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5 Reasons Your Blog Needs A Kindle Book

This is a guest contribution from Stefan Pylarinos, author of Kindle Money Mastery.

Kindle books have been getting a lot of buzz lately amongst the internet marketing community, and with good reason. Amazon has made it extremely easy for anyone to publish their own Kindle book for sale on Amazon.com, and many bloggers are taking advantage of it.  You might have thought in the past that writing and publishing your own book could be a challenging pursuit, but I’m about to prove you otherwise.  By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll be crystal-clear why publishing your own Kindle book is something that you won’t want to miss out on.

1. More Money

This is the most obvious reason.  Selling your own Kindle book to your audience is a great way to monetize your blog.  If your audience enjoys your writing and content, then it’ll be an extremely easy sell for you that will pocket you extra money every month.  Not only that, but by promoting it to your blog audience, it will help boost your Kindle book on Amazon.com.  Amazon is currently the #1 paid search engine in the world, with over 300 million credit cards in their system, which means that they will help sell your book for you to their visitors.  Even if you don’t have a blog, a Kindle book is still a fantastic way to make money if you know how to rank your Kindle book on Amazon.

2. Builds More Trust

A Kindle book is a fantastic way to build more trust and a deeper relationship with your readers.  In your book, you’re able to share stories and deliver immense value, which helps your readers to connect with you even more.  Often times people will skim over blog posts or not receive the value of them fully, simply because it’s free content that people take for granted.  With a Kindle book, people will actually sit down without distraction and read from start to finish with their Kindle e-reader, tablet or on their computer.

3. Makes You An Authority

Publishing your own Kindle book immediately makes you an authority in your marketplace.  Not only do you gain the status of being a “published author”, but you can also quite easily attain the title “Amazon Bestselling Author”.  I remember when I published my first Kindle book, Life Mastery, and posted the news on my personal Facebook page.  Immediately, I received a massive response of praise and admiration from friends and followers.  People put authors on a pedestal and will begin to see you differently. You instantly become an expert.

4. Will Help You Get More Traffic And Subscribers

Amazon provides a lot of opportunity for you to promote your Kindle book on their website.  One advantage they have is something called the KDP Select program, which means that your Kindle book becomes exclusive only to Amazon for 90 days.  During that time, the main benefit you receive is being able to run a Free Promotion on your Kindle book for up to 5 days.  During these 5 days, your Kindle book will be listed for free on Amazon and they will do the promoting for you.  It’s not unusual for a Kindle book to get a couple hundred or couple thousand downloads during those 5 days.

I’ve had a Kindle book get me over 22,000 downloads in five days.  You might be wondering, “how the heck does this help me get more traffic and subscribers for my blog?”  The primary way is by optimizing your Kindle book to promote your blog.  For example, you could have links in your book to different articles on your blog, to a squeeze page, as well as your social media accounts.  By taking advantage of this strategy, you could easily gain hundreds or thousands of new, highly targeted, quality visitors and subscribers.

5. Can Lead To Much Greater Opportunity

Being an author on Amazon can lead to much greater opportunity, such as media exposure or speaking opportunity.  I’ve been contacted by members of the media and been interviewed many times, getting me a lot of extra exposure, simply by having my own Kindle book.  I’ve also been invited to speak at different events and seminars.  Even requests for coaching and consulting can begin to become frequent.  Like I mentioned earlier, others look up to you as an expert and authority in your marketplace.  You’re no longer just a “blogger”, but you’re an AUTHOR.

These five reasons should be enough to really persuade you into writing and publishing your own Kindle book.  If you’re already writing content and articles for your blog, then it should be a fairly easy process for you to write your own Kindle book.  I see writing a Kindle book similar to writing a series of blog posts.  These days, a book doesn’t have to be super long either.  You could publish a 40 or 50 page book and sell it for $2.99 or $4.99, in which case Amazon will pay you a 70% royalty for every sale.  You can make even more if you create a paperback version of it also, which is extremely easy using CreateSpace.  The opportunity is there and it’s something that you’re going to want to jump in on sooner, rather than later.

Get going on it and don’t miss out!

Stefan Pylarinos is an Amazon Bestselling Author and founder of Kindle Money Mastery.  Stefan’s Kindle Money Mastery course teaches you step-by-step how to create, publish and market your own Kindle books so that you can make a full-time living through Amazon.

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Comments

  1. Stefan, I could not agree more. Kindle makes it extremely easy to self publish a professional book. They have really removed the barriers for authors. Enjoyed the article.

  2. All good reasons Stefan. I released my first blogging eBook on sellfy a few weeks back; might be time to go the kindle route.

    Everywhere I look people are reading on their kindle. Yesterday I was hanging with a friend by the pool here in Thailand; what was he doing? Paging through his kindle before we chatted.

    Look at any coffee shop or public spot. The % of times you might spot someone browsing through their kindle is amazing when you think about it.

    People rarely idle like they used to. Nope. Either they are going mobile with smartphones or tablets, or they are choosing the kindle route to digest their content.

    Awesome share!

  3. Jen says:

    These all sound like good reasons to do so. Thanks for sharing your tips. I will be sure to make note of these for the future.

  4. Riza says:

    Found this interesting post shared on Kingged.com, IM social bookmarking site, and here’s my take on it:

    Number one reason is a given, the second and third reasons are something I would definitely agree with as the greatest benefits that will last.

    Builds trust? Of course, because that means you are willing to put in extra hours to share your thoughts through a virtual book.

    And I agree that it makes you more respectable especially if the quality of the Kindle book’s content you’re selling is worth its price.

    Glad this was shared on Kingged.com!

  5. Josh says:

    Sounds like a great idea i will have to give it a try :)

  6. Sunday says:

    Obvioiusly the reasons shared in this article are same to those needed for writing and publishing a book online. A book helps to establish the author as a brand and authority. More so, it is avenue of earning and monetizing a website.

    The only issue with this post is that some readers may still not prefer the use of Kindle even after reading the details of this post.

    Having said that, I agree that the points made here can still help bloggers understand why using a Kindle book could be an awesome advantage for increase in the value of their blog.

    I have shared this comment in kingged.com where this post was shared for the Internet marketing community.

    Sunday – kingged.com contributor

    http://kingged.com/5-reasons-your-blog-needs-a-kindle-book/

  7. Samuel says:

    Oh wow I definitely needed to read this post from Problogger today.

    This year, my ultimate goal is to produce my very first book. After reading this post, I’ve be strongly influenced to go with this route instead.

    I’ve heard of Kindle publishing before but never gave second thought to it.

    It’s amazing to see how many downloads you receive in just five days! It’s definitely powerful.

    The first step for a beginner is to start with a small book and grow from there.

    Test and see if it is well-received and then upgrade from there.

    Thanks for the excellent post and the reasons.

    - Sam

  8. It will be great to tap into the opportunity the Kindle can provide. A lot of people read these days from their Kindle and if you are a blogger or content creator ignoring this population or audience you may just be missing out on a huge opportunity.

    Publishing on Kindle won’t just give you an opportunity to reach a wider audience but can also go a long way in helping you establish your authority in whatever niche you are into.

  9. Philos says:

    That’s a new area that can lead to more opportunities for any blogger (willing to create for Kindle) to get new readers, by linking to relevant and useful blog posts that gets readers coming back to their sites more often or even subscribing to their mailing list, telling their friends about the new site (message and writer) they have discovered and more.

  10. Jonathan says:

    It could also provide you with an ‘engagement magnet’ which can be used as an incentive to get people to subscribe to your site. Sign up for a free ebook for example.

  11. David says:

    Thanks Stefan. I have been working towards a Kindle book in recent weeks, however I still have a long way to go. Can’t wait until it’s done though!

  12. Charlie says:

    I am new in internet and I have to give you the congratulations from Spain for this article. I’m expecting more good articles yours. :-)
    Best wishes!

    Charlie