The difference between four figure sales months and being skint isn’t as big as you might think.
I don’t claim to be the best writer on the Kindle marketplace.
(I’m very obviously not).
But I do know the basics of marketing on Amazon, and that’s the difference between loadsa sales and nada sales.
KindleSpy is one of the most important research tools when it comes to Amazon, which is why I’ve put together this KindleSpy review.
See, Amazon isn’t like your usual online store – it’s more like a search engine.
The key to success is keywords and analysing the competition: that’s what KindleSpy will help you with.
It’s a simple process:
When you upload your e-book to the Kindle marketplace, you get to choose which keywords you put in. When readers put those keywords in, they’ll find your books.
Get the keywords wrong, and no-one will see your book: it’ll slide down the rankings and before you know it you’re not even making enough to pay the costs for your website.
Get them right, and you’ll make easy money. Some writers on the Kindle make £50,000+ a MONTH, remember. (Some of the gits make even more than that.)
KindleSpy is the LAZY way to do your keyword research, which is why I love it. (I’m pretty lazy in general, so anything that saves me time and effort is worth my money).
The software works in a simple way:
- You head onto the Amazon page for your chosen genre, author, book or keyword.
- You click onto the KindleSpy button on your browser (KS is a browser plugin).
KindleSpy then loads up with a TON of information about ALL the books on that page:
- How many pages they are
- How much they cost
- How many sales they’ve had that month
- How much money they’ve made
- How many reviews they’ve had
You’ll also get the ‘Traffic light’ analysis for that page: KS will give you Red, Green or Yellow to indicate:
- Popularity – how many customers visit that page/keyword
- Potential – how much money that page pays
- Competition – how easy it’ll be to get your book on that page
If all three are green, you’ve found a great keyword, and you’re miles ahead of most ebook authors.
Are there any downsides?
Only one, really: you’ll need to spend a bit of time going through every keyword you can think of and analysing each one until you’ve got enough to run with.
This can – in my experience – be a couple of hours of work. But then it’s a couple of hours of work that can take your book sales from two figures to five, so hey!
(Plus, you know, if you tried to do it WITHOUT KindleSpy, it would probably take weeks.)
The other thing to remember is that all the marketing in the world won’t make you money if your books aren’t good. If you want products that’ll actually improve your writing, take a look at:
- The Story Grid
KindleSpy is an essential Kindle marketing tool that’ll save you time and make you money. By implementing it effectively, I increased my sales by at least 30 per cent across my series.