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Offline Grace Risata Reading
21 Dec 2016, 01:54 AM | Post: #1

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Amazon categories matter!

Hello.  I've read countless articles that say how important your categories are and how you should change them up.  I did a little experiment.  It was amazing.  My book's ranking jumped 300,000 places overnight just by putting it in different categories.
  Here's my blog post if you want the details...    https://gracerisata.wordpress.com...
I'd be interested to see what experience any of you have had when you changed your categories.  Thanks!
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Offline Jason Chapman Reading
04 Apr 2017, 06:13 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Amazon categories matter!

I have done this a number of times, I have also read many books regarding category changes. I have not had brilliant success, what do you do when your book lies somewhere between, fact and science fiction.
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Offline Grace Risata Reading
05 Apr 2017, 01:56 AM | Post: #3

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(04 Apr 2017 06:13 PM)Jason Chapman Wrote: Wrote:  I have done this a number of times, I have also read many books regarding category changes. I have not had brilliant success, what do you do when your book lies somewhere between, fact and science fiction.

I just checked your books on Amazon and the category seems absolutely perfect for the book.  You have a good ranking too.  I'd leave it where it is.
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Offline powerone
12 Jul 2017, 05:56 AM | Post: #4

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(21 Dec 2016 01:54 AM)Grace Risata Wrote: Wrote:  Hello.  I've read countless articles that say how important your categories are and how you should change them up.  I did a little experiment.  It was amazing.  My book's ranking jumped 300,000 places overnight just by putting it in different categories.
  Here's my blog post if you want the details...    https://gracerisata.wordpress.com...
I'd be interested to see what experience any of you have had when you changed your categories.  Thanks!

To go from  438,864 to 137,597 you only need one sale and in your case it was pages read.  So not so drastic. 

But, it is good to change your subgenre's. What will increase your sales especially for a new book is the Hot New Release top 100 list.  You can be on the list for the first 30 days.  So take your main category (you always want to be there) but find two sub genres.  Look at each sub genre of the Hot New Release and see what the rank if for the #100 title.  the higher the better as it gives you a better chance to stay on the list for the whole month.  Find the best two (but still should have some relevance to your story).
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Offline grimshawl Reading
15 Mar 2018, 12:46 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Amazon categories matter!

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a more in depth article about this subject. Anyone know if their is a good map of the Amazon category tree floating around with some advice on each subject. that would be very handy. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Offline powerone
15 Mar 2018, 02:12 PM | Post: #6

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Google "amazon genre category tree" and you'll find many articles on it.
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Offline grimshawl Reading
16 Mar 2018, 10:39 AM | Post: #7

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(15 Mar 2018 02:12 PM)powerone Wrote: Wrote:  Google "amazon genre category tree" and you'll find many articles on it.
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