“The Kindle Publishing Bible: How To Sell More Kindle Ebooks On Amazon” by Tom Corson-Knowles is one of the many new books on how to sell and make money on Kindle. I’ve read a few of these, from terrible to decent. I but this book in the decent category. I don’t know if I’d really call it a “Bible” because when I think of Bibles I think of big complete books that cover just about everything. I don’t think this book fits that bill. However, I do think the book provides some very good advice and strategies for those wanting to publish on amazon for Kindle readers. Especially if you are just starting out. It won’t be the only book you’ll want to read to help you with this, but it is not a bad one to include in your writing for Kindle library.
I didn’t care for the secretiveness of the “Elite Kindle Society” or the “ethical” parts in the first part titled “Why I Wrote This Book” that much. Just seemed like marketing ploy. But, hey, I understand that, so it was not that big a deal.
The rest of the book is divided into eleven chapters. I feel these give some very good advice. Some of which I’d read or heard elsewhere, and some that I hadn’t. I do plan on reading this book again and using it as a reference as I write more and make my books available to Kindle readers.
The topics the author covers in the chapters are: How To Chose Your Best-Selling Book Title; How To Master Kindle Categories To Sell More Books; How To Sell More Books Using The Right Keywords and Tags; Designing A Best-Selling Book Cover; Writing Your Book Description; how To Get More Reviews (The Ethical Way) And How To Handle Bad Reviews; Calculating Kindle Sales Estimates; What You Need To Know About International Kindle Sales; Writing More Books, A Guaranteed Way To Sell More Kindle Books!; KDP Free Promotion Launch Formula; and Writing Productivity Tips, Strategies and Resources.
As you can see, the author covers a number of topics related to selling Kindle books. Some of the information is pretty basic, but other tips are things you won’t know unless someone who’s done it tells you. I’ve been sent a number of books on making money selling Kindle books and a number of them were so terrible that I just deleted the file and told the person I couldn’t write a review. When Corson-Knowles asked to send me a review copy of this one, I figured why not. I’m glad he did, because as you can see, this book did contain some good stuff and didn’t go straight to my trash.
At the end, he even provides a link to his YouTube channel and some motivational videos. He also lists his other books, so he is doing what he writes about. I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting to get into writing for the Kindle market, especially if you are new to the game.