When I lived in Colorado, I took a break from exploring the mountains to write a little ebook about ultralight backpacking. I wrote it in a few days, which is possible when you write about a subject you know and love, and then published it on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform (KDP), along with a few other ebooks I had written. Having once self-published a print book for $850, I liked the zero-cost aspect of going this route.
Soon I was making as much as $350 per month on KDP without any promotion, and about a third of that was from the backpacking book. Although sales have slowed now, in total I’ve made almost $2,000 from my little Kindle ebook about ultralight backpacking and thousands more on the other books.
Interested in publishing your book on the Kindle platform? It’s free, and you might even make some money.