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Offline Ken100

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Re: I have joined the kindle self publishing revolution!!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 01:25:19 PM »
Much like it works here, if you want to format your posts. So, for example, if you want the word HELP to appear in bold on the kindle screen, it needs tagging...

<b > HELP < /b>

I have had to put spaces in between the 'b' and the '>' because if I don't, then the MWC forum software automatically applies those tags and the word HELP becomes <b>HELP</b>

You can find lots of help on the web about HTML, but beware, it very quickly becomes complicated!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 03:06:36 PM »
I see.
When you mentioned tagging, my mind went to SEO instead.

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Re: I have joined the kindle self publishing revolution!!
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 03:22:37 PM »
Hi Ken,

I split the quoted post below from your thread so the KDP Select discussion would have its own. The KDP Select discussion is on the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP Select) thread started by Sean Patrick Fox.

Congrats on publishing your work. Out of curiosity, have you thought about joining KDP Select? What are your views for/against it?

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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 05:35:26 AM »
Hey Ken,

I'm prepping my first manuscript for kindle sales too and I have to say your post is VERY inspiring. Congratulations!

Okay, I admit it, I'm excited.
So excited that I haven't even got a book to point you to yet.
I have published my 9500 word novella 'Population:DEAD!' on the Kindle, and now I am waiting for its approval before it goes live, hopefully tomorrow.

Obviously I will notify everyone as soon as it is up for sale. 86p by the way, or for the Americans, 99c. I would have liked to initially offer it for free, but Amazon don't seem to want to encourage that, and 86p is the lowest price I could set.

If you would like to see the cover image before then, go to http://kenpreston.co.uk

Cheers,
Ken :)

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Re: I have joined the kindle self publishing revolution!!
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 05:58:56 AM »
Thanks, Davaun.
I hope you do well with your book. Keep us posted!

Cheers,
Ken :)
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 09:11:26 PM »
Hey Ken,

 I just had a look-see at your book. Kudos to you and best of luck!

It is an exciting time to be an author!

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2012, 02:54:36 PM »
Thank you Deb, it is exciting.

The hard work still remains, though, of how to sell your book to people. That's the challenge, and the steep learning curve.

Cheers,
Ken :)
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2012, 03:00:10 PM »

The hard work still remains, though, of how to sell your book to people. That's the challenge, and the steep learning curve.


You're not kidding . . .
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
You're not kidding . . .

 ;D ;D

I'm still trying to get my head around how to sell a book that nobody has ever heard of, by an unknown author... Let's face it, the last thing the world needs is another novel, right?  :)

But still, there's got to be a way...

Mass hypnotism, maybe?
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Re: I have joined the kindle self publishing revolution!!
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 03:31:14 AM »
how do people manage to give their work away for free then?  there are plenty out there.  I want to give a book of my shorts for free to let people see how i write - then hopefully, if they like my style, they will buy my book.  I have self published both in tree book form and in kindle.  http://www.catherinebyrne-author.com

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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2012, 11:06:59 PM »
Ken, the wife finished your book and really enjoyed it ! Job well done !

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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2012, 06:43:20 AM »
Hi Bill,
Sorry, just caught up with your post. Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased your wife enjoyed the book. For me it makes it worthwhile when I get positive feedback like this, so I really do appreciate it.

If there is any chance she could leave me a review on Amazon I would be very grateful.
If not, no worries, just pleased she enjoyed it, and thanks again for linking to my book from your website, and your encouragement and helpful comments.

Cheers,
Ken  :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012, 10:24:37 AM »
The wife said she would write a review....glad to. She also has Fox's book in her Kindle list ;)

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2012, 03:15:53 PM »
I'm sure she will enjoy Patrick's book. :)
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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 04:42:37 AM »
Welcome to the world of self-publishing on Amazon! If there's one online income source I like talking about most, it's definitely self-publishing on Amazon. I'm normally a pretty modest guy but I've gotta say… I rock at self-publishing!

I've increased my monthly income from nothing to nearly $2K in less than three years just from selling books on Amazon... and I was making a grand a month within a year.

The post on how I make money self-publishing has been one of the most popular on my personal blog so I wanted to update it with everything I've learned over the last few years. I've included updates on how to turn your books into a passive source of income and how to make the whole process easier.

Ok, so $2K a month isn't huge money but it's getting there and it's growing very quickly.

If you want to learn more about making money with Kindle then check out "KindleBucks.com" which is the #1 Amazon Kindle Training out there.

I can't recommend it enough. That's how I got started almost three years ago.

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