So, you wanna be a writer and make a living at it? Piece of cake. All you have to do is maintain high visibility on Amazon. To do that, you need to churn out a lot of novels every year.
I recommend 24 novels a year. All in the same series. How do you pull off such a Herculean task? Coffee. Lots of coffee.
A novel should clock in at 60,000 words minimum, depending on genre. If you’re writing epic fantasy, go higher. Anyway, for sake of discussion, we’ll go easy on you and say 60,000 words is your novel-length goal. That means you need to write only 4,000 words a day.
Let’s figure you’re drinking about a gallon of coffee a day to avoid excessive sleep. Figure 4 hours for sleep, 4 hours for random stuff (such as going to the bathroom, eating, walking the dog, paying bills, voting, patting your kids on the head, kissing your wife, etc), that leaves you with 16 hours a day for writing. That works out to only 250 words an hour.
You can do it!
30 days X 4,000 words/day = 120,0000 words, which equals 2 novels.
And there’s your novel every 15 days.
Once you get into the rhythm of churning that out, you’re good to go. Of course, you’ll need the first month to get those first two novels written, sent off to your editor, get your cover artist going. Then, in the second month, you write the third and fourth novels but also get the first two novels back from your editor, final polish, publish. Repeat repeat repeat.
This is a sure-fire way to achieve visibility on Amazon, always have a couple titles in the 30-day new release window, snowball sales, etc. If you find this method is not working, you should consider upping the ante: go for 48 novels a year, or something like that.
Of course, your marriage might suffer a bit. You might develop some coffee-related diseases, and your cat might take a strange dislike to you. But those are the fortunes of authorship.
2 thoughts on “How To Write Enough Novels to Maintain Amazon Visibility”
Oh! Another valuable post from you I missed. Thank you for this advice; I was wondering how to get more sales happening. Now I know. Just one thing I don’t understand: why would your cat start to hate you? It should love you, because you’re not occupying its precious space in bed.
My cat has issues. Also, if you want to write even more books faster, here’s another great tip. Instead of cooking and eating regular meals, just eat those military k-ration MRE things. Fast, concentrated and you don’t need to heat them up.