This article is about making money online with Amazon KDP using free low content book interiors. When you download a KDP interior template, these are ready for use and upload to the Amazon KDP’s platform.
If you’re looking for KDP interior templates for your low content books, there are a variety of sources you can choose from. Some requires a certain fee and some can provide you with amazing KPD interiors at no charge at all.
For those of you who are new to KDP, let me give you a brief overview.
What is Amazon KDP?
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s self-publishing platform. What you can publish are:
- Traditional books: These are your usual books that get so much dust on your bookshelves. Seriously, your fiction or nonfiction books such as thriller or romance novels you’ve written falls into this category.
- Low Content Books: These are physical paperbacks with low density of words or content inside. It can have lines (notebooks) or boxes (comics) or you could get creative by adding nice fonts or unicorn graphics. Examples of low content books are Notebooks, Journals, or Coloring books.
- Kindle eBooks
- Any paperbacks that are eligible for digital reading
On a personal level, let me tell you my story. When I learned about Amazon KDP, I really felt a thorn plucked from my mombrain. I’ve been blogging for a few months now and the income has been low and slow. Being a stay-at-home mom to my two young beautiful kids is a challenge itself. Deciding to enter into blogging is another challenge. It is so hard to find time blog as a SAHM.
Between blogging and spending time with my kids, I will always chose the latter. ‘I am a mother first’, that’s my mantra whenever the blogging tasks just get so overwhelming. But with KDP, the need for traffic becomes less demanding as your product sits on Amazon, the highest traffic online ecommerce site on the planet. After one month of uploading my first KDP low content book, I made $64.10. Yes I did. When time permits, I will post an article on how it happened.
If you want to learn more about Amazon KDP low content books, read this article: How to Make Money Selling Low Content Books on Amazon KDP.
Free KDP interiors for your low content books
Here are the sources for free KDP interiors you can use for your low content books.
With BookBolt.io, you can start with a 3-day trial to access and test all their features yourself. BookBolt is subscription-based platform that comes with powerful features such as:
- Interior Wizard
- Keyword Research
- Product Search
- KDP Category Finder ( free by default)
By default, their website provides a free interior template wizard. Even withoutgiving your email or the need to register, you can use this free tool of theirs.
Bookbird is another source to getting amazing KPD interiors. What’s unique about this free tool is that you also get the source files of their templates. That means you can customise these low content book interiors to your own liking. You can open them in Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator, Affinity Designer/Photo, PowerPoint and more.
Interior Builder is a paid subscription but you can use the free trial for three days. Within the app, you can specify interior settings such as size, bleed, and elements (e.g. page numbers). For each template you choose, you can customise the text, margins, date format, and more.
With the free trial, it comes with ten (10) free templates:
- Dot Grid
- Weekly Planner
- Daily Planner
- Monthly Planner
- Year One Page View
- Legal Notice
What I really like about Interior Builder is their planner templates which I haven’t found in other free platforms. For example, by using their daily planner template, you can generate a daily planner with the dates you selected. You can go even beyond the current year; you can go as far as year 2027 and beyond. That’s one way of customisation and personalisation that can truly add value to your low content planners using a free tool.
Another source for free KDP interiors is Lulu, a self-publishing platform very similar to Amazon KDP.
They provide valuable guides that you can download as PDF.
Paid KDP templates for your low content books
If you are willing to pay a few bucks to get KDP templates, there are more options for you. Here I listed the most popular and which KDP creators/fans rave more about.
Tangent Templates incurs a one-time fee of $59. That means they are not subscription-based and for that fee, you get all their products and service with monthly updates. It comes great support and they have an active Facebook group. Based on their website, you can get so many valuable features from their app and they are highly recommended within the KPD circle of creators.
CreativeFabrica is a rising star in the graphic design realm and as a source of low-priced, high quality, amazing fonts, illustrations, and templates. If you type ‘KDP’ at their search bar, you will automatically get a list of suggested KDP templates you can choose from.
The KDP templates can be priced as low as $1.99. However, since you are going to use this template to your KDP business, you need a license which is not really expensive. It could add a dollar or so to the original price.
Their license terms are simple and quite similar to Creative Market, another graphic design store which has been around for a while now. With CreativeFabrica, you can enjoy the full license benefits but with one specific limitation: you must not share the design in such a way that others can access or retrieve the original source file. Read their license terms here.
Final thoughts: Add unique value to your free KDP interiors
When getting free KDP interiors for your low content books, chances are there are others who have used these free templates as well. These templates are available for download for everyone afterall. Make sure to add a unique value to these free premade. This could be adding a first page of ‘ This notebook belongs to:’ or it could be adding a monthy calendar as a prelude to each start of a new month in your daily planner. If you could get the source file of the template, then the sky is the limit.
All the best in your KDP low content book business!