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Author Topic: Is your book in a 'Top 100' Best Seller category on Amazon NOW? List it here!  (Read 290951 times)  

Offline SEAN H. ROBERTSON

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Today at 2pm est; This is a NEW FIRST for my book 'The Cries Of Vampira' on Amazon!
18 downloads this month...best sales month ever!



#Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,997 Paid in Kindle Store * #78 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies * #80 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Historical

WAHOO!!!  ;D ;D :-* :-*
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YAY Sean!

The best I got was #8, but I'm still in the top #20 right now for Opal Fire.

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#19 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Lawyers & Criminals
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I haven't searched all of our books (we've got a lot!) but I noticed this one yesterday is in the top 100 of a category:

Ivy League: What To Know Before You Go (FastPop Books)

[#68 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Reference > Education > College Guides]
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This is a fun thread! Mine are all erotic -  :) - and here they are (if anyone knows how to add the kindleboards associate tag onto these, please let me know and I'll modify my links! thx!

GAME FOR LOVE
#580 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #9 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Erotica

CANDY STORE
#2,681 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #53 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica

LOVE ME
#3,253 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #84 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica
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I'm excited to have one in a top 100 chart on Amazon right now!

    #26 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > People & Places > Girls & Women
    #40 in Books > Children's Books > People & Places > Girls & Women
    #73 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Children's Fiction > Literature > Love & Romance

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#11 on Fantasy Adventure, vol. I of the Norothian Cycle.  :)

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YAY Sean!

The best I got was #8, but I'm still in the top #20 right now for Opal Fire. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QGYHFI

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#19 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Lawyers & Criminals

Yay, Barbra! That's fantastic. Congrats!!!  ;D

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Awesome stuff! Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town has gone as high as #2 in CHILDREN'S BOOK --> BOYS & MEN.

That was a while back though. It's also been in the Top 20 of Children's Books --> Horror, etc.
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Devil's Lair is currently:

#13,799 Paid in Kindle Store
#55 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Historical
#81 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical

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I haven't searched all of our books (we've got a lot!) but I noticed this one yesterday is in the top 100 of a category:

Ivy League: What To Know Before You Go (FastPop Books)

[#68 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Reference > Education > College Guides]

Cool, FastPop, that's fantastic! Congrats!!!
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This is a fun thread! Mine are all erotic -  :) - and here they are (if anyone knows how to add the kindleboards associate tag onto these, please let me know and I'll modify my links! thx!

GAME FOR LOVE
#580 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #9 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Erotica

CANDY STORE
#2,681 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #53 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica

LOVE ME
#3,253 Paid in Kindle Store
    * #84 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica

Bella, that's absolutely incredible! You're on fire right now with your 3 books. CONGRATS!!! Are you planning a new release to join them in the sales ranks soon?
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Question:

How do these categories come about? Amazon allows 2 tags, right? Here are the ones I chose for my book:

FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Women Sleuths
FICTION > Humorous

Yet the category I ranked in is not what I chose, plus I see up to 3 categories for other titles. So does it help to play with the tags? Because my book has some paranormal elements and I wondered if that should be my category. Or is this one of those Amazon mysteries that just happens?

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Okey, here's mine.

Dragon's Alphabet Soup: Learn ABC with Eric the Dragon [Kindle Edition]



# Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    * #1 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Education > Preschool & Kindergarten
    * #1 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Children's Nonfiction > People & Places > Family Life
    * #1 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > People & Places > Family Life > New Baby



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Question:

How do these categories come about? Amazon allows 2 tags, right? Here are the ones I chose for my book:

FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Women Sleuths
FICTION > Humorous

Yet the category I ranked in is not what I chose, plus I see up to 3 categories for other titles. So does it help to play with the tags? Because my book has some paranormal elements and I wondered if that should be my category. Or is this one of those Amazon mysteries that just happens?

Not sure. I chose my categories through the KDP site. Outside of that, who knows what other factors come into play on Amazon. I'm not sure if any has all the answers, but it's sure fun to rank in the Top 100 in any category!!

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Atlantis is #61 in Science Fiction
Chasing the Ghost is #50 in men's adventure

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Congratulations everyone!

Dating My Vibrator (and other true fiction)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#35 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Short Stories
#36 in Books > Romance > Anthologies
#52 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories

Vestal Virgin

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,546 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#12 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > History > Ancient > Rome
#21 in Books > History > Ancient > Rome
#36 in Books > History > Europe > Italy

My fave: when I first released Vestal Virgin it showed up as: #1 in hot new releases>ancient Rome   LOL   I love being ahead of Virgil  :D 

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I'm in the top 100 in the UK for:

Out of Time
# Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    * #39 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction > High Tech
    * #53 in Books > Science Fiction > High Tech
    * #85 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction > Adventure

My other three can hit the top 100 in the UK with even less sales than the US versions, but this one stays consistent in the UK Kindle store. It seems like its getting harder and harder to break through the top 100 in the US since Christmas.




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Sure, I'll play.

ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED:
#695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#1 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Lawyers & Criminals
#2 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Legal
#7 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Legal


HONEYMOON FOR ONE:
#1,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#37 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor
#43 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Romantic Suspense
#79 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Women Sleuths


HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE WALRUS:
#815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#31 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor
#45 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Action & Adventure
#48 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
 

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Always On Sunday:  An Inside View of Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and Ed's Other Guests
#6 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Arts & Entertainment > Television > Direction & Production
#19 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Arts & Entertainment > Television > History & Criticism
#34 in Books > Entertainment > Television > Direction & Production
(as of this moment #6 but has been #1 often, including the last few days).

The Atomic Times:  My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground
#18 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > History > Military > Weapons & Warfare > Nuclear
#27 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > History > Military > Weapons & Warfare > Conventional
#32 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > History > Americas > United States > Military History > Veterans

 

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# 2 in Sports Gambling

# 24 in Sports

I think my 1.5 sales/day is kinda capped when I float around # 1 in my genre.
I'll take it - not many people can say they have the # 1 or # 2 Sports Gambling book on Kindle.  8)

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Okay, I'll post mine:

]Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#4 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor > Parenting & Families
#9 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Parenting & Families
#9 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Advice & How-to > Parenting & Families > Parenting

Also number 84 in all of Humor (today)

Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#7 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor > Parenting & Families
#8 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Baby-3
#15 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Parenting & Families

Stilettos No More
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#76 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor > Essays
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Darkness on the Edge of Town #2,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#55 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#68 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals

The Devil's Hour #7,729 Paid in Kindle Store  (Does this one count? It slips in and out of the 90s in mystery, thriller, police procedurals.


         

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Zombocalypse Now has been going back and forth with a book called "Snooki in Wonderland" for the #3 and #4 slot in "Humor > Parodies."

#4 in Kindle Store > Books > Humor > Parodies
#15 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Parodies
#45 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Children's Fiction > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Spine-Chilling Horror

I've been experimenting with switching categories to maximize exposure (since my book is so hard to categorize anyway, I have a lot of leeway with where I put it). Roughly the same sales that put me around #70-100 in the straight horror category got me to #4-5 in Parodies, since there's so much less competition. Also, "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" are the top two books in Parodies, so I think it's an excellent place for my book.
       

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Congratulations to everyone in the Top 100!
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We Interrupt This Date

#1 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
#4 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Comic