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Kindle Direct Publishing Keyword & Category Tools

If you feel like your book is lost in a sea of content at Amazon, Kindle Direct Publishing authors can use a free set of tools to find the best Kindle keywords and categories for their book.

Amazon has a gigantic list of “keyword requirements” for individual genres, helping independent authors discover the best online labels and categories for a particular book. Follow the links below to explore. Romance novelist Donna Fasano (pictured, via) shared some advice for independent writers:

Choosing appropriate categories allows your book to show up on various bestselling lists such as Contemporary Romance or Self-Help or Science Fiction. However, did you know that the keywords you choose can also cause your book to be listed in categories that are not available on the KDP dashboard? That’s right. Keywords are not just for customer browsing purposes.

Keyword Requirements for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Romance

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Children’s

Teen & Young Adult

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Comics & Graphic Novels

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