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Friday, March 23, 2012

Kindle Hot Niche by Rosa Suen - Review

Kindle Hot Niche
is the fourth of Rosa Suen’s reports on writing for the Amazon Kindle that I have reviewed here (I’ve listed the others at the end of this post).

In my opinion this one is the best yet, even though (as I’ll explain later) it may not be suitable for everyone.

In Kindle Hot Niche, Rosa reveals another non-fiction niche she has exploited successfully - and without giving too much away here, it is a particularly appropriate one for writers!

Unlike her previous reports, Rosa reveals the actual title of her e-book in this one. Like the niche described in her earlier report Kindle Killer Book Formula, it’s one I wouldn’t have dreamed of tackling before reading about it, but clearly (from Rosa’s sales figures and the Amazon screen captures) it has excellent sales potential. An additional attraction is that writing in this particular niche would require almost zero research!

In Kindle Hot Niche you get two reports (plus various bonus items I’ll come to later). The first explains the 12-step KKB Formula Rosa uses to develop ideas for Kindle e-books, with particular reference to the niche title in question.

As in her previous reports, Rosa’s method is based around analyzing the Kindle best-sellers lists to see what topics are selling well right now, then developing titles to capitalize on this.

Having revealed the process through which she developed the niche e-book of the first report, in her second report Rosa reveals exactly how anyone else can produce an e-book in the same niche. Rosa says she isn’t worried about saturating this market, as every such book will be different. Up to a point I’d agree, although if the Kindle Store is flooded with titles in this niche, it seems to me inevitable that there will be some falling off of sales. Still, from the starting point Rosa provides, it would not be difficult to branch out into other related, niches as well.

I should, by the way, emphasize that (as with all her reports) Rosa is NOT advocating the production of low-quality, spammy e-books based on so-called PLR content. There will be some work involved here, as is true of anything worthwhile. What I really like about Kindle Hot Niche, however, is the way Rosa provides practical tips and shortcuts to make the production of books in the niche concerned as straightforward and 'automated' as possible.

As well as the second report with its step-by-step instructions, Rosa also includes Microsoft Word and Powerpoint templates to help readers prepare content for the type of niche e-book she describes. There is nothing especially difficult about this, and the use of the templates is optional (though in my view it would be silly not to use them). There may be a bit of a learning curve getting to grips with the templates (Powerpoint especially, if you’re not so familiar with this program). Once you have done so, however, it strikes me you could produce series of books along these lines very quickly indeed. Creating series is, incidentally, another of Rosa’s recommendations for growing your income from Kindle quickly.

The guide doesn’t tell you about writing or formatting Kindle e-books, but there are of course many other guides covering this subject, including my own Kindle Kash. Neither does this particular report tell you much about marketing your e-book, for the good reason that the information in these reports is so recent, Rosa hasn’t even got round to marketing the e-books in question herself. However, even without any marketing, sales of over 100 copies in the first week are hard to argue with. Again, marketing is a subject I cover in depth in my Kindle Kash guide.

Actually, I think Rosa’s reports and Kindle Kash complement each other really well. Kindle Kash is a comprehensive guide to devising, writing, editing, publishing and marketing your Kindle e-book, professionally produced (by my publishers WCCL) to a very high standard. Rosa’s reports are more rough and ready, but they are bang up to date and show exactly what methods have been working well for her, literally over the last week or two.

To sum up, Kindle Hot Niche reveals an actual non-fiction niche you might not previously have considered writing in, which nevertheless has excellent sales potential. It also provides a step-by-step method for creating your own title in this same niche, using just ordinary software (Microsoft Office or equivalent).

I wouldn’t recommend Kindle Hot Niche if you’re completely new to writing for the Amazon Kindle (in that case, you need Kindle Kash!). If you have some knowledge/experience of writing for this medium and want to create a new income stream for yourself, however, it’s well worth the modest investment required. And Rosa’s methodology is something that could easily be adapted to other niches as well.

With this report, as with all its predecessors, there is a 30-day unconditional refund guarantee.

Finally, here are links to my other reviews of Rosa Suen’s Kindle publishing reports...

Kindle Publishing Secrets

KDP Select Report

Kindle Killer Book Formula

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of Kindle Hot Niche. In addition, the links in this review include my affiliate code, so if you click through and make a purchase, a proportion of the fee will go to me. This has not influenced my review in any way, but you should of course complete your own due diligence and read the sales page (and this review) carefully to determine whether this product will be relevant to your needs.

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Anonymous Douglas said...

Thanks for providing a concise review about this product. I've been hearing great things about the Kindle and I'm currently exploring this avenue as a sideline. Regards.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks, Douglas. Good luck!

2:08 PM  

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