Thank you so much for taking the time to share your biggest problem with Kindle Publishing Profits.
You're stuck at the beginning?
That's actually very common. It's a lot of work to write a book and you want to come up with an idea that will SELL.
Some of the things you'll want to take into consideration when making this decision are:
1. Where's your passion?
The first place, in my opinion, to start is with things you are actually interested in. That will make writing (and more importantly MARKETING) the book easier and more interesting for you.
However, some passions are NOT profitable, so keep working through this list. 🙂
2. Where's your platform, experience, or background?
One of my coaching clients came to me and she had connections, resources, and credibility in one niche – but she wasn't sure if she wanted to stick with that niche or expand into something else.
I asked her “Do you want profit sooner or later?” She picked “Sooner” and got to six-figures (overall in her business) in under 2 years.
Just sayin'. Sometimes you will want to look at what you know, who you know, and where you've got some credibility before running off into a new market.
3. What types of books in your category are selling?
For instance Best Selling Kindle Cookbooks – if you look here, you'll find that “quick, easy” and very targeted types of books like “paleo” and “gluten-free” are at the top of the listing. Not general cookbooks.
4. Are they selling well?
From there, I like to check on the actual sales of that book.
For instance, Paleo for Beginners, if you look at their rankings on their page – you'll see:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Healthy
#5 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Healthy
#6 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Vegetables & Vegetarian
The number I like to look at is the overall one (#912). That means, to me, that people are actually buying this book (not that it's just sitting in a dud category where there's no competition).
5. What type of hook can you put into your book to make it even more appealing?
The best books won't sell without some type of hook. Something that interests the readers.
For interest, which grabs your interest more?
Fifty Shades of Chicken:
A Parody in a Cookbook
While you may not buy the “Fifty Shades of Chicken” book, I'll bet it at least gets you to investigate further. And in looking at reviews for the two books, you can see which one has generated more interest. 🙂
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