I’ve just completed my review of a brand-new WSO called Kindle Bestseller Secrets You Wish You Knew, by Derek Deopker, and it has me pretty excited. I had not even heard of Derek until today. When I heard about his WSO, I wanted to give it a good, hard look before recommending it to my subscribers and readers. I just sent an email highly recommending it, so I guess that tells you what I think of it.
A little back story:
Derek is a best-selling author in one of the most competitive niches on Amazon (or anywhere, for that matter.) He hit #1 for Diets and Weight Loss and #1 in Healthy Living, without a big advertising budget or a big mailing list. He was even out-selling Tim Ferriss’ book 4 Hour Body.So he does know what he’s talking about.
The course covers a lot of ground and is broken into 6 modules, has 4 bonuses, and a shares a wealth of resources. There is also an additional offer that will allow you to track your book “hits” in a way that I haven’t seen before. There is also a PDF “Quick Tips” guide that hits the high points of the entire course.
A lot of times, I never look past a quick start guide. I find that a lot of product creators put too much extra, useless fluff in their main course, and the quick start guide has all of the actual useful information. This course is different. There’s a lot of helpful information, tips and resources throughout the course, so I wouldn’t skip over it.
Module One – This is the success strategies and motivation section and it has five lessons. These lessons are all video, and you can download the video slides and the mp3 audio. I like that he talks about providing genuine value. This is a theme that stays constant throughout the course, and he backs that up by providing value in his own work.
Module Two – The research module in three lessons. Derek covers pre-writing, book ideas, and shares a formula for creating great advice books. Lesson one is video with research notes, lesson two is text only, lesson three is audio and notes. I always love idea stuff, so this is a fun module for me.
Module Three – Covers structuring and converting your Kindle book in two video lessons with text tips and resource links. He doesn’t go into formatting at all. He uses Open Office to type his book and outsources the file conversion. He shares his resources, including a proofreading site, and the person he uses for conversion. The most valuable part of this module is the information he shares about what should show up in the preview of your book.
Module Four – 7 lessons on cover creation. These are mostly video with some tips and links. Lesson two on outsourcing your cover is a text lesson. This is a very valuable module because he covers how to do your own cover or outsource it. He shares some really cool resource links, and shows how he built two of his books covers using both free software and cheap software. This was done in 4 step-by-step tutorials, where he walked you through how he actually used the software.
Module Five – Publishing to Kindle. 1 Lesson that walks through the KDP platform, and how to best set up your book information. Straight to the point, solid advice here.
Module Six – Marketing in 9 lessons. These are a combination of video, notes and downloadables, including some helpful spreadsheets. His #1 favorite promotional tactic is good. Again, this just reinforces the kind of ethical person this guy is. I may not have heard of him before, but I like the way he thinks. Less 9 is a Q & A recap.
The additional offer is for a secret Amazon “hack” that you can use to track the traffic to your book. It will allow you to know what keywords people use to find your book, which will allow you to make the best use of your keywords. This is something that I have not seen anywhere else.
This is a very good course by someone who knows what he’s talking about. He’s teaching from experience. And his experience didn’t include having a large advertising budget or a huge mailing list. He just shows how to use free and cheap resources very wisely.He also focuses on focus. How not to get so overwhelmed by the details, and how to be efficient and productive.
I really like this course. I like Derek’s mentality of thinking about quality and value before thinking about money. I like how he strips down and simplifies things.
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