Go ahead. Guess.
What kind of book do you think is currently the number one bestseller on Amazon?
- Romance novel? Nope.
- Fantasy novel? Nuh uh.
- A short story? Wrong.
- Children’s book? No.
- How-to guide? Wrong again.
- Suspense thriller? Not even close.
Among print books,
the number one bestseller on Amazon,
first of all is
out of stock
(would you believe?)
(no, children’s book is still wrong!)
The bestselling book on Amazon right now is a coloring book for adults.
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford.
But that doesn’t mean you should rush to publish one.
I typed in “adult coloring books” in the Amazon search and it pulled up nearly 2000 matches in books.
As usual, you need to deliver good content and market effectively to stand out from the crowd.
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Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers
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