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A lot has changed in self-publishing since the first version of this ebook was written in 2014. Hence, this second (2016) version.
What's New In This Edition
Basically, Amazon changed the game in the summer of 2014 when it introduced its Kindle Unlimited subscription program. This ebook addresses those changes, as well as a plethora of other new material, ie:
• 20 months of sales numbers;
• Marketing I’ve tried that’s worked well;
• Which outlets sell the best;
• The best way to format your novel to upload quickly; and
• Tested insights into how to price your romance novel to sell … and more.
Below is a complete Table of Contents.
Learn Everything You Need to Know about What It Takes to Successfully Self-Publish and Sell Romance Novels
So sit back, relax and prepare to get the foundational lessons you need to succeed in the most popular genre of writing of all time – romance writing.
$2,000/Month: Is It STILL Possible to Earn Good Money Writing Romance?
The title for this ebook was derived from my sales numbers when I published the first version of this ebook in September 2014. I earned almost $2,000 within the first couple of months that I started writing romance regularly. I had seven titles out, which included the one I’d written in May of 2013.
I published six short novels between March and April of 2014, which is one reason my income exploded so quickly, in my opinion. Can it be done today? Sure. You never know when a title is going to take off, as I explain within
In this updated version I list 20 months of sales numbers -- from 2014 through 2016 -- from four outlets: Amazon, B&N, Google Play, and All Romance Ebooks. After combing through these numbers, you'll have some concrete data on which to base your decision.
Just wanted to let you know I tore through your latest, the romance novel writing book, and loved it. It gave me so many tools to begin immediately and a big boost of confidence. I love how you break everything down with links, your personal experience, and solid advice.
As a side note, my boyfriend spotted a typo on the cover. It says "how to money" instead of "how to make money". I did not even noticed it until he pointed it out as I was reading. (Author Note: I fixed the cover!)
Thanks again for another great investment!~Laura
What's Covered Within?
Following is a complete Table of Contents.
CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW OF WRITING SHORT ROMANCE NOVELS
What’s Considered a “Short” Romance Novel (Novella)?
Do Short Romance Novels Sell?
Which Is Easier to Write: Short or Long Romance Novels?
$19,000 in One Month Writing “Smut”
The Various Genres of Romance Writing
CHAPTER 2: MY SELF-PUBLISHING BACKGROUND
The Good Ole Days: $1,200+ in One Month … Just 3 Months after Writing Consistently!
CHAPTER 3: HOW AMAZON’S KU SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE SHOOK THINGS UP
Amazon’s KU Program Explained
How Authors Who Enter KU are Paid
Is Amazon KU Worth It?
Amazon’s Sales Algorithm Explained
Factors to Consider When Trying to Decide Whether Or Not to Put Your Book in KU
How I’m Deciding Whether or Not to Go In KU
CHAPTER 4: EXACT STEPS TO TAKE TO WRITE & PUBLISH YOUR ROMANCE
A Surefire Way to Tell What Sells in Romance
What to Look for When Perusing Popular Romance Genres on Amazon
Example of a Romance Outline
Where to Get Art/Photos for Your Romance Novel Covers
How to Get Your Romance Novel Covers Done Quickly and Cheaply
Creating Covers for Your Romance Novel: My Best Advice
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO CHOOSE “SELLING CATEGORIES” FOR YOUR BOOK
CHAPTER 6: SELECTING KEYWORDS FOR YOUR ROMANCE NOVEL
CHAPTER 7: HOW TO PRICE YOUR ROMANCE NOVEL TO SELL
How I Price My Romance Novellas
Does 99 Cent Pricing Work?
CHAPTER 8: LET’S TALK SALES NUMBERS …
Romance Ebook Sales: What You Can Expect When You First Publish
How I Earned $1,000 per Month Pretty Quickly Writing Romance
Is This Still Possible to Earn Money Fast as a Romance Writer in 2016?
CHAPTER 9: 20 MONTHS OF SALES NUMBERS
CHAPTER 10: PEN NAME AS A ROMANCE AUTHOR, OR NOT? HOW TO DECIDE
CHAPTER 11: DO YOU NEED AN ISBN NUMBER TO SELF-PUBLISH?
CHAPTER 12: SELL MORE OF YOUR ROMANCE NOVELS VIA THESE OUTLETS
Insight into Self-Publishing Audiobooks
CHAPTER 13: MARKETING YOUR ROMANCE NOVEL
How I Market My Romance Novels: 6 Things I Do When I Publish a New Novella
17 Romance Writing Tips That Help You Write Better & Sell More
CHAPTER 14: HOW AMAZON CAN HELP YOU SELL MORE ROMANCE NOVELS
How many ebooks do you need to sell to crack Amazon's bester-seller list?
How important is an ebook cover to Amazon’s algorithm, and does it impact sales?
Amazon Sales Rank Calculator
CHAPTER 15: REVIEWS – HOW TO HANDLE THE GOOD, BAD & THE UGLY
The One Thing You Should Never Do
CHAPTER 16: HOW/WHEN YOU GET PAID
Payments from Amazon
Payments from Barnes & Noble
Payments from All Romance Ebooks
Payments from Google Play Ebooks
Payments from Draft2Digital Ebooks
CHAPTER 17: MISTAKES I MADE AS A SELF-PUBLISHED ROMANCE AUTHOR
CHAPTER 18: HOW TO MAKE A FULL-TIME LIVING WRITING ROMANCE
41 Titles Published: A Publishing Timeline
About Hiring Ghostwriters
Simple Things You Can Do to Increase Sales
CHAPTER 19: CLOSING TIPS ON WRITING, MARKETING & MORE
How to Get Your Book to Be Free on Amazon WITHOUT Enrolling in KU
CHAPTER 20: CONCLUSION
Contains 100 pages of first-hand info on self-publishing romance novels you won't find any place else.