Apparently adult coloring books are the latest phenomenon Who knew? They are some of Amazon’s top sellers. The coloring books are usually 8 X 10 or 81/2 X 11 and somewhere around 55 pages. The biggest one mentioned was Secret Garden, the first adult coloring book, which has sold around three and a half million books. The coloring books focus on themes and niches such as gardens, nature, Game of Thrones, etc. The buzz is fuelled by people posting their colored creations on Facebook and Pinterest.The books can be hand drawn but don’t have to be. They can be digitally produced. Designs can be from vintage coloring books, wallpaper, fabric, and gift wrap...anything you can think of. There are multiple sites you can use to get your digital images. And there are workshops you can take to learn how to do a coloring book.
Not only that, it looked like fun.So I checked Amazon and there are lots of adult coloring books. They’re priced anywhere from $7.00 to $10.00 (on average) Barnes and Noble lists 16 coloring books.
For more info on the history of Secret Garden and Why Adults Are Buying Coloring Books (For Themselves) check out this article in The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-adults-are-buying-coloring-books-for-themselves