You know how I love repurposing blog content? Well so does my guest blogger, Daniel Hall. In this post he shares how a repurposed blog post became an Amazon Kindle bestseller! And, how you can learn to do it too!
Your Blog Becomes A Bestseller?
By Daniel Hall
I have been blogging for about five years. Not consistently. Just anytime I had something to say or contribute or promote. Often times - because I am all about getting the biggest bang for my buck - I will take my blog posts and re-purpose them.
That is, I will turn posts into articles and distribute them in the article directories. I will also arrange to republish the piece as a guest post. Sometimes I will convert the post into a PowerPoint and make what is in effect a video article which is then posted on youtube and other video portals.
So, as you can tell, I love re-purposing content.
Along the way I learned how to publish books through Print on Demand technology and soon after I mastered how to publish content through Amazon's Kindle. In fact, I started to write and publish a bunch of original Kindle books. It was about this time that it dawned on me, why not republish some of my best blog posts as separate Kindle books.
The results of my first attempt astonished me... here's what happened.
I wrote what I thought was a really good Fourth of July post called "Book Marketing: The Long Tail of Freedom". It was a long post (for me) and I thought it might be a great piece to publish on Kindle. I changed the name of the post to "Information Product Marketing: The Long Tail of Freedom" and did some light editing. I then published the piece to Kindle.
To my amazement it started to consistently sell and before I knew it the book popped on to the Kindle bestseller list!
So what's the lesson in this?
You're a blogger. You have great stuff. Get it out there and working for you on Kindle. You never know what's going to gain some traction and really start selling. Maybe even make your post (Kindle book) into a bestseller. At a minimum you'll create a residual income source and disseminate your message to a larger audience.
The question now is how do you master publishing through Kindle? Good news! Denise is hosting a webinar training with me called "Publish Your Ebook Today Using Amazon's Kindle - The Complete Step-By-Step Instructions" on Tuesday, November 30 at 3 pm ET. Register here - https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/547078297. Although the webinar is free the content is solid gold and you WILL learn how to publish your blog content to Kindle the night of event. That's my promise.
Daniel Hall is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, lawyer, nurse and sometimes blogger. He is also the creator of the popular Real Fast Book program, designed to help people crank out high-quality, highly profitable books real fast. He gave up a lucrative law practice to earn his living online 5 years ago and has never looked back.