In this blog I'm breaking down the exact steps I used to create Prayer Journals and Self-Publish on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). You can do it too. Here are 7 steps to create a Prayer Journal to sell on Amazon KDP.
Step 1 Research on Amazon
Look at other prayer journals on Amazon for inspiration. Use the look inside feature for bestsellers, and you can also buy a prayer journal to get an idea of what the quality looks like so you can compete in the marketplace. You can use the AMZ Suggestion Expander a great free tool to find keywords on Amazon.
Step 2 Download the KDP template for your Full Cover
I recommend 6 x 9 as this is the standard and most popular size. You want to have the correct dimensions before you start designing your prayer journal. This will be important for designing your cover. However, there are many different book sizes to choose from. KDP offers a cover calculator https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-calculator
Below is just an example
Step 3 Decide on your Target Market
For example, if you are designing for a kid, the prayer journal only needs to be 100 to 120 pages max. This also matters for who your book description (get my book description script here) will speak to and how you will design your prayer journal.
Step 4 Design your Interior using Canva and when complete download it as a PDF
You can use Canva templates to redesign and create original prayer journals. Use elements in your designs. Make sure you use the same elements on your interior so that it flows.
Create about 5 to 10 original designs then duplicate those pages until you get to 100 up to 120 pages. Things you can use inside your prayer journal are
· Gratitude pages
· Coloring pages
· Devotional pages
· Reflection pages/ blank lines
· Drawing space
Step 5 Design your Full cover (front, spine, and back) and When Complete Download as a PDF (the cover design makes a significant difference so also consider outsourcing)
Watch this video for an example of designing a Prayer journal using Canva
Step 6 Self-Publish Your Prayer Journal to KDP. See a list of what you will need to self-publish below.
Put in Keyword Researched Title
Put in Author Name or Pen Name
Put in Book Description
Pick two Categories
Pick low content book
Put in 7 researched keyword phrases in slots
Upload your Cover and Interior to KDP
Select Matte or Glossy cover
Must preview and approve entire book
Set price anywhere from $4.99-$9.99
Hit publish and wait the 72 hours for approval
KDP will email you when your book is available for purchase
Watch this tutorial video below for a video walkthrough on how to self-publish
Step 7 Once your Prayer Journal is approved by KDP order a copy to make sure you like the quality and then start promoting it. Need ideas to promote your book get 15 Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book
If you follow these exact steps, you can get your book done, however, if you want to get it done fast, I have already done the work, save time by grabbing my Prayer Journal Self-Publishing Bundle here’s what it includes:
My Exact Shine Prayer Journal Canva Cover & KDP Template
Prayer Journal Interior Template
Researched Keywords That you can use for title, slots, and to run Ads (the same keywords that landed my prayer journal on the front page)
Book Description Script
Access to my Passive Income Self-Publishing Facebook Group with exclusive behind the scenes videos of me creating four prayer journals and teaches you how to set up your first Amazon Ads
Prayer Journal content ideas (the most commonly customer requested interiors- I have done the researched and put it all together for you in an easy-to-read format)
Checklist so you know that you have done everything right
Bonus 15 Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book
Also, this Prayer Journal Self-Publishing Bundle is inside my Blessed Author VIP Community which is my all- access to products and mentorship for faith-based authors. The Blessed Author VIP Community Reopens in Fall 2022.
If you get stuck or just want to outsource this entire process. TahiraGift Consulting has done-for-you service where I will create and design your prayer journal for you within 30 days or your money back guaranteed. Limited spots available each month but if interested email me at email@example.com
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Hi, I'm Tahira! Christian Author, Teacher, and Self-Publishing Consultant at TahiraGift Consulting LLC. As a Blessed Author, I share on this blog tips to help other women of faith write and self-publish a book for impact and income in 30 days. Learn more and get my Self-Publishing on KDP Free Checklist click here.