The process for adding your book to other Categories is simple, and if you listened to the last episode, Episode 17, of the Book Marketing Show, you’ll already be familiar with the process and the form you’re going to use.
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You’ll need the following information when you send the request:
- Book title
- ASIN Number
- Full Category String
Once you have this information, you can follow these steps:
- Click to go to this Help/Contact Page for Author Central and sign into your KDP account
- Under “How We Can Help” select “Amazon Book Page”
- Then select “Update Amazon Categories”
- Then in the box, you'll see the following:
You can submit a single request for all category updates. Add a line per marketplace, using the example below.
Example: ASIN or ISBN, .COM, UK, DE, JP, etc., eBook or book, preferred category
Categories to be added (list each category as a separate line item for all applicable titles):
Categories to be removed (list each category as a separate line item for all applicable titles):
To fill this out, put your book's ASIN or ISBN in there that you want to change the categories, and the market. Then enter in the appropriate category string that you want to be included for or removed from.
A category string looks like this:
Be sure to check out KDP Rocket and its new Category Search feature to find the best Category string to send to Amazon.