Hi everyone! Tiff the beast back today – up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6 AM – breakfast made, lunches packed, kids taken to school and now I’m whittling down my to do calendar starting by catching up with the Kindle Publishing Challenge. I think since I have a few more days, I want to spend a little time researching instead of writing new books. I already have time mapped out for that anyway.
First, someone had asked me about current earnings on Kindle. I checked my stats and I have earned $347.55 in the past 6 weeks on Kindle. That’s $57.93 per week and I have 4 active books up on there. That’s not a lot. It’s more than some – not a lot, certainly not enough to live on. But I am still at the very beginning stages of learning about promotion.
I’m a firm believer that we are never going to be successful on Kindle if we just plop books up there and abandon them. Doesn’t work that way. So I’m learning other methods of promotions for the books.
You have to adopt an attitude of continuing education when it comes to any marketing method. So for Kindle, I went today and read this article: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/gaining-traction-in-the-amazon-ebook-marketplace/.
It’s not so much a tip article as it is understanding how rankings and sales work on Amazon. But I have a quest to learn as much as possible and be a sponge.
That’s it for me today on the challenge – feeling like a slacker but my book is up anyway. Oh here’s my selling stats for August so far (US sales only – this doesn’t count worldwide):
- Becoming a Vegetarian – 30 sales, 7 borrowed
- Becoming an Entrepreneur – 8 sales
- The Feast – 63 sales, 2 borrowed
- Employee Motivation – 5 sales
Definitely gotta learn the ins and outs.