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Top 10 Low-Content Book Ideas for Beginners

10 low content book ideas for beginners

Are you interested in creating low-content books but don’t know where to start? Look no further! In this post, I’m going to share my top 10 low-content book ideas for beginners. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a student, or just looking for a new side hustle, these ideas are perfect for anyone who wants to get creative, make something unique, and boost their online income.

Low-content books are a great way to express your creativity and you don’t have to be a professional designer OR publisher to create high-quality books people want to buy.

These books have very little text and primarily feature journal pages, forms, grids, text art and graphics. This makes them perfect for beginners who are looking for a fun and profitable outlet for creative expression, no design or tech skills needed.

With that said, let’s dive in!

Essentials of Low-Content Book Creation

Creating a low-content book can seem daunting, especially if you don’t know much about this industry, but with the right tools and mindset, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some essentials to keep in mind when creating your low-content book:

1. Choose a Product and Theme

The first step in creating a low-content book is to choose a book type and a book theme. This can be anything from a specific type of journal to a coloring book based on your favorite dog breed. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about and that you believe others will enjoy.

I recommend brainstorming ideas by putting pen to paper and then doing deeper niche research.

2. Plan Out Your Content

Now that you’re clear about what you’re creating, it’s time to decide what content you want to include in your product. This can range from blank lined pages to journal prompts and writing exercises to coloring pages and puzzles. Consider the needs of your audience and what they would expect to find in your book.

3. Create and Publish Your Book

Now comes the fun part! It’s time to create your book.

Start by creating your book’s interior, followed by your book’s cover. The time it takes to complete this step is dependent on what you’re creating and how complex it is. It really doesn’t take much time to create simple low-content books, though.

4. Utilize Tools and Resources

There are many tools and resources available to help you create your product. This includes design software like PowerPoint and Canva, websites with free and low-cost graphics and images, and online communities like this one for support and feedback.

Take advantage of these resources to make your book the best it can be and the creative process itself as fun as possible.

5. Test, Tweak, and Repeat

Once you’ve created your low-content book, review it thoroughly and make any necessary refinements. Try getting feedback from others and use that info to improve the overall quality of your book. It might help to purchase a copy of your book so you can see and feel the physical product – sometimes you’ll see changes you can make that you miss when you’re only reviewing your digital stuff.

Now that you know the essentials, let’s talk about 10 types of low-content books that are super easy for beginners to create.

Notebooks and Journals

When it comes to low-content book ideas, notebooks and journals are a classic choice. These are the simplest and easiest books you can create and they’re a staple in any low-content publisher’s product catalog. Buyers love them because they’re perfect for justs about anyone who loves to write, draw, or keep track of their thoughts and ideas.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Blank Lined Notebook: These are super quick to create – if you can create lines on a page, you can create an entire interior. I always recommend that beginners create this book first to get the basics down and the continue to build and refine skills with more complex products.
  • Bullet/Dot Grid journal: A bullet journal is a popular type of journal that is used to track daily tasks, goals, and habits. It can also be used for creative writing, doodling, and more. In this industry we refer to “dot grids” to stay away from copyright infringement. You can create your own dot grid journal from scratch or use a pre-made template.
  • Prompt journal: You can expand upon the basic blank journal by incorporating prompts and as you can imagine, there are an infinite number of ways to do this. Now only can you vary the prompts themselves but you can also vary the page layouts you create.
  • Niche journals: Once you know the basics, you can create journals meant for a specific purpose, such as logging dreams, tracking habits, or journaling travels.

No matter what type of notebook or journal you choose, it’s important to make it your own. Add your own personal touches and make it a reflection of you and your brand’s unique style and personality.

Planners and Organizers

If you enjoy planning and organizing your life, then creating low-content planners and organizers could be a great option for you. These types of books typically include calendars, to-do lists, goal trackers, habit trackers, and other helpful tools to help users stay on track and achieve their goals.

When creating a planner or organizer, consider the specific needs of your target audience. For example, a planner designed for college students may include sections for class schedules, assignment due dates, and study plans, while a planner for busy professionals may include sections for meeting schedules, project timelines, and task lists.

To make your planner or organizer stand out, consider adding unique design elements such as colorful illustrations, motivational quotes, or themed pages. You can also experiment with different formats such as daily, weekly, or monthly layouts to see what works best for your audience.

Overall, planners and organizers are a great low-content book idea for beginners who enjoy planning and organizing their lives, and who want to help others do the same. With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can create a useful and visually appealing book that your readers will love.

I’ve designed an entire course on this topic! The Planner Profits Challenge is one of my most popular programs to date.

Coloring Books for Adults and Children

It might surprise you to learn that coloring books are considered low-content books. Believe it or not, you really do not need design and illustration skills to create these books.

This niche is extremely popular. Coloring can be a relaxing and therapeutic activity that helps reduce stress and anxiety. It can also improve focus and creativity. Both adults and children enjoy these books.

When creating a coloring book, consider the target audience and their interests. For example, a nature-themed coloring book might be popular among both adults and children who enjoy outdoor activities.

Overall, coloring books are a versatile and popular low content book idea that can appeal to a wide range of audiences. They can be easily created and printed, making them a great option for beginners.

If you’d like a step-by-step method for creating these books, you’re going to love this program. Did you know that you can use A.I. to create coloring books, too?

Puzzle Books

Puzzle books are a popular choice among low-content book creators because they are easy to make and can be customized to suit any skill level. Buyers love them because they provide fun, entertainment, and brain-boosting benefits.

You can create:

  • Crossword books
  • Sudoku books
  • Cryptogram puzzles
  • Maze books
  • Word puzzles and puzzle books
  • Variety puzzle books

Each type of puzzle book has its own unique features and benefits and can be customized to suit your preferences and those of your buyers.

When creating a puzzle book, it’s important to consider the skill level of your audience. You don’t want to make the puzzles too easy or too difficult, as this can discourage readers from completing the book. It’s also important to make sure that the puzzles are clear and easy to read, with enough space for readers to write in their answers.

While it’s possible to create these puzzles manually – and I DO – a puzzle book tool will speed up the process considerably!

Overall, puzzle books are a great option for beginners who want to create low-content books. With a little creativity and some basic puzzle-making skills, you can create a book that will entertain and challenge your readers.

Activity Books

Activity books are a broader niche to target and can include coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, word searches, games, cut-and-paste activities, and more.

As you can imagine, there are infinite themes, activities, and layouts you can use and create to stock your product catalog.

My Coloring and Activity Books Challenge goes into detail about creating, publishing, and selling these types of paperbacks and printables.

Themed Workbooks

Themed workbooks are a great way to create low-content books that cater to specific interests. These types of books can be used for a variety of purposes, such as learning new skills or hobbies, organizing thoughts and ideas, or simply providing a creative outlet.

For example, individuals interested in mindfulness and self-care might appreciate in-depth self-reflection workbook. These types of books can help users focus on the positive aspects of their lives, set goals, and reflect on their personal growth and development.

However, there are any number of themes and niches where your workbook product could help people get from point A to point B.

Themed workbooks can be as simple or complex as you like, and can be customized in many different ways. These books offer a fun and creative way for users to organize their thoughts and ideas, and can be a great tool for personal enrichment, introspection, and development.

Educational Workbooks for Kids

Expanding on the “workbook” idea, educational workbooks for kids is a popular concept. These books can help children learn and practice important skills, such as reading, writing, math, and critical thinking, while also providing them with a fun and engaging activity.

When creating educational workbooks {and learning printables}, it’s important to keep in mind the age and skill level of your target audience.

For younger children, you may want to focus on basic skills such as letter recognition, counting, and simple math problems. For older children, you can create workbooks that focus on more advanced skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and problem-solving.

To make your educational workbooks even more engaging, you can include colorful illustrations, puzzles, and games that help reinforce the concepts being taught.

Here are some ideas for educational workbooks for kids:

  • Alphabet and phonics workbooks
  • Counting and math workbooks
  • Writing and grammar workbooks
  • Science and nature workbooks
  • History and social studies workbooks

With a little research, creativity, and planning you can create workbooks that are both educational and entertaining for children of all ages.

Books for Special Occasions

Many times, buyers are looking for a unique way to capture memories from a special occasion. So it’s worth it to consider creating a low-content guest book or memory book. These books can be used for weddings, baby showers, retirement parties, and more.

One trending option is a fingerprint guest book, where guests leave their fingerprints and sign their names next to them. This creates a beautiful and personal keepsake that can be displayed in your home for years to come.

Another idea is a wishes and advice book, where guests can write down their well wishes and advice for the guest of honor. This can be a great way to gather words of wisdom from loved ones. Something similar to this was given to me for a baby shower gift and it’s one of my favorite keepsakes.

You could also create a photo guest book, where guests take a polaroid or instant photo {maybe with a camera like this one!} and attach it to a page in the book. They can then write a message next to their photo, creating a fun and interactive guest book.

No matter what type of guest book you choose, be sure to include plenty of blank pages for guests to write their messages. And don’t forget to provide pens or markers in a variety of colors to make it even more fun and creative.

Sketchbooks and Art Prompt Books

If you’re a beginner looking to create a low-content book, sketchbooks and art prompt books are great options. These types of books are perfect for those who want to express their creativity through drawing, painting, journaling, or other art forms.

People of all ages and backgrounds use sketchbooks, including…

  • artists
  • designers
  • illustrators
  • students
  • hobbyists

…and anyone who enjoys drawing, doodling, or jotting down ideas. These books are a popular choice for individuals who want to capture their thoughts, observations, and visual concepts in a portable and convenient format.

Sketchbooks are blank books that are meant for drawing or sketching. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be used for anything from quick doodles to detailed illustrations.

Art prompt books, on the other hand, provide prompts or ideas to help inspire self-expression, self-reflection, and creativity. These prompts can be anything from a simple word or phrase to a more complex challenge or exercise. And in recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of these types of books.

Both sketchbooks and art prompt books are great for beginners because they allow you to start creating without the need for more advanced skills or complex layouts. These books can be so plain and simple, that the process is largely about assembling your product, so they can be great practice as you’re learning new skills.

Here are some ideas for sketchbooks and art prompt books:

  • Sketchbook with prompts – this type of book combines the best of both worlds. It provides prompts to help inspire creativity, while also providing a space to draw or sketch.
  • Art journal – a type of sketchbook that combines drawing with other forms of expression, such as writing or collage.
  • Doodle book – a doodle book is a type of sketchbook that is meant for quick, simple drawings or doodles.

Where you can get really creative is with your niche selection and theming. Ask yourself, “what type of person would use a book like this?”

So What’s Next?

Now that you have 10 low-content book ideas for beginners, what do you do now?

My suggestion? Take massive action and start creating a product right now. You can create something very quickly! And KDP makes the listing process SUPER easy.

Oh! One more thing…if you’d like more instruction, grab my free report and get started making passive income on KDP selling simple low-content books in 5 easy steps!

XO,
Julie
@PublishLowContentBooks
@Heart and Soul Society

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