How to Overcome Kindle e-Books Mis-Categorization Problem - Land Your Kindle e-Books Yourself into the Kindle Store Categories You Want

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<p>Student Orientation on the Course Titled:</p> <p>How to Land Your Kindle eBooks Straight into the </p> <p>Best Kindle Store Categories: </p> <p>KDP Mis-Categorization Worry Now Resolved</p> <p> - 1 -</p> <p>An</p> <p>Course:</p> <p>By</p> <p> Joe Oye </p> <p>joeoye@live.com</p> <p> - 2 -</p> <p>Welcome to this First-of-Its-Kind Course</p> <p>I welcome you to my course with the title Get Your Kindle </p> <p>eBooks Directly to Your Targeted Categories.</p> <p>This is the course which you have been looking for. I know that </p> <p>because you want to unravel the secret of how to land your Kindle </p> <p>ebooks straight into the best Kindle Store categories that they </p> <p>should belong.</p> <p>The core objective of the course is to resolve the worries of lots of </p> <p>Kindle authors (including you) about the challenge of Kindle </p> <p>ebooks mis-categorization in the Kindle Store.</p> <p> - 3 -</p> <p>This is a first-of-its-kind course and you wouldnt have seen it </p> <p>anywhere on the Internet other than on Udemy. This is why I </p> <p>want to share the basic idea behind it with you. The course is a </p> <p>unique one that, I guarantee, will offer you the do-it-yourself </p> <p>skills you need for choosing the best Kindle Store categories for </p> <p>your Kindle ebooks.</p> <p>I must say here that at the end of this course, you will be able to </p> <p>categorize your Kindle ebooks into the categories they should </p> <p>belong - using just around 5 minutes for each session of Kindle </p> <p>ebooks categorization.</p> <p> - 4 -</p> <p>Kindle eBooks Mis-Categorization: Concerns and </p> <p>Questions Begging for Answers</p> <p>Still, there are concerns and there are unanswered questions </p> <p>about how to rightly choose the most suitable categories on the </p> <p>KDP dashboard so that Kindle ebooks are categorized into the </p> <p>expected Kindle Store categories.</p> <p>I will start this student orientation part of my course by showing </p> <p>you, as samples, how concerns are expressed and how questions </p> <p>are still being asked about the selection of categories for Kindle </p> <p>ebooks. Though the samples below are from the Amazon </p> <p>Community Forum, many Kindle authors outside the forum are </p> <p>not left out of the need to overcome the pressing challenges of </p> <p>Kindle ebooks mis-categorization:</p> <p> - 5 -</p> <p>Concern: Wrong Categories</p> <p>Question: How Can This Be Fixed?</p> <p> - 6 -</p> <p>Concern: Categories Not Displaying Correctly</p> <p>Question: Could Someone Explain? </p> <p> - 7 -</p> <p>Concern: I am Looking at a Category that Doesnt Exist </p> <p>Questions: Any Suggestions?</p> <p>Looking at the responses to the questions, an author felt that the </p> <p>computer programs used for listing the categories should be </p> <p> - 8 -</p> <p>blamed. Another author felt that Amazon human editors should </p> <p>be blamed. </p> <p>As you can see below, another author believed that he must have </p> <p>done something wrong. </p> <p> - 9 -</p> <p>Concern: Cannot Find the Category I want </p> <p>Question: What Am I Doing Wrong?</p> <p> - 10 -</p> <p>As an experienced Amazon researcher, I am able to let you know </p> <p>that neither computer programs being used for editing Amazon </p> <p>categories nor human editors are to be blamed for the problem </p> <p>of Kindle ebooks mis-categorization. </p> <p>Read on to learn where the problem lies and the solution </p> <p>available for you and other concerned authors.</p> <p>Here is the Problem...</p> <p>With those sample concerns and questions, it is very clear that </p> <p>the problem of Kindle ebooks mis-categorization is a big </p> <p>challenge for Kindle authors. </p> <p> - 11 -</p> <p>The problem, as you know, is that the categories in which most </p> <p>published Kindle ebooks are ultimately classified in the Kindle </p> <p>Store are always different to the categories selected on the KDP </p> <p>dashboard. </p> <p>The problem is that of incompatibility of categories between the </p> <p>publishing point and the selling point on Amazon.</p> <p>Readers are really buying Kindle ebooks every minute. But </p> <p>Kindle ebooks mis-categorization indirectly implies loss of sales </p> <p>for Kindle authors whose Kindle ebooks are mis-categorized </p> <p>because mis-categorized Kindle ebooks will always miss the </p> <p>deserved visibility to the right Amazon buyers. </p> <p> - 12 -</p> <p>Imagine a Kindle ebook on monetization of blogs that is </p> <p>mis-categorized under a category relating to real estate or as </p> <p>shown from one of the examples provided above, a Kindle ebook </p> <p>on online safety and privacy that is mis-categorized under the </p> <p>general category of Computers and Technology. Imagine the </p> <p>implications of such visibility to wrong buyers.</p> <p>Unfortunately, there is no manual published for Kindle authors </p> <p>by Amazon to use for overcoming the problem of Kindle ebooks </p> <p>mis-categorization.</p> <p>The Root of the Problem</p> <p>Let me show you the root of the problem here.</p> <p> - 13 -</p> <p>For the KDP publishing platform, Amazon uses the BISAC </p> <p>categorization which is the publishing industry book </p> <p>classification standard. </p> <p>For the Kindle Store, Amazon focuses on the interests of buyers </p> <p>and the trends in the writing market to classify Kindle ebooks </p> <p>and, therefore, Amazon uses its own in-house classification </p> <p>standard. Yet, Amazon requires that Kindle Authors should use </p> <p>the KDP dashboard to categorize their Kindle ebooks.</p> <p>At the same time, there are specific differences between the two </p> <p>Amazon platforms.</p> <p> - 14 -</p> <p>1. Different Names of Categories</p> <p>The names of categories in each of the two platforms are not </p> <p>entirely the same. I provide the table below to show the snapshot </p> <p>of categories under the Reference section on the KDP dashboard. </p> <p>The section, rather than being named the same way as </p> <p>Reference, is named as Education and Reference in the Kindle </p> <p>Store. </p> <p>In the table, you will clearly see what I mean by specific </p> <p>differences between the two platforms. </p> <p>For example, the categories labelled as General, Bibliographies </p> <p> - 15 -</p> <p>and Indexes, Curiosities and Wonders and Directories are </p> <p>available on the KDP dashboard, but they are not available in the </p> <p>Kindle Store at all. </p> <p>On the other hand, College &amp; University and Foreign Language </p> <p>Study &amp; Reference are available in the Kindle Store but they are </p> <p>not available on the KDP dashboard.</p> <p>In the same table, the corresponding categories that are available </p> <p>on both platforms are labelled differently (for example, </p> <p>Genealogy &amp; Heraldry vs. Genealogy) and only a very few </p> <p>categories, named equally, are concurrently available on both </p> <p>platform (for example, Consumer Guides, Encyclopaedias and </p> <p>Etiquette).</p> <p> - 16 -</p> <p>The differences just pointed out are all in a comparative snapshot </p> <p>of one section each of the KDP platform and the Kindle Store. </p> <p>Whereas, Amazon has a considerable number of sections which </p> <p>includes huge number of categories in the Kindle Store. The </p> <p>differences appear all through the lengths and breadths of all </p> <p>Amazon sections. Even, so is the situation when the paperback </p> <p>sections and categories are compared with the sections and the </p> <p>categories on the KDP dashboard and in the Kindle Store.</p> <p> - 17 -</p> <p> - 18 -</p> <p>2. Most KDP Categories are Too General</p> <p>Most KDP categories are, by the context of standard book </p> <p>publishing industry, are too general, while most categories in the </p> <p>Kindle Store are more specific to niches in the writing market.</p> <p>Within those differences is where the Kindle ebooks </p> <p>categorization problem lies. </p> <p>Implications</p> <p>General categories are always very loaded categories. This </p> <p>explains why Kindle ebooks in this kind of categories are usually </p> <p>buried away from the eyes of Amazon buyers. Specific categories </p> <p> - 19 -</p> <p>in the Kindle Store enables the exposure needed for Kindle </p> <p>ebooks.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the uninformed Kindle authors usually </p> <p>(unknowingly, though) just select general categories on the KDP </p> <p>platform without looking back. </p> <p>As briefly shown above, the incompatibility problem underscores </p> <p>why many Kindle authors find themselves perturbed when they </p> <p>find out that their Kindle ebooks have been landed in unexpected </p> <p>Kindle Store categories. As a result, so many Kindle authors are </p> <p>subjected to a kind of hit-it-or-miss-it game. This points to you </p> <p>one of the reasons why this course was created: to provide </p> <p>necessary clarity to Kindle authors about Kindle ebooks </p> <p>categorization in a what-should and what-should-not ways.</p> <p> - 20 -</p> <p>Truly, beyond the beginning old days of Kindle publishing and </p> <p>with the present growing selling competition among published </p> <p>Kindle ebooks, Kindle authors who must sell very well should not </p> <p>put their Kindle publishing business in the hands of </p> <p>hit-it-or-miss-it game. This is why this course is important for </p> <p>you as a present or upcoming Kindle author. </p> <p>Of course, these days, Kindle authors should not joke with </p> <p>mastering the fundamental Amazon on-site optimization skills: </p> <p>selection of categories and keywords optimization for their </p> <p>Kindle ebooks.</p> <p> - 21 -</p> <p>...and the Solution</p> <p>My challenging experience of Kindle ebooks mis-categorization </p> <p>and the urge to overcome the challenges that I faced led me to </p> <p>uncover the solution (as presented in this course). The idea </p> <p>which motivated me to find solution started by looking into how </p> <p>to remove the uncertainty surrounding how Kindle ebooks could </p> <p>be DIRECTLY landed in intended Kindle Store categories.</p> <p>With that motivation, I had the view that since Amazon provides </p> <p>the take-of categories (on the KDP dashboard) and the landing </p> <p>categories (on the Kindle product pages) of all published Kindle </p> <p>ebooks, tracking the paths taken to categorize already published </p> <p>Kindle ebooks should show the solution to the problem.</p> <p>...and the idea worked out as I was able to turn the trackings I did </p> <p> - 22 -</p> <p>to become roadmaps for categorizing Kindle ebooks.</p> <p>I want you to think of getting to that breakthrough in this way. </p> <p>If you are given the right roadmap by someone who have been to </p> <p>a place which you have never been, using the roadmap to get to </p> <p>the place will make your journey very directly. Similarly, if a </p> <p>Kindle author in your niche shows you the KDP paths he has </p> <p>chosen to get to a categories in the Kindle Store, tracking and </p> <p>using the same paths for your Kindle ebooks will make it easier </p> <p>to get your Kindle ebook directly into the same category.</p> <p>That is the basic idea behind this course which, I guarantee, will </p> <p>work for all Kindle authors who want to overcome the barrier to </p> <p>landing their Kindle ebooks directly in the Kindle Store </p> <p> - 23 -</p> <p>categories they target.</p> <p>As you would have noticed through the items on the curriculum </p> <p>of this course, there are more things to learn about optimizing </p> <p>your Kindle ebooks for Kindle Store categories. </p> <p>I have, therefore, put additional lectures because I am cognizant </p> <p>of the fact that categorization of Kindle ebooks is not a </p> <p>stand-alone matter for Kindle authors. There is need to learn </p> <p>how to target the best categories for Kindle ebooks. I used the </p> <p>qualifier best to mean the categories that are relevant or </p> <p>suitable to your content, that are not competitive and that have a </p> <p>number of close or comparable categories.</p> <p> - 24 -</p> <p>There are even the extra and uncommon lessons to learn relating </p> <p>to Kindle publishing in general...</p> <p>In the course, I teach you special things...</p> <p> Finding and using Amazon suggested and parallel </p> <p>categories</p> <p> Fulfilling the three Amazon criteria for categorizing Kindle </p> <p>ebooks.</p> <p> Avoiding the sales-killing general categories on the KDP </p> <p>dashboard</p> <p> and more.</p> <p>The curriculum for this course is provided with the focus on </p> <p> - 25 -</p> <p>enabling you to land your Kindle ebooks, yourself, into your </p> <p>targeted categories. The ultimate aim is to enable you maximize </p> <p>the sales of your Kindle ebooks by getting the right exposure for </p> <p>your Kindle ebooks.</p> <p>I welcome you again to this course.</p> <p>Joe Oyejoeoye@live.com</p> <p> - 26 -</p>