I haven’t written anything for myself for weeks now and yesterday I found out I won’t be writing my book for real estate agents either! Has anyone heard of KindleSpy? Basically it’s a reverse engineering process to find out what is selling on Kindle and more importantly, what is NOT. So, turns out real estate agents love to download free books but won’t (actually for most of them it will be can’t) buy any books. Sales are so pathetic it’s just not worth it for me to put in all the work and angst writing a book that won’t sell very well right now. I’m not writing it off completely (pardon the pun) but it’s something for another time.
What is really good about KindleSpy is that it shows you what is selling in a niche which will then help you decide which niche to go for. It shows you how popular that niche is, what the potential is for you to make money out of it and how competitive it is (it also shows what money a particular author is making). So, my niche is Paranormal mystery which is popular and has potential but also has a high rate of competition. It’s up to me to write something good enough to topple the competition 🙂 but also I can investigate which keywords work best for them and use them for my own.
For provenance, I signed up for a webinar from C.S. Lakin (Live, Write ,Thrive) who I follow more than any other site and she was pushing KDSpy. It took her years to discover that the broader your audience the less chance you have to develop a fan base i.e. get paid for your books. I can totally relate to this as I’m sure many of you can.
I was so blown away by the program I’ve become an affiliate. This is my link below if anyone would like to click on it to find out more.