Monday, January 24, 2022

How to Use the 1% Rule and Make Money By Writing Books on Amazon

What is the 1% Rule

The "1% Rule" is if you can just consistently and persistently be 1% better at what you do each day, over the course of a year or a decade you will make significant progress.  

1% progress
+ Daily Application
+ Persistence
+ Time
= Success

Taken from and the book The 1% Rule written by Tommy Baker.

How to Apply 1% Rule to Your Own Writing

What if you were publishing books regularly, every quarter, or every month?

Imagine if you just published book after book after book, think about how much you could make by using the 1% rule to get it done.

The Snowball Effect

It's true the more you write the better you'll become, the better choices you'll make choosing or making your own book covers and the more books you'll have to promote.  

The Myth of Overnight Success

Overnight success is rare if it exists at all.

Those that are fortunate enough to achieve have usually worked a long time to get there.

The best place to start is at the bottom and work your way up.  That way the only way is up!

Dame Barbara Cartland

One of the most successful writers and British novelists was Dame Barbara Cartland.  Writing 723 books, of which 675 were romantic novels, and included 160 brand new titles currently being published.  (See

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Get Started

No one builds a legacy by standing still.  Oscar Auliq-Ice

Action is the foundational key to all success.  Pablo Picasso

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.  Gillian Anderson.

The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and writer, write, write.  Ernest Gaines.

It Takes More Than Just an Idea to Get a Book Published

The most successful authors are using this 1% rule regularly.

Word Counts of Famous Writers

Ernest Hemingway - 500 words a day

Stephen King - Daily word goal of 2,000 words

Tom Wolfe - 135 words a day

Mark Twain - 1,400-1,800

Sebastian Faulks - 1,000 words a day

Michael Crichton - 10,000 words

All of these writers got better every time they wrote, and all of them went on to be bestselling authors.  1% isn't such a big leap, in fact it may seem pretty insignificant.  But it's achievable.

You can apply this to any area of your own life that you want to accomplish something.

Applying The 1% Rule To Book Publishing

1. Create a Really Appealing Book Cover

The more attractive the cover the more buyers, you just need something good enough to bring in the right kind of audience and put your message across.

Quick note:
Look at other authors in your genre and create a design that fits in with your book subject.

2. Create a Catchy Title

Captivate your audience with a title that stands out.

3. Garner as Many Reviews as You Can Early On

When people start to like your books you know you're onto a winner, so it's good to get as many reviews as possible from genuine readers. 

4. Publish Your Book in as Many Formats as You Can, Ebook, Paperback and Audio

People still love the feel of a paperback book, and they also like the idea of listening on the go.

5. Publish, Publish, Publish

Your job is to think of as many stories and ideas you can and turn them into books, and get them published. 

6. Apply It to Your Writing

Just write, keep it manageable and build.

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  1. This is a great article. Thank you for sharing! I support this rule! 💯🎯📚😊


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