When it comes to choosing a category which fits your book, it can seem difficult to navigate the huge variety offered by Amazon. With over 16,000 categories to choose from, and the task of catering to the various trends of the current book market, this small step of your publishing journey appears to be anything but simple. Thankfully, our team at Rowanvale are here to help. By taking heed of these three common Amazon category mishaps made by most authors, your use of categories should stand out and hopefully secure as many sales as possible.
If this seems a little overwhelming to you, try some of our top tips for keeping on top of popular categories:
However, a common mistake is when authors are blinded by the possibility of receiving bestseller status, which leads them to lose track of their goal of high sales. You must resist the temptation to place your book in a non-competitive category in the chance that it gains best-seller status. This is not a profitable method of marketing your book, and a random accolade from Amazon will not be evidenced in your wallet. Instead, ignoring the motivation to become bestseller and remembering the two key factors to success will help drive up your profits and sales.
Overall, it’s clear to see that categories can make a huge difference to the sales of your book on Amazon. If you avoid these key mistakes and focus on Rowanvale’s top tips, you’ll be maximising your profits in no time!
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