New Way To Get Extra Traffic & Profits for Your Book: KINDLE SINGLES (Get 70% Commission under $2.99?!)

You may have heard of Kindle singles, but maybe you didn’t exactly know what it was or you didn’t think you could get your book in.
Well, that’s what I thought… but I was just proven wrong. I found the link to apply your eBook for Kindle Singles, and it’s actually pretty simple. You just email them your book title and give them a summary, then they’ll look over it and get back to you.

“But, What’s Kindle Singles? What Are The Benefits?” You may be asking.

Kindle Singles is Amazon’s program where they showcase short Kindle books from 5,000 to 30,000 words. Here are the 2 greatest benefits it brings to your eBook:

  1. Brings more traffic to your book. (more traffic = more sales!)
  2. Gives you better commissions! You can get 70% commissions even if your book is under $2.99!

So, I’m definitely going to submit a few of my Kindle books to this and hope that they get approved as Kindle Singles! I definetely recommend you try it too, as it can give your book HUGE potential!
Here’s the link to Amazon’s page on it & how to submit:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000700491

Getting The Buyer To Trust You

One of the most, important things to get lots of sales?
GETTING THE BUYER TO TRUST YOU.

The biggest factors are:

  • Amount of reviews
  • Other books by the author
  • Number of stars in the reviews

You should have at least 5 reviews above 3 stars. A book with a 1 star review does do better that no stars, but the more stars the better. 30 reviews is a great number to aim for, but while your book is still new on the market, 10 reviews is a good goal to set.

You should also have more books that have good reviews. If the buyer clicks on your author name and sees all of your other books with 1 star reviews, it will definitely scare them away from buying your book! Also, if all of your books are in different genres, that will scare a lot of buyers away as well. They will be skeptical if you’ve got all these different genres under one author name. You should just write in 1 genre per author name. If you want to write in another genre, I recommend you create a pin name. You can use any name you can think of!
So, you may have a few reviews already, but if the average star count is 1 or 2 stars, a buyer will be very hesitant and scared to buy the book. Remember, you’ve got to make a good first impression!

BE SURE TO PUT OUT DECENT QUALITY! Would you pay your own asking price?
If it’s not quality enough, go to Fiverr.com and you can find someone to fix up your book and correct your errors for $5. That’s the place I go to when I need a small service done for cheap. I am not trying to promote them, just saying it’s a good place to go.

 

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How do you currently price your Kindle eBooks?

Currently, the best all around price is $2.99. It’s not too high, but not too low. A cheaper price can appear to be cheap and low quality. A higher price can turn off any budget-conscious reader. After Amazon takes their cut, you get $2.

From my own experience, $4.29 in the 2nd best price. Use it only if you think your book is worth the price! The sales are still about the same, it makes the book appear more valuable, and you get $3 a sale instead of $2. But, the higher price may scare off some buyers.

You can use $0.99 short stories to get your name out. You will get higher volume sales more easily, but it takes a LOT to add up so you can’t count on it for revenue. Since you get 35% profits instead of 70% when your book is under $2.99, you will only get $0.35 per sale! It will take 5.71 sales at this price to be equal to 1 sale at $2.99.

You can put together compilations of a few novels or long stories in the same genre and charge $9.99. Some people will buy it, but much less. But hey, it’s worth a shot!

I’m looking into the $3.99 price point. I’ve heard good things about it, but I’m still researching it and I’ll update you soon on what I find!