NOTICE:In order to use the FREE software recommended inside this training, you must be using a Microsoft Windows Operating System or a Windows Simulator for Apple. Both will require you to have the Microsoft .NET Framework installed.
It Took Only 1 Hour & 45 Minutes
to Create One New Coloring Book
I Didn't Have to Hire Outsourcers,
Lower My Quality Standards,
or Buy Expensive Software
I first got involved in the coloring books sub-genre in 2015, publishing coloring books for adults and creating training for book authors interested in this sub-genre.
My first training product for hopeful coloring book authors was titled, "Coloring Books for Adults."
More than 2,000 people purchased a copy of that training, and many of those folks used what they had learned inside the training to create and publish their first coloring books for adults.
The training described three different software applications we could use to create coloring designs for our coloring books.
The software described was decent, but it was never perfect...
One software application required us to manually build every design element inside of an image. I was able to use it to do really complicated designs, but it could take as much as an hour or two or three to build one single coloring image for my books.
Another software was mostly easy to use, but it forced me to encapsulate my design within very specific templates defined by the software programmer. If I wanted to see specific changes in the layout of one of my designs outside the scope of a pre-designed template, I was totally out of luck.
A third software application allowed me to build coloring designs quickly, but it was only capable of producing square or rectangle coloring patterns.
Even more aggravating was that I frequently had to capture the design, then move it into another image editing software tool to change the resolution of the image to the 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch), which is strongly recommended by Amazon for print books.
From Day One, I had always hoped I could find a better way to create designs for my coloring books...
I Often Got Frustrated With the
Software Applications I Was Using...
About once every six months, I would get really annoyed by the software tools available to me at the time.
I was never fully satisfied with the options I had available to me, and I just knew there had to be better solutions...
As soon as I hit my personal breaking-point, I would head to Google to look for other options.
I would literally search dozens of search terms and hundreds of recommended links looking for new software that might help me with my work, without all of the frustration of inadequate software tools.
Every time I went down this rabbit hole, I generally spent four- to five-days looking for more and better options.
First, I would look for task-specific software.
Next, I would look to see if any mainstream image editors had the capability to do what I wanted it to do.
Third, I would try to find add-on tools or plug-ins for existing software.
Inevitably, since I am a intermediate-level web programmer, I would always look at code-snippets and software libraries that I could use to build my own software. Then I would mess with the code for a couple days.
Fortunately, I was always able to admit that I didn't have the time or the necessary skills to program my own solution.
In the final stage, I would always consider whether I wanted to invest tens of thousands of dollars to hire a programmer to make better software for me. I always determined that my pockets were not yet deep enough to make this happen.
I repeated this process every six months or so, for more than five years.
Every single time, the process ended with me admitting the absense of better solutions in the marketplace.
I also had to admit that I wasn't yet prepared to make my own software solution.
Building a Better Mousetrap
In the brave new world that I imagined, I had some really cool ideas about how to speed the coloring design creation process.
My thinking was that I could:
Set my image DPI (Dots Per Inch) as a global setting.
Be able to view my Output Image as it is being designed.
Load one of thousands of coloring designs I already had on my hard drive into my image editing tool, to use as a Source Image.
Define a specific region of the image to replicate in order to make a new coloring design.
Create specific shapes to capture certain parts of the Source Image.
Adjust the size of my shapes.
Tweak the orientation of my shape.
Move the location of the shape I am taking from the original image.
Change the number of times I can replicate the image piece to create a new coloring design image.
Have an option to make large or small tweaks to the values associated to the image I am designing.
Randomize certain settings to go off into a completely new design tangent.
Be able to hit UNDO multiple times if I don't like my last sets of changes.
Have the ability to Save the image in a variety of file formats.
My goal was that if I had any design elements I wanted to introduce to my new coloring designs, then I would achieve that using another Source Image.
I also wanted to speed the process so that I could reliably create new coloring designs in just a few minutes... Every. Single. Time.
For Years, This Was My Unrealized Dream,
Then I Found the Solution I Always Wanted
In March of 2021, I found the PERFECT software solution.
I installed it.
I read all of the documentation I could find about it.
I played with it.
I tried to break it.
I tested it with different Source Images.
I tested the whole range of functions it included.
I found its strengths.
I discovered its shortcomings.
I found techniques I could use to make the process go faster.
I created videos showing how the software works.
I recorded videos describing how to use it.
I put together videos showing the kinds of coloring designs that could be created from specific Source Images.
I did tests to figure out how long it would take to actually do stuff.
I built a sample coloring book so I could tell you how long it took and show you what it looks like.
Using the image shown to the right (the snail on the mushroom), I was able to create the coloring book shown in the video below.
It took just 1 Hour and 45 Minutes to create all 70 images inside this book and to compile the book manuscript.
Take a look at the video immediately below. (NOTE: The video has no sound.)
Even If You Don't Have Any Drawing Skills,
You Can Easily Create Coloring Designs
If You Have Access to the Right Software
I know it is a BOLD CLAIM, but with this training, I am going to show you how to design and publish one coloring book in just a few hours...
Very literally, the software solution I am describing within this training is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING...
I have been using this software for months, and I am still gobsmacked by how AWESOME of a solution it really is...
Output Image Sample #1
Output Image Sample #2
Output Image Sample #3
Output Image Sample #4
Once you get inside the "Coloring Designs Factory" training, I am going to advise you to download and install one particular software package, with one specific plugin...
All of the recommended software is FREE to download and use.
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: The particular software I am recommending to you within this training REQUIRES Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11).
The software will only work on an Apple OS, if you have a Windows Simulator installed that permits the installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework.
The process I'm going to be teaching you is VERY SIMPLE:
Open a Source Image;
Open the recommended function;
Click a few buttons or drag a few sliders on 12 options to test different function applications on your Source Image;
Once you see a design you like, Click OK, File, Save As to save the new Output Image to your hard drive;
Edit-Undo to reset the software to your Source Image;
Open the recommended function again;
Repeat process where you left off before saving the previous Output Image...
The entire process I just described to you literally takes 20-30 seconds, after you have decided on a particular image to save to your hard drive.
If you can maintain your focus and flow, you can literally create new coloring book images with just a few clicks of your mouse and typically within 30-60 seconds per image.
My standard approach to the process is to open one Source Image, then create from it a number of coloring designs that I think I might like.
I only want to use 50 to 75 images in each coloring book I publish...
So I will spend an hour or two coming up with coloring designs that I believe people will enjoy coloring.
Then from that group, I will pick the 50 to 75 most visually appealing coloring designs to include in a single coloring book.
The 6 minute and 38 second video shown below has no audio. It was put together to show you in real-time just how many designs could be derived from two individual Source Images...
p.s. The video barely scratches the surface of what could be done with a single Source Image, because there are a lot more options than what the video demonstrates. The actual number of Output Images that can be derived from a single Source Image is a really huge number.
The 17 minute and 48 second video shown below also has no audio. It was put together to give you a larger sampling of how many designs could potentially be derived from one Source Image. This Source Image is in the shape of a butterfly...
p.p.s. Even this longer video barely scratches the surface as to how many Output Images could be derived from a single Source Image.
I played around with the software and plugin. I did not realise that it could produce such cool images.
--- Elsie Van Rooyen, owner of Rainbow Paradise PLR
I Am Very Pleased to Introduce My
"Coloring Designs Factory" Video Training
"Coloring Designs Factory" is a comprehensive, step-by-step, video training designed to leave no stone unturned in the quest to teach you how to publish new coloring books in just a few hours...
Once you have gone through the entirety of this training, you will be able to confidently design new coloring images, add them to a word processing file, then upload your first book to the Amazon Kindle marketplace right away...
Inside, you will find:
28 videos, with a total run-time of 2 hours and 45 minutes;
All videos are less than ten (10) minutes in length;
There are a number of links to specific resources mentioned inside the videos;
The point of the "Source Image Starter Kit" is to give you enough raw images that you can use to quickly develop hundreds or thousands of new coloring designs, from each Source Image.
There are very literally millions of iterations within this software that can be applied to any single Source Image.
The video training covers in very specific detail:
What software you need to download and install;
How the software works;
Functions of the main software that you will need to understand;
An overview of the +12 functions provided by the specific plugin recommended inside the training;
An over-the-shoulder walk-through of how to specifically use each function within the recommended plugin;
Demonstrations of the software in action;
Specific details you will need to include in your book manuscripts;
How to assemble your book manuscripts;
How to upload your book manuscripts to Amazon;
How to market and promote your books online...
Coloring Books for Adults Are Still
Very Popular With Consumers Worldwide
This sub-genre was actually created by Johanna Basford in March of 2013, with the release of her first coloring book.
As 2021 is winding down, her website suggests that her "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book" has so far sold millions of copies.
During an interview in 2020, Basford stated that all of her coloring books together have so far sold more than 21 million copies.
Just to drive home the point that she is still very excited about this sub-genre, during 2021, Basford has released six (6) English-language coloring books and four (4) foreign-language translations of her previous coloring books.
She still has lots of confidence in this publishing category.
One of her hottest titles right now is called, "Worlds of Wonder: A Coloring Book for the Curious", which has so far sold more than 100,000 copies on Amazon alone.
It is not just Basford's coloring books seeing strong sales in this sub-genre.
Scott Ward is the national sales manager of Coloring Book Solutions. He recently told an interviwer that his company "has been slammed with orders," since the beginning of the pandemic.
He said they are seeing increases in coloring book sales with parents and grandparents of children stuck at home during the pandemic, as some states and countries continue to issue "stay-at-home orders".
Ward also suggested they are also seeing sales increases in large-print books popular with the senior market.
Additonally, the six (6) mandala coloring books shown below have all sold hundreds of thousands to millions of copies on Amazon, since they were originally published...
The kinds of sales numbers represented by these books are the kinds of numbers that excite my imagination.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT MAKING ANY CLAIMS about how much you might earn by publishing coloring books to sell on Amazon. This training is specifically focused on how to create and publish mandala coloring books.
The coloring book examples presented on this page demonstrate the Amazon Best Sellers Rank, Estimated Daily Sales, number of existing Customer Reviews, and Estimated Lifetime Sales for specific books as captured on September 20, 2021.
There are lots of factors that may impact the success of any single book or product, on Amazon or elsewhere. Historical sales data may inform our decisions about what we could do with our books, but it cannot guarantee us a specific future outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Is this the same training as "Coloring Books for Adults"?
A1: No. This training replaces "Coloring Books for Adults", since two of the three software packages recommended inside that training are no longer available.
The original "Coloring Books for Adults" training has now officially been archived.
This replacement training is this one, and it is called "Coloring Designs Factory".
Q2: Are you selling access to specific software?
A2: No. The recommended software is FREE to download and to use.
This particular offer consists of nearly three hours of video training, which will show you how to use the FREE software being recommended.
Q3: What are the system requirements of the recommended software?
A3: The particular FREE software I am recommending to you within this training REQUIRES Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11).
The software will only work on an Apple OS, if it has a Windows Simulator installed that permits the installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Q4: What is the Microsoft Dot Net Framework?
A4: .NET is a free, cross-platform, open-source developer platform for building many different types of applications.
This software has been designed to run on mulitple operating systems - Windows, Linux, and macOS.
IN THE SHORT VERSION, the Microsoft Dot Net Framework extends the functionality of the Windows platform to allow third-party programmers to use it also.
HERE IS THE LONG ANSWER...
Within the Microsoft Windows Operating System, software libraries provide programmers the ability to do certain tasks.
For example, instead of making all of Microsoft's programmers figure out how to Save Files, Microsoft developed a specific library to handle all of the processes related to saving a file.
This was originally done to lighten the workload on Microsoft's programmers, by not forcing each of their programmers to have to figure out their own methods for saving files.
As a result, anyone who is building software for a computer with Microsoft Windows installed only has to call specific functions within specific libraries to save a file.
The software library then does its bit to make sure the file is actually saved.
The Microsoft Dot Net Framework provides third-party software developers in the free and open-source software communities the ability to develop software for the Windows platform, by giving them access to the following programming libraries:
Web Application Development;
Q5: Is it even possible to create hundreds or tens of thousands of new coloring designs from a single Source Image?
A5: Yes, it is.
You may actually have the ability to create tens of thousands of truly unique Output Images, from a single Source Image.
I am deliberately under-estimating this number to keep it more believable. The actual number of Output Images that could be derived from a single Source Image is a REALLY HUGE NUMBER: 20 x 360 x 700 x 200 x 200 x 100 x 100 x 700
Q6: Are there any up-sells with this particular offer?
A6: Yes. There will be three (3) optional up-sell offers:
"Framing Your Coloring Designs" ($17) Step-by-Step Video Training showing you how to work with Frames, Transparencies, and Layers. There are 13 videos with a total run-time of 58 minutes, 42 seconds. This package also includes a 10-image Frames Starter Kit.
"Coloring Books Marketing Primer" ($17) This 30-page PDF helps you understand why people buy coloring books, and how you can use that knowledge to make more-attractive and better-selling coloring books. It will show you how to write your coloring book descriptions, for each of the four largest audiences of people who buy coloring books, with example book descriptions to show you how it is done. And it will teach you how to use social media to get free advertising for your coloring books.
Done-For-You Source Image Kits
100 Designs ($49.95)
200 Designs ($69.95)
100 Patterns ($49.95)
200 Patterns ($69.95)
100 Frames ($49.95)
200 Frames ($69.95)
GET ALL 600 IMAGES ($149.95)
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