I just read a news story about how some people are asking the USGS in Hawaii, if it’s possible to roast marshmellows over molten lava.
The answer, by the way, is no – for those of you interested
Strangely enough, cooking sugar filled treats over molten rocks isn’t actually safe.
Who’d have thunk it?
But this got me thinking.
In Kindle publishing, is it safe to jump onto hot, lava-like trends and publish books regarding public figures or pop-culture items.
Like Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, or Fidget Spinners.
My answer would be the same as the USGS – probably not
First of all, these are Kindle Publishing trends first and foremost.
So your window of opportunity is small, and if you miss it you’ll be out of pocket.
Second of all, there’s a number of potential legal hurdles you’ll face as well
Now I’m not a lawyer.
And I certainly don’t claim to know the ins and outs of trademark and copyright law.
But it’s probably not a good idea to publish books on these terms.
In fact, I know publishers who had 50-70% of their income disappear overnight because the majority of their books were in copyrighted or trademarked keywords.
And while Kindle publishing trends may good to get some quick cash together, they should not be part of a sustainable business model.
What to do instead?
Focus on consistent, long-term publishing niches which are more than just a quick and potentially dangerous cash grab.
And if you want to know how to do that
Check out my video course.
P.S. I’ve just added a fourth module to the course which focuses solely on email marketing for self publishers. This is an area which is pretty much untapped so you can make serious money if you know what you are doing.
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