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Upload a Basic Notebook
How to upload a simple notebook. We will add some keywords but won't go into keyword research until later, this is just to get you started.
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Research
Keyword, niche and competition research is very important for getting your book ranked on the first page, which is superbly difficult!
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Formatting Your Book
Formatting your book for upload.
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Adding Extra Categories
How to get your book listed in another 10+ categories.
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Creating Your Author Account
You can group all books created under specific pen-names you have created.
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KDP Uploading and Research
About Lesson

When you upload a book, please select 2 categories that are as relevant as possible. If you try to add it to an irrelevant category, you risk your book being rejected.

However, the categories displayed on the upload page are limited; there are literally thousands of categories and they all can’t be displayed here. However, there is a way to add your book to extra categories.

First of all, you need to find the categories you want. You can do this by simply selecting ‘Books’ from the Amazon search bar and then just clicking ‘Search’:

Amazon KDP category search

On the left of the books section, you can begin searching the categories, going deeper as you need to:

KDP categories

For example, if I wanted to upload a planner dealing with anxiety, I’d search these categories:

That will take me to this:

So my new category would be:
Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Mental Health > Anxiety Disorders

Do this for all the categories you want. You can add more than 10, but I wouldn’t as Amazon could consider that spamming. 

This is the best, free way to search for new categories. However, for a much faster and more efficient way, you can use KDP Rocket (affiliate link):

Publisher Rocket category search

Make sure just ‘Books’ is selected, and start typing. Once you have a few letters, the relevant categories will show:

Publisher Rocket category search 2

Once you have a list of categories, you can add them to your book upload by contacting Amazon support:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/contact-us

Select ‘Amazon Store & Product Detail Page’ from the left, and then ‘Update Amazon Categories’:

KDP select categories

Fill in the form as they show you:

KDP category form

Once you’ve submitted your form, you just need to wait until you hear back from them. They are usually good and you should hear from them within a day or two.

Please be careful about which categories you select. I had mine rejected, even though I was convinced it was in the correct category, but sometimes it depends on the agent that deals with your request. If you think they are wrong, you can always try again.

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