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My latest update is £125 for this month, so well exceeded my expectations of £60 this month.

I'm now hoping to reach £200
 

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My latest update is £125 for this month, so well exceeded my expectations of £60 this month.

I'm now hoping to reach £200
Is that £125 profit or turnover?

fantastic result either way!
 

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Is that £125 profit or turnover?

fantastic result either way!
Profit.

I can't actually see how much turnover I made as the reports Amazon gives, only show my royalties that will be paid for me and not the total turnover of my books that Amazon has sold.

I've now sold 50 books for a total of £150 profit.
 

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@amyjay, just a few more questions if I may.

Do you use the same or different author names if you're publishing books across different niches? i.e. would it be ok to have a puzzle book alongside a logbook under the same pen name?

Does it matter if a book is a specific number of pages? Or do you vary that across each book? Was wondering if it costs more to publish a 200 page book compared to 100 pages.

I'm almost ready to go myself with: puzzle books, logbooks, notebooks, word search book, and a sketchbook.
 

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@amyjay, just a few more questions if I may.

Do you use the same or different author names if you're publishing books across different niches? i.e. would it be ok to have a puzzle book alongside a logbook under the same pen name?

Does it matter if a book is a specific number of pages? Or do you vary that across each book? Was wondering if it costs more to publish a 200 page book compared to 100 pages.

I'm almost ready to go myself with: puzzle books, logbooks, notebooks, word search book, and a sketchbook.
I use multiple pen names. One for each niche.

It costs more to publish a larger book, Amazon have a calculator you can download that will tell you how much the printing is and what your royalty would be. I have books with as little as 50 pages all the way up to almost 300. My book that is almost 300 is my bestseller. I also use 6 X 9 for most of my books but have some that are larger or smaller depending on the needs of the book.

One of the biggest things to remember is not to create books that you'd like, you need to create books that the audience on Amazon would like and will pay for. Niche research takes up a lot of my time.

Plain notebooks are hard to sell as it is a saturated market. The only plain notebooks of mine that have sold are ones that compliment my bestselling book.

Feel free to pm me with any questions
 
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Update so far is 73 units this month for profit of £210. I will update this weekend with my total profit for July.
 
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Total of £272 profit this month which is way more than I expected!

One book accounts for half of the money earnt.

Ive also just published some books in a new niche 4 days ago and have already sold 6 of them, so I'm hoping that this trend continues and I sell a good number of them in August. These books dont earn as much profit per book as my bestseller but I think they appeal to a much larger audience so I should have the ability to earn a good amount from them.

I have 2 weeks holiday from work in August with not many plans other than a few day trips, so my aim is to produce a bunch more books then.

My aim for this month is £350.
 
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I've made a really good start for August so far. I've made £106 in 5 days!

If my selling pattern continues for the rest of August, I'll make £600.

Still aiming for £350 at the minute until I see how some of my new books are selling.
 

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This is fantastic work, do you use Amazon's in-house app to design your books?
 

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@amyjay, how do you create custom interiors in Canva? Just can't get my head around how to create lines and different layouts
I just use the lines feature and text boxes to create different tables.

If you search on YouTube you should be able to find some tutorials.
 
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