Many artists cannot get their works published through traditional printing houses. Yet self-publishing remains a viable alternative. Among the printed material being churned out may be included printable colouring e-books.
A Brand New World Waiting for You
Print-on-demand (POD) will amount to a multibillion-dollar enterprise two years into the future. Such marvels of technology make printing a low-stress job. Also, the rates for the whole process are dirt cheap.
Take the Book by the Horns
There is no requirement of stocks lasting for the printed stuff since the printing is on-demand. These startups that fulfil orders by demand are a boon for struggling artists and writers. Two choices lie before you: loose-leaf paper books or hardbound editions. The price is dependent upon the exact number of pages. Besides this, the font size matters since if it is bigger, the costs go up.
After you have printed the e-book, the next step you need to take is its proper promotion. Several platforms exist from which you can advertise your artwork to the rest of the online world. The entire rigmarole from signing up for the service to tapping the publishing option on the menu is easy to follow.
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Remember that you need an audience. Marketing ploys are of the essence here. Aside from POD, there are also tertiary printers. The choice is yours alone. POD though has many advantages. Firstly, it is time-efficient. The affordability factor has been mentioned before. You can correct and revise your e-book at leisure. Also, ultimately when the royalties start pouring in, you will have some extra cash to enjoy at your discretion.
The major self-publishing mavericks are CreateSpace, Lulu and BookBaby. Each one of them has plus points and chinks in its armour. So tread carefully.
Your Specific Niche: Adult Coloring Books
With Coronavirus running rampant and quarantine at its peak, people have taken to such activities as cooking, reading and art. This is to satisfy urges for adventure despite the stay-at-home imperative. Adults are channelling their inner child by delightfully filling in colouring books with crayons or markers. It is a genre that has even given works of fiction a run for their money. The average colouring book has a concise motif and is approximately three dozen pages in its dimensions. You will have to go digital if you want to be the creator of a good colouring e-book. If your artistic skills are not up to scratch, you can hire others to do the donkey work for you. Remember to do some in-depth research on the topic before you start.
Before parting here is a brief list of POD startups:
- Lulu Xpress
- Lightning Source
- Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Say goodbye to the days when you had to send the completed stuff and wait for eons for the publisher’s approval. With POD, the possibilities are virtually infinite.