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Learning to create and sell low content books is something that I stayed away from for a long time. Why? Honestly, I think I just assumed it was more of a hustle than a business and that value wasn’t a part of it. Wrong! Well, wrong and right. There are many people who jump into low content book publishing thinking they can just toss crap out there and make a fast buck. They may make a bit, but they never last for long. Once I fully understood the business model of low content book publishing, I got giddy.
What Are Low Content and No Content Books?
There is actually a big range of low content and no content books. I’m certain that you have a few in your house right now. Things like lined jounals, journals with prompts, dot grid journals, dated and undated planners, memory books, guest books, adult and child coloring books, puzzle books, budget books, quote books, the list goes on and on.
Essentially you create a very simple book interior, create an eye-catching cover, upload it, and make sales. Of course there are lots of details for each of those steps, but once you get the basics down, you can very quickly create low content books that you’d be proud to show off.
The best part is that these types of books are always in demand and also attract repeat buyers.
Is It Hard to Create and Sell Low Content Books?
While it can seem intimidating at first, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find it quite easy to create your books. The hard work and frustrations come at the beginning as you learn new software and techniques. But, taken step by step it is doable and will give you new skills that may even lead to new ideas.
The other difficult piece to learning to create and sell low content books is patience. When you first start, you will be in a big sea of other low content publishers. It may take you some time to find a style that you like, makes you stand out, and attracts buyers. It may also take you a while to figure out which products and niches you resonate with. A lot is trial and error. The silver lining here is that you are really forced to go deep and discover your voice in the low content publishing world. This will be your strength once you come through it and will solidify you and your brand as a real business with its uniqueness.
What Tools Do I Need to Create and Sell Low Content Books?
You will need to learn to work with a few new tools in order to create and sell low content books. The good news is that, for starting out, you will be able to do absolutely every piece of the process with free tools. Once you start making money, you can upgrade to the paid tools that you feel will benefit you.
The tools you will use to get started will be keyword research tools and design tools. There will be a bit of a learning curve but the beauty of these books is that you can start off really simple. As you gain skills, confidence, and your unique voice, you will be able to get more creative and make stand-out products. It is really awesome that this business model lets you get your feet wet and gain confidence by putting out “just ok” products to start. So often we get caught up aiming for perfection and thus never do anything. This is a way to just dive into the deep water and learn as you go.
What is The Best Way To Learn to Create and Sell Low Content Books?
If you have read any of my other topics here, you’ll know that my answer is to enroll in a good course. The reason is that, while there is a lot of great free information out there, there is an overabundance and you wil quickly find yourself in overwhelm and going in 50 directions at once.
By nature, I am frazzled and unorganized. So having a good course, created and taught by someone with a lovely linear and organized mind is HUGE. When I can be taken from point A to point B without losing my way a dozen time, the price of the course is always worth it. This is why I immediately felt at ease with Ryan’s Method: Kindle Direct Publishing. (Don’t focus on the word “Kindle” because this course focuses on paperback books.)
Ryan quit his job as a software developer to pursue ways of making money online. He did all the groundwork and testing to find the best and easiest way to get going with low content publishing. After trying course after course and having each one teach me that the winning method is to publish 100’s of books a day— A DAY!!!!— I finally found the reasonable and sound teachings of Ryan. Yes, publishing low content books is a bit of a numbers game but my goodness you do not want to spam Amazon with hundreds of crap books a day just hoping to make one or two tiny sales. That’s ridiculous and not exactly soul-centered. Plus, how do you explain that when someone asks you what you do for a living? “I, er, I, um, I dump thousands of low quality books into the system every week and hope some fool buys one.”
So, yes, creating low content books can be soul-centered. You can proudly tell people what you do. Maybe you create self-esteem journals for teenage girls, bilingual coloring books for kids, unique wedding guest books…. there are endless options and each one can carry a piece of you.
And Ryan can 100% teach you how to get started the right way by walking you through niche research so you know what people want, the design process for the interior and exterior plus insights of what has worked for him, creating your listing, and marketing your books. There are also tips on how to use your print on demand designs (there is so much room for cross-over with many of these business models!), creating interiors that will help you stand out from the crowd, tips on automation, and so much more. Ryan consistently overdelivers and is a gem when it comes to making himself available to his students. I am always surprised and delighted with how quickly and thoroughly he responds to my questions.
One last thing. I always like to point out that while it can be scary to pay for a course like this, that scary feeling is what you need to push you to take action. Always know that you can go in, look around and get a good feel for the course and the teacher. You will know immediately if it is a good fit for you, and can dive in with full focus. If you feel it is not a good fit, make use of the refund period. That takes the pressure off. Remember as well that there is no PERFECT course. You just need a course that feels right for you and will get you from point A to point B.
Your goal here is to find an online business that sparks your creativity and lights up your soul. If you feel like creating any form of low content books may do that, I highly recommend getting started with Ryan’s Method.
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