Make money selling low content books on Amazon

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Again another print on demand opportunity so no money is required just a little time and maybe some design knowledge. If you don't know already Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a print on demand service that allows authors to sell their work on Amazon and get paid a royalty for each sale.

But I can't write? Nor can I but what not so many people know it that you can create and sell low content books through Amazon

Low content books could include....

notepads
study guides
pain logs
birdwatching log
diary/planner
cue book
and literally thousands more!

Here are some examples of ones that other people have created (not mine) you can see they are on the KDP programme as the publisher is listed as CreateSpace or on newer books I've seen it listed as Independently published


How do I design a front cover?

Download one of Amazon's templates for the size book you want to make. 6x9 is a very popular size

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates

How do I design an interior?

You can use many programmes for example photoshop, illustrator or even word and excel to make interiors!

Can I get a quick start?

Sure I've attached a college ruled 6x9 PDF with bleed. Simple duplicate to how many pages you want in your notebook and upload!
 

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Again another print on demand opportunity so no money is required just a little time and maybe some design knowledge. If you don't know already Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a print on demand service that allows authors to sell their work on Amazon and get paid a royalty for each sale.

But I can't write? Nor can I but what not so many people know it that you can create and sell low content books through Amazon

Low content books could include....

notepads
study guides
pain logs
birdwatching log
diary/planner
cue book
and literally thousands more!

Here are some examples of ones that other people have created (not mine) you can see they are on the KDP programme as the publisher is listed as CreateSpace or on newer books I've seen it listed as Independently published


How do I design a front cover?

Download one of Amazon's templates for the size book you want to make. 6x9 is a very popular size

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates

How do I design an interior?

You can use many programmes for example photoshop, illustrator or even word and excel to make interiors!

Can I get a quick start?

Sure I've attached a college ruled 6x9 PDF with bleed. Simple duplicate to how many pages you want in your notebook and upload!
Sorry if I am being a bit dense. Are these uploaded to Amazon digitally then if someone orders one it prints one copy just for that order? Can they be bought as kindle downloads too?

If you set the selling price at £10, how much of that would you receive?
 

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I have 10 low content notebooks on Amazon. I have only just put them on. After watching some Youtube videos various people claim to have between 600 to 3000. One thing with paperbacks (as opposed to digital) is that you need to be careful about spelling in the title as you cannot go back and change it. Looked up a 'My Grandad's Notebook' and it came back with over a 1000!
 

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I'd like to create a 'home improvements/jobs planner' journal - any ideas where I could get a planner templates rather than a ruled/lined one? I've looked on tangent templates but they want 30 quid. Which might be viable after a few attempts but not for the first one
 
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I have put up 50 low content so far and no sales. However, other than time they cost nothing so, see how it goes.
 

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I have put up 50 low content so far and no sales. However, other than time they cost nothing so, see how it goes.
Early days yet! Sales are always slow in Q1 of the year. Any particular types?
 

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Early days yet! Sales are always slow in Q1 of the year. Any particular types?
Mainly just notebooks. I am trying for the humour side and hope people might buy as a present depending on the cover. I do have about 50 other booklets on Amazon and it is quite interesting to look at historical data to see what the better sellers have been.
 

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This is really inspiring me, but I'm itching to do more than low content books, like write a journal prompt book, but I know I should test out the waters with some low content books, any ideas on finding good niches?

Also of its just plain lined, and you have 1 page of that, how do you upload multiple pages of that (noob question)

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This is really inspiring me, but I'm itching to do more than low content books, like write a journal prompt book, but I know I should test out the waters with some low content books, any ideas on finding good niches?

Also of its just plain lined, and you have 1 page of that, how do you upload multiple pages of that (noob question)

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I use open office. If you type 3___hyphens and press enter it makes lines. Just keep your finger on enter and you can make as many pages as you wish. There is quite a lot of stuff o youtube about niche finding.
 
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I use open office. If you type 3___hyphens and press enter it makes lines. Just keep your finger on enter and you can make as many pages as you wish. There is quite a lot of stuff o youtube about niche finding.
Thanks I'm going to give it a go on plain lined books and then start some journal prompts
 

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@Bobcat has put a plain lined pdf earlier in the thread you could use that
 

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Have my first 2 on Amazon! Actually enjoyed making it!
Great, let me know how you get on. I have been doing some for Valentines Day and Easter. Still selling a few bits from my normal writing, but nothing yet from low content. The LC stuff is a bit of a learning curve. I have about 70 online now with KDP.
 
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Not sure if this low content idea is really any good. Have about 70 various items, but no sales. Still selling bits and bobs of my normal stuff. When you look at Youtube vids they (claim) to be sell several every day.
 
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Great, let me know how you get on. I have been doing some for Valentines Day and Easter. Still selling a few bits from my normal writing, but nothing yet from low content. The LC stuff is a bit of a learning curve. I have about 70 online now with KDP.
Nothing yet but I'm seeing it as a learning curve before I try more developed interiors, it's actually quite fun and find it easier to get my head round than tshirts
 
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