Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cats, Subcats, & Keywords

Rose Montague: Amazon Best Selling Author

It sounds good, doesn't it? Amazon likes top 100 lists and they do it by both categories and sub-categories. If you get into one of the top 100 best selling lists, it not only sounds good, it can also help your sales and boost your marketing efforts.

Norma Jean's School of Witchery, Book One: Jewel was at one time, ranked 92 in the Sword & Sorcery category, making it an Amazon best seller. Of course, it's a lot easier to get into the top 100 in a sub category than a major category or overall Best Sellers Rank.  Now if a reader is looking at another book in this sub category and clicks on the Sword & Sorcery line above, they will be taken to that top 100 list.  I have done it myself in categories and sub-categories I am interested in. You get on a list like this, it will help your sales. Fans of teen fantasy sword & sorcery may have purchased this book because it was on this top 100 list.

Unfortunately, a lot of these sub-categories are not something you can pick and choose from.  When you set up your book on KDP it gives you choices only from the main categories. In this case, I selected Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic. What got it into the Sword & Sorcery sub-category was likely my choice of keywords. As you can see from the screenshot below, I used sword as one of my keywords.

The good thing about KDP is you can always go in and edit the details of your titles, including the keywords.

Jane is also an Amazon Best Seller...

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