Ever wondered how Amanda Hocking sold so many books on the Kindle? She made millions of dollars writing from home as a self published author and then got a traditional book deal out of it as well.
Yes, she is an amazing writer but there are also some key things that she did (which you can do also) to sell A LOT more books.
While there are many things you can do to sell more books on the Kindle, I am going to highlight the three key things Amanda Hocking did that made her millions of dollars as a self published author.
- She wrote GREAT books. This is a given and a no brainer. You won’t make money on the Kindle (or anywhere else) if you don’t write great books. You will get found out quickly and it won’t be pretty. If you are already a great writer, you are ready for the next step. If you are still new to writing, I have some good news for you….you don’t need schooling or an advanced degree to write well, you just need to be passionate about your topic and also do lots of reading and writing to improve your skills. Before you know it, your writing will be solid.
- Amanda Hocking was selling multiple books to the same market/audience. This is a huge key. She didn’t just have one book out or even two. She had quite a few books out that were all selling to the same market so once someone read one of her books and loved it, they immediately had another few books of hers they could buy right away. While you can still be successful writing one book for a market, it’s much easier when you right multiple books for the same market and even better when you create a series of books.
- She was (and still is) very active on her blog and social media. She didn’t just put a book up on the Kindle and magically sell zillions of books. If you look at her blog, you will see that she has posted at least 2-3 times per week for the past 2+ years! She spent the time and effort building herself and her books as her brand and even did it in a very non sales kind of way.
You can follow those same steps. Make sure you write great content, sell multiple books to the same audience, and consistently promote and build yourself and your brand on your blog and social media. If you do these things, I guarantee you will sell more books on the Kindle. Who knows, you might just be the next Amanda Hocking.
See my video on this below: