Coloring book #1 on Amazon

By on April 12, 2015

My wife already knew all about this, but I’m slow sometimes to catch on to trends if they’re outside my usual reference frame. Coloring books have taken over the top two spots on Amazon (physical) book sales (#1 and #2 on Barnes & Noble also). As one might expect, at least if you’re married to an embroidery enthusiast as I am, there are also embroidery spinoffs (Ex: embroidery spinoff) that to me look at least a couple orders of magnitude more difficult than just coloring inside the lines (although that has always been a tough one for me).

I checked the Kindle Store for similar books and found about 20, a few with Kindle rankings less than 100,000, but none anywhere near the success of Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book. Maybe this has something to do with the Kindle book page size restriction, whereas the physical Secret Garden book is 10 inches square. I would guess that the quality of the paper used in the physical book is also better and more amenable to the use of colored pencils or crayons than the typical inkjet paper we normally print on.

Here’s an article on this phenomenon:
Colouring books for adults top Amazon bestseller list | Books | The Guardian.

And a link to the book on Amazon:


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