Activity books are one of the most popular and highly demanded types of books, for obvious reasons. They are the type of books, typically aimed at Kids with lots of interactive content. Examples are letter or number tracing, coloring, puzzles and quizzes activity books. These books help kids to develop their writing, reading and reasoning skills, whilst enjoying a fun activity. The learning of children dramatically improves as they perform most of these learning activities.
It’s my greatest joy to see people been successful publishing and making money on KDP to help people publish their books on Amazon
ALPHABET AND NUMBER TRACING WITH DOT LETTER DOT MARKER
The best way to stand out in the crowded coloring book niche is to design your own coloring books. But since speed and the number of books one has on the platform are the key determining factors to making money in this business, most bestsellers either outsource their book interior or buy already designed interiors known as premade interiors from professional sites like creative fabrica and only edit basic editing to suit their personal requirements. The rest is just to their book covers, for upload. This helps these guys to upload more books and by that make more money than the average guy who usually starts from the scratch of designing. But regardless, the great news is this, it is also possible to do this from scratch if you have all the time, and it is super easy to do this in PowerPoint – even if like me, you can’t draw.
In this blog, I will show you
How to design Aphabet Tracing book in PowerPoint
Where to Find Images for Your Book
How to Turn images into png/jpg for use
How to Work with Vector Images in PowerPoint
How to Fill Shapes and Letters with Patterns for Coloring Books
If there is more time on hand we shall discuss KDP book covers
DESIGNING IN POWERPOINT
Do the first thing first.
1. Set up the dimensions of your book interior. Head to KDP and pick the right book size. The common book sizes are the 8.5 x 11 and the 6 x 9 sizes. For purposes of this tutorial, we will be using a standardized of 8.5 x 11, in inches.
Open your powerpoint and set up the right book dimensions like you see below;
2. Set the right margins for KDP purposes
Since most of the books that are sold range in the pages of 0 – 300, we will be using a margin either 0.40 –0.50. For me I have set my template to a margin of .50 and this works fine without any problem at all.
Lets see how to achieve this in powerpoint;
First use the rectangular element to set up your margins. This is how it is, then set the right margins.
Our book interior is now ready and set at a margin of 0.4 width and .04 height. We are good to go
Its been excellent training so far.
Creating your first Giant Tracing Letter
Follow the steps and illustrations below to create your first big tracing letter.
You can either use table within powerpoint to create the template needed to write your first letter. Lets assume we want the child to trace the first letter A.
Lets begin by inserting a table of the 1:2 or one column two rows. This will appear like what you see below;
Go to google and search for tracing fonts like this
I have several tracing fonts already installed on my machine. I will pick one and use it for the purposes of this example.
We shall continue in the next article. We will try and create ABC tracing and coloring, and also try and great giant ABCD coloring book
Amazon KDP is a big platform which has provided self publishers the opportunity to publish and sell their books for free. You can make money by selling No and Low contentbooks on Amazon, the world’s number one e-commerce store.
You can be smart by leveraging on Amazon market-size to build wealth online, regardless of where you live on the face of the planet. The record must be set straight. It is not every book on KDP that sells. I know of people with several hundreds of books who barely make a sale. The opposite is also true. There are others with a few books, say under 50, who are making huge sales every day.
Making sales on Amazon KDP is dependent on the following factors. The quality of the cover, the interior, number of books and keywords you target. These factors when adhered to with the right keywords are the secret code to success in this lucrative business.
Today, my focus is to help direct anyone who is into KDP low content publishing to platforms where they can download or buy “ready to upload” or premade interiors to enhance their work. This is the strategy the bestsellers adopt. Most bestsellers do not have the luxury of time and do not want to spend several hours designing interiors when they could get them between $1 or $10 dollars. What these people do is, they buy premade interiors and customize them to suit their particular need. They trade their money for high quality interiors or engage freelancers to design interiors for their projects. Engaging the services of freelancers, may be a little expensive. For these people, uploading quality books is the key to success in this competitive business.
With this strategy, they are able, to upload more books than the average guy who has to go through the process of designing from scratch, up to the point of uploading onto the platform.
PLATFORMS THAT HOST AND SELL PREMADE KDP INTERIORS
The following platforms host thousands, if not millions, of already designed interiors. There are interiors for any niche you can think of.
This platform is the biggest of the four, hosting several millions of designs at very low cost. Interiors on creative fabrica are designed by top graphic designers around the world. All interiors go through, a stringent vetting process to ensure designs meet the company standards and also KDP quality standards. Before they are accepted to be displayed in a particular shop. You can buy these interiors as, a single item or sign-up to a subscription package. The subscription package gives access to every design on their platform. This is the package that most bestsellers opt for.
Etsy is another great platform to buy already designed interiors. With several interiors covering most niches. The only difference here is that Etsy is a little more expensive than the first one
Another wonderful place to get premade interior is on Gumroad. An excellent platform for individual creators. The difference between the first two and Gumroad is that on Gumroad, individuals host and sell their designs and there is nothing like vetting the product of an individual creator. Product prices may be less expensive compared to the others, quality of products may also match up to the others.
REASONS WHY BESTSELLERS USE PREMADE INTERIORS
The biggest reason is that you save time and this may help you to upload more books.
SAVE TIME ON LEARNING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR DESIGNING INTERIORS
This is a serious business, it’s not the time to be learning about bleed and no bleed and about margin and the other basic stuff. By the time you get on top of the game, the bestsellers would have uploaded thousands of quality books and occupying the first pages of their niches, living you behind. The moment you understand that this is a real business and start approaching it as such, your sales will begin to see improvement, and you will start making substantial money from Amazon.
SAVE TIME ON CREATING YOUR BOOK INTERIOR
Designing your interiors is more than just learning the technical details of creating a line or inserting an image. You also need to learn how to :
Create the book content such as writing prompts, tracking tables, and sketch boxes
Decide which font and font pairs to use.
Figure out how you’ll present the content
Layout the pages, so they look good and are displayed in a logical order
Make sure everything is formatted correctly to meet KDP’s manuscript specifications.
Using a premade interior saves you time from doing the above tasks
Most of these premade interiors are editable, and most of these platforms provide buyers with the source files to enable clients to edit and customize them. Depending on the designer, you may either get a PowerPoint file, an InDesign file, or both.
In theory, this should make it easy for you to customize or edit the interior by changing the fonts, text, adding new sections, and deleting existing ones.
I find it’s easier to edit my interiors in PowerPoint. But regardless of whether you directly edit the source file or recreate all or parts of the interior on your own, or even decides to upload them in the state they are, your sales may still go up because of the quality of those interiors. My favourite method is to edit the fonts or the writing prompts. I like to add extra value and extra keywords to the original premade interior.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart
. –Jonathan Swift
Earning the first dollar online is the dream of most people. Unfortunately, this great dream does not get materialized for everyone. Either because most people do not follow the right guide or are scammed along the way, and therefore give up. What are the best, legit, and sustainable ways to earn money online? In my opinion, and from the perspective of several other people, publishing low content books on the KDP platform. This is, by far, the most legit, underutilized, long term and profitable way to make money on the internet. It is indeed one of the most reliable and easiest ways to make some good cash online.
You can make money by selling No and Low contentbooks on Amazon, the world’s number one e-commerce store. Amazon KDP is now the most trusted online marketplace for any type of book. You can also sell these types of books on other platforms, like Etsy, Creative Market, Gumroad and Redbubble etc
Amazon is the biggest e-commerce platform in the world. Anyone can start publishing books on their platform. This is called self-publishing. You can self-publish your book free of charge on the platform and start earning right from the go. You can be smart by leveraging their market size relative to other e-commerce platforms to build wealth online, regardless of where you live on the face of the planet. Do not overthink this is, this is not difficult at all. The exciting part of this is that you do not need to be a designer to start this rewarding business. For anyone new to this, I will recommend this great book to start with: SECRETS TO CREATING HIGH QUALITY & SELLABLE LOW CONTENT BOOKS USING POWERPOINT STEP BY STEP. This will be of immense help to you, as it did to my life. It gives a visual guide to each step to be taken. It will help you to professionally set up the PowerPoint framework to support the designing process.
You can join Amazon KDP for free and start publishing low content books with no money involved. I call this a business without RISK.
What is KDP?
“KDP” stands for “Kindle Direct Publishing”, and it’s Amazon’s self-publishing platform, where you can create either a high content book, like an e-book for Kindle or paperback books. You may ask, what is a paperback? A paperback is a book with a thin, flexible cover. They are cheap and portable. Paperback simply means that the cover is made up of flexible hard or thick paper. They are great to read while on the move.
On the KDP platform, you upload your books to Amazon for free, sell them on their marketplace, and collect royalty from the sales. Amazon Kindle publishing platform allows you to publish your books, and you don’t need to pay for anything. No need to print the books, and you don’t have to market it to third parties. Amazon does this on your behalf.
What are No and Low Content Book?
No content books are books with little to NO content. You must be surprised how on earth can someone makes money selling books with zero content. Yes, the truth is that many people are selling these kinds of books on Amazon for money. The interiors of these books, as said earlier, are blank, have absolutely nothing in them, or with minimal content only.
Examples of these books are:
Primary story journals
Blank comic books
Low Content Books
Low-content books on the other hand are paperback books that contain little to no text or images but are designed to provide the reader or user with guided content. Examples are
Daily planners etc
The best part is that you can make a full-time business out of publishing these books on Amazon. KDP is a major source of passive income.
The following are niches that people regularly search for when they visit Amazon, journals, and notebooks.
Good Reasons to start making money publishing Low / No Content Books on KDP
Advantages of publishing on KDP
It does not require much content.
You do not require any unique technical skills to start your book publishing.
Have a lifetime store for free.
Easier and quick to create.
Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices.
Make changes to your books at any time.
Creating an account and selling on the platform is absolutely free
Why create LC books?
The product doesn’t perish or stock run out as this is a digital product.
No need to worry over shipments, as Amazon does all for you, including printing the books out.
You don’t worry about the marketing aspect Amazon does that
You enjoy royalties from a giant company.
Highly profitable: Since they require low effort to make, it’s always a bargain. You don’t have to spend months in front of a PC or keep on writing.
You do not have to be a graphic designer to create these kinds of books
Publishing is also easy because there are only a few pages to print.
Designing an interior is not an easy task. A real author or designer spends a great deal of time coming out with the best interior that sells. We know that this is not for everybody. It takes time and patience to come out with a great book that meets the interest of a buyer. Fortunately, you can avoid the designing if it is not your thing, and either engage designers to create these interiors for you or go to platforms like creative fabrica and buy already designed interiors and covers. This is what those who see this as a business do. They outsource or buy premade interiors and upload them into the platform.
Amazon is an international e-commerce company that offers online retail, computing services, consumer electronics, digital content, and other local services such as daily deals and groceries. Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States, with net sales close to 386 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Due to its global scope and reach, Amazon is one of the most valuable brands worldwide.
A profitable hub for third-party sellers
Amazon serves as a global platform for first- and third-party sellers (3P). The former are vendors that sell goods directly to Amazon, who later re-sell them to final customers. The latter are independent sellers using Amazon as an e-commerce site to offer their products. Third-party sellers control pricing and product listing, a strategy that proved highly successful for small and medium enterprises in the United States. 3P sales account for roughly 60 percent of total paid units on Amazon’s marketplace, and around the same share of 3P orders are completed via Amazon’s fulfillment services.
How to Start Publishing No And Low Content Books On Amazon For Money
Work with the understanding that this is a real business. I know people who earn over $10,000 in royalties every month publishing low content stuff Only. Earn up to 75% royalties on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and more.
For those who may have difficulty starting, do not worry.
You need two things when it comes to making the books ready for publishing on the platform. One is the interior of the books, and the second is the cover of the books. These are uploaded separately on the platform. Fortunately, you can get premade book interiors for any niche on the creative fabrica platform.
You need very simple tools to start designing the interiors. The following are the tools needed to start this journey. You need skills in any of the following applications.
But note, there is a much easier way to get these interiors. Both the interiors and the covers can be purchased online for this business. You can buy these interiors at very low prices and then upload them if this is how you want to go about your business. Sites like creative fabrica sell any type of interior for this business. All you need to do is to add your covers and upload them to the KDP platform. Whichever way, this is completely acceptable. This is how I go about my business. I buy the interiors for $2 and $3 dollars, engage people to design the cover, and I sell them for $9 – $16 per book.
The following are all the steps needed to start making money on KDP
You can make money in just 4 easy steps.
Create an account on Amazon KDP. Enter the required details.
Create the interior of the book. You can find a few sites that allow free templates for creating interiors. You can equally learn how to create these interiors with a step-by-step guide from this book.
Create the cover page of your book. Learn how to create KDP book coversin an hour.
Upload to KDP. Upload the manuscript with the needed keywords. After that, upload your book covers. Enter the remaining details and that should be enough.
Then, Amazon reviews the book, which can take up to 72 hours. After that, it will be available on Amazon to sell. Right after creating your account, you must have the following extensions and programs running on your browser. They are not in any particular order;
AMZ suggestion expander
DS Amazon Quickview
Keyword tool (keyword.io)
How to Create New Account On KDP
But first thing first. You must first create a new account on KDP. Go to this website AMAZONKDP, and create a new account.
Next, click on paperback to start uploading your books. Your final book uploaded will show up on Amazon bookshelf, like the image you see below.
You can also visit my storehere, if you wish to buy an interior for your project.
Making money on Amazon through the KDP system is very reliable and easy, too. Anyone who follow the guidelines above could have his/her books published within a week.
My doors are opened for anyone who needs help and assistance on how to start selling low content books.
Today, I share free top profitable KDP niches and their respective free interiors to help you to make sales on Amazon KDP. These niches have been profitable from the beginning of the year up to this time and have been forecasted to generate consistent sales right through to the end of 2022. You can publish books in these niches and generate huge incomes in the shortest possible time.
Stop wasting time testing random niches when you can have the hottest selling ones right at your fingertips. In this game those with the most knowledge win. These niches have been carefully selected based on actual selling journals and sales data.
The following criteria were applied in coming out with these profitable niches
Amazon Search Results– Amazon search results are 2500 at max for each KDP niche (most are below 2000)
Average Best Seller Ranks – These niches have an average bestseller rank of below 200k. The BSR indicates the level of demand for a product. The lower the BSR, the better, and vice versa.
Keyword Niche Score – Each niche has a keyword niche score of approximately 50.0 or greater
Google Search Volume (Optional) – Most of these niches do have a monthly search value in google as well
One may also use Google keyword planner to look for books in demand
To make money with KDP, do not
Choose niches that are too saturated
Choose NICHES OR KEYWORDS that are too competitive
Design unique and covers that speak to their niches
The Following High-Income Niches are recommended
1. Homeschooling Planner
Most parents are now opting for the option of either assisting or homeschooling the children, and these numbers are growing by the day. With this rising number of people homeschooling comes more demand for these planners and higher numbers of sales through KDP for low content books in this niche.
There are a lot of niches in this category, but you can niche further to find the best ones. Get to know what parents and students are looking for.
These can include
Homeschool planners for parents
Homework & assignment trackers
Homeschool planners for Kids
Undated organizers for distance learning homeschool parents
attendance trackers and how many hours per day the student is learning.
Keywords to look into: • Homeschool planner 2021-2022 • Homeschool planner for one student • Homeschool planner for multiple kids
You can download the following INTERIORS, design your covers and upload to KDP
2. Visitor Guest Book
Have you ever been to an Airbnb where there was a visitor guest book to sign? These type of businesses are popping up all over the place and almost all of them have this type of book laying on the counter when you walk in.
The interiors usually include the names of the guests, when they visited, where they came from, why they were on a vacation, and highlights from their trips and where they recommend future visitors go and check out.
Make the cover large and readable. You can also buy interiors at a small price at creative fabrica and upload
You can niche down to any of the following (a guest book for a cabin, a guest book for a place in a big city, etc).
Keywords to look into: • Visitor guest book • Sign in log book • Visitor log book for business
3. Wedding Guest Book
Wedding Planners/Budgeting Books Weddings are extremely expensive (but they don’t have to be)! Lots of people are paying close attention to their budget and with that comes a lot of planning work.
To break into this niche, the right interior, is what will be the game changer.
Get interiors from sites like creative fabrica at a small cost but professionally done. Design your cover if possible and upload. The more comprehensive you can get, the better your book will do.
Keywords to look into:
• Wedding planner checklist book • Sarcastic wedding planner • Wedding budget book • Wedding on a budget planner
4. Alphabet Tracing & Coloring Books
Coloring Books are probably the most complicated type of “low content” book you can make, but these are a clear winner when it comes to sales.
To be successful with this niche, you need to niche down and look into running AMS ads if you are going into a larger niche with more than 1,000 results on Amazon. Since these books take longer to prepare, you must be good at designing to succeed in this niche. I will recommend you buy interiors for these types of books to make it in this wonderful niche. You can equally get lots of coloring books here
Remember, these types of books are outlines of images where the customer will drag inside of them. Because of this, make the books a larger size than 6X9!
Keywords to look into: • Sloth coloring book for kids • Whale coloring book for adults • Rainforest coloring book
Birthday Books Address Books
Remembering someone’s birthday and their addresses could be a challenge, if not impossible. This is why combining all of your contacts into a book is a great idea (and they sell well too!).
To break into this niche, pay special attention to your interior. Break it up by a page for name/address/email/different phone numbers and then calendar pages so that they never miss a birthday/anniversary. Keywords to look into:
• Address book for seniors • Birthday reminder notebook • Blank contact book Job/Coworker Books. • Coworker gag gift book
It’s my firm belief, that getting the right niche and the right interiors including a good cover is the key for success in the KDP game and any print on-demand business.