.


    Regards
     
  12. LostConnection

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    Dick Pennington, just sayin'.

    And subscribed, been writing a book myself and curious to see how well you'll make it :D
     
  13. seo2buck

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    Thanks, yes it will be fun to see :)

    I just completed my e-book cover. Will start with a logo as soon as i come up with the domain name i intend to use. But it's hard.
     
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    Good Luck Mate. Hope your Success... Keep it updated. Following...
     
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    All the best mate. Subscribed.
     
  16. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Thank you, regarding Pen Name, Can "Tony Cain" work ? Same as for domain name ?


    Regards
     
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    Sure, why not. Tony Cane is also an option, as I accidentally first wrote it like Cane, and there was only like one result for exactly that, others were Cane-wregohgoeu ;)
     
  18. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Tony Cain also did not have any results and i checked, TonyCane.com was taken so think i'll go for Tony Cain :)


    Thanks!
     
  19. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Now completed:
    1. Logo
    2. Pen Name
    3. Domain name
     
  20. seo2buck

    seo2buck Regular Member

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    Also created a Fanpage now, just need to create a fanpage header also.
    Fanpage header also completed.
     
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