Step aside, kids… adult summer camps are also becoming commonplace. Adult coloring books are taking the world by storm and seems to be riding a wave of nostalgia. In the top 20 best-selling books on Amazon right now is, a coloring book. Johanna Basford’s “Secret Garden,” has sold around 1.4 million copies worldwide. The books are inspiring such a buzz that lists of favorite adult coloring books are popping up on sites like Huffington Post
With intricate patterns and beautiful designs, coloring books are obviously geared towards the dexterous fingers of adults. Offering them a way back to their childhood. This new hobby replaces knitting and sewing in the good old days. It’s the equivalent of taking a walk.
What Do Adult Coloring Books Mean For You?
I’m not claiming to be an expert on the whole adult coloring book craze, but I can definitely see the potential. If you’ve been around awhile, you’ll appreciate that writing books (that sell) is not easy. Sometimes, so much so that many people just give up. Now that’s not to say that kindle publishing is dead and buried, you can still make a profitable income stream from kindle books, but it does require time and a lot of work.
Kindle or Paperback
If you’re not aware, most of the top adult coloring books are sold in the paperback version. Now, if you want to jump onto the coloring book band wagon, then the kindle option is the other alternative. Mainly (I say) because it allows you to test the waters first, and it’s a lot cheaper to get started. If your book begins to gain popularity, you can switch it up and publish it through CreateSpace as a paperback.
How Do You Color In An eBook?
In your newly created coloring book for adults you insert a link to a downloadable printable PDF version.
But I’m Not An Artist?
Now days, you can virtually outsource any type of project. If you’re not artistically inclined, don’t worry. Sites like Fiverr.com offer a range of graphic designers and artists that can do your illustrations for you, but if you prefer to go it alone, you can grab royalty free images and upload them to free image editing sites, PhotoFunia for example. There you can edit your images into color-able sketches.