Amazon KDP — The ebook and print on demand physical book platform. This is an easy way to make money with some hard work and dedication. You can truly do this at zero cost. The key to profits is the volume of your designs, niches and using different interiors. Your interiors are your book guts which can be used over and over again, testing different cover designs, names, keywords, etc.
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Low Content: Books that the user will fill out, like a log, notebook, journal, diary, checklist, wine tastings, scuba diving logs, etc. These users are more concerned with the design of the cover and the perceived niche of the book, or will want to use the interior of the book for its function
Public Domain: Book content that is available with expired copyright. Old novels, fairy tales, etc. Why does Disney make movies about old fairy tales? Because the copyright is expired.
“A public-domain book is a book with no copyright, a book that was created without a license, or a book where its copyrights expired or have been forfeited.”
Where to Get Books Interiors:
Low Content: Find Facebook groups about Amazon KDP! Lots of groups give away or sell premade custom interiors.
Public Domain: Go to sites like Project Gutenberg, get the pdf of the book you want. And use your Photoshop to delete any nonrelevant pages or text on the pages you do want and save the PDF. For the Authors name, you will want to use the original author's name. If they email you asking for proof, you just send them a Wikipedia link to the book and author.
Here are some free low content interiors to get started: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AQp2ucs7kSx8FSKIwZARk-E02KLFfMj1
Alice in Wonderland: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15U9i05I6oEOHssyOYK4xM9xEoM4xqPQK
Sizing Your Covers:
Use the template generator here to get one correctly sized, and keep that file.
Description Layout Tool:
Low content cannot be used in ebooks (how would you write down stuff in an ebook?)
Public domain cannot be used in ebooks.
Let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!