Amazon Kindle eBook Publishing Case Study

So far I’ve published 8 books on Amazon Kindle in the past two months. Below are my results so far for my free promos and October sales. This month I earned over $300 in royalties plus several hundred more in affiliate sales from these books.

My book promotion strategy (mostly borrowed and adapted from other authors).

Kindle eBook Promotion Step-By-Step

If you have 5+ reviews and average 4-star rating, submit your book here: http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/selection-criteria/

If you have 13+ reviews and average 4-star rating, submit your book here: http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list

Pre-Free Promo Launch Promotion

Submit up to 3 press releases here ($25 per PR web promo): http://www.webwire.com/news-release-distribution.asp

Alternative: Free press release distribution at prlog.org


Set up FACEBOOK ADS before your promo starts and get your ads approved

Free Kindle Book Listings (Must schedule 1 week ahead of promo)

1) Pixel of Ink http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/

2) Ereader News Today http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/

3) Bargain Ebook Hunter http://bargainebookhunter.com/contact-us/

4 That Book Place http://www.thatbookplace.com/free-promo-submissions/

5) Indie Book of the Day http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/

6) Free Book Dude http://www.freebookdude.com/p/list-your-free-book.html

7) The-Cheap.net http://the-cheap.net/authors/free-promotion-opportunities/share-your-deal/

8) Awesome Gang http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/
9) Free Kindle Books & Tips http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/

10) Frugal Reader http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/

11) Kindle Finds http://kindlefinds.com/submissions/submission-form-kdp-free-day

12) Kindle Book Review http://form.jotformpro.com/form/21078469493969

During Free Promotion

Do all of these activities the morning your free promo goes live.
1) Upload a photo of your Book Cover to Facebook along with the link to your book. If you have a fan page, promote the post to reach more people.

2) If you have a Facebook Fan Page, post a Facebook Offer for people to grab your book for free during the promo.

3) Post on Snicklist.com http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/ – MUST POST WHEN BOOK IS CURRENTLY

4) Post on Addicted To Ebooks http://addictedtoebooks.com/free

5) Post on Daily Free Ebooks http://www.daily-free-ebooks.com/suggest-free-ebook

6) Post to Daily Cheap Reads http://dailycheapreads.com/category/free/

7) Post to ereaderiq http://www.ereaderiq.com/contact/

8) Post to Best Ebooks World http://www.bestebooksworld.com/addlinks.asp

9) Post to Free Kindle Books Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/FreeStuffFinder
https://www.facebook.com/FreeStuffUnlimited
https://www.facebook.com/Freebies4Mom
https://www.facebook.com/freebiez

My Results So far

Dr. Corson’s Top 5 Nutrition Tips

Free Units sold: 1882

Current Price: $0.99

Books sold October, 2012: 20

How To Make Money With Twitter

Free Units sold: 924

Current Price: $2.99

Books sold October, 2012: 45

How To Reduce Your Debt Overnight

Free Units sold: 760

Current Price: $0.99

Books sold October, 2012: 46

Rich By 22

Free Units sold: 840

Current Price: $2.99

Books sold October, 2012: 8

The Blog Business Book

Free Units sold: 1525

Current Price: $2.99

Books sold October, 2012: 46

The Vertical Gardening Guidebook

Free Units sold: 5273

Current Price: $0.99

Books sold October, 2012: 191 + 14 borrows

The Network Marketing Manual

Free Units sold: Free promo scheduled for 11/03/12 – 11/06/12

Current Price: $0.99

Books sold October, 2012: 7

Facebook For Business Owners

Free Units sold: Free promo not yet scheduled

Current Price: $0.99

Books sold October, 2012: 35

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