Create, Publish and Market "Photo" Coloring Books Online
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Create, Publish and Market "Photo" Coloring Books Online

Turn Your Photographs Into Coloring Books and Market Them on Amazon!
4.4 (10 ratings)
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1,072 students enrolled
Created by Dan Grijzenhout
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create publishable coloring books from photos
  • Publish their coloring books on CreateSpace
  • Market their coloring books through Amazon and Ingram Spark
  • Know how to get their books onto shelves at major retailers like Barnes & Noble and Chapters Indigo
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  • A Computer
  • Access to a Word Processing application such as Microsoft Word
  • Access to a relatively recent version of Adobe Photoshop

Create, Publish and Market "Photo" Coloring Books Online
This course teaches the student how to create coloring books starting with selected photographs. Photographs are turned into color-able images using Adobe Photoshop. Once created, they are incorporated into a coloring book document and then are published onto Amazon's CreateSpace "Print on Demand" website. CreateSpace integrates with Amazon-Kindle to allow the author to sell these coloring books online. You can also use CreateSpace to market your coloring books globally through book retailers they have built connections with.

Want to get your coloring books into major book chains like Barnes & Noble and Chapters Indigo?  This course shows you how to do that too...

I also provide through this course lectures that will assist you in marketing your coloring books to others.  You will learn how to promote them online including through social media platforms, how to get your books listed with physical retailers, how to find prospects online and how to interact with customers to drive towards additional sales.

So if you like taking pictures, you like creating and having fun with it and you are not adverse to making some extra income from your creativity, this could become quite a good sideline "passive income" stream for you. So come check this course out.

Best wishes, 
- Dan Grijzenhout - Course Creator

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents wanting to create some fun coloring books for their families
  • Self-employed people - such as wedding phtographers
  • People with limited budgets wanting to make some extra income at home
  • People looking for ideas to start new at-home businesses or expand existing ones
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Designing and Building Your Coloring Book
6 Lectures 32:20

This video lecture introduces the courses and informs the student of what is possible after the techniques taught within are mastered.

Preview 05:51

This lecture discusses the kinds of things you want to consider when selecting photos for your coloring book.  It also outlines a number of recommended strategies for taking good photographs that can be turned into coloring book pages.

Taking "Coloring Book" Usable Photos

This lecture provides the user with some good sources for royalty free photos that can be used to create coloring book illustrations.

Preview 03:30

Probably the key lecture for this course.  In here I walk the student through the Adobe Photoshop application showing how to turn a photograph into an image usable in a coloring book.  A number of tips are illustrated that will also show the student how to create additional effects such as "Fish-eye" images to make the illustrations in some instances even more fun to draw.

Creating Coloring Book Images Using Adobe Photoshop

This lecture shows you how to take the coloring book images that you have created using Adobe Photoshop to easily create a coloring book calendar of your own images that you can produce using Microsoft Powerpoint.

Create a Coloring Book Calendar Using Microsoft Powerpoint

This lecture provides the student with insights, hints and tips on building the actual coloring book so it both looks professional and can be uploaded to CreateSpace for initial "Print on Demand" distribution.

Building Your Coloring Book
Publishing Your Coloring Book
4 Lectures 17:40

There are several strategies you can employ to get your ISBN code, a code necessary for you to have to create a physical book.  The price for this code ranges from free to around $125.00 U.S. depending on the strategy you wish to implement when publishing your book.

Preview 02:45

The BISAC code is a globally recognized code asked for by publishers when publishing your book.  I have researched the correct code as it relates to coloring books and it is included within this lecture.

Getting Your BISAC Code for Coloring Books

This lecture provides you with some instruction with respect to publishing your book through CreateSpace - the "Print on Demand" subsidiary company of Amazon.

Publishing Your Coloring Book on CreateSpace

Ingram Spark represents over 30,000 book retailers globally including Barnes and Noble and Chapters Indigo.  If you wish to get your coloring book on the shelves of any of these retailers, you will be needing to publish your book through Ingram Spark to do so.

Publishing Your Coloring Book on Ingram Spark
Promoting Your Coloring Book Online
6 Lectures 26:47

This lecture provides the viewer with a list of strategies that one can use to promote one's published book or E-book online. You have now written your book. This list of strategies will show you how to get the word out!

Tips On Promoting Your Coloring Book Online

This lecture provides the student with a number of hints, tips and strategies you might employ to getting your book on the shelves with major retailers.

Getting Your Coloring Book Listed at Major Retailers

This lecture provides the student with a number of hints, tips and strategies you might employ to marketing your book through social media channels.

Using Social Media to Market Your Coloring Book

Many have heard about using Lead Capture pages to obtain e-mail subscribers. This lecture goes beyond that to provide actual tips and strategies for their effective use.

Using Lead Capture Points as Part of Your Business

Customer retention is what it is all about. Learn how even you as a home based business can implement solid Customer Relationship Management techniques and strategies to maximize the retention of your viewers and followers so that when they are ready to buy something, they will still be there waiting to buy from you!

Customer Relationship Management Tips

Just a few questions selected to help reinforce important information for the student to retain from this lecture series.

End of Course Quiz - Good Luck!
3 questions

Bonus Section
1 Lecture 01:16

Watch this lecture to view other courses you may wish to take from me in order to further build out your online coloring book business.  It will contain some course discount information that will help you to save money when taking these additional courses.

Bonus Lecture - Other Available Training To Help You Earn More Online
About the Instructor
Dan Grijzenhout
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14,774 Students
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35+ Years of Consulting and Entrepreneurial Expertise!

About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, Dan has been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. Dan has founded, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; he has been interviewed on the show "World Business Review" by former head of NATO and Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, for his work in advanced digital and online telecommunications services and nation-wide online and card based "Loyalty" programs; and now works at writing and building training programs to share his years of experience with others interested in online entrepreneurship.

Social Media Marketing, Content Creation and Authorship: During the past few years, Dan has focused nearly all his time and energy on designing and building online marketing systems and social media marketing platforms. In fact, Dan recently completed a two year project as the project manager and chief architect to build a marketing system used by several major airlines, travel agencies and Fortune Level manufacturing corporations. Dan has written, self-published and self-marketed five books now being sold through Amazon Kindle and Create Space; he has written and published over 40 published social media related training/learning articles, and has created over 100 training videos and knowledge enhancing video podcasts.

He has gained expertise in many online content creation tool-sets including the full suite of Adobe Creative tools and Adobe Dreamweaver for website development; video and audio editing software; 3rd party social media related website services and content creation partners; and most main-stream social communication platforms including Facebook and Facebook business pages, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Reddit, Goodreads, Amazon Author Central, LinkedIn, Ezine Articles Publishing, Amazon-Kindle Book Publishing, Amazon Create Space and more. On these social media platforms, Dan has now amassed over 15,000 followers and subscribers and more are following him daily.