Writing and publishing a book in the past wasn’t an easy task but now with the help of the internet, everyone can do it. You can also make money on Amazon KDP without writing by publishing low-content and medium-content books.
In this post, we will break down what is Amazon KDP, Amazon KDP vs traditional publishing, and how to make money on Amazon KDP without writing.
What is Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP or Kindle direct publishing was launched by Amazon in 2007. It allows authors to self-publish their books in print and digital format to the wide audience of Amazon.
Almost anyone can write a book and publish it on Amazon KDP. There is no investment needed to start it and also amazon will take their fee when the book is sold.
Amazon KDP has three types of books i.e. Low content, medium content, and high content. In high content, you have to write it or you can hire a ghostwriter to write it for you but in the case of low and medium-content books, there is no writing involved.
Amazon KDP vs Traditional Publishing
Choosing between Amazon KDP and traditional publishing comes down to the author’s goals and preferences.
Anyone can publish books on Amazon KDP.
Publishing and making books available for sale is fast Amazon KDP.
Authors have more control over the book cover design, pricing, marketing strategies, and distribution.
Authors can also include affiliate links in the books if the books are being sold digitally. Make sure you don’t violate Amazon policies.
Publishing books on Amazon KDP are available on Amazon massive audience.
Starting Amazon KDP does not require any investment not start.
Once a book is published making changes to it is almost impossible.
It typically needs a distribution network to take books into the bookstores.
Authors may receive an advance payment instead of future payments.
Making a book available globally takes time and a sufficient amount of investment.
Needs a decent amount of investment.
3 Ways to Make Money on Amazon KDP Without Writing
Here are the three best ways to make money on Amazon KDP without writing.
Hire a Ghost Writer
Hire a professional ghostwriter to write the book for you. Writing a book on a ghostwriter can cost from $40 to $175. You can find a ghostwriter on freelance websites like Fiverr, Upwork, and many more.
Before you hire a ghostwriter review his profile and portfolio. Ask the ghostwriter for his previous work samples. Provide him with details of the project and clearly define the rights and ownership of the book in the contract.
You can also hire freelancers for book cover design, creating images, and many other activities.
Hiring free freelancer for writing a book can cost a lot of money so make sure you sell your book at a price where you can cover all those costs.
Before you hire a writer to write a book, do complete research on which types of books are doing well on Amazon
Publish Low-Content Books
Low-content books are notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, planners, and activity books. You can publish these books without writing.
Before you publish low-content books on Amazon KDP conduct complete research on what type of low-content books are selling on Amazon, what should be the price of the book and much more.
It is easy to create a low-content book and everyone can do this. Low-content books have become highly saturated and highly competitive.
Amazon is also no longer promoting low-content books and is no longer distributing ISBNs for low-content books.
How to Create a Low-Content Book?
You can create low content for free on Canva. Here is how you can do it.
Sign up or log in to Canva.
Click on “custom size” and add your page size.
You can create your template for your book and can also use Canva built-in templates and then customize it. Canva has a variety of templates.
Design the first page of the book and then click on duplicate and make its copies.
Now design the cover of the book. Canva has a lot of book cover templates but you can create your own book cover too.
Download the book from Canva and publish it on Amazon KDP.
Publish Medium-Content Books
Publishing medium-content books is one of my personal favorites. Medium content books are puzzle books, coloring books, drawing books, activity books, and many more.
Medium-content books are not as saturated as low-content books but the goal of medium-content books is to create books in a specific niche i.e. puzzle book niche, coloring book niche, etc.
Narrow down your niche a bit more instead of creating “coloring books for kids” you can create books like “Coloring books for kids aged 3-5 years”
Consider checking the competition and market demand before choosing a specific niche for your medium content books.
How to Create Medium-Content Books
Log in to Canva.
Click on “Custom Size” and enter the size of your page.
If you are creating a coloring book, create your designs, or if puzzle books, create a few puzzles. Create at least 25 to 30 pages.
Once the internal book is completed, it is time to create its cover. Take your time on the book cover because it is the first thing a customer will see.
You can create your cover or use the cover template of Canva and then edit it accordingly.
Once the book is completed download it in PDF format and publish it to Amazon KDP.
Can a Beginner Make Money on Amazon KDP Without Writing?
Yes, a beginner can make money on Amazon KDP without writing.
If you are just starting now don’t go for the low-content books as it does not require much work but the completion of those books is too high and there are also more no-distribution-free ISDNs for low-content books.
The best way a beginner can make money from Amazon KDP is to create medium-content books although they require more work and time to publish than low-content books the work and time you put into creating the medium-content books are worth it.
Medium content is also not too saturated yet and a beginner can still make himself an authority.
Work on creating an eye-catching and attractive book cover for your medium content books because that is the first thing customers will see.
Also, take your time designing the first few pages of the book because customers on Amazon can see the first few pages of the book before buying it.