Kindle Publishing Empire: Writers’ 3-Minute Guide to Writing

Writing and Selling Kindle Ebooks

Want to write and sell Kindle ebooks? When I’m working with my students, one of their biggest challenges is time. They don’t have a productive workflow; this means they’re exhausted by the time the finish book #1.

If you want to create a Kindle publishing empire, a single book won’t get you there. You need to write and publish lots of books. As I’ve suggested before, consider yourself a publisher, as well as a writer.

The “3-minute” strategy I’m outlining for you is for nonfiction. However, it works for fiction too. When writing fiction, think in terms of short stories and novellas. Here’s an example of a writer who’s got a productive workflow, “54 Titles – My Results.”

But I digress. Let’s get back to three minutes. If you follow this simple process, exactly as written, you’ll write a great ebook, in a much shorter time-frame than you believe possible.

1. Pick a Topic: Think “Pain”

What topic will you cover? If you don’t already have a topic in mind (or even if you do) think about the “pain” factor.

People will buy your ebook because they have a problem. Maybe they’re drowning in debt, they have a health condition, or they want to learn how to do something.

The more specifically you can target a particular audience (think of just one person with one problem), the more likely it is that your ebook will sell, and sell well.

2. Create an Outline As a Simple List

Got a “pain”? Excellent.

Now write down a simple list of what you’ll cover.

Something like:

The pain — how they got it, or how they know they have it

Describe how they’ll feel when they get rid of the pain

The steps to eliminating that pain from their lives

Etc.

3. Forget Your Outline, and Just Write

You’ve got an outline. That’s great.

The next step is to forget about your outline completely. Yes, forget it.

Of course, you won’t be able to forget it completely, but it’s essential that when you’re writing, you allow yourself to feel free, and enjoy the process. If you try to stick closely to your outline, you’ll over-think it and procrastinate.

4. Writing Is a Process: Draft, then Revise (Re-See) and Edit

The first version of your ebook is your First Draft. Just write this as fast as you can. Complete it, before you start to revise.

Once you’ve completed the draft, it’s time to revise. This isn’t tinkering with word choices, it’s re-seeing — looking at your draft to see what you have, what you need to add, and what you need to delete.

Finally, once you’ve revised, it’s time to edit your ebook. Now you can bring in the grammar police, and change anything that needs changing.

Then… you’re done.

In this article, you discovered the three-minute guide to writing your first (or next) Kindle ebook to build your publishing empire. You learned to choose a topic which will sell, to outline, then to forget your outline, and finally you realized that writing is a process.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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