Finding a Niche For Low Content Books

Selling low content books online can be a great source of passive income. It’s a relatively simple process which can lead to big results. There are a few tips and tricks that you will need to know in order to be successful at it, though.    

First of all, what are ‘low content books’? Really, they are just books that don’t have a lot of writing in them. They can be everything from a blank sketchbook or a lined journal, to a prompted writing book (you write prompts for the user to fill in the blanks) or a coloring book. 

Here are a few examples of books that are considered low content:  

· Activity Books 

· Memory Books 

· Agendas 

· Notebooks 

· Calendars 

· Notepads 

· Coloring Books 

· Planners 

· Composition Books 

· Prayer Books 

· Diaries 

· Puzzle Books 

· Guest Books/Registers 

· Study Guides 

· Journals 

· Trackers 

· Log Books 

· Workbooks   

Of course, those books can be on any topic (or niche) you choose.    

That is one of the tricks to selling low content books successfully. You need to pick the right niche for your books to sell well. A lot of people go with what they know. If you are interested, for example, in coaching hockey, you might want to put out a book for coaches where there are spaces for the names of the team members and their phone numbers, the special talents of each player, the game schedule, pages for who bring the snacks to practices, etc. This might be a great seller – or it may not. It might depend on the interior design you choose or the number of people searching for this type of book. 

What needs to happen first is that you need to research for books that will sell. Just because you are interested in a subject (such as how to remove parasites from roses, for instance) doesn’t mean that there will be a lot of buyers for that type of book. Go onto Amazon and search for best-selling journals to get an idea of which books are selling well.   

You also need to find books that have less competition. The market might be flooded with low content books on a certain subject. Even if that subject really appeals to you, you may not have a chance to sell your version well. Ideally, you should be selling products that have: 

· High demand 

· Low competition 

· Strong profit margin 

· High ticket size (selling price per unit) 

· No seasonal impact 

· High frequency (frequently repurchased by consumers) 

The way to find these all-important niches is to do your research. The first thing to do is go on Amazon.com and type in a subject (kayak, for instance. Add the word notebook after it and see what comes up. You can do see completely for free. Here are the extensions you should add in order to do your proper research:  

 

· DS Amazon Quick View free Chrome extension (important) 

· AMZ Suggestion Expander free Chrome extension (important) 

· Keywords Everywhere free Chrome extension (less important for this stage) 

(Just an added note: make sure you use Amazon.com for U.S. – that is the largest market.) 

When you type in the keyword for the niche you want, take a look at the BSR too (the AMZ Suggestion Expanded will help with this). Try to go for something below 2 million. When you get to 300,000 or less that will be a very competitive market so it might be harder to compete with those books.   

Also look at the keywords used in the title of the books. This will give you an idea of which keywords are working to help sell that book. (Another note: don’t’ put the size of the book or the number of pages in the title – not allowed anymore by Amazon.)   

Another way to find topics to create your journals in would be to go to Google and type in your niche. (kayak, for example). Along the right side (you may have to scroll down a bit), Google will give you the trending keywords. This can help you niche-down to a more profitable topic – give you more ideas on a particular subject. Then go back and type in your adjusted keyword to check if there are journals selling in that niche.    

Also take a look at the reviews of the books. I don’t mean you have to read all of the reviews, but the number of reviews a book has means it is selling. Not everyone leaves a review, so if a book have 200 or so reviews you know for sure that book has sold at least 200 times or more (depending on how many people have left reviews). Also, if you do read the reviews, you can find out more information on what customers want in that type of books. Maybe the purchasers say something like “wish there were more space to write my notes in”. This can help in your design of the book.     

After you have found the niche you want, you just need to create your book. You will need a book cover that is eye-catching and appealing. You will need to create an interior in the style of your choice. Remember that Amazon does not like books that only have lined pages in them. Try to create interiors that match the cover to make it more interesting. For instance, put a graphic from the cover (or at least representative of the cover) on your inside pages to tie them to the theme.    

Here at Imagination Design Arts we have loads of book covers that you can use for your low content book projects. With each book cover you also get two styles of interior pages, one for a blank sketchbook (or you can use it as a base to create your own unique interior), as well as lined journals pages. Both have pages that are in line with the theme of the cover. And those interiors are all set and ready to upload to Amazon as is. Our book covers and interiors are one-of-a-kind and only sold once so each one is unique. Go HERE to find book covers.          

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