New KDP Categories Coming Soon! Act fast and reach the top.

As indie authors, we’re always looking for an edge – a way to get more exposure. I am, therefore, beyond excited to share this breaking news of how your books can reach the top positions in search results with minimal effort.

Spoiler Alert: Romance writers, especially, will benefit tremendously from the new upcoming KDP categories.

Imagine you had bought $100 worth of Bitcoin ten years ago when it was trading at $5 a coin. If you spend $100 on Bitcoin today, your growth will just not be the same 10 years from now. The same goes for new categories on Amazon KDP. You need to be first to market if you want to make it big.

What are KDP categories?

When you publish your work on KDP, you’re required to select at least one category for your work. It’s also a little-known fact that you can actually put in under up to 10 categories as I show you how to do in this YouTube video here. Placing your science fiction book about aliens invading Earth under cookbooks would not make sense, and you won’t reach your potential customers.

Therefore, KDP categories are like the physical sections of a library or book store. People do not go searching in the cooking book section to find science fiction books.

Why do new KDP categories matter?

Let’s pretend for a moment that the good people from the bookstore realized that there is a demand for futuristic alien invasion books. In order to make life easier for their clients, they construct a separate section or shelf dedicated to this niche. Afterward, customers that are looking for such books go straight to this shelf and do not even bother going through the rest of the books that are still in the bigger science fiction section.

The same applies to KDP and categories. The more specific you are with your categorization or assigning keywords, the more you increase the odds of the right buyers discovering your book, therefore increasing your potential sales.

How do I benefit from the new KDP categories?

There are two ways you can realize the benefits of placing your books under these new categories and be discovered first.

1. Change the categories of your existing books

Refer to the new categories below that KDP will introduce on Apr. 15, 2022. If you already have a book that might be welcomed in one of these sub-categories, simply change them within the backend of your KDP dashboard or by reaching out to KDP help so that your book will automatically appear in these sub-categories.

2. Write a book in a genre that matches the new categories

This will take up much more time, but you now have the motivation to do so. The creation of these new categories is an indication of what the market demands. If you write a book that takes recent and upcoming trends into account, the odds of making sales dramatically increase. Studying the list of new categories attentively would be highly beneficial to your publishing career.

What are the new KDP categories?

Without further ado, here is the list of new categories in no particular order.

  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Business & Money> Investing> Crowdfunding > Escaping Fraud Claims
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children’s eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Negotiating Your Allowance
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Cookbooks, Food & Wine> Meat, Poultry & Seafood > Canine & Feline
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets> Cats > Hoarding
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Foreign Languages > Other Languages > Plant Linguistics
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > History > World > Historical Geography > Flat Earth Facts
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction> Erotica > Age 80+
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction> Poetry > Antarctican
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Medical eBooks > Education & Training > Self-Circumcision
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror > Narcissistic Men  
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Fantasy > Trees, Plants, and Fungi
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Interspecies
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Time Travel > Self-Seduction
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Love Triangles, Squares and Pentagons
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales > Reliable Men

Notice anything strange about them? 

You're right... they're all for eBooks, nothing new for Audible or paperbacks has been reported yet.

Don’t wait around and miss the opportunity to be the first to put your book under that special section. The opportunity cost of procrastination could be incredibly detrimental to your sales.

If you need any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our website or social media channels.

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