Pop Culture Publishing Review

| June 28, 2016 | Reply

Product Name: Pop Culture Publishing

Product Author: Amy Harrop

Company Name & Contact Details:
Contact by email at amy@amyharrop.com.

Headline:

“Publish Bestsellers On Demand With This Secret Publishing Formula”

Price: $14.99 (about £11.00). This is a launch price offer, and it is due to rise to $27 (about £20) on July 11, 2016.

Money Back Guarantee: 30 days

What Do You Get?

–  A guide to making money by publishing books and ebooks linked to popular culture.

Where To Buy: http://amyharrop.com/pages/popculturepublishing-wp/

Brief Summary:

Pop Culture Publishing by Amy Harrop is a guide to making money publishing books and ebooks linked to popular culture, such as movies, TV shows and video games. It aims to show how it is possible to cash in on the massive popularity of these products by writing about them.

What’s It All About?

Pop Culture Publishing Profits is a downloadable PDF manual that reveals various ways you can publish books and e-books on Amazon that leverage the popularity of movies, TV shows, video games, and so on.

The idea is to create titles related in some way to these pop culture products. Then people searching for information about them will see your book or e-book listed as well. Hopefully a proportion will buy your title, earning you a royalty payment from Amazon.

Do I Need Experience To Make This Work?

No special experience is required. You will, however, need to know how to publish a Kindle e-book and/or a print book, or be willing to learn.

How Much Money Do I Need To Get Started?

There is no cost other than the guide itself.

How Much Money Can I Make?

That depends on how many copies of your title you sell. The main emphasis of the manual is on Kindle e-books, so let’s focus on that.

Amazon pays a royalty of up to 70 percent on sales of Kindle e-books. In addition, you are paid a fee by Amazon when someone “borrows” your e-book through the Kindle Owners Lending Library, or if they download it via the Kindle Unlimited programme.

You are unlikely to make a fortune from a single e-book, but with a successful title payments can continue for many months with no further input from you.

How Much Time Will I Need To Make This Work?

It depends on the length of book you choose to write, but in many cases they don’t need to be particularly long – 50 pages or so may be sufficient for a Kindle e-book.

Nonetheless, you will need to allow at least a week for researching and writing your e-book and uploading it via the KDP website. Royalties are then paid by Amazon on a monthly basis.

Will I Need Any Equipment To Do This?

Just a computer with an internet connection.

Value For Money?

I would say so.

Does It Live Up To The Claims In The Promotion?

Yes.

Quality of Customer Service

This is good. In my experience Amy always responds promptly to queries.

Review

Pop Culture Publishing Profits is sold via the Warriorplus platform. This is part of the Warrior Online Marketing Forum. You can pay using a credit card or PayPal.

Like JVZoo, WarriorPlus doesn’t offer its own money-back guarantee, so you have to rely on the vendor to fulfil whatever promises they make. I have no reason to think that Amy would fail to honour her money-back guarantee, but it’s still something to bear in mind.

Amy was kind enough to send me a free review copy of Piggyback Publishing Profits, so I can’t tell you very much about the sales process buyers experience. I do know that there are two attempted upsells, though.

The first is for Amy’s “Niche Evolution” software and training. This promises to help you research and create content fast, and includes live training. It costs $47 (about £35).

If you turn this down, the second upsell is for Taming the Dragon. This is a guide to using the popular Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software to boost your productivity. This upsell costs $17 (about £13).

As a matter of interest, I reviewed Taming the Dragon a few months ago, and was generally impressed with it.

Here is a link to my review if you are interested: http://www.bettingrant.co.uk/review/taming-the-dragon-review.

Once you have turned down (or accepted) the upsells, you will be able to access your purchase. The main manual is a 41-page PDF. As with all Amy’s guides, this is well written and neatly presented. It is illustrated with screen captures (mainly of Amazon sales pages). It is organised into six main chapters, as follows…

  1. Introduction
  2. Part One: Easily Creatable Content
  3. Part Two: Profiting from Popular Trends
  4. Publishing Your Book
  5. Marketing and Promotion
  6. Conclusion

All the headings in the table of contents are hyperlinked to the chapters in question, which is always much appreciated.

In the manual, Amy explains how you can capitalize on the huge interest in popular culture. She reveals how you can create books and e-books that should appeal to people interested in the shows and products concerned. One example she gives is a top-selling Kindle e-book on the subject of the Vikings, which appeared to have been written to cash in on the popularity of the TV show of the same name.

One big attraction of writing and publishing books related to popular culture is that there is a large group of people interested in these products, who in many cases are actively seeking more information about them. If you can publish a book that appears high in the results when they are searching (either online or on Amazon), in theory at least you could generate a lot of sales.

Amy discusses a variety of niches in which this method could work. As well as the movies, TV shows and video games mentioned above, she includes politics, sport, music and books. Amy comments that the last of these is not as big a niche as the others mentioned, but she says it is certainly possible to write books/e-books that capitalize on the popularity of current or forthcoming titles.

Speaking of which, one thing that impressed me about Pop Culture Publishing Profits was how Amy reveals ways to find out about forthcoming productions likely to have a lot of people talking about them. Certainly, if you can write a book that ties in with the next blockbusting movie (for example), you could be on the way to generating large numbers of sales.

Although the manual is quite concise, it includes links to other resources – some by Amy, some by other people – covering specific issues and questions. There is one to additional training by Amy herself on how to get reviews for your books, for example.

The manual also covers the tricky subject of avoiding copyright and trademark infringement. Amy advises writers to use public domain content as much as possible, e.g. if a forthcoming movie is based on an old fairytale which is out of copyright, you could publish your own version of the tale based on one in the public domain. Amazon won’t allow you to simply republish public domain content, though, so you would need to rewrite/adapt it in some way to make it original.

As well as the main manual, there are various bonuses. These include a publishing guide, writing outlines for a variety of books, and a research and writing guide to help you publish quickly.

Overall, I was generally impressed with Pop Culture Publishing Profits. It contains some eye-opening ideas and information, and has certainly inspired me to think about trying this approach myself.

I have only two minor reservations. One is that, in common with a growing number of products in this niche nowadays, it doesn’t discuss the actual mechanics of publishing a book or e-book. There is, however, plenty of advice about this available elsewhere, including the (free) Kindle Direct Publishing website at https://kdp.amazon.com/help.

In addition, Pop Culture Publishing Profits does overlap a bit with Amy’s other guide, Piggyback Publishing Profits. To be fair the content is new and different, though, and in Pop Culture Publishing Profits she shares some ideas and resources that aren’t in the earlier product.

If book or (especially) e-book writing is a money-making method that appeals to you, Pop Culture Publishing Profits will definitely provide some ideas and inspirations for you. Recommended.

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