How to Sell Your Art on Books with Amazon KDP and Book Bolt

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Have you ever wanted to sell your art or photography on books?

Today I’m sharing how you can get started selling your art on “low content” books through Amazon KDP using an in browser app called Book Bolt.

What is Amazon KDP and what are low content books?

KDP, or Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon, is essentially a “print on demand” marketplace, similar to Redbubble but for books. Your book is printed and shipped only after someone has ordered it.

Now you can totally write a novel and sell it on KDP, but what I’m talking about today are “low content” books. Meaning things like journals, notebooks, planners, sketchbooks, even coloring books, with beautiful cover designs featuring your own artwork.

Watch my video below for a demonstration on how to create a book like this from scratch (cover and interior) for KDP using Book Bolt, or read below for more info on how to get started.

How to Sell Your Art on Books

Step One

Download any of these free interiors provided by Book Bolt, or you can design your own interior using Google Slides or Powerpoint.

You can access even more interiors with the pro version of Book Bolt. The pro version also includes research and design tools, a puzzle book creator, and is basically an all-in-one app to create books for KDP. You can get 20% off the pro version with code julie20.

Step Two

Choose the size you want your book to be and the number of pages you want it to have. Write this down or remember it because your cover needs to be the exact same size. You can also select Bleed or No Bleed.

Step Three

Create the cover for your first book. You can do this within the Book Bolt Design tool as demonstrated in the video, or download a template from Amazon (the same trim size and page count as the interior you chose) to create your cover in an image editing software like Photoshop.

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“Low content” notebooks published with Amazon KDP, created in Book Bolt

Step Four

Now you are ready to upload your files to Amazon KDP.

If you do not have a KDP account it is easy to create one. You don’t have to apply and then wait for a response like you do with the Amazon Merch program.

Go through each item on all 3 pages and fill them out to the best of your ability. You can use the Book Bolt Keyword Research tool to find relevant tags and categories for your book.


Amazon KDP is an easy way to sell your art on books and share them with the world, at no cost to you.

One great perk is that you can order “author copies” for extremely cheap, I’ve paid around $2.50. You do still have to pay shipping on that but that is pretty good!

I hope this tutorial has been inspiring for you to see how simple it is to sell your art or photography on books.

And make sure to check out the Book Bolt app and give their pro version a try for free for 3 days. Then take 20% off with code julie20!


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*Please note: Some of the tools listed include an affiliate link. When you make a purchase through the links I may earn a commission, which helps me create more content ?

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