How To Make Money Online By Publishing An eBook

How To Make Money Online By Publishing An eBook

How To Make Money Online By Publishing An eBook

How To Make Money Online: It’s actually not difficult, to say the least, to make money online by getting into the book publishing business.

With Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, it’s never been easier to publish an ebook. All you need to do is write the ebook, format it, create an ebook cover, publish it, and promote it.

You can choose to hire a writer for your ebook if you aren’t that good at writing. It’s fine, you can get a graphic designer to design the cover, and a manuscript editor to eliminate errors from the content. When researching the topic, focus on keywords based on popular searches on Amazon. I often use the Keyword Tool, which allows you to find people’s words while searching so you can craft your title around them.

To generate sales for your ebook, focus on marketing tactics that are proven to attract customers. For example, you can give away the first few copies of your book for free. This helps you create buzz on social media and get some reviews, which enables you to gain customers via social proof. Other effective strategies for promoting your ebook include influencer marketing and video campaigns.

Here are the benefits of an ebook:

1. Ebooks sell easier online
2. Ebooks can be used to grow your business more so than physical books
3. You make a bigger profit from ebooks
4. You can grow your blog and its income
5. Passive income
6. You help save trees!
7. You can embed links directly to your site and products you sell
8. They’re cheaper to produce

Now that you know the why, let’s talk about how to publish an ebook.


Amazon is the biggest retailer online and with the world of book-buying migrating and settling on the internet, Amazon is the place to publish. Here’s how you can publish an ebook on Amazon with Kindle Direct Publishing:

1. Write a book people would want to buy:

There’s no point in publishing a book that’s not your best work. But if you’re not much of a writer or have no idea how to write a book in the first place, that can make this entire process much more daunting.

In order to write a great ebook to sell on Amazon or even on your own website, you first have to pick a book idea that you’re passionate about. Remember, you’ll be writing up to and even more than 25,000 words so you want to make sure you have a topic you know a lot about and love. Write something that would make you wanna buy it.

2. Create your Amazon KDP account:

Learning how to publish an ebook means navigating the online space in a way you may not be familiar with, like using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to get your ebook out into the world. Setting up your KDP account is actually really easy.

– Visit and create an account. You can either use your existing Amazon account or a different email address.
– Set up all your tax information. You can’t submit your published ebook unless you have all of these steps completed.
– Once your tax information is all filled in, hit “Finished” and you’re all done.

3. Format the ebook properly:

Book formatting is really, really important. If you just upload your manuscript as is, you’ll run into a number of different problems. And this is awful because with the “Look Inside” feature Amazon offers, anyone can see the formatting of your book right away.

If it’s bad and difficult to read, they’ll avoid buying your ebook and your sales will tank.

4. Upload your ebook to your KDP account:

This is a very simple step for publishing an ebook. You have all of the information you need and now it’s just about uploading your formatted manuscript to your KDP account and filling in the information you need to. That means you’ll need to fill out the title, subtitle, and description.

Now, you really don’t want to write a boring “filler” description. After the cover, this is the single most important part of publishing an ebook. If people aren’t sucked in by your description, they won’t buy your book.

5. Choose a launch date:

Believe it or not, there are actually good and bad days to launch your book. Everyone is putting their best ads forward so they can reap the rewards of those holiday spending dollars. And although this might seem like the perfect time to launch, it’s actually one of the worst. Your book can easily become lost in the hype of literally every other book and product marketed during that time.

6. Put together your launch team:

This is such an important step when it comes to self-publishing an ebook. What you really need is a great group of people who can help launch your book to heights you wouldn’t reach otherwise. Your launch team should be composed of people who:

– Love your book
– Want to help you
– Are very enthusiastic about your book
– Have some sort of following or online presence
– Are fans of you and your work

Since you’re trusting these people to help get the word out, make sure they’re all committed. A great way to do that is to have an online application form that each person has to fill out.

7. Build hype for your ebook on your website or blog:

Many who publish ebooks usually have a website or blog they can use to drive traffic to it. Not only that, but some actually use the ebook as a lead magnet and even the main source of income on their site. And publishing a book – even just an ebook – can do wonders for growing your online business as well.

Here’s how you can build hype for publishing your ebook:

– Link to your book within blog posts
– Create blog posts related to the topic of your book
– Create graphics for your book and place them in your sidebar and within blog posts
– Create a graphic to use on the front page of your website
– Create an email sequence to sell your book (this is for those more advanced with a larger email list)
– Continuously look for ways to integrate your book into blog post ideas and on social media.

8. Publish your ebook:

It’s time to kick off your ebook and launch! If you’ve followed the steps above, then you’re ready to get your book published and start reaping the rewards. The best part about publishing an ebook is that you don’t have to worry about ordering prints and going through the proofs and the entire process of adjusting how they look.

Once the ebook format is complete, that’s all you need to concern yourself with in terms of delivery!
Make sure your launch team is ready for a day of sharing and even some activities.

Good luck.

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