Amazon Book Ranking
Today on The Segilola Salami Show, we discuss Amazon Book Ranking. First of all, what exactly is Amazon’s algorithm? How does it affect a book’s rank? What can a author do to reach top 100? Listen on to hear what the guest authors think.
We also discuss the self published book Minnesota: Her Account, Her View by Nick Knardirell. There are some freebies up for grabs, so listen to the end (and see below) to find out more details.
Guests on today’s show are: Nick Knardirell (twitter handle @nickknardirell) and Tara Woods Turner (twitter handle @ohtaratara)
To summarise, here’s what was covered:
- Books with less than 50 reviews get little attention as far as Amazon Book Ranking
- A book must perform well and over a certain amount of time. Long term standing in the ranks has as much to do with longevity as it does with sales. Ratings has an indirect relationship to Amazon promotions when it accompanies sales.
- Author’s should understand their market before they begin to worry about rankings. A nonfiction author in a niche market has different concerns than does a fiction writer in a crowded niche. Of course we all worry about sales and rankings as it relates to promoting and marketing our work but unless you understand what you are dealing with you will waste time and money chasing Amazon rankings that may not even benefit you.
Nick – I would like to giveaway the Ebook version of Minnesota: Her Account, Her View. To enter for a chance to win,
listeners should type WACKY RACES as a reply to the comment I will make to this video’s page on YouTube. I will choose the winner(s) at random
Tara – I would love to host a giveaway here. I would like to giveaway a digital copy of Beyond Good Manners: How to Raise a Sophisticated Child as well as a complimentary editing package at BlurbPerfect.com, which helps writers come up with professional blurbs or summaries for their books. The giveaway will run through April 21 and to enter all you have to do is follow me on Twitter and mention you saw this on the Segilola Salami Show. My twitter name is @ohtaratara.
Here’s the link to the video on YouTube
The Segilola Salami show is hosted by Segilola Salami who is also an author and a self publishing strategist. She provides one to one support to aspiring authors to help them self publish their own books and make a success of it. Her latest book is called Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother https://www.segilolasalami.co.uk/amazon-us/. Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book goes towards helping UK Charity Jigsaw4u.
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