“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
– George Carlin
A lot of people underestimate how much alcohol is consumed during the Christmas season. Eggnog parties, ugly sweater parties, office parties, regular parties, drunk caroling, there’s and endless slew of events that involve binge drinking. Christmas is right up there with New Year’s, Saint Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Oktoberfest, Halloween, and all the other drinking holidays.
To capitalize off this I decided to write my own holiday themed guide to bartending. It took me all of two hours and five dollars to make. And, at the time of writing, has made me a little over two dollars off Amazon. It’s a painfully low amount, but I haven’t promoted it yet and only uploaded the book on Sunday night.
If you’re interested in making your own low selling guide to Christmas cocktails, I’ve created an easy to follow guide:
1. Open up a new Word document.
2. Go to drinksmixer.com and find a bunch of holiday drink recipes. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, just Google “Holiday cocktails.”
3. Copy and paste the recipes into your Word document. Arrange them however you see fit.
4. After you get a sufficient amount of recipes make a title page, table of contents, and introduction.
5. Go on Fiverr and find someone who makes quality book covers. Have them design one for you.
6. If you know how to, format your document for Kindle. Otherwise just hire someone off of Fiverr to do that too.
7. Use your Amazon account to sign into Kindle Direct Publishing.
8. Click the “Add new title” button and follow the site’s step by step instructions.
The whole operation took me about two hours to knock out. While it’s not paying out well at the moment, I do have a tactic to boost its sales in the next few weeks. After I test it out I’ll report on how effective my plan really was.