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 content books 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.
You can visit my store on creative fabrica here
There is absolutely nothing wrong in using already made interiors in your KDP business. Fortunately, this is the trend into competing and making sales on the platform.