Are Low Content Books Profitable – My 5 Years Experience!

I have been publishing low-content books on amazon kdp since May 2017 and since last year or so I am earning a full-time income with these easy to create books. Low content books, as the name suggests, have very little content in them and you can create these types of books within a few hours using free resources.

Low content books are profitable and are a great source of passive income mostly because they require little effort to create. Moreover, You don’t need any upfront investment to create and sell low-content books via Amazon kdp.

The best platform to publish low content books is Amazon kdp not only because it is Free, but it is also because of the massive popularity of amazon itself. The shoppers are already on Amazon and they actively looking for buying something and the books are one of the best-selling items on Amazon.

So, selling low content books on Amazon is one of the best profitable passive income ideas that you can use to create a passive income online.

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Can You Make Money Selling Low Content Books on Amazon?

As I mentioned before, I have been making money selling low content and no content books on amazon since 2017, and I believe anyone can do this too.


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When it comes to making money with low content books, it boils down to the amount of effort you put in and the type of books you create. On top of that, the quality of the books you create plays an important role as well.

For example, I have one book that generates almost 40% of my monthly royalties every single month. On the other hand, I have many low and no content books that don’t sell a single copy!


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After publishing a lot of low content books I have come to an interesting conclusion and that is;

“A low content book that took me a lot of time and effort to create is the one that sells the most and generates me a passive income.”

This is mainly because, the low content books that take more time and effort to create tend to have less competition. And the reason is self-explanatory, most people tend to avoid hard things and hence they try to create a whole bunch of easy-to-make books like journals, sketchbooks, recipe books, etc. 

So, If you really want to make money with kdp low content books then I want you to be more than willing to put in work and make books that most people are not willing to create.

How Do You Make Money With Kdp Low Content Books?

Creating and selling low content books is basically a three-step process that I personally follow every single time whenever I plan to create a low content book to publish on KDP.

This three-step process includes:

Step 1 – Research

This is the first and perhaps the most important step in low content publishing. If you manage to do this right then the other two steps become very easy and fruitful. 

The kdp low content book research step includes:

  • Coming Up with the Low Content Book Ideas: In this step, you need to find low content books ideas.
  • Validating the Books Ideas On Amazon: In this next step, you validate your book ideas on amazon to confirm that the given book idea has a decent demand but low competition.

Finding and validating potential low content book ideas is also known as kdp niche research. I have several videos about kdp niche research, below is one of them.

  • Finding Relevant Keywords: In this step, you need to find as many relevant keywords as many you can. This is also known as kdp keyword research and there are many ways to do keyword research for low content books.

By the way, I have videos on kdp keyword research on my youtube channel as well. Here is one of the kdp keyword research videos, you may find it helpful.

Step 2 – Creating KDP Interiors

Once you have come up with a profitable low content book idea and relevant keywords, your next step is to create or outsource the interior and cover for that book. 

The good news is you can kdp interiors and cover yourself using Canva for free. On the other hand, if you don’t have time to create kdp interiors then you can get interiors from sites like Creative Fabrica. 

As a side note, you need to modify the interiors taken from any site before publishing to amazon kdp. 

I have a detailed article on how to create kdp interiors using Canva. Just check out the below post:

👉 How to Create a Journal In Canva for Amazon KDP

For Kdp cover creation, watch this video as well.

Step 3 – Uploading Your Book On KDP

This is the final and most fun step in the kdp low content publishing business. In this step, you will be uploading your low content book on amazon kdp. To do that you need to craft a title, subtitle, and a compelling book description for your low content book.

I think watching a step-by-step video on how to upload your book on kdp would be a great idea! Luckily, I have a video on that as well, and you can watch it below;

👉 How to Upload No or Low Content Books to Amazon KDP

What Low Content Books Sell the Most?

If you go through the bestseller list on amazon under the books category, you can see a substantial chunk of low content books within the top 100 best-selling books. 

In general, the low content books that sell the most are gratitude journals, coloring books, activity books, puzzle books, children’s storybooks, prayer journals, and planners. Anyone can create these books and make a decent income online.

At the time of writing this blog post, I can see a saveral of low content books on the bestseller list under the books category. A few are;

  • A burn after writing journal – Ranking at no. 5
  • How to Catch a Leprechaun – Ranking at no. 12
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Ranking at no. 13
  • My First Learn to Write Workbook – Ranking at no. 25
  • The Ultimate Brain Health Puzzle Book – 636
  • The How to Draw Book for Kids – Ranking at no. 650
  • 123 things BIG & JUMBO Coloring Book – Ranking at no. 652
  • Gratitude Journal – Ranking at no. 1,118
  • Mazes For Kids Ages 4-8 – Ranking at no. 2,768

How Many Pages Should a Low Content Book Have?

I have published well over 1200 books on amazon, both low content and no content book during the last 4-5 years and most of them have over 100 pages. 

Most low content books are 100 pages, however, it depends upon the type of the book. As some kids’ activity books that fall under the umbrella of the low content books have around 30 to 40 pages. 

Coloring books generally have 60 to 100 pages and they come with 30 to 50 coloring images on alternate pages. 

My Final Thoughts!

As you read through this blog post, low content books are profitable and can make you a nice passive income online. I am saying this with my personal experience of publishing low and no content books on amazon kdp.

I hope, this answers your question of “are low content books profitable?”. If you like this post then do this with your friends on social media. Just click on any social sharing button below this post. 

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Subha Malik

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Subha Malik is a Amazon KDP Author and Self Publisher. He loves to write about Low Content & Medium Content Book Publishing via Amazon KDP.

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