The Reality of Writing: Some Expert Advice

ChrisFoxThere is so much to know about writing and marketing your Kindle books. I’m sharing some of the expert advice that I received along the way. Like Chris Fox’s advice.

This is Chris Fox over to the right. I bought my first Chris Fox book last summer and it made a difference in my life but the way our brains work, it takes at least seven encounters before the names sink in. So it was not until I saw his second book on writing that I did more investigating. Here’s the first book of his that I found. Continue reading “The Reality of Writing: Some Expert Advice”

Writing Kindle Fiction Books — Does it Pay?

6-14A lot of people looking to make money online turned toward Kindle as if it were the next magic bullet. Chances are that they were be thinking predominantly in terms of non-fiction. The assumption is that it’s easier to market and easier to sell something that serves a particular purpose or answers a particular question. Besides in the info product world, that is their strength.

People want solutions to their nagging problems. So for example, people will very often search for things like ‘how to create wooden furniture’ or ‘how to make money online’ because they are things they want to learn. This makes them willing to pay (especially if they think they’ll earn money as a result) and it makes your book easier for the right people to find. Continue reading “Writing Kindle Fiction Books — Does it Pay?”

Fiction or Nonfiction? Let's Talk Nonfiction First

The Top Niches for Your Kindle Book

All AloneI’m working on this particular topic from the perspective of the marketer or the person who is looking for a viable way to make a living online. There is something that bugs me a great deal and that is how people who look for the Shiny New Object and discover the money-making info product world and get all wound up and tangled in that world. Continue reading “Fiction or Nonfiction? Let's Talk Nonfiction First”

You Can Make Kindle a Real Business Success

I am spending this weekend with my daughter (and other beloved members of my family). My daughter is a voracious reader and reviews quite a few books. We got to talking about Kindle books and since I have a few Kindle stories up there, it’s one of my favorite topics. I’m starting a Writing for Kindle series of blogs here because it turns out I have strong opinions about writing in general and Kindle in particular.

Kindle Books are Crap!

whatThat’s what my daughter said. Her opinion was based on the few Kindle books she had read — or tried to read. The sad fact is, I know what she’s talking about. Some of the books really are crap. Continue reading “You Can Make Kindle a Real Business Success”