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Welcome to the 35th edition of Royalties on Demand - your guide to generating consistent income online.

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter, you will find:

  • Staying On Track

  • How to Upload a Paperback Book to Amazon KDP with Correct Metadata

  • She Made $78,345 With These Easy To Create Books

Staying On Track

Earlier this week, sickness came calling.

No matter how much I tried, I wasn’t able to do much work.

The truth is, we can't always stick to our planned schedules. Unforeseen events, like sickness, can derail our immediate goals.

But it's not about the setbacks; it's about how we respond to them.

The key is not to dwell on what couldn't be done but to focus on getting back on track as soon as possible.

Progress, no matter how small, is still progress.

Each Sunday in January, I will be walking my newsletter subscribers through my process of creating books.

Sunday 7th- Mindset/Research

In the poll, I asked “What challenges do you face most in the research phase of book creation?”

Finding profitable niches had the majority of the votes (61.76%). This week’s newsletter was dedicated to finding profitable niches.

Sunday 14th-Book Creation Process

In the poll, I asked: What is Your Biggest Challenge in the Design Phase of Book Creation?

Cover Design gained 37.5% of the votes. This week’s newsletter was dedicated to finding profitable niches.

Sunday 21st-Uploading Process

In last week’s poll, I asked: What is Your Biggest Challenge in uploading a book to Amazon KDP?

This week’s newsletter will be dedicated to Metadata (keywords to use) as it gained 53.5% of the votes.

Sunday 28th-Marketing

Sunday 4th Feb - Reviewing Some Of Your Books

To help me prepare content for Sunday 28th, please let me know:

How to Upload a Paperback Book to Amazon KDP with Correct Metadata

Before you start the upload process, ensure that your manuscript is formatted according to Amazon KDP's print guidelines.

This includes adhering to the correct trim size, margins, and font requirements. Your cover must also be formatted for print, taking into account the back cover and spine. Use the KDP cover calculator website to get the correct trim.

Step 2: Sign in to Amazon KDP

Access the Amazon KDP website and sign in with your Amazon account.

Step 3: Start a New Paperback Title

Once logged in, select "Create a new title" and choose "Paperback." This option is specifically for physical books.

Step 4: Enter Book Details

Entering the correct metadata is crucial in this step. Metadata includes:

  • Book Title and Subtitle: The keywords in your book's title and subtitle are crucial for ranking on Amazon. They play a key role in ensuring your book appears in relevant searches, as Amazon's algorithm heavily weighs titles in determining your book’s search relevance. A well-chosen title with appropriate keywords enhances visibility, optimizes for Amazon's search engine, attracts the right audience.

  • Publishing Rights: Confirm that you have the necessary publishing rights for the content.

  • Description: Write a compelling and clear description of your book. This will appear on your book’s Amazon page.

  • Backend Keywords: Choose relevant keywords that reflect your book’s content and genre.

  • Categories: Select the most appropriate categories for your book to help potential readers find it.

  • Author and Contributors: Include the names of all contributors, such as co-authors or illustrators.

I recommend that you watch the first 5 minutes of this video I created to walk you through the book details again.

Step 5: Upload Your Manuscript and Cover

Upload your manuscript file and cover art. For paperbacks, Amazon KDP accepts PDF files. Make sure the files meet the technical specifications provided by Amazon, including the size and quality of the cover.

Step 6: Complete the ISBN

Enter your ISBN if you have one. If not, Amazon assigns a free ISBN to your book.

Step 7: Set Your Book’s Print Options

Choose the paper type, ink type, and trim size for your book. These options will affect the print quality and cost of your book.

Step 8: Declaring AI Content

If you have used AI content it’s important to be upfront and honest, Amazon isn’t against it.

Step 8: Set Pricing and Distribution

Decide on the retail price of your book. Consider the printing costs, which vary based on the options you selected, to determine your royalties.

Step 9: Review and Submit

Review all details carefully. Pay special attention to the print preview to ensure everything looks as expected.

Once satisfied, submit your book for publishing.

If you have any issues, you can always ask me directly.

She Made $78,345 With These Easy-to-Create “Books”

This inspiring article was written by Kirsten Walters on Medium.

Need Help?

At Royalties on Demand, I offer various services tailored to aspiring authors and self-publishers looking to make a mark in the industry.

  • You can find free templates designed to simplify the design process and enhance your books' visual appeal.

  • My one-to-one coaching sessions provide personalized guidance and mentorship, allowing you to face the challenges of publishing with ease.

  • For those looking to delve deeper into the world of AI Coloring Books, my comprehensive eBook is packed with insider tips, strategies, and step-by-step instructions to guide you towards success.

Once again, thank you for joining me on this exciting journey. Have an awesome week ahead and I look forward to catching up with you next week.

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