Hi writers — I’m excited to bring you this guest post from someone brilliant I connected with recently, Dave Chesson. He’s an expert in creating e-books that do well on Amazon. I’ve had a chance to play with his new research tool, KDP Rocket — a powerhouse timesaver that I recommend (and yes, affiliate sell). Check out his tips!–Carol
Do you have a book idea, but aren’t sure whether or not it would succeed in today’s market?
Undecided whether or not that book would be worth all your time and money?
You’re not alone. Many authors ask this very question. With Amazon becoming more crowded, some believe that you have to be famous or have a following before succeeding in self-publishing.
But this isn’t true.
No longer do you have to blindly guess at whether or not a book will do well on Amazon. It turns out, there are vital numbers, analytics, and even some tools that will help any author figure these things out before they decide to write a book.
I like to call this process “Book Idea Validation.”
Book idea validation, a/k/a book market research, doesn’t guarantee sales and success – I’m not talking about a silver bullet. However, it does give you a better understanding of the book market before you dive in.
If you’d like to know more about your potential book market, and give your book a better chance to succeed, then read on.