7 Profitable and Popular Types of Low Content Printables & Books

No matter where you are in your low content publishing journey, you'll undoubtedly need to find a new type of printable or book to publish sooner or later. Low content books are easy to create and there are a variety that are incredibly popular on Etsy, Amazon KDP or on your own website.

Here are 7 popular and profitable low content books and printables that you can start creating today.

1) Journals & Notebooks

Technically journals and notebooks can be different. However, a simple way to get started is to create a simple lined book and label it a journal or a notebook.

You can scale up either type of design by adding embellishments. Some simple cute doodles here and there in a notebook, or for a journal – add prompts the user might respond to in their writing.

Either way – pairing this simple interior with an appropriate cover (for KDP) is simple and easy.


2) Guest Books

Guest books are insanely popular and can lead to repeat sales if done well. You can also target some off-beat markets or niches too.

It's easy to create guest books for special events, holiday parties, birthdays, weddings or for special locations like an AirBNB rental property, but what about something “out there” like a bathroom? That'll make people laugh and have a memorable visit!

Do a bit of research to see how guestbooks are usually formatted and what's included then get creative. A guest book for a kids birthday would be different from a cabin's.

Remember – buyers will eventually fill one guest book and go looking for more! Include a way to buy them in your book.

3) Coloring pages & books

The market for coloring books is vast but also crowded in places, so find a way to stand out. You can get PLR coloring books or pages from many of our recommended suppliers – but make sure to put your own twist on them.

It's not just kids. This is also a massive market for books for all ages up to adult colouring books and even seniors looking for fun, or to work on motor skills.

You can also spin an adult coloring book toward emotions. Make a book to color when you're angry, or to focus on calm, meditative states.


4) Puzzle Books

The puzzle book market is another massive one. But it doesn't have to be about books – individual or groups of single pages or puzzles do well on Etsy.

Puzzle books are harder to create but there is a bunch of software and websites out there to assist. They're also evergreen and something that buyers will replace after they finish 1 book or set of pages.

Mazes, word search, Sudoku, cryptograms, kakuro, word ladders – there are so many puzzle variations you can make, mix and match to keep your audience engaged.


5) Music Composition Books

Music composition books are used to compose music. There are a few different styles of paper for different instruments.

These types of books (and they really do need to be in book form) will be differentiated by their cover. Pictures of instruments, witty sayings about the niche and different styles of presentation are key here.


6) Logbooks

Logbooks exist in all kinds of niches and markets and they get filled up and need replacing. 

It seems simple enough – you're keeping a log of something. Maybe it's mileage for your business vehicle, tracking your weight loss or logging your parachute jumps for certification.

Some logs can be simple pages the user prints and keeps together, but others might need to be in book form to keep the timeline straight.

7) Planners

Planners can be a more challenging type of book to create but there's so much room for creativity & sales. We recommend finding a good PLR planner and then modifying it.

Planners are again something that the buyer will “consume” and go looking to replace – probably. Things like Wedding Planners may not get repeat business directly, but a good one will get recommended to the bride & grooms friends!

Other low content planners like financial planners or Christmas season planners can find easy repeat sales.

Low Content Book Creation Tips

There's 3 key tips that will get you through creating low content books, or adapting some low content plr.

  1. Don't Overthink it – it's easy to get stuck in analysis paralysis but it's best to stick with what you know. Make a list of topics or niches you're familiar with and let your low content ideas flow from there in the beginning.
  2. Define your audience – Get a clear idea of who your target market is. If you're targeting mechanics, floral patterns might not work, but also is “mechanic” too broad? Motorcycle mechanics might be a better niche without going too small.
  3. Reuse and repeat – This ties to point 1 and 2 – can your product be reworked to sell in similar niches? Maybe your motorcycle mechanic journal can be changed to an exotic car mechanic journal easily? 

Be aware of other opportunities

No, we don't mean give up on your low content journey but look at what can compliment your work.

If you have a particular quote or design that works well on a book cover, might it also work well on a print-on-demand hat, t-shirt or tote bag? What about other printables?


Need Help? Consider outsourcing

Nobody said you have to be a one-man band. If you excel at content creation but can't make covers – outsource it. Or maybe your marketing descriptions need extra oomph – get a writer.

Marketplaces like Fiverr and UpWork among others can be inexpensive and provide better than DIY results.

In Conclusion...

Low Content printables can be incredibly profitable and don't have to be hard to make. A guestbook with a nice cover can sell on Amazon KDP if you target your audience correctly. At the same time, spending a few weeks on a well thought out planner in a healthy, active niche can keep you earning for a long time.

Get in the pool! Do more than get your toe wet! Dive right in!

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