How to Make Money Selling Books Without Writing

First you need to understand that writing and selling books are two very different things, both in the sense of how they make you money, and allow you to build a business with books.

You do not need to be a writer or do any writing to make money selling books, that is why starting a self-publishing business is really more about the process of selling than it is writing...

So, let's talk about the types of books that you can create without writing or writing very little.

First let's start with what might be a new term for you, low content books. This is a book that you can sell online that doesn't require any writing. Some examples include: 

  • Daily Planners
  • Calendars
  • Activity Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Games & Puzzle Books
  • Blank Recipe Books
  • Music Composition Notebooks
  • Sketchbook
  • Blank Comic Books
  • Guest Books
  • Memory Books
  • Study Guides
  • Trackers
  • Prayer Books
  • Weekly Planners
  • You can find out more information about low content books in the, The Beginners Guide to Low Content Books.

    But to get the ball rolling on this concept of making money selling without writing let's take a look at a few examples of books on Amazon that are being sold, that don't have any words.

    The examples above are some of my favorite types of books to create that don't require any writing, and you can even tell a story with them if you want to create something extremely unique. And being unique and creating a very target book at a specific audience is always recommended.

    To sell these types of activity books, to include mazes and other puzzles you have to understand what people are searching for when they are looking to buy these books...

    Taking the time to learn more about an audience is how you make money without writing, or without the focus being on writing the book and more on creating and publishing a book that isn't about reading a story for entertainment, but doing an activity inside the book.

    What activities are in activity books?

    This s the true beauty of creating activity books to sell. You will never get bored with creating or run out of ideas for activities that people will buy in your books.

    And another great thing is you can mix and match, to create combinations of activities in books for specific niches that can easily become "best sellers"...

    Here are a list of a few activities you can start with to create your books:

    • Word Search
    • Crossword
    • Cryptogram
    • Double Puzzle
    • Word Scramble
    • Missing Vowel
    • Mazes
    • Search It Find It
    • Dot To Dot
    • Hangman
    • Print it Cut it Solve it
    • Finish the Image
    • Coloring
    • Sudoku
    • Number Search
    • Trivia
    • Fun Facts
    • Tic Tac Toe

    How do I make an activity book?

    You can make a-lot of the activities above yourself, but this does take a lot of time and patience. Especially if you also want to create the solutions for each puzzle and add them to your book.

    There are simple tools that you can use, some for free online, that will create the puzzles and some even create the solutions and provide them in PDF format ready to be added to your book and ready to upload to KDP.  

    Although I will say that even though these tools spit out ready to print PDFs, it is recommended that you edit them and make them unique before you upload to sell on Amazon KDP or any other platform that you choose to sell your books.

    Taking your time to edit the output from these tools just makes a better book that people will appreciate and come back and buy more of your other books as well as recommend them to other people to buy.

    Simple tools to create activity books to make money selling them on Amazon KDP.

    Puzzle Publishers is not only software it's a membership area with training, templates and a community of puzzle publishers, people like you and me creating activity books to sell.

    Instant Puzzle Generator is a software suite for creating many different types of puzzles and activities and also has the ability to create a full book ready to publish and sell.

    Each software in this suite makes different activities and puzzles and are sold individually but all accessed inside the same console, Instant Puzzles Generator, Word Puzzles Generator, Instant Maze Generator and Hand Drawn Mazes.

    Puzzle Book Mastery, Activity Book Mastery and Trivia Book Mastery are online tools that product print ready PDFs to include the solutions for each puzzle, and they use large print which is a good font size to use for books that you can sell on Amazon KDP.

    Wrap Up

    I think you can see how simple it is to create and sell books to make money selling online with the understanding that the definition of a book is just not the classic novel or text book.

    Explore the option of books with little or no words, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how fun and lucrative this book niche can be...