Self Publishing for Graphic Designers | 2023 Edition

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Earn monthly income with print-on-demand books

In 2022 I made over $10,000 in passive income selling low-content books on Amazon.

Self-publishing can be the simplest way for graphic designers to monetise their skills beyond traditional service work. And your books don't have to be complex – some of my bestsellers took just hours to create. 

This eBook includes everything you need to begin your self-publishing journey. 

What is self-publishing?

Self-publishing is the publication of books by their authors – without the involvement of an established publisher. These books can be as simple as lined notebooks, journals and planners.

What is Amazon KDP?

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s self-publishing platform. Uploading your book is free, and can take just ten minutes – with Amazon’s review process taking as little as three days. Amazon is the largest bookshop in the world – and the right combination of ideas, design and keywords can get you in front of a massive audience, almost immediately. There are ZERO up front costs.

Why for graphic designers?

I believe graphic designers to be uniquely skilled to take advantage of the potential of self-publishing. You can create covers and interiors in minutes – then watch as your books sell over and over. Self-publishing can be the easiest way to start selling products instead of your time.

How long will it take to see results?

You could make your first sale within days but generating a consistent income stream every month will take patience, consistency and creativity. 

My royalties for 2022

What’s included

  • A step-by-step guide on publishing your first book
  • Types of book you could create
  • Keyword research guide
  • How to rank your books on the first page of Amazon search
  • Getting started with advertising
  • Niche inspiration
  • Print settings for bleed and non-bleed books
  • InDesign templates for A4, A5, US Letter and 6×9 books
  • Simple lined, square and table-format pages – duplicate to create low-content interiors in popular formats in seconds.

Buy now and have your first book in front of an audience of 300+ million in days.


Get in touch if you have any queries before your purchase.

More about the author

Stephen Kelman graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2005. With considerable agency experience, his particular skillsets include brand identity and editorial design. He has received numerous Scottish and UK-wide design awards including a CIPR Excellence Award in 2013.

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35 page guide to selling your first book on Amazon KDP

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Self Publishing for Graphic Designers | 2023 Edition

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