I’m ready to dig in and see what’s up with this product. If you missed part one, I’m reviewing a product called “Kindle Singles Pro Launch“. It’s about creating short Kindle books for the Amazon Singles program. It’s a special branch of Amazon Kindle where editors look over short books (about 20 pages) and the ones that make it into the program are promoted by Amazon themselves. I do okay with the books I already have for sale but since I don’t actively promote them I can’t even imagine how awesome it would be to have a book in Amazon Singles.
Another great thing about Amazon Singles is that you can price a book at $0.99 and still get 70% commission rather than the 35% you get for regular $0.99 Kindle books.
Okay, enough of that, it’s time to jump in to the product.
There are 6 PDFs and one video file. Since this is a multi part review I probably won’t get through all of it today but we’ll see how it goes.
The first PDF is called “Kindles Singles Pro Launch” and is 22 pages long. Urk. No clickable table of contents. It’s not a deal breaker but it’s something I’ve gotten used to. lol
Based on the table of contents this looks like it’s going to be an overview of the system.
I found this earlier and I wanted to share it with you and I was reminded by the start of the first chapter. You can actually see the page where Amazon advertises Singles here on top of them advertising to their email lists and directly to the “special offers” Kindles.
This explanation of what makes the Kindle Singles program powerful just gets me more excited. The only downside of writing for Kindle is that there are so many books there it can take a lot of promotion to get consistent sales.
Wow, that’s some information about Amazon publishing I didn’t know. That’s cool. I wonder if I could submit any of the books I’ve already written into the program. I’ll have to look that up if he doesn’t answer it later.
He talks about why he specifically mentions rants in the sales copy. It makes perfect sense. I love how he links to Wikipedia when he uses a term you may not understand. That’s helpful.
As I’m reading he’s got me thinking about my video game blog. I wrote earlier about how I was changing my path with that site and I’m seeing so many ideas for these Singles because of it already. I really like the examples he shares as well. They get you thinking.
I’m also realizing this is totally going to be something Tiffany Dow loves. lol Between the examples and the way he’s telling us to think about book ideas… this is right up her alley. I’m loving it too. In fact, the tips he gives about picking book topics can really help you in creating great blog posts too. It’s good stuff.
If you’ve ever wondering how to create something compelling, the author does a great job of explaining it.
I love how it’s all about pushing limits. We all know how important it is to push limits and grab attention.
That’s the end of the chapter about what singles are and what makes a good single. I’ll leave it here for now because I’m inspired and I want to write down some ideas before I move on. I haven’t even gotten through the first PDF and I’m feeling pumped and it’s given me some great tips for creating interesting content in general. I’m loving it so far! Keep an eye out for part 3 tomorrow!