How To Sell Low Content Paperback Books on Amazon KDP

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How To Sell Low Content Paperback Books on Amazon KDP

Upload PDFs and sell them on Amazon. No publishing or design experience necessary. Easy to apply. Start selling now!

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Selling low content paperback books 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.

What 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?

“Low content books” which are books like diaries, logbooks and journals. Basically any book where the content can be fairly easily created as opposed to a book that you have to write. There are so many niches out there!

You literally provide a PDF of the interior and exterior of the book and create a product page on Amazon and that’s it!

To be successful in this business there are two things you need to do:

  1. identify niches/keywords that have sufficiently high demand and low competition to make books for

  2. create visually appealing book covers

The niches/keywords can be found by searching on Amazon and using free browser 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 2 Microsoft Word and 2 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.

What are you waiting for?


What will you learn in this course:

  • How to upload at Amazon KDP to create paperback books available for sale the next day
  • How to research Amazon to find niches and keywords with low competition
  • How to design covers and interiors that will sell well on Amazon using free software (Canva, Google Slides, MS Word, etc)
  • How to design covers and interiors that will sell well on Amazon using other software (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop)


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Computer, internet connection, and desire
How To Sell Low Content Paperback Books on Amazon KDP


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

5 Lectures
  • play icon Course Introduction 02:29 02:29
  • play icon Secondary Introduction 02:28 02:28
  • play icon Six Reasons Why I Love Selling Paperbacks on Amazon 08:57 08:57
  • play icon The Useful Info and Links in the Course PDF 08:30 08:30
  • play icon Examples of Notebooks and Low Content Books That Sell On Amazon 03:40 03:40
Creating Amazon Products On Amazon
3 Lectures
Designing Beautiful Book Interiors and Covers
8 Lectures
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

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Rob Cubbon

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.

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