Back to Listings Listing #41068: Romance

Asking Price : $480,532

Annual Gross Revenue : $275,556

Annual Net Profit : $205,944

Profit Multiple : x2.33

Inventory Value: -

R-Index : 154

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From the Broker

This listing is for an Amazon KDP and Amazon Associates business created in March 2012 in the romance niche. The business makes its money by selling Kindle books, physical books, and audio books both new and from its back catalogue. Traffic to the business comes from its email list, Amazon organic searches, owned websites, and some occasional paid advertising. All content for the books and emails is outsourced.

Here's a look at the number of products for this business:

  • 475+ ebooks (more ready to be uploaded at the rate of 2 per week)
  • 245+ physical books (around 40 – 50 ready to upload)
  • 9 audiobooks (one more currently getting made and another ready to upload)

The business includes 6 domains, along with another that is 301 redirected to one of the six for branding purposes. Five out of six domains have unique websites associated with them. The sixth domain redirects to the corresponding Amazon KDP storefront. The sites are great tools for building the email list and directing traffic to make sales through Amazon Associates links but don't account for much of the earnings.

In addition to the domains and sites, the business includes an email list, 2 Facebook pages, and 2 Twitter accounts. The optimized email list is segmented and has previously been cleaned of inactive subscribers. It currently has over 13,600 subscribers on it.

**Note: July earnings will not be available until mid-August**

Site Highlights

Average Monthly Revenue: $22,963

Average Monthly Expenses: $5,802

Average Monthly Net Profit: $17,162

* We are using the last 12 months to determine the averages.

Assets Inlcuded in Sale

Included in the sale of this business are:

  • Amazon KDP account with all of the books in it
  • CreateSpace account with all of the physical books in it
  • Amazon ACX account with all of the audiobooks in it
  • Domains
  • Site content
  • Email list with over 13.6K subscribers
  • All books and audiobooks in ‘upload ready’ formats (for backup, uploading to other platforms, or making edits)
  • All templates used to make the work quicker for the owner and staff
  • All training videos / PDFs for staff with the original files in case edits want to be made
  • All additional digital paperwork (templates for processes, all past emails sent out, a record of past marketing [useful for ideas for future marketing] and more

Work/Skills Required

The seller spends about 14 hours per week on this business. Three times per week they communicate with writers, designers, proofreaders, audiobook recorder, formatter, and email manager to handle the outsourced tasks. Some of the other tasks handled by the seller include: reviewing and adding book descriptions into the finished books, uploading the books to the platforms, performing basic design work not worth outsourcing, handling advertising, setting up autoresponder emails from descriptions written by a writer, and checking that Amazon payments come in when they're supposed to. Every now and then they'll look at the Kindle romance charts to get a feel for what's selling and come up with storylines to give writers.

Reason for Sale

The seller has been doing this for more than 5 years and wants a new challenge. They have other projects which they'd like to invest more time and money into.

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Sale Pending: No

First Seen: Mon, Aug 14th 2017

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 2nd 2018

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