That’s what you need to adopt with your market to SELL large volumes of non-fiction Kindle books.
It’s critical that you get to know your potential readers on a deeper, more emotional level.
Ie: You want to have “solid insights” into their needs, wants and struggles.
There’s no point in spending weeks and months writing a book that nobody wants to read … so, here’s some important tips you’ll need to consider when creating your Kindle books.
1. Find the problem they need solving
You want to “zero in” on the main problem(s) your market wants solving and provide a practical step-by-step solution to resolving these problems for them.
2. Don’t make promises, unless
It’s important that you can deliver what you promise. If your eBook promises to give a simple solution, give a simple solution. Be aware of the title you choose for your book. It’s the promise that you make to your readers. If you don’t keep that promise, your book won’t be well received.
3. Cut the fluff
Today, nobody wants to read a bible on your subject. They want “the essential”, “the step by step”, “the checklist”, “the quickstart guide”, … give people what they want. Don’t over explain your solution. Keep it direct. To the point. Focused.
4. Choose one solution
People want solutions to problems and they’re willing to pay (handsomely) for them. But their looking for one solution they can use. A solution that works. Choose one problem and one solution. Don’t try to cover everything you know about the topic.
Give a specific solution to a clear problem. Focused books sell better and allow you to create a series of books to cover a topic.
5. Keep it short
Don’t write 200 pages about one topic. No one wants to read hundreds of thousands of words on any given topic. Like I said earlier, you’re not writing the bible on a given subject. You’re providing a tangible solution to a real problem. Provide it and move on.
6. Get to the meat
Don’t beat around the bush or spend too much time explaining yourself. You want to get “right to the point” and identify the problem. If you want to tell a story, that’s fine. Stories help keep the attention of your readers … but, you have to find a way to tell the story while still presenting the problem and getting to the point.
7. Engage your audience
You have to find ways to keep your readers engaged. (Like above, stories work well) Not only do you want to provide them with valuable information, you want it to be engaging and interesting.
8. Use metaphors where possible
Write creatively where it makes the most sense. Don’t be overly flowery but feel free to inject metaphors in your work where possible. This also helps to engage your audience and showcases your personality.
9. Build desire and anticipation
When done correctly, this can be extremely powerful. If you can refer to future chapters to build desire and anticipation, do it. This creates a connection to your content, hooking your readers to you and your book … and they’ll not be able to put it down until they find out the answers their seeking.
10. Create a killer TOC
Your table of contents or TOC is the backbone of your book. You should create it before you start writing … but, be flexible if you need to tweak it or move things around. Your TOC is what people are likely to review before deciding to buy your book. Make it count. Make it compelling. Where possible, give your chapters and sub-chapters interesting names. You want people to be intrigued enough to purchase your book.
11. Address their questions
During your research (next chapter), you’ll find out more about your intended audience’s questions, wants, needs and desires. You could address these questions as chapters in your book … nothing wrong with that at all. Or, you could incorporate an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section as one of the chapters in your book.
12. Under-promise and over-deliver
Remember back to a positive experience you had when someone went above and beyond their normal duty? … how did that make you feel?
Why not over-deliver in your Kindle book and give away additional resources, cheat sheets, checklists, software tools etc. to make your customers lives easier. Do you think this will lead to happy customers who leave positive reviews and recommend your books to their friends?