How to use Amazon categories to sell more books

Posted June 9th @ 6:45 am by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Aggie Villanueva’s Amazon Categories: Create Best Sellers provides detailed advice explaining how to use a powerful, but often-overlooked, book marketing tool for self-published authors.

When searching for books on, you’ve undoubtedly noticed–and been impressed by–the Amazon Top 100 in Books notice associated with leading books.

The coveted Amazon Top 100 in Books notice sets a book apart from its competition, enhancing its credibility and perceived value, usually to increased recommendations, reviews, & sales.

Once your book earns the coveted designation, it appears forever.

Amazon Categories: Create Best Sellers is a detailed perspective and guide by a bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction, author publicist, and founder of Promotion a la Carte.

Why Amy wrote Amazon Categories

Aggie Villaneuva wrote Amazon Categories: Create Best Sellers to address the problem that many self-published authors fail to list their book in the appropriate categories leading to lost sales.

Failing to list their book in the right categories also prevents their book from ever becoming an Amazon Top 100 best seller.

Other authors she’s worked with, or taught, have discovered that they already had a category best seller, but didn’t know it!

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create an Amazon Top 100 Book, you’ll want to visit the book’s website,, to learn more about Amazon Categories: Create Best Sellers and the premium content–helpful bonus videos–that Amy offers book buyers. 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.

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