I thought I would share with you today nine high-quality Kindle e-books about writing that are currently available free.
As far as I can tell, these titles are all permanently free, but I can’t absolutely guarantee that this will remain the case. I can only promise that all the ebooks listed below are free of charge today!
1. Reader Magnets – Build Your Author Platform And Sell More Books on Kindle by Nick Stephenson
This highly rated guide to marketing a Kindle ebook is part of a series about book marketing titled Reader Magnets. As well as the ebook itself, you also get access to Nick’s course “Find Your First 10,000 Readers” for free. That looks like a good marketing tactic in itself to me!
2. Building Your Book for Kindle by Kindle Direct Publishing
This is a free guide to writing, formatting and publishing your own ebook for Kindle from the Amazon KDP team. It’s an essential download for any aspiring Kindle author.
3. Publish on Amazon Kindle with Kindle Direct Publishing by Kindle Direct Publishing
This title focuses on publishing your ebook using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. It overlaps with the previous title, but goes into more detail about the actual publishing process.
4. Smashwords Style Guide by Mark Coker
KDP isn’t the only game in town, of course. If you want to distribute your ebook via the iStore, Kobo, and so on, Smashwords provides a simple and cost-effective means for doing so. The 130-page Smashwords Style Guide by its founder tells you everything you need to know.
5. Smashwords Book Marketing Guide – How to Market any Book for Free by Mark Coker
This is another excellent guide from Smashwords founder Mark Coker. At about 52 pages it is quite concise, but it is packed with tips and ideas for promoting your e-book, whether it is published on Kindle, Smashwords, or elsewhere.
6. How to Write a Novel The Easy Way Using the Pulp Fiction Method by Jim Driver and Jack Davies
If writing a novel is something that interests you, this guide will give you plenty of ideas. It focuses on saving time by carefully planning and outlining your novel.
7. Make Your Book Work Harder by Nancy Hendrickson and Michelle Campbell-Scott.
This is a comprehensive (almost 200-page) guide for any self-publishing author who wants to boost their profits by publishing to multiple platforms, including audiobooks, CreateSpace, Nook/Kobo, Udemy, and more. There is also a long section setting out multiple ways to promote your book.
8. How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors by Alinka Rutkowska
This is an in-depth guide to book marketing methods, both free and paid-for. It is based around the well-known Four Ps marketing model. This stands for Product, Place, Price and Promotion.
9. Write Good or Die edited by Scott Nicholson
Write Good or Die is a collection of articles by successful published authors, including J.A. Konrath, Kevin J. Anderson, Alexandra Sokoloff, and many more. The articles cover such matters as how to develop your craft, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and so on.
If you download any of these ebooks free of charge, it is of course a courtesy to leave a review on Amazon if you enjoyed it.
Finally, all of the above are Kindle ebooks, but that doesn’t mean you must have a Kindle device in order to read them. Amazon has free apps available for smartphones, computers (Mac and PC) and tablets, meaning that the great majority of popular platforms today are catered for.
Even though I’m a Kindle owner myself, I also have the Kindle for PC app on my desktop computer. Although I do mostly read Kindle e-books on my Kindle, sometimes with non-fiction books in particular I like to see them on a full-sized monitor.
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