Today’s topic: The Power of a Book Series
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Notes from this episode:
We talked about publishing short Kindle books last month. If you publish short books, I recommend creating a Kindle series around your main topic. Your series title can be related to your main topic. Then, each small book can focus on a specific problem within that topic.
Publishing a book series helps you build authority in that niche; people will eventually know that you know your stuff.
One of the first series that I created was my vegetarian cookbook series. There were seven books in the series and they sold really well. Each book in the series then promoted the others.
Instead of having one cookbook with ALL the recipes, I broke it down by topic as follows:
- Breakfast Recipes
- Lunch Recipes
- Main Entrees
- Appetizer Recipes
- Salad Recipes
- Soup, Stew, and Chili Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Cooking with ALL the recipes
By now, you should be getting the idea.
What seems to work best is when you have six or seven books in the series. That seems to be the sweet spot, where Amazon starts promoting the other books for you and doing some advertising for you. They do this by displaying your book on “Customers who bought this also bought” or sending out promotional emails about your books.
You may think that six to seven books sound like too much work! However, if you think about writing 10,000 words per book or 60,000-70,000 words for the entire series, this is less content than some full-length novels. Therefore, when writing a Kindle series, think about it as if you are writing one big book in small chunks of six or seven smaller eBooks.
It is powerful.
I want you to really consider writing a series and finishing one book per month. If you do this, your entire series will be finished in less than seven months.
Benefits of Book Series
And the benefits of publishing your series can last a lifetime. Here are just a few of the benefits possible to you as a Kindle author:
- Authority in your niche
- Exposure for your business
- Reach more people with your message (even internationally)
- Get leads for your business, 24/7, on autopilot
- Find new clients for your services
- Diversify your income
- And more!
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