22 Low Content Book Niche Ideas to Help Get You Started
There are seemingly infinite niches to choose from for your low content book publishing business. But sometimes, when the options feel so limitless, it can be hard to come up with a single idea.
In this article, I will give you 22 low content book niche ideas as well as plenty of sub-niches to get the ideas flowing and get you on your way to creating low content books to sell on Amazon or whatever selling platform you choose.
Keep in mind you still need to do your own research and put time and effort in to start making sales.
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- How to create a dot grid journal using Inkscape
- How to find the best keywords for your low content books
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This is an incredibly broad niche and there’s a lot of ways to niche down further within the floral niche. Think of sunflowers, daisies, and lilies, they are popular flowers that people love. I know from experience that rustic sunflower is a popular niche, though quite saturate at this point. If you want to stand out, you may want to look into other flowers that may not be known as well but still have a big following.
Some types of flowers:
This niche is HUGE on Zazzle as you can customize the products on their platform, and though monogrammed products aren’t as popular on Amazon and other platforms due to the lack of customization, they still do sell. (Click here if you want to learn more about making money on Zazzle)
If you were to pursue this niche seriously you would need a huge quantity of books to be published in order to see success, but you can make literally hundreds of books off of just one design by changing the name. You could strategically pick 10-20 names based on the most popular names for your target audience and upload multiple different designs with those 10-20 names and see which ones do well.
If you go the monogram route, make sure to take extra time with the design as if the design sucks and you post it 20 times with all the different names on it, it’s going to be a real big waste of time.
I am not personally religious, so this is not a niche I would go after and I don’t recommend it unless it is something that you personally connect with. However, religion can be an incredibly lucrative niche to get into. You can create illustrations to depict scenes from religious texts or use quotes that are inspiring and/or meaningful from the holy book of your religion of choice (assuming copyright laws allow for it.)
A lot of people do really well with the religion niche and if it’s something that resonates with you it is worth giving it a good try.
Front Line Workers Niche
A new niche has popped up during the global pandemic that has gained a lot of attention and that’s front-line workers. Whether it’s for the bag girl at the local grocery store or the nurse working double shifts at the hospital. We all appreciate their service and getting into this niche is a way to show support to front-line workers everywhere.
List of potential front line workers:
- First responders
- Postal service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
- Pharmacy workers
This is a seasonal niche and the designs need to be updated each year with the respective year, but it is a popular one nonetheless and you can easily use the same design each year and just swap out the graduating year.
Every year there are hundreds of thousands of students graduating. You can focus on general graduation or specify whether they are graduating from elementary school, high school, post-secondary school, or maybe a different style of school.
Small Business/Entrepreneurship Niche
I am a member of the entrepreneur niche and it is no doubt a huge niche with a massive audience. And that audience is buying stuff for their small business to keep themselves organized, disciplined, and motivated. You’ll likely have the most success by niching down within these two similar niches.
You can niche down by focusing on the type of business. Whether that’s owning a small boutique clothing store, hair salon, event planner, tech start-up, social media influence, or even YouTuber.
Politicians are fair game when it comes to copyrighted material. (FYI: Celebrities are not fair game, so steer clear.) Whether you support the red or the blue, there’s plenty of quotes that can be gathered from your favorite politician and used in/or on the cover of your next low content book. And you don’t have to stick to American politics, the USA is definitely the biggest market on Amazon, and in the online world, in general, they are the ones spending the most money, however, there are still plenty of audiences to be reached outside of the US.
When it comes to politics, it’s often about staying current. So you’ll want to be the first one out there to get a design up with whatever the politician you follow said last night or last week. It may trend for a couple of days, weeks, months, or even years depending on the design and popularity of the person.
Generally, these sales will be fleeting, so you will need to continue to come out with new content to keep your sales up.
The holiday niche is a great way to drum up some sales around specific times of the year. There are tons of holidays that you can dive into. Depending on who your target audience is there are dozens of holidays to choose from.
Some of the holidays I think of off the top of my head:
- Valentine’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- July 4th
- Canada Day
The typography niche is really popular and, though there are a lot of people doing it already, there is, in my humble opinion, still room for other great letterers to come in and publish new books with great type.
You can design books with inspirational sayings, monograms, quotes, single words, or whatever else comes to mind.
Just keep in mind if you are using a quote or saying that it needs to be either in the public domain or you need to acquire the proper license so that you don’t get yourself in trouble with copyright.
Nature Lovers Niche
There are a lot of ways you can go with the nature lover’s niche. You can design for an environmentalist, a “crazy” plant lady, avid hikers, and/or wilderness lovers.
A few sub-niches to consider:
- Eco friendly
- Wild animals
- Water – lakes, ocean, rivers
Travel Lovers Niche
Travel lovers is a huge niche and there are truly endless possibilities when it comes to niching down with the realm of travel. You could make a design for every city, country, state, province, territory, continent, etc. How about traveling by plane, boat, train, and/ road tripping? How about traveling solo, with friends, family, or couples? These sub-niches alone could keep you busy designing for quite some time!
Back to School Niche
You can target a specific grade, age, or even academic subject for back to school. The great thing about this niche is if you decide to make books for specific grades you can pretty much just change out the number and publish the same book for each grade. Depending on the elements in the design and if it is age-appropriate. What sells for a kid going into the first grade probably won’t appeal to someone going into ninth grade. But you never know, we all develop differently, so it may be worth trying!
You can go in so many different directions within the music niche. You can narrow it down by deciding if you want to go after musicians or just lovers/listeners of music. You can narrow it down by instrument if you are targeting musicians. You can also niche down further by targeting a specific music genre.
A few music genres to consider:
Be sure not to use any copyrighted bands or lyrics in this niche as that can get you in a lot of trouble! It’s important for you to do your own due diligence and make sure everything that you produce is copyright-free and above board.
This could be tarot, crystals, archangels, reiki, meditation, or anything else that falls into the category of spirituality and mysticism. This is a massive niche with many different avenues you can go down, so you’ll need to do a bit of research to find a topic that fits your design skills or style.
Vegetarianism and veganism is a lifestyle choice for a lot of people and those people tend to take it very seriously. Did you know that there it is estimated that 8% of the world’s population is vegetarian, that’s 624,000,000 people! That’s a lot of people that fall into this niche.
You can niche down further within the vegetarian/vegan niche by considering people’s reasons for being plant-based. Is it for health reasons? Animal rights? Or environmental reasons? There are other reasons as well and this could play into the type of design you create for this niche.
Pride/LGBT/Queer Positive Niche
This is a saturated niche, but such a great niche to be in as it promotes inclusivity and positivity! There are so many ways you can be unique in this niche and if you do your keyword research right you can definitely find a profitable sub-niche to dive into.
Magic, castles, dragons, fairies, elves, unicorns, aliens, space ships and so much more! The fantasy and sci-fi niche is loved by many and can be a profitable niche if you find a targeted audience and do your keyword research properly.
As people develop more and more self-awareness they start to seek out personal development materials. This is another great niche to be in as it supports positive growth in individuals and can help make a difference in people’s lives. Again, it is saturated, but that is why it is important to niche down.
Gaming is a huge niche that millions upon millions of people are into. Don’t go making designs for popular video games though as they are copyright protected. That is a good way to go and get your KDP account shut down really fast.
However, you can still make gaming covers without using copyrighted materials. Think about the “Eat, Game, Sleep, Repeat” design. Or “I wish I were gaming” or “gamers ever die, they respawn.” Be original!
There are dozens, if not hundreds, or different sports out there. Some will be incredibly saturated, but if you do your keyword research properly you are sure to find a couple of holes.
Here are some sports to get the ideas flowing:
- Winter Sports
- Table Tennis
- Martial Arts
- Figure Skating
Keep in mind that you can’t make designs for specific teams or athletes as they will be covered under copyright.
Baking blew up during the pandemic, especially bread making. I remember flour being sold out at every grocery store at the beginning of the pandemic. Everyone was getting back to their roots, getting in the kitchen, and making yummy food. All that baking and cooking at home has added a huge number of people into this niche. Not to mention trendy foods like artisan cupcakes, donuts, and ice cream.
Crafting has taken on a new life since the beginning of the pandemic as well, with people staying in for such an extended period of time they needed to find a way to pass the time. A lot of people have come out of the pandemic with a new love of crafting and maybe looking for craft-related books.
Here is a list of a few different types of crafting niches to get you going:
Hopefully this post has given you some ideas for different niches you might like to try out in your own KDP low content book publishing career/side hustle. Or, even better, had sparked some of your own ideas and niches!
One last tip to consider before diving too deep into a single niche is to get proof of concept. So once you have decided on a niche, make anywhere from 30-100 designs and get them posted ASAP. If one or more of your books start selling, you know right away that people are buying in that niche, so go make more!
However, if your books don’t sell there could be a few reasons.
- The niche is too saturated
- You didn’t use proper keywords
- Your designs aren’t very good
- No one is buying in that niche
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