A Complete Guide to Low Content Books and No Content Books

“Low Content” and “No Content” books are becoming more and more popular in the world of self-publishing. But what exactly are these types of publications and how do we define them?

What do these books contain and how can you sell them to generate a profit?

This article provides you with all the tools, information, and resources you need to turn your publishing ambitions into a reality.

Low content books

Low content books usually contain only a minimal amount of written text elements. Unlike a content book, such as a novel, in most cases the book is filled with content by its user. Typical examples of low content books are logbooks that can be used to document hobbies or activities. But also a simple day planner, a journal with quotations or even a crossword puzzle belongs to the category of low content books.

Interior of a yoga logbook with many sections to document a session and write down information.

Types of Low Content Books

  • Logbooks
  • Daily Planner
  • Calendars
  • Activity Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Workbooks
  • Paper Games & Puzzles
  • Special Journals & Diaries

No Content Books

Unlike low content books, no content books do not contain any written text elements at all. Nevertheless, it may contain graphic components such as lines, patterns or simple ornaments. Empty notebooks, blank journals and composition books are among the best examples of no content books. The user fills the book completely with his own content without any specifications.

Interior of a yoga logbook with many sections to document a session and write down information.

Types of No Content Books

  • Notebooks & Journals
  • Composition Books
  • Notepads
  • Diaries

Can I make money with low / no content books?

The short answer – yes! Thanks to increasing popularity and access to online resources, self-publication has never been easier and there are many ways to turn a profit with no content and low content books.

Selling your book on Amazon with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a highly effective platform that allows account holders to secure publication. As an example, adult coloring books are among the best-selling on Amazon today. Basic journals are also top sellers on the website.

Long story short, whether you are interested in publishing are low or zero content books, there is currently a highly profitable market to accommodate you. To enjoy success in KDP publishing, you just need to identify your niche selling point and have the dexterity to make your product stand out from the crowd.

Another great tip to consider when it comes to producing your no or low content book is to research and assess the existing market for these products.

Who buys no content and no content books?

The great thing about this type of product is its enduring saleability. Low and no content books are used worldwide, meaning that the supply and demand are always present.

Individual consumers will often purchase such books that meet their unique requirements for professional and personal use.

Likewise, it is also common for businesses, chain stores, and large organizations to make bulk-purchases of these items for use as corporate gifts or as novelty products.

Print on Demand as a business model

Print on demand (also known as POD) is a widely used business model and type of digital printing where book copies will not be produced until the company has received an order to do so. In turn, this technological printing process allows for book orders to be made on a much smaller scale.

In essence, POD allows you to sell your designs for a wide range of different products. Such products may include anything from books to t-shirts, hoodies, books, and all manner of items.

In recent years, POD has taken a huge leap in the world of marketing and self-publication. Contemporary digital solutions have now been established to fulfill POD orders anywhere in the world within a matter of days, generating considerable profits for businesses and individuals.

Mobile phone with the Amazon KDP logo on the screen

Amazon KDP (kindle direct publishing)

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is a highly effective tool that independent authors can utilize to publish their work online.

Publishing your no content or low content books through KDP gives you access to a variety of useful features, including free file conversion, sales tracking, and additional formatting tools. You will also then be able to take advantage of Amazon’s print on demand service.

How does Amazon KDP work?

Ready to take the leap and start selling your books on Amazon? It may seem difficult to know where to start, but the great news for those that are new to Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon has established a straightforward, step-by-step guide to publishing with KDP Jumpstart.

KDP Jumpstart “is a streamlined, sequential approach” to taking the essential steps from finished manuscript to a published book – low content, no content, or otherwise. The process involves completing the following milestones:


  • Getting started
    For this stage, simply enter your author, payment, and tax information to set up your account.


  • Book details
    Here, you will need to enter information such as your title, author, and a marketing optimized description, as well as keywords to help people find your book.


  • Manuscript and cover
    This is where you will transform your manuscript into a formatted file and create a book cover design that grabs the attention of your potential buyers.


  • Rights and pricing
    In the final stage, you will decide on the retail price for your book and where you would like to sell it.


For more information on setting up your KDP account, visit the dedicated Amazon page.

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