The SECRET Method to Choosing Amazon Book Categories The Amazon book categories you choose will have a direct effect on whether or not you become an Amazon bestselling author. In truth, there is a lot more to choosing Amazon book categories. More importantly, Amazon has made some changes to the way they do Categories. However, how does an author not only ensure they make that rank, but keep it too? Amazon assigns the ABSR of a book based on how many sales or downloads it has had over a certain period of time as compared to all other books on the Amazon market. With this, if you have an ABSR of , then it means that at that point in time, there are books on Amazon selling better than you. If you have an ABSR of 1,,, then it means there are , books selling better than you.
How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online
But how do you know if you have a winner? We at Self-Publishing Relief know that while some genres seem to enjoy unbridled success when self-published, others fall behind in the race for sales. Romance, science fiction, and fantasy books are the best-suited for self-publishing. In fact, half of the e-book bestsellers in the romance, science fiction, and fantasy genres on Amazon are self-published! Only 1. The romance genre actually covers many other types of romance novels—even Christian romance. While not as popular as the romance genre, self-published mystery, thriller, and crime books still sell extremely well.
Kindle Store Category (Bestseller List)
Note that, unlike the Author Earnings study, this is merely a breakdown of the raw number of self-published titles on the bestseller lists, not the number of total book sales within each genre. For books where the publishing method was unclear, I did a search of the house. One of these things is not like the other! Roughly half of all the bestselling books in each of these genre is self-published. That suggests two things. Also, it should be said that this is just a look at the top in each genre out of hundreds of thousands of total books.