A good, but generally underutilised way of making more sales from your Kindle book is by converting it to a different format. Sounds tricky and complicated? Well, you’ll be pleased to know it isn’t.
In this article I am going to break down the main formats you can covert your Kindle book to in order to have a real shot at generating a meaningful uplift in sales.
1. Converting Your Kindle Book into An Audiobook.
Converting your Kindle book into an audiobook is a sure-fire way of helping it gain more exposure and more sales. If you hadn’t heard, the audiobook market is booming right now, with more people than ever listening to audiobooks daily, with the US audiobook market surging to a whopping $1 bn in 2019. So, it would be a wise move to have your Kindle book converted into an audiobook to reach more people and make more sales.
If you are going to turn your Kindle book into an audiobook, then we strongly recommend you record it yourself using the best quality mic you can obtain, or if you can afford it, hire a high-quality narrator or voice over specialist. Try and avoid using text to audio software as much as possible as even the most sophisticated of them will sound robotic, unengaging and uninspiring, compared to a real human voice.
2. Convert Your Kindle Book into A Digital Comic Book.
This one is often overlooked but could be a potential goldmine if executed properly. More people are consuming comic books online than ever before, with a total of $100 million worth of digital comics being sold in 2018 in the US alone.
There has been a recent trend of popular novels and books, both fiction and non-fiction, being turned into comic books, with hugely positive results. Obviously, this method would require some investment into a talented designer to turn your Kindle book into an interactive comic, so it’s best to do your research first, and gauge whether there is enough demand for your book topic/genre to make money as a digital comic.
One thing is for sure, there is a strong demand for online comics in general, and competition is a lot less fierce in this area, compared to Kindle books…for now.
3. Convert Your Kindle Book into An Online Course.
This one is particularly relevant for you non-fiction authors out there. Turning your Kindle book into an online course could net you a lot more than just selling it as a Kindle book.
Online course sites like Udemy, Coursera and SkillShare are selling hundreds of millions worth of online courses a year, so there is a huge appetite for them.
And turning your Kindle masterpiece into an online course might not be as hard as you might think. A credible, high-quality course can be created with just an iPhone, a laptop and screen capture software, and the upside could be huge.