Self-Publishing Low Content Paperback Books with KDP

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Self-Publishing Low Content Paperback Books with KDP

Curious about self-publishing low content paperback books with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)?  You probably see a lot of potential in this business. But what exactly are low content books and how do you get started?

It’s easier than you might be thinking. 

Publishing via KDP is simple, lucrative, and you only need a few things to get started – an Amazon account, document creation software like PowerPoint or Word, basic document creation skills (if you can type a sentence, you can do this!), an understanding of niche/keyword research OR a willingness to learn…

…and patience. 🙂 

What is Low Content Publishing?

Low content publishing is a method of publishing paperback books that have little – even no – content. 


These types of books include:

Activity BooksMemory Books
AgendasNotebooks
CalendarsNotepads
Coloring BooksPlanners
Composition BooksPrayer Books
DiariesPuzzle Books
Guest Books/RegistersStudy Guides
JournalsTrackers
Log BooksWorkbooks

✅ Think about it – all of these books feature very little content. 

Some have no content at all!

And they can all be easily self-published on Amazon. It only takes a few minutes to enter some details, review a preview of your book, and submit.

Once your book is accepted, it’s live in the Amazon marketplace. 

Simple as that!

3 Reasons to publish low-content books on Amazon.

What is the BEST Software to Use to Create Low-Content Books?

It is unbelievably easy to create low-content books when you have the right skills and the right tools.

I use PowerPoint and it’s THIS easy.

You can also use Word to create your interiors and a photo editing software to create your covers. But doing it this way is a little more labor intensive. 

When you create low-content books with PowerPoint, you can do it all – interiors, covers…and it’s very fast. So you can create, upload, publish, and repeat.

Create low-content books with PowerPoint

How Do I Know What Types of Books to Create?

The first step to creating low-content books that sell is to be a consumer. Take a trip to Target, Walmart, or Barnes and Noble and window shop their books. 

What kind of books are you drawn to? 

How many different types of low-content books do you see?

I’ll tell you: my best-selling books are in a niche of which I am an active consumer. I know it inside and out and that knowledge helps me create to the market.

Niche selection is a bit of an art form but step-by-step, you can master it. And doing so is the secret to creating books that SELL.

The other part of niche selection is research

I use several tools to help me research niches and keywords on Amazon but this one is my favorite, so far.


Create blank lined notebook interiors and covers for publishing on Amazon

Wrapping Up

If you’ve gotten this far, you’re off to a great start! Publishing low content books is a LOT of fun and once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you can publish hundreds, if not thousands, and start seeing income pretty quickly.

Why don’t you comment below and tell me where you are in  your low-content publishing journey? 

I’ll be talking more about getting started with niche and keyword research in upcoming posts, so jump on my list to be notified of new posts and don’t forget that you can get awesome support in the Facebook group!

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9 comments for “Self-Publishing Low Content Paperback Books with KDP

  1. julie
    March 20, 2019 at 9:14 am

    This is actually incredibly cool. I had no idea you could even do this. These would make great gifts – or I could just make them for myself b/c I can never find what I like!

    • Julie
      March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

      LOL I totally make ones that I need/will like and they SELL!

  2. March 20, 2019 at 11:19 am

    So I just published a low content ebook. It’s a book of scavenger hunts to use on date night. I had no idea publishing it as a paper back on Amazon would be this easy! I’m totally saving this post to come back to later and do just that! Thanks so much!

    • Julie
      March 21, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Hey, Charlene! That sounds like a fun book! I know I’d buy it. ;o)

      ~ Julie

  3. March 20, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    This is awesome, I already have some great content for this. Thank You!

  4. March 20, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of this before. I’m hoping to write a book one day, so it’s great info.

  5. March 21, 2019 at 9:16 am

    This is a very thorough guide for publishing LCP on Amazon. I had no idea that was even something you could do on Amazon. It sounds like a great way for self publishing!

  6. October 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    So ready to head into this passive income stream. I have been an artist most of my life and this really appeals to me. So glad I just upgraded to the PowerPoint/Word suite. Now I can justify the expense.

    • Julie
      October 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

      I think you’ll love it, Leslie! I used PPT 2007 and 2010 for a long time and they both worked for me. But the latest is sure nice. :o)

      Julie

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