Self Publishing on Amazon KDP as Dietitian (Lead Magnets that Can Pay?)

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Have a you always been wanting to publish your book, but haven’t because :

  • You think it’s too complicated
  • You’ve talked to endless publishers, but get the same response each time: ‘maybe later’
  • It remains a ‘nice thought’ that you never take action on because it feels too difficult.

If that’s you, have you heard about self publishing on Amazon KDP?

Keep reading to learn about how you can tap into this market with millions of people, my self publishing story, and a resource/community that’ll provide extra guidance!

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My Self Publishing Story

I’m constantly on the look out for things that would be helpful for my audience (folks curious about veganism, or those who are vegan themselves).

When I found out that self publishing on Amazon KDP could be a low barrier to entry when it comes to self publishing, I was intrigued!

The wheels started turning.

I wanted to be an author and serve my audience even more, but the book publishing process seemed complicated.

Cue in: meeting Liz (the Dietitian Editor)! We hopped on a couple calls, and she helped me learn about Amazon SEO, and bring my vision of my (now!) published ‘Going Vegan: A Vegan Lifestyle Journal!’

I learned about her program Click to Publish (*affiliate link) where I didn’t JUST get step by step instructions on self publishing, I also got:

  • a community of like minded authors/authors to be (there is power in community!)
  • Calls to not only review progress but also get feedback on my book
  • Accountability
  • In 2024, monthly workshop calls have been added where we learn about marketing strategies!

By publishing my book, I’ve been able to add a much needed product – not only for my niche, but for dietitians who serve them.

If you are curious about doing it yourself, keep reading for more details (and if you are interested in joining the CTP, let Liz (the owner) know I referred you so I can get you a special bonus!)

What is Amazon KDP?

Amazon is a digital online market place where you can buy just about anything!

Some sources say Amazon is the #1 e commerce store(1).

In short, you’ve probably bought something off of Amazon, or know people who use it!

What does KDP stand for? Kindle Direct Publishing (2). This is a sperate website where you can publish your own book through Amazon KDP. You can either publish print or e-books.

Ideas of books you can create on this platform include:

  • Meal Planners
  • Food Symptoms Trackers
  • Notebooks
  • Journals
  • Cook Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Nutrition Guides

Why Choose Amazon KDP to Publish?

Several reasons! Here’s some that I could think of:

  • The Potential for a ‘Paid’ Lead Magnet: When you tap into the millions of people who use Amazon, you can place your book in front of a new audience! If you include info about your services or brand in the book, you also allow the purchasers a chance to learn more about how you can serve them. (so don’t forget those CTAs!) All of this while you make some money for sales of the book!
  • Lower barrier to Entry than Going the Traditional Route: If you’ve tried going with a traditional publishers, it’s possible that they’ve told you to wait for a larger following (if you don’t have one), or to discuss ‘later.’ (these are actual things I have heard!)
    If you don’t want to wait to serve your audience through a book, consider Amazon KDP -a s it has a much lower barrier to entry.
  • Fast Upload Time: It may take up to 3-10 business days for your book to available for purchase once you’ve got it up loaded (3)! (Aka- pretty garn fast!)
  • You Don’t Have to Hold Inventory: This perk speaks for itself!
  • It’s fun!

A Program that Can Save You Time

If you are determined to self publish with Amazon KDP, but want want some hand holding, I’d highly recommend checking out Click to Publish (*affiliate link)!

This is a Dietitian lead program that will help you:

  • Save Time: It comes with templates so you can cut time on some of the formatting requirements! The modules walk you through the whole process with examples along the ways.
  • Get Some Extra Guidance: You get monthly calls with the owner, who has helped many Dietitians self publish. On the monthly calls, you can ask any questions about what you are stuck on, and even screen share to troubleshoot!
    You also have peers in the group who can give you feedback on your book. If you are a business owner, you know how valuable it is to have feedback!
  • Be a Part of a Community Who ‘Gets It’: One thing that is helpful with better book visibility is collaborating, and getting good product reviews on Amazon. Several Dietitians in the private Facebook group (that comes with the program), are looking to collab!

Any questions? Comment below, or head to my contact page for ways to get in touch.

Happy publishing!

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