Understanding Categories on Amazon KDP

Hello friends! Welcome to the Low-Content Publishing For Beginners Video Series.

You’re uploading your very first book on KDP, armed with the categories you’re hoping to rank for. You get to the category selection section and begin scrolling through the options.

At the end of the list, you’re left confused. Why are the categories on the back end completely different than the ones in the actual Amazon store?

Today I’ll be explaining the difference between the two seemingly disparate groups of categories:

1. BISAC Categories
2. Amazon Browse Categories

I’ll also be discussing how to choose your categories, and a juicy little secret that many self-publishers don’t know about—that could dramatically increase your book’s visibility in the Amazon store.


Links Discussed:

Categories that require keywords:



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