I’ve written about adult coloring books on here before, because they’re more popular than you can imagine. The original one came out last year and I’m certain the store was able to sell every single one of them. That doesn’t happen with too many books. It doesn’t happen with hardly any of them. But the Harry Potter coloring books were huge sellers. And now there are more to pick from.
I think I’ve seen three more books in what I guess I can call a series, right? And I bet someone somewhere is coming up with several more to add in the future. So I figure I might as well throw in an idea or two. I think they should release a coloring book that focuses entirely on Hermione. And then another one that focuses on quidditch. And maybe one that focuses on the Battle of Hogwarts. There. If Scholastic uses one of these ideas in the future I’ll sue for damages and make millions. Hehehe.
What do you think of more of these coloring books being released so soon after the original debuted? Also, is there a particular coloring book you’d like to see more than something else? The four are “Magical Creatures”, “Magical Places and Characters”, “Artifacts”, along with the original one. Only two of them have actually been released as of yet.
I wrote earlier this week about Crayola on the verge of releasing their own adult coloring books. Now I have even more to share about those pesky little things.
They’re everywhere. They’re taking over everything. At my store there are quite a few. There’s a Frozen one. Disney princesses. Game of Thrones. Star Wars. Secret Garden. Lost Ocean. I’ve probably forgotten some. But it’s a little ridiculous. Not that we’re selling them, but that people are so fast to be a part of something trendy. Wouldn’t be surprised if the same people who do NaNo also buy these coloring books.
Disney is usually ahead of the curve. Always on the cutting edge. They’re invent and adapt as well as any major company. Now they’ve moved to coloring books.
Probably doesn’t seem too important, but it’s still a rather interesting concept they’ve come up with.
Kids can be coloring in their figure or character on the page and see it moving in real time as it’s being colored in. How cool is that? I mean, these adult coloring books never got me wanting to color some more, but I wouldn’t mind coloring in Mickey and seeing him as I color. I don’t know how advanced the technology really is, but it’s still really cool nonetheless.
What do you think of these 3D coloring books?
Coloring books for adults.
I’ve read plenty about these over the last few weeks and I still have no idea why this is happening. The two that are selling like crazy are Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Both of which are illustrated by Johanna Basford.
I just read an article about these books that said because of eReaders people no longer try to hide what they’re reading, so they’re more comfortable just buying whatever they feel like buying. And also that coloring is relaxing and the person gets to just chill out.
But really, is reading such a complex task that it doesn’t meet that same criteria? Sure there are plenty of titles that really make you think about everything going on, but it’s not like every book one reads is overly difficult to comprehend. So I am not buying into this whole mellowing out/eReader argument. But I have nothing better to offer. What I can say is that I won’t be buying any coloring books any time soon.
Tell me why you think this is happening. These books are outselling all other books at the moment.
On this day in 2014 I published Series or Standalone: How do you decide?.