How To Self-Publish A Delicious Cookbook On Amazon [Cookbook Guide Part 1]
Last Updated on August 28, 2020 by Jordan Alexo
Oh… man, things are about to get exciting because this has been one of my most profitable niches. I’ve made thousands upon thousands of dollars selling diet cookbooks. I remember a few publishers back in the day, advising newbies to stay away from this overly competitive niche. Fortunately, I was stubborn enough to not listen to the naysayers. No matter how competitive is a niche, you can always find a few untapped book titles where you can dive in and make bank like there is no tomorrow.
So this guide is going to be freaking yummy! You are about to discover:
- Part 1: How To Self-Publish A Delicious Cookbook On Amazon
- Part 2: How to find crazily profitable keywords (book titles)
- Part 3: How to design a high-quality cookbook cover
- How to publish your cookbook on Kindle Direct Publishing
All the strategies you must learn to succeed as a cookbook publisher.
I suggest you either read this post or watch my video tutorial and follow along. This way, you can more easily understand the explained concepts.
Hopefully, you will have a cookbook published by the end of this guide, and perhaps after a few days, you’ll be making money online.
Sounds great? Yeap, so without further ado, let’s get the ball rolling!!
How To Analyze Kindle
How To Publish A Cookbook On Amazon [Video Guide]
What Should You Expect When Publishing A Cookbook?
How Much Does It Cost To Publish A Cookbook?
- Book word count
- Cover design
1) Shorter Books
2) Paperbacks Are The Money Grail
3) Pain In The But To Find No Copyright Images
4) Publishing Colored Books On Amazon
On the other hand, I publish colored cookbooks on IngramSpark. In case you are wondering, this is an alternative platform similar to KDP. Their production cost for paperbacks is cheaper; therefore, you can make money without needing to overprice them.
If you are interested in learning more about IngramSpark, then click here.
How To Scrap Kindle Keywords For Your Cookbook?
If you already have a few cookbook ideas, then click here to learn more about how to analyze their profitability and competitiveness.
Process 1) Analyze Book Titles
It would be best if you first opened a blank notepad where you will add all the keywords. In this step, you want to write down a good number of keywords.
A reminder, keywords mean the same as book titles or search terms; This can be a single word or combination of words used by customers to search for items on Amazon, such as “Paleo diet, Keto, Italian cookbook, Intermittent Fasting.”
After you chose one of the mentioned categories, scroll down the booklist, and search for cookbooks or diet books. Usually, you can tell by their cover design and title. Hover their titles and see if anything resembles something people would search on Amazon. For example:
On this title, I can immediately see two keywords: Ketogenic Diet For Beginners and Keto. I am sure customers are searching for these topics on Amazon. You always want to combine words that make sense.
I’m going to get creative by adding words like “cookbook, recipes” to the mix. I know customers tend to use these words to seek recipe books. Here’s what I get:
- Keto cookbook for beginners
- Keto recipes
- Ketogenic cookbook
- Keto cookbook
- Ketogenic recipes for beginners
You can also do the same to come up with multiple keywords quickly. So don’t rely on the first keywords. Also, make sure to get creative. Let’s take a look at another example:
I can immediately see fasting and intermittent. I know fasting is an eating protocol. Therefore, I don’t expect people to look for recipes here. But to remove my doubt, I will still analyze later on “Intermittent Fasting Cookbook and Intermittent Fasting Recipes.”
I imagine people combine this eating protocol with a diet, such as the Ketogenic, Paleo, or Mediterranean, etc. For this reason:
- Keto Fasting Cookbook
- Paleo Intermittent Fasting
May be profitable keywords! Make sure to write down all these keywords to your notepad. Once you analyzed an entire category, then rinse and repeat the same process for a sub-category.
Process 2) Analyze Book Suggestion
As you may see on the bottom, you have plenty of book suggestions.
Note, do these analyzes on Google Chrome incognito mode. Otherwise, you’ll get suggestions based on your preferences. In these book titles, you can easily find plenty of keyword ideas. Just hover the title of each book and analyze them.
For instance, here I see “Keto Meal Prep,” “Keto Meal Prep Cookbook For Beginners,” “Ketogenic Diet Recipes,” and “Keto Cookbook.” I imagine people may also be searching for Ketogenic Meal Prep, etc. Here’s another example:
Atkins is another diet, but you could once again combine cookbook and recipes to form new keywords, such as
- Atkins cookbook
- Atkins recipes
- Atkins diet
- Atkins meal prep
I got the meal prep idea from the previous search term. Often, I find most of my best search terms using this strategy.
Process 3) Search Box Suggestions
One last strategy to find more keywords is by using the Amazon search box. Just type in one of your main keywords, as shown below.
As you may see, I obtain a list of suggested keyword ideas. Just write the best ones to your notepad.