Tim Ferris and Ryan Buckley
A few days ago I read an amazing post by Tim Ferris about Kindle publishing. Actually it was an interview he did with Ryan Buckley, but it was an incredibly comprehensive piece of information and one of the best Kindle articles I’ve read in a long time. Between the two of them, they talked about everything related to kindle, from writing, formatting and most importantly, marketing and promotion.
When it comes to self publishing with Kindle, or any other of the self publishing platforms available to authors these days, you should be aware that the potential for success is great – and without being overly negative, the same is true of the opposite. There are so many factors to consider and if you don’t get them all correct, your results might not be what you were expecting. The interview which you can see on Tim’s blog is a superb ready reference for anyone who can’t afford to purchase one of the Kindle training courses that are currently in the marketplace. With the exception of a few of these courses, they are mostly regurgitated rehashes of ‘same ole’ so it was refreshing to see this excellent information provided for free.
Aside from the basic information, it really provides some useful insights about marketing and promotion of your book/books as well as the importance of building ad establishing a relationship with your readers and fans. Without this, you will likely struggle in the self publishing arena and this type of information is what you generally don’t find in most Kindle courses.
You should have a read of this interview if you are interested in being successful.
If you are interested in taking a Kindle course, Geoff Shaw has one called ‘Kindling’ which he has added to and religiously updated as changes in the Kindle marketplace have occurred. As well as providing great information, it is also insane value for money. Geoff himself, in case you don’t know him, doesn’t have tickets on himself and is the most genuine no BS teacher out there when it comes to Kindle. You can find ‘Kindling’ here.