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Best Self-Publishing Info Guides and Software of 2015 – Part 1

best_of_self_publishing_awards_2015A Look Back at Self-Publishing Products on the Warrior Plus Platform

It was another banner year for the self-publishing industry, which was reflected in the new training products and guides that were sold through Warrior Plus. I decided the time was right to examine the best self-publishing info guides and software of 2015.

This post begins a three-part series on popular training, software and educational content published for authors and other self-publishers since January of 2015.

Initially, I intended to have one all-encompassing post, but as I began to go back through my notes, I realized the project was too big for one post.

So, the next thing to do was decide upon a logical place to break up the report. I decided to report in three segments. The three self-publishing product posts will focus on:

  1. products promoted on the Warrior Forum
  2. products promoted on the JVZoo platform
  3. products promoted on Zaxaa

I should make a couple of disclaimers:

  • I’m not reporting that these are the ONLY self-publishing information products and software offered on these platforms throughout the year.
  • I AM promoting ( many of) the listed products by way of my attached affiliate links and if you purchase through those links, I will receive a commission.

2015 Warrior Plus Best Self-Publishing Info Guides and Software

The products I refer to here are those that were launched in 2015. There are plenty that have remained evergreen for a few years. My designation of “People’s Choice” is based on the overall sales and the product’s refund rate.

In more general terms, I would like to acknowledge the following Kindle Niche Product Creators who used the Warrior Plus platform in 2015:


Best of 2015 Self Publishing Info Guides and SoftwareMost Prolific Product Creator:
Temper Thompson

Best Storyteller: Vicky Sharma, for Kindle Money Magnet Pro

Most Original: Alessandro Zamboni, for Kindle Quiz and Dave Lynch for Creme de la Kindle

Best Big Idea: Bolaji O., for using the cliff hanger and serial ideas profusely

Most Epic: Bill Platt, for turning on a dime to seize opportunity, with Coloring Books for Adults 

Note:The growing interest in adult coloring books continues to entice more people to enter the self-publishing game.

Warrior Plus welcomed a few new vendors to the self-pub niche, which is sometimes referred to as the “Kindle,” or “KD” niche.

One new such vendor, Vicky Sharma, charmed all who read his material. His first info product, Kindle Money Magnet Pro, told the story of how he needed to make money online in order to impress his in-laws-to-be. The 75+ page PDF guide sold over 250 copies with a “0” refund rate. Quite a debut!

The top winning product creators on the Warrior Plus platform were head-and-shoulders above the rest, based on number of sales. But the corresponding refund rates for these 2 products speak volumes:

  1. Coloring Books for Adults
    Overall Sales: 1000+
    Refund Rate: 2%
    Product Creators: Bill Platt
  2. BEST for BEGINNERS
    Publishing Profit Mantra
    Overall Sales: 1000+
    Refund Rate: 1%
    Product Creators: Tom Yevsikov and Vicky Sharma
January 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: 47 Kindle Profit Boosters
Overall Sales: 500+
Refund Rate: 4%
Product Creator: Temper Thompson
WSO Deal of the Day
47 simple tips & tricks that can easily be implemented to boost profits on any Kindle book.
February 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Category Conqueror
Overall Sales: 500+
Refund Rate: 1%
Product Creators: Benji Blue/Mike Balmaceda
How to Write 5 Best Selling Books in 3 Months, and make over $11,000 in 30 days using Amazon Kindle Categories.
March 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Money Magnet Pro

BEST for BEGINNERS
Kindle Money Magnet Pro
Overall Sales: 250+
Refund Rate: 0%
Product Creator: Vicky Sharma

Discover The Exact 5-Step-System that a Newbie is Using to Make Over $5,000 per month in Passive Income on Complete Autopilot Publishing Kindle Books!”

April 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Sales Blowout

Kindle Sales Blowout
Overall Sales: 500+
Refund Rate: 3%
Product Creators: Bryan and David Cohen

Kindle Sales Blowout is a course for Kindle publishers that shows how to get more sales through the use of Multi-Author Facebook Events. It contains extras and videos that show the steps required to put on an event for dozens of authors to sell hundreds or thousands of books in a single day.

May 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: KD Obsession

KD Obsession
Overall Sales: 250+
Refund Rate: 3%
Product Creators: Bolaji O.

WSO Deal of the Day
KD Obsession: Get readers addicted to your next book series… before it’s even written!

June 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: KD Confidential

KD Confidential
Overall Sales: 250+
Refund Rate: 4%
Product Creators: Bolaji O.

Case Study: 300,000 Words/Month. $15,000/Month. How to Scale your Book Business to AMAZING Heights

July 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Coloring Books for Adults

Coloring Books for Adults
Overall Sales: 1000+
Refund Rate: 2%
Product Creators: Bill Platt

This is a red hot genre that is allowing ordinary people to cash in on printed coloring books made specifically for adults and delivered through CreateSpace Print-On-Demand.

August 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Quiz

Kindle Quiz
Overall Sales: 250+
Refund Rate: 3%
Product Creators: Alessandro Zamboni

This is a release about Kindle marketplace that shows how to create quiz and trivia ebooks.

September 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Profit Maximizer

Kindle Profit Maximizer
Overall Sales: 250+
Refund Rate: 3%
Product Creators: Vicky Sharma

Dominate the Kindle Market with a Proven 9 Step System

October 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: 24 Hour Books

24 Hour Books
Overall Sales: 100+
Refund Rate: 8%
Product Creators: Bill Platt

Learn the writing system we use to create nonfiction books in less than 24 hours of our own time. This is not a no-content, low-content, illustration book, or ghostwriting approach to creating books. This is a truly powerful writing system we use all the time to develop nonfiction books and products.

November 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Kindle Holiday Cash

Kindle Holiday Cash
Overall Sales: 100+
Refund Rate: 4%
Product Creators: Temper Thompson

Discover exactly how to cash in on the holidays with these Kindle publishing niches.
December 2015 People’s Choice Best Self-Publishing Product: Publishing Profit Mantra

BEST for BEGINNERS
Publishing Profit Mantra
Overall Sales: 1000+
Refund Rate: 1%
Product Creators: Tom Yevsikov and Vicky Sharma

Discover The Exact System That Generated A Newbie $1906.19 In Passive Income In Just 2 Weeks While Building A Highly Responsive List Of 1,328 Subscribers.

Thank you for your indulgence. Please keep an eye out for the next two parts of this series. I’ll make similar observations for the JVZoo platform and the Zaxaa platform over the course of 2015.

Don’t hesitate to leave your comments, rebuke my choices, and add your own! I’d love to hear your opinions.

5 thoughts on “Best Self-Publishing Info Guides and Software of 2015 – Part 1”

  1. Ant Carter says:

    Blimey Barbara, that is one comprehensive post ..

    Some fantastic detail. I particularly like to inclusion of the refund rate – its a great measure of the quality of the products on your list.

    It’s nice to back in the world again – after locking myself away to finish my product. My site has some excerpts of the report I have written over the next few days building up to launch – its really good to be nearing the finish line!

    Keep writing like this – your audience will love you for it.

    Ant

    1. Barbara O'Toole says:

      Thanks for that, Ant! I appreciate your feedback. Yeah, I typically check out an evergreen product’s refund rate before I decide to promote or not. With new launches, that’s not always possible, unless it’s been tested with a small group first. I’ve heard some marketer’s day they won’t promote if the rate’s over 10%.

  2. Roy Miller says:

    Barbara, thank you for this post. It was very informative. I have considered trying to publish an ebook I wrote on the Kindle platform. It looks like it could be a good way to go.
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    1. Barbara O'Toole says:

      You’re welcome, Roy. Yes, adding a Kindle book is a good additional asset!

  3. Aamir says:

    Nice One 🙂

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