How To Make Puzzle Books — [Puzzle Book Mastery Review]
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Low content books are great. Low content books are books that are obviously low content, but they’re very valuable for the person who buys it and they’re very easy for the author to make. All right. They include journals, coloring books, template, diaries or journals, puzzles. Here’s the topic for today. Puzzles. Puzzle books are very, very popular. People are still buying them and they actually have low competition because they’re hard to make, frankly. Who wants to take 500 words and scramble them up and make it into one of those word puzzles where you have to find the word in a square box of letters. Those are really, really fun, but they’re time consuming to make if you’re not a computer.
My friend, Ken, actually approached me a couple of weeks ago and he’s like, “Hey, I’m coming out with this new software, can you check it out?” Once I saw this, the word puzzle, I got very intrigued because I know that puzzle books are very, very popular. As you can see here, puzzle books like these Words Scrabbles and the Sudoku. He’s got a whole bunch of other types of puzzles in here as well. Actually I have it on this screen. Puzzle types here. We have the Cryptogram, Sudoku, Word Match, Word Scramble and Word Search. Basically with this tool, this handy dandy tool, you just put in the content, you put in the information. Let’s say you’re doing a Word Scramble or Word Search. You just feed the tool a whole bunch of words and it automatically scrambles, it makes the puzzle for you, and you can literally have a book within five minutes.
You could make them theme books. You could make them different types of books like… that have different puzzles or maybe just one type of puzzle, maybe just also Sudoku type puzzles or Word Match type puzzles. Whatever you want to do, this software literally with a couple clicks of a button does it for you. I don’t want to bore you with going through this and making it… making one here, but it’s as easy as putting in just content and having the software spit it out which is really, really amazing. I know that people who crank out these low content books, like journals and things like that, they’re doing really, really well on Amazon because people are always in need of these types of books, and they’re fun. You can be creative as you want and you could… with tools like this, you can put out as much information as you want, and it’s very, very little effort.
I mean, you can make tons and tons and tons of books. It is all a numbers game. So the more that you make, the better that you will do. A couple of weeks ago we talked about journals and how my friend Rebecca had over 3000 books published on Amazon and she was just every day cranking them out, cranking them out, cranking them out. I believe this tool here, so I’ve put it in the chat box for you, unlimited books like this, puzzle books like this, debdrum.com/pbmasterydd. That link is in the chat right now. You can check it out. All right. I thought these cryptograms were pretty cool too. So all you need to do is upload quotes or sayings, things like that and then it automatically scrambles a words and makes it into a cryptogram so that people have to figure out with the phrases and there are hints to it.
It’s just tons and tons of fun to make these books. I always tell people, I mean, we could mix these in into our publishing. We don’t only have to create books that take us a year and a day to create, like these books that take… literally they could take years. To create and write 50,000 words, even 25,000 words is no picnic. I’m sure that you could agree with that. A lot of the times too, there’s so much effort into writing the book that once you get around to marketing it, it’s like you lose fuel, you lose steam. You really need to put your heart and soul into a book these days to really succeed and make it a best seller and make it a winner and grow your list. But books like this, the low content market books are awesome to just add to your… the mix of the things that you already are selling.
A lot of these books will just sell and sell and sell over time. Again, you can just keep cranking them out, throwing stuff against the wall, see what sticks. Maybe a specific topic will stick and you should really be… The marketing training that you already have with the trends that are out there, that are trending right now, that are popular right now, you can make quick books around. A lot of the times it’s hard to do that with content, like starting from scratch. If I were to make a product or something that just came out, it would take me a couple of weeks to make that product and make it available to sell. But things like this, if you have all the content, which doesn’t take long to put together, and you just feed it into the system and you literally… One of the examples that he has here, he put in information and he had a book within less than five minutes that was 261 pages.
Can you imagine that? I mean, there’s nothing better than this out right now and people are absolutely loving this. I wouldn’t worry too much about competition because if you just take action and do it… it’s like anything I teach on these sessions and anything that I sell. If you just take action and do it, it’s very hard to fail. Maybe you do fail for whatever reason which happens sometimes if you only do something once and then you just quit. Of course you might not succeed. But if you don’t succeed the first time, then you actually know what to do better the next time. You develop out systems and the whole process becomes better, it becomes easier and it just becomes a natural flow of creation and money creation and money creation and money. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? Okay, so great question from Lorraine. Thanks Lorraine. “What’s the average length of a low content journal or those with quotes in public domain?”
Usually the minimum number of pages for a book is around 20… 30, around 30 pages. With these books though, with the the puzzle books here, you’re literally creating like over 200 pages. They should be black and white generally just so your printing costs are low. Even if you do print them through Kindle, you’re only paying for that when somebody buys, which is nice, but there’s still costs associated in that. Okay. This Sudoku, I mean, Sudoku is… look at this, how awesome it is. It has different levels as well. But you can create different levels of Sudoku; easy, medium, hard. That’s really cool, because that’s what people want when they’re making these… when they’re doing these puzzles. He also shows you some examples of books with headers or without headers.
He says that he wanted to provide both types of books because some books have them and some books don’t. He knew that that would be a concern or a feature that people would want through this tool. You can decide to go with the header or without the header. All right. You can also give these away for free so you can make them into a PDF, and you can get people in that way and build a list. Just things that help you to create content very, very quick, especially in the forms of books, I’m definitely a fan of because you just don’t want to be… you want to get to that money point as quickly as possible. You don’t want it to be spending a year and a day creating content, because again, if you just lose steam and… Mix it up. Do some low content.
I did a lot of children’s books when children’s books were a thing and I had a lot of fun doing that. Those were easy books to create and those books still sell it. So the work that I did years ago is still paying off. Okay. That’s why these things are so cool and that’s why I give this a huge thumbs up. You don’t have to make this a full time business. You can do this on the side. You can just mix it up into the content that you already do. You can sell these as one-sheeters in different places like Etsy and different places like that and different marketplaces. There’s tons and tons of things. You could even put these on physical products as well. Luke says, “You need to have barcodes or ISPN.”
The ISPN should come with Kindle so you don’t have to make that too complicated if you’ve just… You could crank these out without having to invest too much into the creation because… What I’ll leave you with this, is that you don’t want to have a huge investment up front with creating low content products, whether they’re digital or physical, because you don’t… you just don’t know how well they’re going to do. Once they’re doing well, then you can start investing some money sometimes, some energy, some effort into that. Sometimes you just have to test the waters first and then see what’s going on with it, and then put some more time, some more energy into it later on when you see something is succeeding. That’s the goal that you want with any type of low content thing, low cost, low time, and then test it and then see where would you put more expenses in and more effort and energy and later on down the road when you see that it’s doing well. Okay.
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