Life has been a but challenging. Although I have a folder full of ideas for Amazon KDP books, I haven’t really had the dedicated time to make them. I do have one that I made that I really like and need to make more of because it is for 6 months only (to keep it from being too thick and bulky) and I mention in the description that more will be coming LOL!
I love the bright colours and the kind retro feel of it. Plus the quote, which is often how I am feeling as we make the weekly menu plan and shopping list LOL! Interestingly, my daughter has expressed interest in creating KDP notebooks, although I suspect they will be more for her than anything. It raises an interesting idea – is it reasonable to create KDP notebooks for a specific built-in audience? For example, what about notebooks designed with her disability skating group in mind, where the proceeds would be for charity? What about as a fund-raiser for my in-law’s Dulcimer events?
This particular book is more high-content than low, there are two-page spreads for each week, plus a page to help you keep track of your servings for the various food groups, and a very long Master Grocery list. So yeah, a lot went in to it, more than just a simple lined notebook. You can Look Inside on Amazon to see what I mean! Or at least I hope that link will work.
This sort of book takes time to create. While you can drop 100 simple notebooks with eye-catching covers, Amazon is littered with those, after the endless YouTube creators claims that if you make enough of them, you will eventually get the traction and make sales. Unless you are spending money on ads I am skeptical, to be fair. But then for me the fun is in the creating and the sales are more of a bonus than the goal. I enjoy the process, and getting the books approved (meaning I did it right) but I know I am never going to make a living wage of sales!
I did do an online course for creating kids books, which was fun, and made a few of them. I also had an ulterior motive, as I am getting some nieces and nephews now having kids, and even if the books won’t win any prizes, they are cute and simple and I can change them to add a dedication page as each new baby comes in to the world. The only problem is I need to keep making them if there are loads of kids! Oh dear. At some point I may even be able to dedicate one to my own grandchild. That would be lovely.
They are nothing amazing, trust me, but each one taught me something about the tools I use to make them and the whole process was a lot of fun and frustration in equal parts.
So yeah, a bit of a throwaway post, but Darling Daughter was off for the weekend at her skating comp, and it was The Hubster’s birthday as well, and I ended up finally re-connecting with an old friend on a very long phone call, so my mind has been a bit all over the place. Plus I am trying to work out some tricky knitting and that has been keeping me busy as well.
Normal crafting might resume tomorrow….or it might not!