AMAZON CATEGORIES CREATE BEST SELLERS
“This book is a little jewel. Aggie Villanueva’s how-to changes your perspective of Amazon from that of an online book store to that of an author publicity machine. 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!”
Vikram Narayan, CEO BookBuzzr.com. Read full Review here.
“I’ve been in the kindle ebook publishing game for a number of years now, have learned a lot, but after reading this Kindle book, it made me realize there is still tons of stuff I don’t know – and need to know. At least one revelation about a specific policy of Amazon was rather stunning to me. (That’s right; I was floored!) It’s something I didn’t know, but now extremely glad I do.
I also already had a basic understanding about Amazon categories – but Villanueva has obviously been combing through Amazons methods and policies – analyzing everything in critical detail, and what she has discovered is significant and important. Those who want to sell more Kindle books, get more attention, get higher rankings – and get on best seller lists – MUST HAVE the information offered here.”
Ken Korczak, Reviewer. Read full review at Amazon.
“Wow! Powerhouse book marketer Aggie Villanueva has done it again! In this book she shares the secrets of how to legitimately use Amazon’s book categories in order to help your books get noticed on Amazon. I read this book with a Word doc open as well as my Amazon book listings. I took notes on all the things I need to do in order to utilize Aggie’s incredible advice.”
Phyllis Zimbler Miller, Author/Marketing Consultant. Read full review at Amazon.
“I love finding books that give authors tools to help them market their books, especially books that share simple, powerful and cost effective advice. That’s what I found in Aggie Villanueva’s new book, Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers. I was hooked from the very beginning… Aggie nailed the importance of making sure you promote the granddaddy of all sites for your book, Amazon.com… One thing that makes (her book) a gem is that the author walks the reader through the steps needed to take advantage of using Amazon categories in their marketing plan while also explaining the reasoning behind her advice… packs a lot into its 78 pages… supplemental videos along with links… also shows you how to monitor and track your book’s performance in these categories. One of the ways I assess the value of new book marketing titles is whether I walk away with something practical I can use for marketing my own books. After reading Aggie Villanueva’s new book, Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers, I can tell you that I walked away with a list of items I’m going to be working on in my own book marketing plan.”
Tony Eldridge, bestselling author & marketing expert. Read full Review.
“If your book is listed on Amazon, but you don’t know about these hidden features that benefit writers, you’re missing out big time. Best-selling author Aggie Villanueva takes you step-by-step through the process of categorizing your book and offers dozens of valuable tips that will help your book reach the top – or at least gain greater visibility. This book is fantastic.”
Author/Editor Sigrid Macdonald. Read full Review at Amazon.
Video review by Cinda Crawford. Click to listen.
“Not long after reading Amazon Categories Create Best-Sellers, my book Xenofreak Nation broke into the top 100 of the Amazon sub-category Books > Teens > Literature and Fiction. Coincidence? Maybe. But if you’re an indie author searching for that extra edge, this book may be the ticket – and if you’re brand new to the indie author game, you just might find this book an invaluable resource.”
Bestselling author Melissa Conway, Read full review at Amazon.
Although sometimes opinionated, it provides an informed outsider’s view of what goes into creating Top 100 books. It’s a concise book that can pay big dividends to authors who apply its lessons. This is the first book that clarifies one of the most important–and free–book marketing tools available for self-published authors. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create an Amazon Top 100 Book, you’ll want to visit the book’s website, www.amazoncategoriescreatebestsellers.com, to learn more about Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers and the premium content – helpful bonus videos – that Aggie offers book buyers.
Roger C. Parker. Read full review at Amazon.
“This book is a goldmine. I totally wish I had been able to read this years ago! It would have saved me so much time and trouble. Aggie walks authors through the basics of Amazon’s best tricks and tips for gaining bestseller status.”
K.M. Weiland, Author. WordPlay blog. Read full review at Amazon
“…a must read for authors. This easy-to-understand ebook provides you with the tools and know-how to choose the best categories to get your book noticed and sold. Marketing your book on Amazon can be difficult to understand and navigate, but Aggie provides clear and concise instructions on how to conquer the Amazon labyrinth. As an added bonus, when you purchase her book you have access to her companion site, which provides links to articles, contests, and recommendation lists. As an e-book conversion company I plan to recommend this book to my clients. After reading it I am now aware of how important it is to authors to choose their categories wisely.”
Teri Kojetin, The eBook Editor. Read full review at Amazon.
Reviewed by Fiona I. for Readers Favorite. 5 Stars. “Aggie Villanueva demystifies the giant in the sky called Amazon. Far from being just a bookstore, Amazon has built-in marketing strategies that arise naturally from their own unique construction. Villanueva introduces the nuts and bolts of Amazon, and suggests that simply by tapping into the seemingly insignificant areas such as categories, tags, reviews and discussion groups, an incredible marketing machine starts working for the book. This book is also a treasure trove when it comes to hidden extras. The pages are sprinkled with links to other marketing videos or supplementary material, all designed to help you get your book from Amazon to a slew of readers. The writing is clear and understandable to even the most technologically challenged writer (like me!) Screen grabs also point you in the right direction. This is an essential guide if you are serious about getting your book ‘out there.’ Highly recommended.”
Fiona I, Readers Favorite. Read full review.
“This is an excellent/easy-to-read and easy-to-implement “how to” book. Thank you, Aggie, for being willing to share your knowledge with others and for being such an awesome author. Thanks for picking us to be your co-publisher! Your book is also offered on our www.story-e-books.com.”
VicToria Freudiger, owner Digi-Tall Media & Entry Way Publishing. Read full Review at Amazon.
“Aggie Villanueva’s innovative book will teach you the many important secrets, skills and ways to become a bestselling author using Amazon. This is your 75 page resource and guide to becoming number one. The author brilliantly explains the highlights related to the many complaints both authors and reviewers have stated against Amazon. Definitely primary to your success is reading, as I did several times, Chapter 8 to learn which categories to pick and how to choose the right ones for your book. Once again Aggie Villanueva has outdone herself, as she did when she wrote her great reference guide for writing titled: The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literary Art No Matter the Genre.”
Fran Lewis, Reviewer. Read full review at Amazon.
“In Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers: But That’s Not All They Do, Aggie has scratched the surface of the power of Amazon and unleashed a powerful tool which we can all take advantage of – and all for free! I read about tags. I knew that they were equivalent to keywords in a website but I never knew how important it was to have the correct ones and not simply ones which I thought were the best. As you can image I beat a hasty retreat to re-visit my tags. The inclusion of live links within the chapters provides a valuable resource for further information and clarification. It is easy when you know how. What Aggie has done is to shed light for those who don’t know how – both new and established authors! A valuable resource.”
Rosalie Marsh, Reviewer. Read full review at Amazon
“Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers” by Aggie Villanueva will prove to be an enormously helpful and practical guide for aspiring authors and novice publishers alike. This slender, 78-page compendium is packed with information on how Amazon’s search engine operates and how to take advantage of its category-based structure. “Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers” also provides insight into the background of Amazon strategies and controversies, as well as the Amazon Bookstore’s multi-leveled promotional core.”
Midwest Book Review. Read full review.
“She presents us with plenty of links to visit and an abundance of examples for authors to follow to help bring your own books to a higher sales rank on Amazon’s site. Some very eye-opening information I think authors could utilize in order to raise their own sales. If you’re looking for a few pointers on how to categorize your published books more effectively on Amazon, then this is an e-book to look into.”
Night Owl Reviews. Read full review.
June 23, 2012. Nanci Arvizu interview at Page Readers, “Aggie Villanueva shares Amazon Secrets.”
June 17, 2012. Rob Batista interview at The Funky Writer Show.
May 22, 2012. Interview by Janet Elaine Smith, host of Marketing 4 Fun & Profit at PWRTalk The NPR of Internet Radio. Hear Aggie’s appearance. Listen to latest radio shows. (interview is only kept archived 1 mo past recorded date.)
May 2, 2012. Interview by Vikram Narayan, CEO of BookBuzzr Marketing Technologies. ”Aggie Villanueva Author of ‘Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers.”
WEBINARS, GUEST FEATURES & MORE
July 6, 2012. “Book Categories Can Doom Sales or Make Amazon Your Personal Publicist.” A guest appearance at Self Publishing Coach Shelley Hitz’s blog.
June 19, 2012. “Lose Your Right to Change Your Book’s Amazon Categories & More?,” a discussion with Aggie Villanueva and Phyllis Zimbler Miller. Listen in.
June 13, 2012. Aggie taught a session at the 4th Annual Digital Publishing Summit of D’vorah Lanskey’s, ”How to Use Amazon Categories and Other Top 100 Lists to Get a Bestseller.”
June 6, 2012. Teri Kojetin’s site, The eBook Editor Blog hosted Aggie’s guest post, “Did You know Your Paperback May Not be Eligible For an Amazon Bestseller?”
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award-winning how-to book,
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