Ideas to find a niche for self-publishing
All the ideas here I've stolen or borrowed.
1. Build on the success of others
Find successful self-publishers you can relate to and emulate their methods.
2. Some topics are never out of style
Don't we have enough cookbooks by now? But every year they are one of the largest categories of new titled
3. Use metrics.
What's the top ten trending search terms on your favorite search engine? The top 50? Which of these can you provide a fresh outlook.
4. Idea sex
Take two topics you are very interested and/or knowledgeable about. Find where they intersect. Write about that.
The barriers to self-publishing are low enough that you can afford to try multiple topics in multiple styles