What Are Low-Content Books?
Low-content books are paperback books that contain little to no text or images. They provide the reader with guided content. Like journals, recipe books, planners, etc., these are books that usually require less than a few hours to create and that can help you make a four-figure income every month.
There are millions of people across the world who are looking for books that are, essentially, empty. Low-content books have limited to no text or imagery. Instead, they are spaces for readers to be creative. A few examples are journals, puzzle books, calendars, recipe books, planners, and even sheet music notation books.
Low-content books offer a number of benefits to creators:
- They’re easy to set up—it should take you less than a day to create one
- You don’t need to write anything
- They’re low cost to create
- You don’t need any inventory to start
This last point is especially important. Low-content books are often print-on-demand books. They only get printed when someone orders one, so you don’t have to worry about keeping stock on hand or the logistics of shipping and handling.
Types of Low Content Books
A low content book contains material that encourages readers to do some activity, usually by writing, drawing, coloring, painting, etc. right in the book itself. If you looked at the total number of words, it’s small when compared to a standard text-only book. These books are not designed to be read; they’re designed for action and interaction.
Popular low content books include:
- Journals and diaries with writing or thought prompts.
- Writing prompt books.
- Crossword puzzles and word games.
- Coloring books.
There are many different types of journals, from your basic daily diary to the recently-popular bullet journal. Or how about a gratitude journal?
More people are beginning to practice mindfulness, so gratitude journals are becoming increasingly popular. You can create one that focuses on specific prompts to help guide your readers through the process, or you could just give them a set amount of lines on a dated page so they can wing it.
Daily planners take a bit more effort to create in comparison to the other types of books on this list because there’s more on the interior pages.
Sometimes, people need a little inspiration. In this case, prompt journals are another genre that you can explore. Give your customers something to think about.
Prompt journals are popular for writers and artists. Look for a niche, like sci-fi prompts, and get creative. This one requires a little more work in coming up with the writing prompts, but if you have a creative side, this could be your chance to help others get their creative juices flowing.
They might seem childish, but coloring books aren’t only for kids, they’re for adults too. That’s not to say you can’t create coloring books for kids.
Your options include themes like animals, shapes, landscapes, etc. Of course if you’re going after a more mature audience, these types of coloring books can also include nudity and profane language.
Log books are good for people who want to track something. That can be expenses, meals, exercises, habits—you name it. Think of your target audience, and use Book Bolt to create a cover that would entice that group.
How to Create Low Content Books?
You can using many app to create low-content books. I suggest using Canva and BookBolt.
There are a lot of low-content books that you can create using Book Bolt:
- Puzzle books
- Prompt books
- Log books
- Coloring books
- Activity books
- Guest books
- Music composition notebooks