kindle publishing beta reader program

On Feb 11th I published my very first Kindle book, after spending months studying Kindle publishing process, best practices and promotional methods.

In 48 hrs the book hit #1 Best Seller spot in Paid books section of one of the three categories it was listed in. And in 9 days, it hit the #1 Best Seller spot in second category. Soon it was #1 Best Seller in all the 3 categories!

#1 best seller in kindle

In the next 5 months I published 12 more books in the series, which started generating 4 figure monthly income in book sale royalty earnings, KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Pages) earnings and back-end sales.

Of course, these are not earth-shattering results, but pretty decent for a first time publisher. Especially considering the fact that English is not his native language. And that his first attempt at English conversation was when he got admission to Engineering college!

In the course of this journey I have had a chance to experiment at lot – based on what I learnt from Kindle courses, books & blogs on Kindle publishing. I’ve also got a chance to study and interact with successful Kindle authors such as Joanna Penn and Dave Chesson, and learn from them.

You may have this question at this point,

Is Kindle Publishing a viable passive income model?

Amazon started Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform in 2007. Arguably the best self-publishing platform on the planet, it is available in US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more.

Amazon platform has 2.4+ million Kindle books alone (not including print books), and is adding about 500,000 new Kindle books each quarter (at the time of writing this post). Best thing of course is KDP platform has a worldwide readership.

Here are few points that makes KDP platform one of the best to be on, whether you want to build a publishing business, build brand or simply reach more leads for your existing business –

  • It takes less than 5 minutes to publish a book and 24-48 hrs (most of the times within hours) on Kindle platform
  • Publish once and the book will be available to readers all over the world (wherever Amazon KDP platform is available)
  • You decide on the pricing (this means you can experiment to see which price gets to most sales!)
  • Your book can start earning you passive income within 24-48 hours after you upload!
  • You get up to 70% sales royalty! (most authors get single digit royalty with traditional publishing)
  • Once your Kindle book starts doing well, it is practically free to make printed form of the book available, on a ‘charge-when-ordered’ basis. More sales!
  • Kindle publishing is FREE!

Kindle publishing is a perfect platform to generate regular passive income (you’ll see the proof in my books! 🙂 )

I must thank..

It would be unfair if I didn’t mention here that in the whole process I also implemented my coaching lessons from some of the successful online business educators such as T Harv Eker, Alex Jaffreys and Gerry Robert.

The trigger..

Since my first Kindle book was published, many… I mean many, people have expressed their desire to publish their own Kindle book. Since my time is limited for one-on-one coaching I have decided to release.. you guessed it right, a Kindle book series to share everything I know about this process.

This book series would be from an authoring + marketing + business model perspective.

This means that anyone can pick these books, follow step-by-step instructions and set up their own 4-figure-a-month passive income generation Kindle publishing business!

Now, if this is something that interests you, here’s a chance for you to get your hands on these books earlier than anyone else.

I am inviting 50 people to be on this Beta Reader program.

These will be the core set of people that will get the book earlier than anyone else, and I will incorporate their feedback to make the final version of the book better. These people will form an inner group that will be the first ones to get hands on the books and courses I create henceforth, and some will even get my personal coaching.

What is the expectation from a beta reader?

The beta reader will get my completed draft of the books. They will go through it just like the actual end user of the book and provide me feedback using a simple format. That’s it.

In addition to all the goodies I mentioned above, they will get a credit in the books.


Therefore, I am looking for someone that is actually in need of this knowledge – someone ready to go through step-by-step instructions and set up Kindle publishing business by spending just few hours a week, to build a long term, consistent, monthly passive income.

In short, I’m looking for someone prepared to go from B-quadrant to E-quadrant directly as explained in this post – using Kindle platform as the vehicle.

If that is you, I invite you to hop on to this journey!

amazon kindle publishing beta reader application

There are two sections in the this application – first one is mandatory and second one is optional.

First section takes about 55 seconds to fill and the second one, about 3-4 minutes.

This program is closed right now. Please enter your details below to be notified next time the program opens up.

Thank you and have a great day!

To your success,


Shiv Shenoy
Shiv Shenoy

After spending 15 yrs in the corporate cubicle, Shiv Shenoy quit it to work with people by leveraging his skills and knowledge. He is passionate about teaching proven passive income generating methods, which draw their effectiveness from Behavioral Economics and Digital Marketing strategies. Shiv is a best-selling author and has self-published over 21 books in Digital Marketing and Project Management domains. When not hunting and perfecting a new passive income method, Shiv is often found playing Flute, or painting.