Selling notebooks on Amazon has been the easiest and best side business I've started in the last 10 years.
I started creating the books in April. In May, I sold around 20 and made around $20. In June, I sold nearly 250 units and only made just over $100. In July, I sold over 450 units and made over $530. And all this with less than 250 books in my catalog.
In August I made $680; September: $660; October: $800; November: $1450 with around 650 books live. December was $3700+. I’ve not seen a trajectory like this in a new business before. Ever.
WTF am I talking about?
To be honest, it took me a while to wrap my head around this business. I couldn’t believe that people would spend $6.99 on a hundred paged blank paperback. But they do.
What are the products, exactly?
Say you are creating a notebook, you literally provide a document of 100 pages of lines that people can write in. You also have to design a cover and create a product page on Amazon and that’s it!
However, I’m also talking about “low content books” which are books like diaries, logbooks and journals. There are so many niches out there.
Basically any book where the content can be fairly easily created as opposed to a book that you have to write. (And, if you really want to write a book, I have another course on that!)
So, it's easy then? You just have to upload a notebook with a pretty picture on it?
No! To be successful in this business there are two things you need to do:
- identify niches/keywords that have sufficiently high demand and low competition to make books for
- create visually appealing book covers
The niches/keywords can be found by searching on Amazon and using a couple of Chrome extensions. Multiple products can be created on Amazon very quickly with zero cost. This means that you get to understand the power of keywords on Amazon... and how to profit from them!
You can do it!
You don't need to spend any money to do this! I'll show you how to do everything:
- You just need to have an account on KDP. (This can be set up instantly as long as you come from one of the 100 countries that are allowed to sell on Amazon).
- I provide a couple of Microsoft Word and Google Slides templates to get you going with the interiors.
- The covers can be created with free software such as Canva.
- And I'll show you how to do the niche/keyword research on Amazon.
- Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask me and other people questions!
What are you waiting for?
I have over 25 years experience in graphic design, web design and marketing. I have run my own business since 2005.
I am an Amazon bestselling author of seven books, bestselling Udemy instructor and all-round good guy who wants success for you and your business.
Being your own boss is an incredibly liberating experience but it can be difficult as well. There never seems to be enough time for what we want to do.
I'm driven to help people experience the positive side of entrepreneurship, not the negative.
I also build brands, create websites and run marketing campaigns for my clients.
My mission statement: I want to help and inspire people to build sustainable online businesses, earn passive income and experience greater freedom and happiness in their lives.
PreviewWelcome To The Course (3:39)
PreviewSix Reasons Why I Love Selling Paperbacks on Amazon (And Why It's Better Than Merch) (8:57)
StartThe Useful Info and Links in the Course PDF (9:30)
PreviewExamples of Notebooks and Low Content Books That Sell On Amazon (3:40)
StartIntroduction to Keyword and Niche Selection and Uploading at KDP (1:27)
StartKeyword Research On Amazon For Notebook And Low Content Book Niches (27:35)
StartKeyword Research video from the free course. (Worth watching if you haven't seen it). (11:10)
StartHow To Upload And Sell Paperback Books on Amazon through KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) (15:46)
StartKeyword Research And How To Fill Out The Title, Subtitle, and Backend Keywords (11:40)
StartIntroduction to Book Designing (0:57)
StartCreate Interiors in Google Slides PLUS Two Interiors For You To Edit And Use! (8:12)
StartCreating Interiors – With PDF, MS Word & Powerpoint Templates For You To Use Now! (18:42)
StartHow To Create The Paperback Interior With Adobe InDesign (10:08)
PreviewHow to Use Canva to Design Covers for KDP Cover Creator (9:46)
StartHow To Do a KDP Cover PDF with Spine Text in Canva (10:37)
StartCreating A Notebook Cover From A Merch T-Shirt In Photoshop (11:50)
StartCreating A Notebook Cover From A Merch T-Shirt In Illustrator (6:01)
StartHow To Create The Cover In Adobe Photoshop (12:19)
StartHow To Create The Cover In Adobe Illustrator (12:41)
StartScaling A Notebook Design By Creating Multiple Covers In Photoshop (7:30)
StartDesigning a KDP Book Cover with Spine Text with Affinity Designer (9:36)