Seems the Kindle Bestseller category structure and the rest of the store have fallen out of parity. Specifically, in the store Nonfiction routes back to the parent-level categories, while the Bestseller list has ALL of the nonfiction categories mirrored underneath it. The Bestseller List reflects a long-term issue that the Kindle store has had, but it’s odd that they’ve addressed it in one list but not the other…
It seems Amazon has recently corrected a longstanding problem with its Kindle eBook store. For as long as I’ve been using the Kindle store, every nonfiction category, and all of said category’s descendent categories, have been mirrored under a collective Nonfiction category. This created a strange overlap, and bloated the category count up to nearly 7,000.
It appears that this has been rectified. The Nonfiction category still exists and contains the same child links, but they all point back to the top-level categories. This greatly improves the organization of the store, in my opinion, and trims the category count down to an almost svelte 2,800-ish.
Well done, Amazon!
I’m excited to announce our upcoming webinar, happening on Tuesday May 27 at 12:01pm MDT. I’ll be presenting, and in it I’ll cover the value of data when crafting your book, identifying bestseller opportunities, and the value of having bestsellers to your name.
Stay tuned here for specifics on how to join the webinar.
Hope to see you there!