How to write good books in other niches

Do you want to learn how to write good books in other niches where you are not an expert? This post will be useful to you.

Related: How to publish books on Amazon 


What does it mean to write books in other niches?

To write books in other niches is about your ability to produce quality books on topics where you are not an expert. I have done that severally and the books have done very well.

Once in a while, you may just want to write a solution to a popular problem where you are not an expert for the following reasons:

  • The topic is hot
  • You want to make money from it
  • Do you want to contribute your quota to



How do you write books in other niches?

I have written severally in most of my books on self-publishing about the need for authors to carry out research in different niches to discover hot and evergreen niches they can work on as book projects.

But how do you produce great ebooks in these niches especially when you are not an expert in those areas? This section will show you the different ways you can do this.

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Outsourcing strategy

You can outsource every part of the publishing process. Yes, you can do this and it’s about the simplest way to produce good and quality ebooks in any niche of your choice.

It’s just that this strategy comes with a cost – you may have to pay for the services of professionals we call Ghostwriters or Freelancers.

Who are Ghostwriters?

Ghostwriters are writers for hire who are paid but receive none of the credit for the work produced. There are generally two parties involved in this professional business relationship:

Author: He or she hires the freelance writer to produce content for an agreed-upon fee. He or she takes credit for all the original work produced.

The Ghost: This professional is the writer who is generally paid in advance of completing the job, gets the money as a “work for hire” job, and assumes none of the credit for their ghostwriting work.

Do we use this strategy in our organization?

We don’t use the services of Ghostwriters or Freelancers in our organization because we also offer Ghostwriting services or freelancing services. Contact us if you want this service 

We have offered these services for many years now. So we are well qualified to produce good ebooks in any niche of our choice and get them published online.

So if you want these services from us, you can just reach out to us. We will deliver a great job for you.

Services rendered by Ghostwriters

The following are some of the services Ghost writers can render to you:

  • Ebook Writing services (whether fiction or nonfiction)
  • Ebook cover design or graphic services
  • Ebook publication services (Some can even help you to publish your ebooks or paperback books w Amazon or any other stores)
  • Ebook marketing services (some offer different levels of publicity and marketing services for authors)

How do you engage the services of Ghostwriters?

Over the years, Ghost Writing services have become popular online and there are lots of individuals and agencies that have gotten involved now. Though this is good it calls for caution.

A contract with the wrong person will go a long way to harm you and your business in many ways. The following are some of the processes you have to follow to hire good Ghostwriters and get a good service.

  • Identify the job you want to be done for you. You should ensure you have all the details.
  • Determine the time limit required to complete the job.
  • Take your search online for a credible professional to do the job for you.
  • Just before you take your search online or settle for any expert, you can ask for recommendations from a friend who has experience hiring professionals. If you can get one this way, it can save you a lot of disappointments from a Ghost writer who will do a bad job.

Use middle agents for Ghostwriting services

I advise you to use ‘middle agents’ online services to hire Ghostwriters for your jobs. This will, at least, ensure you get the best jobs done for you before you a professional. Please examples of these ‘middle agents’ below.

Examples of ‘middle agents’ online services

You can register at the following websites to hire professionals who have registered with them to do your jobs. These online services will act as middle agents between you and these professionals. They will not be paid until you are satisfied with the job.

NowNowBooks Writing Services



Note: You should do your due diligence before you commit to any of these services.

Note: The first link above is our website link. We are also represented on Reedsy. You can find out more information at


Artificial intelligence and ChatGpt

Apart from the outsourcing strategy and the use of Ghostwriting services discussed above, the new wave now is Artificial intelligence and ChatGpt.

This is just about machines doing all the writing for you. That sounds great but there is surely a negative side to this. Machines can’t write like humans except you are going to do a lot of editing on the produced works.

This is still new and lots of improvement is still going to come into place with this.

I will write more about this in the future.

I hope you enjoyed this. I want to read your comment on how you have written in other niches where you are not an expert.


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Apple adds Buy Now Pay Later to digital wallet

Apple adds Buy Now Pay Later to digital wallet and this should be good news to online shoppers who use the platform for different purchases.

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Apple adds Buy Now Pay Later: What you need to know

What you need to know about the latest development as Apple adds Buy Now Pay Later to digital wallet will be explained innthis press statement as captured through JVZoo.

Read the press statement below:

Apple has become the latest company to embrace the buy now, pay later trend by adding the option to their digital wallet.

Apple will allow customers to pay for purchases in installments with a new feature called “Apple Pay Later”.

It will allow customers to split payments for purchases into four installments over six weeks, with the first installment due at the time of purchase. Customers will also be given the option to apply for a loan within the Wallet app, ranging from $50 to $1000, with no interest or fees.

This option will be rolling out to select users in the United States now, with plans to offer it to all eligible customers in the coming months, according to a company release.

Many consumers have turned to “buy now, pay later” apps such as Affirm, Klarna, and Afterpay to help stretch their budgets during these times of high inflation. Some experts, however, are worried that this will cause consumers to simply take on more debt.

Terri R. Bradford, a research specialist in payment systems for the Kansas City Federal Reserve, said, “So the possibility is that you could, in your mind, think of everything that you’re buying in those four installments and, as a result, take on more debt that you would if you had to pay for them in full each and every time.”

Despite this, Apple is optimistic about its new program, with Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, stating, “There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to how people manage their finances. Many people are looking for flexible payment options, which is why we’re excited to provide our users with Apply Pay Later.


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How to format your ebooks for Amazon Kindle Publishing

How to format your ebooks for Amazon Kindle Publishing (Picture Guide)

Sesan Oguntade

WARNING: No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of the author. Violators of this copyright will be enforced to the full extent of the law.

Note: This is full reproduction of my best selling ebook guide on this topic. It’s a special gift to you because you read this blog. I did not remove any information from it.


Thank you for your interest in this guide, How to Format your Books for Smashwords Publishing. Smashwords is an interesting ebook publishing websites. Their platform allows you to publish your ebook in many digital formats which can be read on most e-reading formats. When I first got to know about this website, I was glad because I observed it would give me the opportunity to create free ebooks that I can distribute on their platform to publicize my various websites and blogs. It has lived up to this billing so far.

Smashwords allows you to publish both free and paid ebooks on their platforms. These ebook will be distributed to most of their partners online who are major players in the ebook distribution business. You will enjoy this platform. I assure you.

The Hard Part

The hard part of publishing on this Smashwords platform is the formatting you have to do on your book before their publishing system can accept your book for distribution to all their friend networks. Yes it is the hard part and most people find it difficult getting this done. Well I have close to 98 % success getting my books published on this website so I believe I am qualified to teach you. This guide will show simple things you have to do to get around this. Yes I read the articles on the Smashwords website and I believe it will be extremely difficult for a newbie to use that guide to get their books correctly formatted. So i have presented a simpler route for you with this guide. Please enjoy it.

One More Thing

There is one more thing for you to note, Smashwords pays only through PayPal and I believe for a Nigerian or any other person whose country is not listed as a participating country with Paypal may grow cold feet and decide not to use this platform. This should not be. I use it and I am enjoying it. I have a Paypal that a friend of mine operates for me in UK. So I receive my payment through this means. Most importantly, I have gained more through the use of my free ebooks to publicize my other books on other platforms. You can do this too.

Now to the real job. This is a guide so I will not tell you so much stories, lets get down to the business.

You can check my Smashwords profile page to see my ebooks on this platform at

Get Your Book Typed and Proofread

This should be easy. Get it ready the normal way as you have always done in Microsoft Word. See below for the copy of my book that has been prepared this way:

Format your books for Kindle Publishing

Open The Document

You should now open this Microsoft document where you have your book saved. Press CTRL A, then CTRL C to copy the entire book content.

Open NotePad

You should now open a new Notepad document and paste your copied book content into it.


Close The Original Word Document

You should close the original Word document and open a new one. Please note this: You must close the original document before you open a new one. You should then copy your book content from the Notepad document and paste into the newly opened Word document as I have it in the picture below:

NOTE: The reason for the actions above is to allow the Notepad document to remove every unwanted codes or whatever that are always present with Microsoft Word documents which may disallow your ebook from been published on Smashwords. The new book content on the new Microsoft Word document is free to a large extent, from these unnecessary codes.

Save Your New Word Document

You should now save your new Word document as a 2003 – 2007 Word document. The Smashwords platform will only take your formatted book in this old format of Word document. See the picture below:

Go to this symbol below to the upper right corner of your Word document and click it:

Then go to “Save As” and then Word 2003-2007 Document

Save in your preferred name and in a preferred folder.

Click on Normal

Click on the Normal icon in the middle of your Word document as I have it below

Change the Font

Press CTRL A and change the font of your book content to Times New Roman and Point 12

Change Line Spacing

You should now go to Page Layout and under Spacing, change the ‘After’ box to 6 pt and click on anywhere in the document.

Activate Show/Hide

You should now click on the Show/Hide icon so that you can see every hidden details of your formatting process. You will find this icon under the Home tab and beside the Normal icon you clicked on the other time. See the picture below:

This is what your Word document will look like after you must have clicked this Show/Hide icon:

Can you see the Show/Hide icon now all over your book content. This is a very useful feature for this formatting exercise.

Alter the Paragraph

You should now change the paragraph setting of of your book to ‘single’. Press CTRL A, and right click on any part of the document, then click on ‘Paragraph’, the box below shows up:

You can see that I have changed the entry under ‘Line Spacing’ to ‘Single’. This is the only thing you need to change here. Click OK’ .

Remove All Tabs

You will now need to remove all tabs from your document. You can do it this way. Press CTRL H, and under the ‘Replace’ tab, input ^t into the box in front of ‘Find what’. Don’t

input anything in the box in front of ‘Replace with’ and then click ‘Replace All’. This will remove all the tabs in your document with nothing. All tabs are eliminated. See picture below:

You will see a response like the one below:

10 tabs were removed from my document.

Now, you need to start working on the content of your document. Don’t worry, its easy just like it has been all this while.

Edit the Copyright /Book Title Section of Your Book

This is exactly how you will edit and present the title section of your ebook. Please follow the format below exactly as you have seen it here.

Book Title


Published by Firstname Lastname [or PublisherName] at Smashwords

(or, alternatively, if you don’t want to use the “Published by…” line, add the words, Smashwords Edition on the next line. No need to do both.) Copyright 2014 Authorname

(Optional: if you have multiple titles at Smashwords, write:) Discover other titles by Authorname: Title 1

Title 2 Title 3

Your Smashwords Profile (Note: You will be able to see the your smashwords profile

link when you click on the profile tab in your account after you registered. Remember again that it is optional to include a smashwords profile here. It wont stop your book from been accepted)

Look at the way I set my own copyright page below:

You should ensure you center your copyright section and If you’re centering the text on this page, do not use any first line indents. Also base your text on the “Normal”

paragraph style (or a custom paragraph style based on Normal). I used a font number of 14 for my book title. There is no problem about this.

Go to the Body of Your book

I want you to look at how I will edit the remaining part of the body of my book.

Can you take a look at the picture below:

These are the Show/Hide icon that are visible after my copyright section. They signify about 6 lines of spaces before the text, ‘Website: http://…’. You are going to close up these spaces by putting the cursor of your mouse at the back of ‘Website’ and use the backspace button on your keyboard to clear them off leaving only a single show/hide icon between the copyright section and the next text. See how I did that below:

I will also close up other spaces in the document this way. You should ensure you don’t allow a long series (more than four) paragraph returns anywhere in your book while trying to arrange words, sentences and paragraphs on a page, or to designate page breaks, because not only will this cause your book to be rejected from Smashwords’ Premium Catalog, it’ll also create a lot of awful looking blank space in your ebook. Some ebook reading devices will add extra padding after each paragraph return, so if you add multiple paragraph returns this can create excessive spacing between paragraphs.

I advise you close up the spaces between each line as much as possible. To show a paragraph, you can just allow a single line in between. I want you to look at the body of my book below:

Can you see how I have tried to eliminate most of the spaces between the lines . You can also do the same for the body of your book content all through.

Inserting Chapter Heading

Now let us look at how you can insert chapter headings all through your book. This is pretty different from the way you do it for paperback books. You don’t need to go to a new page before you can start a new chapter. You start a new chapter immediately after a chapter by just leaving a line space between them. You must also input your chapters the way I have done it in the picture below:

You must ensure you center your chapter headings, bold them and make sure their font sizes is 14. You must do it this way so that the Smashwords system will be able to produce the table of content of your book automatically. If you fail to do it this way, Smashwords’ ‘meatgrinder’ (the publishing software) will reject your book.

Inserting Links in Your Book

You can insert links into your book this way. Highlight the text you want to insert link into:

Press CTRL K, the box below will show up. Insert the website link in the box in front of ‘Address’.

Click ‘OK’

The text will be hyper linked and readers of your ebook can click on it to visit the website. Caution: You must ensure the websites you are linking to are not affiliate websites. They should be your personal or business websites preferably the ones you use to register at Smashwords. If you link to affiliate websites or any other inappropriate ones, your book will be rejected. You can have your affiliate offer on your website, link to your website and the reader can go ahead to visit your affiliate offers.

You can insert an email just the same way you did it for website link.

Inserting an Image

Put your cursor where you want the image to be placed. Click ‘Insert’, then ‘Picture’ and then navigate to the folder where you have saved your image on your computer. Click ‘Insert’.

You should ensure you don’t copy and paste your image in your book. You should only use the ‘Insert’ feature as I have described above.

If you can avoid using images in your ebook, you can do so. If the images are not really relevant, you should not include them.

Put This After Your Book Content

You should put this line, ### after your book content just before the About The Author page.

Look at how I did it below:

About The Author

This is where you can make more noise about yourself, your business and your website. I leave you to do this. You can also look at how I crafted out mine below:

Designing Your Cover

Your ebook cover image is the first impression you make on your prospective reader. Book covers are one of your most important marketing tools. When you upload your manuscript, you’ll be asked to attach your book cover as an image file. An image file usually ends with the file extension .JPG or .png.

Book cover images are required for the Smashwords Premium Catalog.

NOTE: The Smashwords Premium Catalog is the ultimate in an author’s publishing experience with Smashwords. Even if your book is published on the Smashwords’ website and available on their e-store, it may still not be qualified for the Premium Catalog. If your book is accepted in the Premium Catalog, it will be distributed to all the other online partners of Smashwords where your book can receive maximum exposure.

This is the reason for this guide anyway. If you follow the steps shown in this guide religiously, you will be able to get your book qualified for the Premium Catalog.

What Makes a Great Cover? Here are three tips (as described on the Smashwords website):

——————————————————————————————————————–“1. Don’t design it yourself Unless you’re a professional graphic designer, don’t design your own cover. Your cover should look professional, not amateur. Your cover needs to look as good as or better than what the big NY publishers and bestselling indie authors are putting out.

2. Know your target reader Before you hire a designer for your cover, you should be very clear about the profile of your target reader. Sure, you might have written a romance, but what type of romance reader will enjoy your book the most? Is it a sweet romance or a steamy erotic thriller? Make your cover hyper focused to appeal to that target reader. If your cover attracts the wrong readers, your reviews will suffer.

3. Great cover images make a promise If you strip away the title and author name from your cover image, what promise would your image make to the reader? If you write fiction, the image should promise an emotional experience”.


I use Fireworks to design my ebook covers and most of them look great. I am not a graphics designer but I get my Smashwords ebook covers designed myself. I advise you get in touch with a designer to do this for you.

Unlike print books which have a front cover, back cover and spine, ebooks only have a front cover. So you need only the front cover for your ebooks.

Mechanical Requirements for Book Covers

Book covers must be shaped like a book cover (a vertical [upright] rectangle, not a square) and should include your book title and author name. Keep your cover image tasteful and avoid obscenity. 1,600 pixels wide by 2,400 pixels tall is generally a good dimension, or such similar ratio. The image must be at least 1,400 pixels wide, and the height should be greater (taller) than the width. A good guideline is to make the height between 1.3 and 1.6 times greater than the width. I think 1.5 to 1.6 usually looks best, though you and your cover designer have some flexibility here.

Book covers cannot contain nudity, a price, or a web address (Apple, for example, will reject your book if they see a hyperlink on the book cover image), or advertisements of items not already included in the book. It must include the book title and author name,

and the title and author name must match the title and author name inside your book and in the metadata (Metadata is what you enter on the Publish page, such as the book title, author name, book description. Metadata = data about something else, and in this case the “something” else is your book).

The cover cannot be grainy, blurry or pixelated. Pixelation occurs when you start with a small image and expand the dimensions. Make the text crisp and clear. When ebook retailers display your cover, it’ll be shrunk to the size of a postage stamp, so you want all the cover elements to look good in a small image. This means if you make your title or author name too small on the cover, it’ll be invisible in the thumbnail. Your image must be in RGB color, not CMYK (at the risk of getting too technical, most image files are RGB [stands for red, green, blue], which is what’s supported by computer

monitors. CMYK is a format for printing ink on paper. Most image processing applications will give you RGB automatically. If your image is in CMYK, it will be rejected by Smashwords [assuming we catch it. If we don’t catch it, the retailer will reject it]. Note that it is not easy to tell if your image is in RGB or CMYK. If your

image opens in a Firefox browser, it’s RGB. If it doesn’t, then it’s probably CMYK. Your cover designer will understand.)

Note: Immediately after publishing your book at Smashwords, it’ll be featured on the Smashwords home page if it has a cover. The home page feature typically lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending upon how quickly you roll off the page when others publish after you. Therefore, don’t upload your book to Smashwords until you have a good looking cover image because you want to take full advantage of your minutes of fame. If you upload without a cover, the book will miss the home page feature, even if you upload the cover hours later.

Look at Some of My Covers at Smashwords

The covers above should give you and your designer ideas on how to get yours done.

Go Over Your Book Again

Yes you need to do this. Check to see if you have allowed too many spaces between lines and paragraphs. Check to see if you have done your book chapters very well. Check everything just in case you have left something out.

Now Let us Go To Smashwords

You must register at if you have not done so before.

When you log in, go to ‘Publish’

Fill in the boxes as it applies to your book. They are simple instructions you have to follow.

Under the ‘Price’ Section, you can either fill in ‘Make my book free’ if you want to distribute a free book. If you are charging, you should put the amount in the third box. It can be $0.99, $1.99, $2.99 or whatever. You should also indicate the category where you want your book to be listed. For the book formats, you should tick all the available formats.

You should upload your cover image and also your formatted ebook using item 6 and 7 below:

For item 8, tick the box, ‘Yes, I agree’ and click ‘Publish immediately. This is what you see after this action:

When it must have converted your ebooks to the right formats for publishing, you will have to follow simple online instructions to add the Free ISBN from Smashwords for your book. You will have to wait for some days to know whether your book has been accepted into the Smashwords premium catalog that will allow it to be distributed to all the partner networks. If there are any issues, you will will surely be informed from your profile page when you log in. You will be guided on how to correct the missing link.

I want to wish you all the best.

Please feel free to contact us if you need our help. Sesan Oguntade,

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Buy Books Online in Nigeria at Cheap Prices and With No Stress

If you want to buy books online in Nigeria, this press release from Zarepath Publishing, owner of, an online bookstore in Nigeria will be of great use to you.

New Startup Online bookstore in Nigeria promises NowNow Delivery for purchased books online.

Lovers and users of books and other forms of info products can now buy those products online from the comfort of their rooms and receive their products immediately online or at their doorsteps., a subsidiary of Zarepath Publishing is now open to both readers, authors  and sellers of books and other informations products who want to either buy or sell these products on their platform. CEO and founder of NowNow Books,Sesan Oguntade, has said.

According to Sesan Oguntade, is wholly devoted to the listing and sales of only problem-solving books and other information products like ebooks, audio and video products, online video courses, softwares, and apps. No other products apart from these will be listed on this platform now or in the future.

NowNow Books is poised to give book lovers, readers, authors and sellers of books a good experience in their bid to update their knowledge on any topic of interest and also to solve any problem they may be facing in their lives or in their society.

Oguntade said, “NowNow Books is determined to become the leading online bookstore in Nigeria in terms of the quality of information products listed and sold on the platform, the ease and stress-less delivery of products to customers, the prompt and efficient customer service, and the publishing assistance rendered to authors.”

“I specifically  desire to make NowNow Books a platform people will turn to when they desire books, ebooks and any information product that can help them solve one problem or other in their lives, businesses or at their workplaces. Products listed on our platform will be thoroughly screened for quality and fulfillment of what they promised to solve.”

Mr. Oguntade further said, “Our online bookstore also strongly desires to help Nigerian authors get published worldwide.  Having published internationally myself for some years now and with some degree of success, I want to help more authors to get their books out there through NowNow Books. We will give them free resources that will help them market their books on a worldwide scale.”

“We are both tutors and readers friendly. We want to encourage readers to obtain problems-solving books and information products without stress or difficulty and at the cheapest prices. Readers can even do a custom order for any information product or books they can’t find on our platform. We use one of the most efficient payment processing platform in Nigeria (Paystack) to process payment so your payment or card details are safe when you use it on our platform.”

Mr.Oguntade believes books and information products that add values to lives and solve problems should not be too expensive.

He said, “At NowNow Books, all our ebooks are priced from N0 to N1000 and we encourage authors who will sell on our platform to do the same. Special discount promotions are always ongoing and open to visitors to our website or customers who register free as NowNow Books members.”

NowNow Books is an online bookstore in Nigeria. You can gain free access to our e-library and also get the best deals if you register as a NowNow member today at

What is Google Bard?

Just what is Google Bard? I believe you need to know. What is the relevance of God Bard to authors?

This post will give answers to these questions. I want you to share this post with friends if you find it useful.

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What is Google Bard: a definitive guide

Google Bard is an experimental Google chatbot that is powered by the LaMDA large language model. It’s a generative AI that accepts prompts and performs text-based tasks like providing answers and summaries and creating various forms of content.

Google wrote on its website,

We believe that these technologies will promote innovation and further our mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Google Bard will be another useful tool from the stable of Google Inc.

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How do you access Google Bard?

Though Google Bard is still in Beta. It’s still open only to some selected people from selected countries of the world but you can help yourself to know about this innovation and how to use Google Bard.

Let me allow Googlytake over from here to give you comprehensive knowledge about Google Bard and how to use it.

What does use Google Bard for?

You can use Google Bard to help move your ideas forward. With a little help from Bard, you can do things like:

  • Brainstorm ideas, develop a plan, or find different ways to get things done
  • Get a quick, easy-to-understand summary of more complex topics
  • Create first drafts of outlines, emails, blog posts, poems, and much more


Before you use Bard

Don’t rely on Bard’s responses as medical, legal, financial, or other professional advice.
Bard’s responses don’t represent Google’s views, and should not be attributed to Google.
Bard may give inaccurate or inappropriate information. Your feedback makes Bard more helpful and safe. Learn how to give feedback.


How to start a conversation in Bard chat

Go to
If you’re not already signed in, sign in to your Google Account. In the text box at the bottom, enter your question or prompt. Select Submit


Examples of conversations you can start

The following are examples of conversations you can start on Google Bard.

  • Help me finish my art studio tagline: craft, create, and …
  • Outline my blog post about summer mocktail recipes
  • Draft a packing list for my weekend fishing and camping trip
  • I want to write a novel. How can I get started?
  • Help me understand if lightning can strike the same place twice


How to edit your prompt

If you want to revise your prompt to Bard, you can edit it, and Bard will regenerate the response.

To the right of your prompt, select Edit text.
Edit your prompt. Select Update.

How to check other responses to your prompt

For some prompts, you can review other drafts that Bard creates. This option is only available for Bard’s latest response.

At the top right of Bard’s response, select View other drafts. Select that draft you want to review.

Other things you need to know about Google Bard

The following are the other things you need to know about Google Bard:

To start a new chat: at the top left, select Menu   Reset chat.

To search for topics related to a response: below the response, select Google it.

You should know that Bard is an experimental technology and may generate inaccurate or inappropriate responses. When this happens, you can report a response.

Bard’s ability to hold context is purposefully limited for now. As Bard continues to learn, its ability to hold context during longer conversations will improve.

Google Bard and authors

What is the relevance of Google Bard to authors? Let us look at some tips below:

  • Google Bard helps authors to plan out outlines for new books
  • Google Bard assists authors to write content for their books
  • Google Bard allows authors to research book marketing strategies
  • Google Bard helps authors with author blogs to research and write good blog posts

I believe you are going to find out more about this innovation from Google. It will surely help more people in different ways.

I believe you love this post. Let me read from you. Please share this post on your social media handles.

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How to build an audience as an author

I want you to learn from this short post on how to build an audience as an author. This is a simple note and advice from one of the internet’s book marketing platforms – Written Word Media.

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What does it mean to build an audience as an author?

Building an audience as an author is all about using different strategies to gain new readers and also retain old reader membership.

Authors who want to sell more books on Amazon or other online sales stores must learn to consistently build an audience.

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Benefits of building an audience as an author

The following are some of the benefits of building an audience as an author:

  • To gain new readers
  • To retain old readers or fans
  • To expose your books to more readers per time
  • To get feedback from fans and readers of your books
  • To get ideas about new book titles
  • To sell more books
  • To help in the launch of a new book


A potent way to build an audience as an author

This is what, according to a news release from Written Word Media, consider a potent way to build an audience as an author:

If you’re looking to increase your author earnings, it’s important to focus on what your author business will look like in the future and how you can get there.

So, in addition to a solid catalog of books, what do high-earning authors have? A large audience of readers who buy the author’s new titles, buy their other titles, leave reviews, and spread the word to other readers.

How do they build this audience? Lots of ways, but one of the easiest and most effective ways is by running free promotions where they make their book, usually the first in a series, free. And shout it from rooftops.


Running free promotions for your published books on Amazon KDP

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Free book promotion on Amazon KDP

Why must you do free book promotion on Amazon KDP? This post will show you three reasons why you should price your book at free on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

Related: How to publish a free book in Amazon for free


What is free book promotion on Amazon KDP?

Free book promotion on Amazon KDP is all about pricing your published book at $0 on Amazon KDP.

I believe that will sound crazy to some authors especially, newbies authors, but I am letting you know that Publishing and pricing some of your books at free on Amazon is one of the best marketing decisions or practices you can take as you make effort to sell more ebooks on Amazon.

I have engaged in this practice of free book promotion on Amazon KDP for many years and most of the organic ebook sales I have on Amazon today is as a result of some of my ebooks that are free.

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How to publish an ebook free on Amazon KDP

Publishing your ebook free on Amazon KDP is not a straightforward thing as Amazon does not allow books to be priced at free during the Publishing process.

So what do you have to do to list your book free on Amazon KDP?

I want you to read this article on this blog on how to publish your ebook free on Amazon KDP

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Why you should do free book promotion on Amazon KDP

The following are the reasons why you should do free book promotion on Amazon KDP:


You have a book series

You can run a free book promotion on Amazon KDP if you have a book series with 2 or more books.

You can decide to price the first book in the series at free to entice readers to read for free and to put the other books in the series in their faces.

I did that with my Christian romance book series. I priced the first, The Prostitute at free in order to sell the second book in the series, Thorns Inside the Rose.

I have lots of good reviews and downloads from the first free book. This has also given good promotion to the second book in the series.


You want more reviews and ratings

If you want more reviews and ratings for your books, you should consider doing a free book promotion on Amazon KDP. I mentioned earlier that my best selling Christian romance novel has gotten lots of downloads and good reviews and ratings so far.

This has really helped my others books in one way or the other. This is also the case with some of my other free ebooks on Amazon.


You are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited

Yes, if you publish and sell ebooks on Amazon, you need to have your books enrolled in Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle Select program. There are many benefits for authors and their books if they participate in the Kindle Select program on Amazon..

You can check out this post to read more about the Kindle Select program

When you enrol your book in Kindle Unlimited, it will be available at free for Amazon paid subscribers. At free, more readers can know about your book.

Related: Read more about how readers love my two ebooks, How I Publish Books on Amazon KDP and How I sell ebooks on Amazon.


Amazon KDP authors build audience on Amazon. Pricing books at free is one of the easiest and most effective ways they build audience for their published books on Amazon and their author brand.

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Archive books in the KDP dashboard

If you want to archive books in the KDP dashboard, this post will show you how. Archiving books in your Amazon KDP dashboard is new and for an Amazon KDP author like me with so many published books in my KDP dashboard, this is a welcome development.


What does it mean to archive books in the KDP dashboard?

To archive books in the KDP dashboard is about freeing up space in the Bookshelf section of your Amazon KDP dashboard.

The following scenarios can warrant archiving some books in your KDP dashboard:

If you have published lots of books and you want only the recently published books to appear on your bookshelf.

If you have unpublished some books and you don’t want them to appear again on your bookshelf

If Amazon had refused to approve a book and you don’t want to see it again on your bookshelf

Related: Is Amazon KDP profitable? 


How to archive books in the KDP dashboard

The following tutorial shows you how to archive books in the KDP dashboard:


Log in to your Amazon KDP dashboard

I believe you should be able to do that.


Go to the exact book

Go to the exact book you want to archive in the Bookshelf section of your KDP dashboard. Click on the three dots to the far right of the book (see picture below).

archive books in KDP dashboard


Click on the archive book

From the drop-down menu, click on ‘Archive title’

Archive books in Amazon KDP bookshelf


Publish Books on Amazon

You should take note of the information on the next page shown above. Amazon informs you that though you have archived your book, it remains on sale in the various Amazon stores (that is if it was published in the first place).

You can finish the process by clicking, ‘Archive Title ‘

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How to see archived titles in your Amazon KDP dashboard

In case you want to see the archived book titles again in your Amazon KDP bookshelf, you should do this:

In your Bookshelf, click on ‘View’ and select, ‘All Titles’ or ‘Archived Titles.’

This will either show you all titles you have published including the archived book titles or only the archived book titles. Please see the picture below:


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Sponsored brands on Amazon

Want to learn how launch your sponsored brands on Amazon? This post is just right for you.

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What are sponsored brands on Amazon?

Sponsored Brands on Amazon are cost-per-click (CPC) ads that feature or show your business brand logo, multiple products and a custom headline. These cost-per-click ads appear in relevant shopping results and they also help to drive the discovery of your business brand among customers shopping for similar products.

Amazon Sponsored Brands, previously known as Amazon Headline Search Ads, can help customers find your business brand and products with creative ads that appear in relevant Amazon shopping results.


Steps to launch sponsored brands on Amazon

The following are the first set of action steps you need to take to launch sponsored brands on Amazon:

  • First add your pen name and book(s) in Amazon Author Central. You should have registered for Amazon Author Central.
  • Second, cick the Books tab on Amazon Author Central.
  • Thirdly, click add it now located at the end of the paragraph at the top of the page.
  • Fourth, in the Search field, enter the book title, ISBN, or author name and click enter.
  • Fifth, once you find the book, click the book cover. If it’s your book, click Add this book.
  • Sixth, if you are claiming a new pen name, you will see [Author name] is my pen name.  Note: If you’re adding a new pen name, we’ll notify you after we verify you’re the rights holder for the selected book. Once verified, it may take up to 48 hours for new claims to be reflected in your Amazon Ads account.

Note: To visit advertising console, click Reports + Marketing and Go to ads console.


More steps to launch your sponsored brands on Amazon

After you are done with the six steps above, you should proceed to follow the steps below:

Update your Author page

You will need to update your Author page on Amazon. You should understand that your Author Page shows essential information about you, like your biography, bibliography, profile photos, and blog feeds.

New readers will likely visit your Author page during their shopping activities to read about you, your business and your book selection. You should ensure your Author page is up-to-date.


Amazon adds additional Author page

Amazon will try to verify if you’re the author of the selected books. If that’s done and verified,  an additional Author Page will be available for you to use and maintain.

The pen name will then appear in the drop-down menu next to your name in the upper right corner of Amazon Author Central.

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How I sell ebooks on Amazon KDP

We have sold lots of ebooks on Amazon.

A lot always depend on what you do right or wrong during publication. The choice of keywords, titles, subtitles, categories chosen, descriptions, cover. You should also understand that you may have to try out paid ads.

This guide will be of great use to you.

How I Sell Ebooks on Amazon






Audiobooks sales calculator: a free tool

Dave Chesson’s KindlePreneur has given authors the audiobooks sales calculator. This is part of the promise made to the readers of his blog to update some of the free author tools on their stable this year.

Related: How to predict your book sales on Amazon

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What are audiobooks?

Audiobooks are simply audio versions of books or ebooks. The demand for audiobooks has risen astronomically in the past few years.

It’s believed the demand for audiobooks will continue to move upwards. Lots of people now prefer to use audiobooks instead of ebooks or even paperback books.


What are audiobooks sales calculator?

Audiobooks sales calculator are simply author tools to calculate the potential sales of an audiobook.

Amazon is not left out of the new audiobooks wave. Its sister company, ACX helps authors to get their audiobooks published and distributed worldwide.

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Audiobooks sales calculator: free Author tool by KindlePreneur

I want you to read more information about the press release on the audiobooks sales calculator by KindlePreneur.

Dave at KindlePreneur takes it up:

“I’ve added a new FREE tool that does the same for audiobooks.

This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time because the ranking for audiobooks on Amazon/Audible runs on a different system from ebooks and print books. That made audiobooks incompatible with my original book sales calculator.

All you have to do is find your best seller rank by visiting the Amazon page of any given audiobook, then going to the details section and selecting the top number you see under “Best Sellers Rank”.


Then you just pop that number into the Audiobook Sales Calculator and PRESTO! You have an estimated number of sales per day for that audiobook.

Check out the new tool here