Creating KDP low content books is a simple, easy, and fun task and, most importantly, it is still an unsaturated market and is so powerful that you can earn $500 easily. The amazing fact is that you create a book once, and earn money over and over again for years.
This post takes you by hand and teaches you to step by step how to create kdp low content books, how to publish them on Amazon Kdp, and how to start earning easy $500.
Writing a book is a scary thought for most of us!
But writing a low content book is a different story altogether. It’s the most pleasurable task for many working online.
So, What are KDP Low Content Books?
The term ‘low content books’ itself describes it all.
Simply, these are the books that have the least amount of content. This includes planners, calendars, recipes, puzzle books, etc.
Most Popular Low Content Books
Sudoku puzzle books
Difference Between Low Content and No Content Books
Mostly both the terms are used as synonyms, but there is a fine difference.
While the low content book has the least amount of content, no content books (aka zero content books) have absolutely no content at all. For instance, college notebook, sketchbook, graph book, lined notebook, graph book.
However, the terms are used interchangeably and there is not much difference in ‘low content and no content books’.
First, Let’s Understand Print-on-Demand (POD)
With the advent of technology, there arise a lot of alternatives to the traditional way of doing things. Printing and publishing books are no exception to this trend.
Print-on-Demand, or simply POD, is the name of the publishing business these days, and it is getting popular as this is beneficial and convenient for both author and publishing company.
In POD, you create your book (by doing all the editing and proofreading work yourself) and upload books on Amazon or any other POD company.
The publishing company (Amazon) print books individually as the orders come in, at a cost-effective price. This method cuts back on cost, requires less investment, and no storage space is required for unsold copies.
What is Amazon KDP?
Createspace was a Print-on-Demand company that was founded in 2000 in South Carolina as BookSurge and was acquired by Amazon in 2005. Since then, KDP low content books were getting attention.
In August 2018, Amazon announced the merger of CreateSpace and KDP Print, and now the services are offered solely under the banner of Amazon KDP.
KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing – a publishing platform for both digital and physical books.
Amazon KDP is a great alternative to the traditional publishing method. By self-publishing, you save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort. KDP low content books made many people millionaires.
What Are The Benefits of KDP Low Content Books?
You may ask, “Why go for Amazon KDP?”
The reasons are many.
Since no written content is required, amazon low content books are easy to produce.
With low content book ideas, you don’t panic about writing, editing, and proofreading and no scary grammar is involved.
Zero barrier entry. No investment is required and anyone can start publishing books.
At Amazon, there is no application process, interviews, questionnaire, or waiting time to get started.
You just need some free graphic tools to create your books. These tools make the work much easier – even a beginner can easily produce a book in a couple of hours.
Printing costs are also significantly lower as compared to traditional printing.
One of the major advantages is that you take the leverage of Amazon’s customer base which is staggeringly large.
KDP doesn’t put an upload limit. You can create and upload as many books as you want.
There is no sales minimum that is required to be able to payout.
What you upload will always be there and no removal period is in effect.
Once you have enough books published, you can start making a nice passive income month after month. So low-content books are highly profitable.
How to Create Amazon KDP Low Content Books?
There is a right way of creating low content books and there is a wrong way.
The wrong way is what most people are doing; just generating books after books – without any research, ending up with zero sales.
The right way is to do some basic research and then create books.
The research process is very simple if you follow this guide side by side.
To create Kdp no content books, you have to do these 3 steps:
Step 1. Join KDP
Step 2. Research Your Niche
Step 3. Keyword Research
In addition to these, there are three more steps, which will be discussed in the next post.
- How to design book interior
- Easy Ways to create a book cover
- How to publish a book on Amazon
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— STEP 1: JOIN KDP —
Before start working on your low content book idea, you should first create an account with Amazon KDP.
In your browser, type Amazon KDP and click the first link or go to https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/
You can use your existing Amazon.com account to create your account or choose to create a brand new account just for your publishing activity.
If this is your first time you will see a warning to complete your account set up. If you want to get paid, it is important you take the proper steps to get things in place.
When you click on ‘Update Now’, you’ll land on the page where some necessary information is to be updated, regarding..
a. Author/Publisher Information
b. Payment Information
c. Tax Information
The detail of these sections is as under:
a. Author/Publisher Information
Here some basic information is required like your name, country, address, phone number, etc. It is important that you should fill in this information honestly or you will not be able to get the royalties of your books.
Don’t use a pen name here as the payments and tax forms are issued by your real name.
b. Payment Information
To receive royalty payments of your books, you are required to submit your bank information, IBAN number, and BIC code (they are present on your bank statements).
You have to opt for your payment methods too.
Electronic funds transfer (EFT) or direct deposit is the fastest and most secure way, with no minimum payment threshold. But with this method, you’ll be paid in full after 60 days.
c. Tax Information
US Law requires Amazon to collect and submit information about the tax status of users. You have to complete this step to start publishing on Amazon.
Finally, you will be required to take a tax interview (written questions, not an oral interview). There is nothing to worry about as the tax interview comprises simple questions about your financial status.
Answer all questions honestly, and finish the process by signing the document. You will get a green checkmark, indicating everything is submitted successfully.
Now our KDP account is active and you can move to the book-publishing steps.
— STEP 2. RESEARCH YOUR NICHE —
So, what is a niche in the first place?
A niche is a short segment of a larger market that has a specific group of customers, all sharing common interests and demands.
For instance, the shoe is a large market. We further classify it as women’s shoes. Still, there are different categories for women’s shoes. When we focus on shoes for vegan ladies, shoes for plus-sized women, and shoes for nurses, these are all niche markets.
Another example: A cleaning service is a broad market, while ‘floor polishing’ is a specific segment and is a niche market. Similarly, ‘biodegradable cleaning products’ is another niche market.
Why Niche Keyword Research for Low Content Books is Important?
It’s because you don’t want to do all the hard work, design the book interior and book cover and publish the book, and later find out that no one is interested and no one is buying your book.
That’s why research is the most crucial step in the whole book creation process.
A. Identifying Your Low Content KDP Niche
Before creating Amazon KDP low content books, we have to decide what kind of book we want to create.
Say, you select logbooks as your niche.
A logbook is a book in which you record information, data, important dates, and events of your life.
Now within log books, there are many sub-niches. For instance,
Blood pressure logbooks
Internet password logbooks
B. Narrowing Down Your Niche
This step is essential before you dream of selling kdp low content books on Amazon.
Let’s say, you decide to create a Blood Pressure log book.
In the Amazon search bar, when you write ‘Blood pressure log book’, the auto-suggest feature of amazon offers more sub-niches as below.
Out of these, you like the topic ‘blood pressure logbook for men’.
But remember it doesn’t mean that market would follow what you like. Instead, you have to validate this topic and do some market research.
You have to ask yourself questions like..
– Is there a demand for these books on amazon? (If there is no demand in the market, it’s of no use to create low content kdp books.)
– Are such books selling on Amazon? (Books not selling mean no profit in this niche.)
– Is it profitable to create a book on this topic? (Books are selling but on such little profit margin that it is worthless to do the effort.)
– What about competition? (High competition means that as a beginner you have lesser chances of getting sales)
Pro Tip: Use chrome extensions AMZ…. For more sub-niches to explore.
C. Validate Your Niche (Check Stats)
Go to amazon ALL searches (and not ‘Books’) and write the sub-niche you like to validate. In our case, write ‘blood pressure log book’ and from autosuggestions, I click ‘blood pressure logbook for men’.
On the result page, check the following stats:
1. Total results must be less than 2000 (showing less competition).
If it is 1000 or less than 1000, it means that there is very little competition, and there are bright chances that our book will rank on the first page.
2. Check out ‘books’ shown on the first page (you’ll see many physical products on amazon’s first result page). Take the average BSR (Best Selling Rank) of the first 3 books. If it is less than 300,000 then the niche is good to enter, otherwise switch to another sub-niche.
BSR means that people are already buying in this niche and creating books in this niche can bring you sales for you too.
Ideal BSR is between 10,000 to 100,000 – Greater than 100,000 rank means there is not enough demand for a keyword; less than 10,000 means more demand and super competitive niche
3. If there are more than 3 books on the first page, each one with 10 or more reviews – it’s a Red Signal, showing that competitors are fairly strong.
4. After creating a list of searches, pick those keywords with low no. of searches (showing less competition) and lesser BSR (showing sells well).
If you find that ‘blood pressure logbook for men’ shows
– more than 2000 results, or
– has an average BSR of more than 300,000
– the book has more than 10 reviews
then, it means that this topic is not viable.
— STEP 3. KEYWORD RESEARCH FOR KDP LOW CONTENT BOOKS —
Keywords are the words or phrases people are using in their browsers to search the product.
If 100 people search ‘blood pressure book’ and 1000 people are looking for ‘blood pressure logbook for men’, this clearly indicates that the second term is more popular.
Like Google, the Amazon algorithm also uses keywords as indicators that how many people are searching the same term and assesses its popularity accordingly. However, at amazon keyword research for low content books is quite easy as compared to Google.
So, we have to decide our goal first.
Are we going to use the keyword with 100 searches (and have less competition) or a popular term (with high competition)?
If you are a beginner, it’s a no-brainer. You should go for less competitive and less searched keywords. While in the case of being an expert, you can embrace the competition.
The keyword research for amazon low content books is essential as we have to use related keywords while writing the title of the book, description of the book, filling 7 keywords of Amazon, etc.
How to Find Keywords?
a. Amazon Autosuggest Searches
When you type a topic in amazon search bar, the Amazon algorithm autosuggest some more keywords which are related to your search term and have high search volume.
These are all important keywords as Amazon algorithm suggests. Take a screenshot or note down these keywords in your pad.
b. Use Chrome Extensions
Go to Chrome Webstore or visit https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions .
On the left sidebar, write the name of the extension ‘AMZ Suggestion Expander’. Download this extension to your computer.
Now download 2 more extensions, repeating the same process.
- Amazon Keyword Tool
- Huge Amazon Search Suggestion Expander
These Chrome extensions show more keywords variations that people use to search on Amazon.
Ubersuggest.com is a free tool to generate new keyword ideas. Write your keyword in its search bar.
And Ubersuggest will find all keywords.
By default, Ubersuggest shows you a list of keyword suggestions:
Google Keyword Planner
People are so habitual of finding everything on Google that they search amazon products on Google too.
So we need to extend our keyword research and use Google Keyword Planner to find more keywords and their search volume. If you are a beginner, you need to create a Google Ads account to access this tool. Creating an account on Google Ads is free and easy, taking only a couple of minutes.
i. Go to the Google Ads page, and click the “Start now” button in the upper right corner.
ii. Select your email to register, set a password, and click sign in.
iii. Google Ads asks you, “What is your main advertising goal?’ Since we are using it for keywords research and not for advertising, click the button in the lower-left corner ‘Create an account without a campaign’.
v. At the top of the page, click the wrench icon. This will open a list of options from where select “Keyword Planner”.
vi. Google presents two options:
“Discover New Keywords” and “Get Search Volume and Forecasts”. Select the first one.
vii. On the next page, enter your main keyword and change the country to the United States and the United Kingdom. Click ‘Get Results’.
viii. On the result page, you’ll see competition, average monthly searches, top of page bid (low range), and top of page bid (high range).
There are other tools available for keyword research (like answerthepublic, keyword everywhere, mangools, etc), but to keep the topic simple, I am avoiding this.
Book Bolt – A Powerful Software to Automate Your Research
If you hate to do the manual work and want to automate the whole research part, then Book Bolt is the software you should consider.
Book Bolt is a browser-based application, and this comprehensive tool assists you in the following ways:
- Conduct your research
- Search for high demand, low competitive niches
- Find golden keywords
- Spy the competitors
- Search categories
- Create book covers
- Interior design books
I am using Book Bolt for a long time and it would help you speed up the book creation process; whether you are a beginner to KDP or an experienced author.
In this post, I explain the research part (that majority of writers ignore and repent later); now the next part is creating and publishing low content books. Click Here to read this next part.