Did you know I am a published author? Yep. Well, on Kindle I am. I actually have 10 titles on my virtual bookshelf for Kindle (2 aren't live), I have another finished and waiting to upload and another in the works. I am really nothing special…if I can do it, anyone can do it.
Here's a screen shot of my account…I did black out the titles and ASIN numbers for privacy.
Now, I will tell you ONE of the titles because it's one I helped our 8 yr old daughter write. She turned 9 on the day it was uploaded. :o) It's called DOGS! An ABC Book for Kids and it's actually FREE from today until Friday…but she did write it while she was still only 8 yrs old.
It would really make her day if you went over to Amazon and snagged a copy. Please do it!
As you can see from the dates, I've been selling books on Kindle for 3 years as of TODAY! I am, by no means, rich from these books, but that's because I just started digesting everything I could about how to properly market a book on Kindle. HINT: Part of it is getting a bunch of people to download a free copy, if you can believe it.
I've been toying with the idea of putting together a course on how you AND your kids can get published on Kindle. Tell me THAT wouldn't be a neat thing to do over the summer. And for those of you who have college bound kids, imagine a line on the college application that says, "Published my first book in the 3rd grade."
My second oldest daughter is almost done with her first book and our oldest is busy writing fictional stories to publish. She has 2 done already and is aiming for 10 total.
If you have a child who has never been all that interested in writing, I'm telling you…this is a great way to motivate them. Our 2nd daughter is not a huge fan of writing, but she's been excitedly working on this book and doesn't even think it's school related at all! Yes, I am one sneaky mommy! And a little cash motivation always helps, too.
So I decided to put together a little survey to see if you'd be interested in learning how to get a book published on Kindle…and even get it to sell!
I will say that I don't approach writing like many traditional authors do. My book topics are highly researched ahead of time so I know, without a doubt, that somebody is going to buy them. Some books do better than others, but I have sold some of every book I've put up for sale on Kindle (and even Barnes and Noble's Nook).
If you have a book inside of you that's been burning to come out, the course will show you how to go from chicken scratch on paper OR a rough document on your hard drive, to a book with a nice looking cover, nice formatting and, the most important thing: PUBLISHED!
So, if you don't mind, I'd love for you to take this quick survey so I can gauge interest.
And don't forget to grab a copy of my little girl's book! DOGS! An ABC Book for Kids And please leave a review and "Like" the page after you get your copy. All those little details help!