How to Publish a Non-Fiction Book on Amazon in 2023

An extensive guide from start to finish.

Oren Cohen

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In today’s email, I’d like to share with you what I did to publish a non-fiction book on Amazon from start to finish. This includes both a Kindle version and a physical one.

Let’s dive in!

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Step 1: Plan Out The Book

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Before you publish anything, you need to write your book. Before writing that book, you must decide what your reader will take away from it. Deciding on the takeaway raises another question: Who is your reader?

Here are the questions and how I answered them for myself:

  1. Who is your reader? Nerdy Content Creators.
  2. What value does your book provide your readers? How to create a podcast that allows them to express themselves and reach out to their favorite creators.

After deciding what the book should be about, I started writing an outline on Scrivener.

An outline for the book makes it easy to write each section separately. It’s like writing an article and dividing it into subheadings.

Step 2: Write The Thing

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Now that you have an outline for your book, you must start writing those sections. It doesn’t happen overnight and might take you a bit of time. I wrote about 10,000 words in my book. It took a few evenings after work and a few early mornings before work to get it done.

Here are a few strategies to help you get this arguably longest part of the work:

  • 2-minute rule. If you can’t find the time to write or are feeling particularly uninspired that day, write for two minutes. That’s it. Even if you write only 30 words/ minute, those are still 60 more words in your book than you had before.
  • Optimize your writing time to meet your energy. When are you feeling particularly…

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