Although I have a Facebook page dedicated to my Kindle Publishing Journey, I know a number of newer readers won’t have heard me mention it. Therefore I decided to update you on my Kindle success so far here on my site.
The Sales So Far
In July this year I decided to start publishing Kindle books on Amazon. In August, my first “micro-niche” book was published.
In August I made $6.92!
In September I published my second book. It was on a much broader topic – SEO. It’s called SEO 2012 & Beyond.
In September I made $231.15.
In October I started work on my third book. I didn’t get it published until the first of November, so October sales do not include the third book.
In October I made $1,278.89.
For anyone who hasn’t been following my newsletter for a while, I want to give kudos for my Kindle success so far to Geoff Shaw. It was his inspirational Kindling Course that I have been following. Other Kindle courses have come and gone, but it’s Geoff’s that I keep returning to for help and advice. You can read my review of Geoff’s Kindling course but be aware that the review was published a few months ago. The course is even better know as Geoff keeps it completely up to date (unlike other courses where I have seen dated and even dangerous advice being given).
In my 10+ years online, I have seen a lot of systems for making money online. This one is the best so far. I have been so impressed with the whole Kindle thing that I know a few regular readers of my newsletter are getting fed up with me devoting so much time to it. However, Kindle is a big part of my future plans now that I have shown that it works.
What better way to break the Google addiction than creating content that Google will never see?
How nice does it feel to know you won’t wake up one morning to find your hard work penalized, banned and destined to never be seen again by real eyeballs. Pretty nice, I can tell you.
Amazon is one of the world’s biggest search engines and as such, Google is not really very important to your success on Kindle. The other huge advantage of Amazon is that it is a buyers search engine. People go there to buy!
If you haven’t considered publishing books on Amazon, I recommend you think about it. My own plan is to write 8 – 10 books over the next year and see where my Kindle income ends up. Before I finish, I wanted to mention to other points not covered above.
- Geoff says there is much more money to be made in fiction. My two books are non-fiction, but I have written my first fiction (in July). I am just waiting for some time to edit it.
- 95% of the income shown above is from just ONE of my books.
NOTE: If you are a non-US Kindle publisher, you should read my article Kindle Publishing & Tax Forms for Non-US Publishers.