There have been a few coloring eBooks I would have purchased from Amazon.

However, some authors made a huge mistake—they forgot or (didn’t know) to include a sentence, stating their eBooks offer a link to a printable PDF.

It would be rather disappointing to purchase the eBook and discover there’s no way of printing the coloring pages. In case you didn’t know, readers are unable to print eBooks.

Now that’s great because readers won’t be able to steal the artwork that’s taken hours to create. Unfortunately, book pirates sail the skies of cyberspace and these thieves DO know how to decode and print eBooks. (That’s for another post).

So I suggest including a sentence at the beginning of your eBook, similar to my example below.

There is a link at the end of this eBook to download a high-resolution, printable PDF.

To ensure you grab your reader’s attention, insert a similar sentence at the beginning of the eBook and also include the sentence at the beginning of your book description for Amazon. And highlight the sentence in bold and place the title in italics.

Check out Diane Tibert’s excellent post on how to make your sentence standout using “bold” and “italics”, and other Simple Tips to Make Your Book Description Standout on Amazon.

Most readers skim when they read. If the sentence doesn’t standout or if it’s missing, an author can be guaranteed they’ll receive negative comments. Or worse … a stinging 1 STAR on Amazon—ouch!

Where should an author place the PDF Link?

Make sure you insert the PDF link at the END of your eBook.

I’ve discovered coloring eBooks where the author included the PDF link at the beginning. (In my humble opinion, that’s a crime. They’ve now lost potential sales).

Have you figured out I’m hard at work drawing and compiling a coloring book?

No worries if you haven’t because I’m still not certain what my title will be.

Anyway, that’s why I haven’t been able to find the extra time needed to color my designs, like the one shown below for today’s Creative Tuesdays.

Choose Faith | Copyright Tracy Campbell

Choose Faith | Copyright Tracy Campbell

Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.

Hebrews 11:1 (ERV)

Our theme was to create Fuzzy Things.

Note the felt wings, the fuzzy wuzzy bear, and the flannel quilt.

Okay, so you can’t tell it’s a flannel quilt or that the wings are made of felt. I can’t either. Grin

Please join me over at Creative Tuesdays to cast your gaze on all the other fabulous art.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Hugs,




P.S. If you found this post helpful, please click on the share buttons above.



34 Responses

  1. Tracy,
    Very good advice on what to put at the back of the ebook. If I make ebooks for mine I will do that for sure. Also add links to your blog and other creative projects.
    Lovely colouring page. I know what you mean about no time to colour it in. I have the same problem.
    Janis Cox recently posted..Fuzzy Lion – Creative TuesdaysMy Profile

    • Oh, yes, Janis. It’s a must to add links everywhere on social media. Also, those social media links inside your eBook should be hyperlinked too, just in case you haven’t done that. I’ll be stopping by CT a bit later. Can’t wait to see what you came up with, Janis. 🙂

  2. This is so adorable! I am also working on a coloring-book or at least an initial release of a mini one, a bit more zentangle y. This guy is so cute and happy and fuzzy, I want to adopt him and add him to my (already ginormous) teddy bear collection (-: I love it! What is your coloring book’s theme? Is it a Faith based one? Mine is based on different things about NYC and LA (which I think you saw in the face of the girl I posted). Yay, coloring book friends! This is amazing as an illustration, and also a very helpful blog entry re: PDFs, etc. Are you doing a digital version of yours? For now I think I am just doing a zine/self published printed version of my own. Great work as always for C.T. <3

    • Hi Donna, that’s wonderful news that you’ll be doing a coloring book too. If you need any help, let me know. And yes, my coloring book will be faith based. Not quite ready to reveal the title just yet.
      I did see your amazing, detailed NYC and LA gal, I loved it. I’ll publish the eBook first,and then a print copy. Each set-up is different so I want to make sure I get the eBook done correctly. Are you going to use Createspace? Thanks for loving my fuzzy wuzzy bear. 🙂

  3. What cute coloring books. I iunderstand now they are creating coloring books for adults to help with stress.

    Your coloring page is very cute, and I can see he is fuzzy!!!

    Thanks for sharing on my blog where you creative your cuties….all over your house HaHa. I love that.
    wanda recently posted..CVREATIVE TUESDAY ~ “FUZZY”My Profile

    • Hi Wanda, glad you think the fuzzy bear is cute. Yes, coloring does help relieve stress. Just wish I had more time to color. The designing process is so time-consuming, but I love it. Hee hee, I tend to work all over the house. Thanks for popping in. 🙂

  4. I like his hat the best, makes me think cozy and warm. wonderful take on ct even with no color. perhaps you can offer it for the readers to color it and show it on their blog? just a thought.

    no ct from me but it’s wonderful to see yours. have a lovely day.
    lissa recently posted..twin dreamsMy Profile

    • That’s a lovely idea, Lissa. Thanks for your wonderful comments. Missed your CT this time, but I loved your “Twin Dreams” piece. And thanks for letting me know how you go about creating such beautiful work. 🙂

  5. Well, Tracy, I think it is perfectly adorable and works well for the theme. I love it, even just in black and white. Quilts, wings and bears–all fuzzy for sure.

    Glad this can tie into your next eBook too. Good luck with that. You are well on your way with this and then some from what I can figure out. 🙂

    • Hi Linda, that’s one of my pet peeves too. When an author doesn’t include hyperlinks in any eBook, they’re missing out on potential sales for other books and products. Nice to hear you think my drawings are suitable for a coloring book. 🙂

  6. I actually read this last night, Tracy. But I was so busy I didn’t have time to comment. Ivy graduates this year and we were at her first choice college (which she was accepted at). SQUEEEEE

    I loved it so much, I added it to my newsletter. Well, actually you. I want folks to buy your stuff and love you like I do. 🙂

    This post is wonderful. I guess you know we’ll be purchasing. Right? Christopher is smiling beside me. He adores you. XOXOXOXOXOXO
    Robyn Campbell recently posted..Grammarly and LoveMy Profile

    • Hey Cuz’n Robyn, so happy Ivy was accepted at her first choice college. Yay!
      Thank you so very much for including my name and link for my art. It was just the encouragement I needed.
      I actually cried when I read what you said about Christopher. I adore him too. Give him a squeezy bear hug for me,
      and that’s so much for purchasing my art. Yay, more encouragement!. Thanks, Robyn. 🙂

  7. Pingback: Important Information if You Plan to Publish a Colouring Book – Diane Tibert

  8. Pingback: Important Information if You Plan to Publish a Colouring eBook – Diane Tibert

    • Hi Bette,
      Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll pop over for a visit. And thanks for signing up on my blog.
      I appreciate you.
      Happy Heart Hugs,
      Tracy <3