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MBP #38 – How to Dominate Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing with Steve Scott

steve-scott-finalDo you know that there are folks out there making five figures a month publishing books directly via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing? There are and today we talk to Steve Scott, who makes anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 a month from his publishing empire and all of it is through Amazon’s KDP program.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro in publishing and internet marketing, you’ll learn something from this conversation. Steve shares some of the beginner strategies he used, such as giving away copies of the book for early reviews, to how he structures each book to drive email signups on his blog so he could continue to reach those customers. He also explains his publishing strategy to increase overall sales including ideas he’s borrowed from fiction writers, some of which will surprise you.

There is a lot of “behind the scenes” information in this one and I suggest you get a notepad.

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In 2005, I founded a personal finance blog ( that became successful enough that I quit my career as a software developer in the defense industry. It is my goal to share everything I learned so that you can do the same - build an online business that let's you pursue your passion.

4 responses to “MBP #38 – How to Dominate Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing with Steve Scott”

  1. Lee Trends says:

    Great episode Jim and love how you always dig deeper into the initial answers from whoever you’re interviewing.

    Love Steve’s work as well and looking forward to his new podcast.

    Enjoy your weekend fellas.

  2. Listening to the podcast now…just a heads up for Steve and anyone else looking to get their book formatted. I’ve always used I’m not affiliated with them in any way but they do automatic formatting for free. It’s good if you don’t have any complex formatting requirements and it automatically generates things like Table of Contents and About the Author, etc. In addition, they will distribute your book to a bunch of platforms. However, they take a 10% cut to do that (gotta make money somehow). Still, they let you download your book files so you don’t have to distribute your book through them.

    For instance, I’ll upload my book, it gets formatted automatically, and then I’ll upload it to KDP on Amazon. Anyway, thought that might be a helpful addition to the post.

  3. Great stuff Steve. I published a book about 10 years ago and like most people including Jack Canfield, I was stuck with several thousand books in my garage. It wasn’t until I started blogging that I began to sell them. Today with Amazon, people think it’s easier but really its still the same. Blogging is the life source for any author. I just uploaded a book to amazon a month ago in both print and kindle format and one of the frustrating things about amazon is the author’s inability to access the details of who bought their book. I finally figured how to access most of my customers details.

    You probably already figured this out but just in case, check out (nothing for sale here)

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