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Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Method to Grab Branded Free eBooks of Recent Writers

The post contains two sections. Section One narrates a story. It is the style that I adopt while writing posts on my blog. I believe the regular readers may have identified it. I tend to narrate a story to tell my point of view or provide information.

Section two contains the method to acquire the Free eBooks of Recent Writers.

Now it is up to the readers that how far one is interested in reading my posts. However, I invite the visitor to read the whole post if he or she is really interested in acquiring the free books.

The present post substantiates my earlier post, which is titled "Grab a Branded Free eBook".

Section One: The Episode

I have written a book titled “A Golden Kit for Self-Publish a Book Written in Hindi (eBookWriting 1) (Hindi Edition)”.

It is time to write the next edition of the book. For me, the current edition has shown a satisfactory sale. Now, I am working on the fresh edition.

As per the norms of Kindle Direct Publishing, I have categorised it in two categories, namely, Business Industries and Professions which forms one type as per the Kindle Direct Publishing. The second category in which I have placed is Language, Linguistics and Writing.

I am following numerous Self-Publishing trainers. Among their countless free advice, they suggest that one has to ensure the book's sale regularly. The suggestion involves different dimensions. They are all related to the marketing of the product.

A regular sale is an essential factor in making one successful in the self-publishing field. I am experiencing it in the case of my portfolio. Many inside mechanisms are omitted from the present narration. The main thing was that I had concluded that I should boost the sale of the Golden Kit on Self-Publishing.

The Kindle Direct Publishing allows their authors to promote their book free of cost for five days for a slot of 6 months. As a strategy for my forthcoming edition, I decided to avail myself the option of free promotion for the Golden Kit on Self-Publishing. I did not create any advertisement for it. I placed a simple message on my Facebook page of the Golden Kit that the book would be free for three days. When the promotion was initiated by Kindle Direct Publishing, the sale of the book took place. It started reflecting in its ranking in those two categories. I had placed the book in two categories on Kindle Direct Publishing, which were the Business Industry and Professions and the language and Writing. In the case of the Business Industry, it soon found a place in the first hundred Top Best-Selling List. It remained on the spot One for a day. Such a type of good happenings related to one's life and thing gives delight. It gives occasion to know about the other titles also which are popular in that category. There I located that some highly qualified authors were also listed. The list was about the Business Industry, and therefore there were titles based on recent research. The titles of such authors and Business Industry were also available for free of cost. Some of the titles attracted my attention. In the case of a dozen of titles, their actual price was more than one thousand rupees.


Now, can one guess what would I have done?

Before getting an answer, I say that what I did.

I downloaded many of them. There were titles on Agricultural practices and food industry management. I am not interested in those fields. But there were many books on digital marketing and related industries. I just grabbed them.


Well, that is about the episode. Now, if one is interested, then read section Two.


Section Two: The Method

There is a method that can be adopted for acquiring Free Books on Amazon and Kindle Store.

Select any title of one's interest or search any author who interests you on the Amazon book store.

Reach the Product page of the title.

Move down the Product page of the title and locate the section on Product Details.

Under Product Details, there is an entry on “Best Sellers Rank”. Such an entry is related to the categories in which the Kindle Books are distributed.

Just adjacent to Best Seller Rank, a link for “Top 100 in Kindle Store” is shown. Click it.

The web page of the Top 100 in Best Selling books will be shown.

The Best Sellers in Kindle Store page reached as per the method suggested here, also displays Top 100 Free set. Enter that page. Then the rest one may do as per his or her own choice. 

Catalogue of books written by Sumir Sharma on Amazon 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Grab a Branded Free eBook

 The books in the public domain are freely available on the internet.

Many sites have raised a bank of such data and share it on the internet. One of the ways is that one may frame a search phrase composed of the title of the book and add 'pdf' to it. There are sites like and archive org which will provide the desired result. In addition to that, some blogs offer pdfs of books based on a theme. Many of them ask for donations, and their existence in the virtual world remains doubtful.


Kindle Books on Amazon and Google Playbooks provide a large depository of such books. They put in some efforts to provide a good experience of reading. Therefore, the title of this post is termed as branded about the books offered free of cost by Amazon and Google.


If one is interested in a useful reading and knows the benefit of reading the books of established mind, then some methods can be used to acquire a treasure of good books free of cost. No doubt, one cannot get a recently published book by a famous author. However, if one appreciates the benefit of reading, then the established authors of bygone days can provide enough entertainment.


Free eBooks on Kindle Amazon

A reader who is convinced about the benefit of reading may have a list of earlier writers and titles which she may have desired to read. Such a reader may visit the Amazon site and, in the search window, type the name of the author which he or she wishes to read. The result, which may be obtained, may contain a list of titles by the desired author. Visit the product site of anyone book and check if there is an author page for that author. On the author page of the author, one can find a bonanza of free books. Rest one may guess what to do next.


Free eBooks on Google Play Books.

One has to perform the same exercise on  In the result sheet, click on the name of the author. In the resulting output, one may find the link to the preview of the books. Visit the preview section of any of the title. If the book is in the public domain, then on the left-hand side of the sheet, one may find a link to the free eBook on Google Playbooks.


The list of the writers and their free books on Amazon

Presently only ten names are provided. If the trick is understood well, then one may explore further.

Charles Dickens

David Hume

Jonathan Swift

William Shakespeare

Thomas Hardy

Virginia Woolf

George Eliot

Leo Tolstoy

Mark Twain

H. G. Wells



In the above list, one may find many titles are also priced. One may have to explore the whole bibliography of the author to locate the zero priced books.


The format on Google playbooks

The names in the above-given list can also be explored on In the search result, click the title. One may land on the page of the book, which provides two options. One can download the pdf of the book or go for an eBook on Google Playbook. One has to remember that the title is in the public domain. There also, one may find some books with a price tag. However, Google possesses a giant bank of such books, free and available in pdf format.


Kindly Check a substantiating Post titled 

"A Method to Grab Branded Free eBooks of Recent Writers"


Catalogue of books written by Sumir Sharma on Amazon

Catalogue of books written by Sumir Sharma on Google Playbooks

Sunday, February 7, 2021

क्या स्वयं प्रकाशन लाभदायक व्यवसाय हो सकता है? (भाग 2)

 इस लेख के शीर्षक परआधारित श्रृंखला में यह दूसरा प्रकरण है|

इस लेख में उन आँकड़ों पर चर्चा एवं व्याख्यान है जो पिछले एक साल में सामने आयें हैं|

अगर आप पूछें, “चुनीलाल पिछले एक साल में क्या किया और शीर्षक में लिखे प्रश्न पर अब क्या कहना है?”

तो उस की भी कथा है|

पिछले दस महीनों में मैंने एक नया काम किया| मैंने अपनी पुस्तकों का प्रकाशन Google Play Books पर किया है| अब मेरी पुस्तकें Amazon और Google Play Books पर भी उपलब्ध हैं|


पहले Google Play Books की कथा

28 मार्च, 2020 को मैंने अपनी पुस्तकें Google Play Books पर डालनी शुरू कीं| मेरे पास अपनी पुस्तकों का manuscript तो पहले से तैयार पड़ा था| वह पुस्तकें Amazon पर पहले से प्रकाशित थीं| इस लिए, मुझे Google Play Books पर अपनी पुस्तकों का Catalogue बनाने में ज्यादा समय नहीं लगा| इस में केवल एक बंदिश से निकलने में समय लगा| मेरी पहली लिखी हुई पुस्तकें Amazon पर पहले ही उपलब्ध थीं| मैंने सभी को Kindle Select Programme में डाल रखा था| उस से बहार निकलने में मुझे तीन महीने लग गए थे| परन्तु 2020 के नवम्बर तक मेरी 18 पुस्तकें Google Play Books पर उपलब्ध थीं| परन्तु जल्द ही मुझे उन में से कुछ पुस्तकें हटानी पड़ीं| अब केवल 14 पुस्तकें ही Google Play Books पर उपलब्ध हैं| (यह आंकड़ा 07/2021 07/02/2021 का है जिसका प्रमाण नीचे Snapshot में दिया गया है|) इस समय तक 1877 पुस्तकें बिक चुकी है| इन पर कुल कमाई 276 रुपए हुई है जो कि मुझे प्राप्त हो चुकी है| प्रमाण के लिए नीचे दिया गया Snapshot देखें|

1877 पर केवल 276 ही?

यह 1877 की बिक्री में उन तीन Titles की बिक्री भी है जो कि मेरे Catalogue से मुफ्त में उपलब्ध है| उन में से एक Title तो खूब download हो रहा है| यह आंकड़ा पिछले 10 महीनों का है जब कि heading में इसे 12 महीनों का बताया गया है| इस की सच्चाई नीचे दिए गए snapshot से प्रमाणित होती है|

 इस बिक्री में कुछ भारत से बहार भी हुई है| प्रमाण के लिए Google Analytics का नीचे दिया गया snapshot देखें|

 जैसा कि snapshot में देखा जा सकता है कि 276 की कमाई चार देशों से हुई है| यह कमाई भारत, साउथ अफ्रीका, मलेशिया और फिलीपींस से हुई है|

मेरे लिए यह रोमांचित करने वाली बात है कि मेरे जैसा नौसिखिया भारत में बैठे-बैठे भारत से बहार भी अपने लेखन को पहुंचा रहा है| पाठकों की जो भी राय हो, मेरे लिए तो यह हर्ष की बात और एक बड़ी सफलता है| यह सब स्वयं प्रकाशन और e-publishing के माध्यम से हुया है| हाँ, यह जरूर है कि कमाई ज्यादा नहीं हो पाई है|

Amazon पर बिक्री की एक रोमांचकारी सफलता

Amazon पर Print book की एक रोमांचकारी सफलता भी प्राप्त हुई है| मेरा एक title सिंगापुर की एक लाइब्रेरी ने Amazon से खरीदा है| प्रमाण के लिए नीचे दिए गए snapshots देखें| 

Amazon पर से यह पुस्तक 2019 में ही बिक चुकी थी| मेरी एक पुस्तक amazon की जापानी site पर बिकी थी| Amazon पर मेरे खाते में कुछ रक्म येन में भी खड़ी हुई है| परन्तु उन का भुगतान तब तक नहीं होगा जब तक 1000 येन तक की बिक्री नहीं हो जाती|

Amazon और Google Play Books पर संयुक्त बिक्री की समीक्षा

स्वयं प्रकाशन से सफल होने वाले यह बताते हैं कि अगर आप की पुस्तकों की बिक्री होती रहती है और बिक्री का आंकड़ा बढ़ता रहता है तो आप सफल लेखक माने जाओगे|

Amazon और Google Play Books पर प्रकाशन के बाद मेरे संबंध में बिक्री तो बढ़ गई है परन्तु कमाई इतनी नहीं है कि इस को में सफल व्यवसाय घोषित कर सकूँ|

 Amazon और Google Play Books पर संयुक्त बिक्री करने से कुछ और भी पहलू सामने आए हैं| Amazon पर मेरी पुस्तकों की बिक्री कम हो गई है| इस के कुछ कारण भी समझ आते हैं| एक कारण यह है कि Google Play Books पर अपनी पुस्तकें उपलब्ध करने के लिए मुझे Amazon के Kindle Programme से बाहर आना पड़ा है| दूसरा, पुस्तक की कीमत निश्चित करने में Google बहुत सहजता और नरमी दिखाता है| Amazon न्यूनतम मूल्य भी बहुत ऊँचा रखता है और मुफ्त बिक्री पर नियम लागू कर रखे हैं| परन्तु February 2021 में Amazon बिक्री की एक नई योजना भी लेकर आया है| उस का प्रभाव अभी देखना रहता है|

कुल मिला कर इस प्रकार के व्यापार में अभी पैसा नहीं दिखा है| जैसा कि मैंने अपने पिछले लेख में कहा था कि अगर आप अपने लेखन से अपनी रस्सोई का खर्चा निकालने लग जाओ तो यह एक सफल व्यवसाय कहा जा सकता है| मेरे साथ अभी ऐसा नहीं हो रहा है|

Catalogue of the books written by Sumir Sharma on Amazon