Over the years I have written a lot of quiz books, mainly for my regular clients at Lagoon Games. One of the books I wrote for them is pictured above!
One thing I haven’t tried, though, is self-publishing quiz books on Kindle. So when I saw that a new guide to this subject had just been published, I immediately went to buy a copy.
Kindle Quiz is by Alessandro Zamboni and Neil Day. The main guide is a 40-page downloadable PDF. This starts by explaining the market for Kindle quiz books, then takes you step by step through researching, writing and publishing one of your own.
The manual is well written and includes plenty of screen captures where appropriate. The general method involves choosing a topic, researching it online, and coming up with some interesting quiz questions (the authors suggest at least 50). The answers are then provided in a separate chapter at the end of the book.
The manual takes you through how to publish your quiz book using Kindle Direct Publishing. I wouldn’t say it includes absolutely everything you might want to know – I’d like to have seen something about using a pen-name, for example – but the basics are pretty well covered. Of course, if you need more advice and information about publishing on Kindle, there are free guides such as this e-book from Amazon, and the KDP help pages are pretty good too. And there is always my own Kindle Kash, of course!
Based on my own experience, writing this type of book is quick and easy, and it can also be a lot of fun. I can also see that such books could potentially sell very well on Kindle, as you can easily target current “hot topics” by the judicious use of keywords in your book’s title and description.
Kindle Quiz has definitely inspired me to have a go at writing some such books myself, so watch this space! At the current low asking price – I paid $10.55 or around £6.70, a price that is slowly rising – Kindle Quiz is well worth checking out if you want an easy way to start in Kindle publishing or to add a new string to your bow.
As ever, if you have any queries about Kindle Quiz, please do post them below.