One of the best parts of my job is that I get to review books in the publishing business. Recently, I got a book review opportunity from Aggie Villanueva – an award-winning bestselling fiction & non-fiction author, author publicist, and mobile apps marketer.
Aggie’s first how-to book held at least two Amazon bestseller categories steady for its first sixteen months and Aggie draws lessons from this success to help other authors.
This book changes your perspective of Amazon from that of an online book store to that of an author publicity machine … a machine if used correctly will market you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Further, there is evidence to show that once you make it to a category best seller list, Amazon’s bots will push your book out through various built-in promotions such as Top Rated and their recommended lists: Customers Who Bought/Viewed this Item Also Bought/Viewed.
And, according to Aggie, making it to the top of category best seller lists is easier than it appears at first glance. She even clues us in to other top-100 author lists where you can make it to the top of the ranks even without selling a single copy!
Amazon.com like its namesake – is a large, unfathomable, murky river with many secrets and many treasures. This book shines a light on one such secret – using the categories function on Amazon to create best sellers. This little book is essential reading for authors … even those who hate Amazon!
Check out Aggie’s lighthearted, animated trailer. Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers Book Trailer