How to Use Amazon Categories to Increase your Rankings (Update)

Nicholas C. Rossis

Back in 2016, I had written a post with information on How to Use Amazon Categories to Increase your Rankings. It included an estimate of how many copies a book needs to sell to reach a certain rank on Amazon US. This has now been updated as follows:

Amazon sales to reach #1 | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image found on KBoards

The rest of the information on my post, however, is still very much applicable–and all-important–today. I’m copying it here so you don’t have to go back-and-forth. As a reminder, the original post was based on a great post on the subject by Jen Bresnick.

What is my Category?

When you look up a listing for a book on Amazon, scroll down past the reviews to the section titled “Look for similar items by category”.  If you visit the page for Jen’s The Last Death of Tev Chrisini, for example, you’ll see this:

Amazon categories | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Jen Bresnick

The book…

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4 thoughts on “How to Use Amazon Categories to Increase your Rankings (Update)

  1. This is something I really want to master. Unfortunately, I struggle with getting a proper understanding despite the very clear instructions. Gonna try to rope my husband in to help me as he has a more analytical and logical brain than I. But a very useful and helpful post – thanks for sharing.

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