KDP No And Low Content Publishing And Life Update
Happy September 1st
Hi there - I hope you are all well, successful, and blessed
Today, I wanted to share with you a couple of updates regarding my KDP publishing adventure as well as a little bit of awesome news about my little family - more about that later
KDP No And Low Content Update
So, I began to stop the dabbling and put in serious effort into no and low content publishing on Amazon's self-publishing platform KDP Publishing.
As of now, since the last week of July, I have published 351 books - with a ton more pending for approval - mostly no content books in various categories, such as composition notebooks.
Because I choose to work with small niches, I am happy to say that I have already broken even, when it comes to cost - which is not what I expected in less than 6 weeks. Some of my content is very seasonal, specifically for the upcoming winter season, but even those notebooks have been selling.
By breaking even, I mean, I am counting Canva Pro, Creative Fabrica, and the Roam Research memberships as my current expenses for creating these books and their covers.
What are a few core lessons I have learned so far:
Create workflows and templates:
I have templates for each category and niche that I am working with, and additional templates for the individual types of books within each category and niche. That is what makes it possible for me to work a lot faster, and publish more books in such a short period of time. I do not have to try to figure out which keywords I use for each, I do not have to make sure that I write the correct description for each book - all of that and more has a template, and a workflow.
Know your weaknesses
If you are not a designer, do not know how to create your own images, or like me, have problems with your hands, and therefore no longer can draw - pay for the design elements of your covers - or if you have extra money on hand, outsource the creation of your covers.
However, it is quite easy with the help of Creative Fabrica and Canva to create beautiful covers for various niches, without having to learn a lot of stuff, spend a lot of money, or get all kinds of frustrated. This also saves me time, to make more books. AND, yes, I have a workflow for creating covers in Canva as well.
Work In Batches
Here is another way to save time when creating these books - work in batches. With that I mean, that instead of jumping from niche idea to niche idea, or type of book to another, make a bunch of them in one category before moving on. For example, if you want to make Sudoko puzzle books, then make multiple copies by creating several interiors first, then create several different covers for them and then publish the entire lot at once. Another example of batch working would be that I just created a bundle of different Christmas design covers over the last few days. That way I was able to use for the most part the same description, keyword, and the same template to make them, which is how I was able to make more and at better quality.
But that is enough about KDP.
My daughter is officially in college
She just started her classes and is now on her way to becoming a registered nurse, which is awesome. I am so very proud of her.
So that is it for now when it comes to this check-in
If you have any questions regarding low and no content publishing - or anything else that I have written about on WA, drop me a message or leave a comment, and I will try my best to get back to you all ASAP.
Here is to a successful rest of the year