If you want to know the secret to crack the best seller ranking code on Amazon, then listen to the wisdom of serial entrepreneur, and best selling author, Tom Corson-Knowles.
Tom started his business career at the age of 13, and over the years of ups and downs has become a financially independent entrepreneur. Today he enjoys sharing the keys to his success through his multiple books, videos, and seminars. He works with new and established authors and writers on how to achieve incredible success by writing and selling eBooks on Amazon Kindle.
Tom’s best selling books include “Secrets of the Six-Figure Author,” “The Kindle Publishing Bible,” “The Kindle Writing Bible,” and many more.
Excerpt from this week’s podcast “How to Crack the Best Seller Ranking Code on Amazon”
Q: Tom, one of the many areas of expertise you teach is how to crack the code to the #1 bestselling rankings on Amazon. I know that our listeners would really value knowing how to crack that code. Share whatever you can that would be helpful to our listeners.
A: There’s a lot to it. Normally I give an hour and a half long presentation, and we walk through the main principles. Basically, the whole idea is that Amazon has 28,700 bestseller lists. That’s just in the US and the UK, for eBooks and print books. With 28,700 bestseller lists, it’s actually really easy to become a #1 bestseller in about 95% of the categories on Amazon. There are certain categories, like contemporary romance, which is the most competitive category on Amazon, where you need to sell thousands of books every month just to rank in the top 100 in that category. It’s very, very competitive and very tough.
Most categories aren’t that competitive, and they’re not that hard to rank for. You can have a book with maybe 20 sales a month, 30 sales a month, or 5 sales in a day and be number one in many of the categories on Amazon.
Once you understand where the categories are and how to find the right categories for your book, it’s really simple. You don’t need a lot of sales. What you want to do, is you want to make sure that your book…
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