How to Request a Change of book categories on Amazon KDP

Do you want to learn how to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)?

This post will just show you how in a few easy steps. Please read on.

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What are book categories on Amazon KDP?

Book categories on Amazon KDP are the different locations on the huge Amazon store online where your published books or ebooks on Amazon are situated.

Getting it right with Amazon book categories with your published books can always position your books or ebooks for massive discovery and sales on Amazon.

 

How do you pick book categories on Amazon KDP?

You pick book categories for your published ebooks in Amazon KDP first when you’re publishing your books. Amazon allows you to pick two categories for your books at this stage.

You have to carefully choose two categories that can appropriately represent your published ebooks on the Amazon store.

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How to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP (first method)

The first method of how to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP is for you to log in to your Amazon KDP account.

You should then go to the specific book you want to change its category in your Dashboard.

You should click on the ‘Edit’ button on the right side of the book in your Dashboard. You can then go straight away to the section on choosing categories to change or pick another category of choice.

Remember that you will have to first delete one of the two categories you chose earlier to do this without a problem. You have only two category options for each published book on Amazon KDP.

Now let us look at the second method of how to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP below.

What is Amazon Kindle book price match?

How to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP (second method)

The second method of how to request a change of book categories on Amazon KDP is as follows:

  • Carry out appropriate researches on the categories you want your published book on Amazon KDP to appear.
  • Note these categories and write them somewhere.
  • Log in to your Amazon KDP account.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the contact button.
  • Ensure you pick an appropriate support category when you get to the support page.
  • Then click on the contact by email option to send your categories to change requests to Amazon.
  • List the different categories you want your published ebooks to appear on the Amazon store.
  • Your request will be granted and an email sent to you to confirm the changes

 

More information about book categories on Amazon

Let me end this post by giving you more information about book categories on Amazon:

Your published ebooks can appear in more than two categories on Amazon although you chose only two during the publication

After your book is published, Amazon usually put your books in more categories of their choice based on intelligent information they gather from their system

Picking good and appropriate categories for your book on Amazon can go a long way in helping you to sell more copies on Amazon KDP

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How Amazon pays royalties through Payoneer

If you want to know how Amazon pays royalties through Payoneer, then this article is for you.

Amazon pays authors’ book royalties through different ways but the option to receive eBook royalties through Payoneer was added some years ago. A lot of authors on Amazon KDP have found this option useful and convenient.

How to register a Payoneer account

 

Amazon pays royalties through Payoneer: What you need to know

This is what you need to know about how Amazon pays royalties through Payoneer.

This is the way it works with Amazon and Payoneer in terms of receiving your royalties

Amazon pays after 60 days

Amazon sends your book earnings for December (for example) at February ending. There is a 60 days period your royalties sit in your account before it’s sent to Payoneer.

This is to allow for any refund to the customer if such issues come up.

So you may have royalties in your account that have not been sent to Payoneer.

 

Amazon sends an email showing royalties details

Amazon will always send an email to you some days before your payment is sent to Payoneer. Usually, they send payment to Payoneer on the 27th to 29th of the month.

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Amazon deducts tax

You should know that Amazon deducts 30% tax from your royalties to be paid to US authorities if your listed country of origin does not have any tax treaty with the United States government.

 

Payoneer deducts charges

When your money gets to Payoneer, they deduct their charges too. Usually, $1 is deducted from each payment received.

Amazon pays each royalty from each of its stores separately. For example, they pay UK, US, and CA sales differently.

When each royalties payment gets to Payoneer, they deduct $1 from each.
If your royalties from UK or US or CA are not up to $1 they deduct everything!

 

Place a hold on your Amazon payment

If you are not selling many ebooks on Amazon, it’s better you place a hold on your Amazon payment and let them pay you quarterly. This will help you reduce the charges Payoneer deducts from each of the payments they receive from Amazon.

Related: How to place a hold on your Amazon KDP royalties payment 

 

Amazon KDP and local bank account

Really, we are looking for the day Amazon will let Nigerians and some countries use our local bank accounts directly. Amazon only pays into local bank accounts in some selected countries in the world.

 

Pausing your Amazon royalties payment

Send an email to Amazon support to pause your payment. When you want to receive your payment, write an email to them to release it. They will pay the backlog immediately to your Payoneer account.

You can find Amazon contact details at the bottom of the page when you log in to your Amazon account dashboard. Click on contact at the bottom.

On the left side, you will find some categories of topics, click on the one for payment. To the right, you will see an option to send n email or phone call
Click the one for sending an email. You can follow the process to send your email.

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What is Amazon Kindle book price match?

If you have wondered, What is Amazon Kindle book price match, this post will give a very simple explanation of what this is all about.

If you publish your books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and you want to sell more ebooks on Amazon, then you must know what it means to price match your book on Amazon.

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Just what is Amazon Kindle book price match?

Amazon Kindle book price match is the process where Amazon changes your ebook price on its platform to the same price it’s available in other major estores.

Some of the major stores are the ones that are most especially, located in the United States where Amazon has its main online store (Amazon.com).

 

Why does Amazon price match your book price?

Amazon prices match your book price on its platform to the same price it’s available in other estores because it wants to give its customers the best deals your book is available online.

Therefore, if your book is $0 or free on stores like Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble, Amazon will change your book’s price on its platform to free or $0.

Likewise, if your book is priced at any other price higher or lower than it is priced on its platform, Amazon will try to price match your book’s price.

 

Can you request a price match?

Yes, you can request a price match for your book on Amazon KDP. Though Amazon usually carries out its check to find this out ( I believe they won’t be able to do this effectively though), you can always request a price match by sending an email to Amazon support.

There is a category on the support page where a template is already provided to send your email effectively and successfully.

You will be providing the following information in your email:

  • The ASIN of the book you want to price match
  • The price of the book in other stores online
  • The links to the book’s page on these online stores

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What are the benefits of price matching your book’s price on Amazon

There are some benefits of price matching your book’s price on Amazon but I will be mentioning one of them in this post based on our experience.

Sell your book at $0 on Amazon

Naturally, Amazon will not allow you to price your book at $0 or free when you publish your book or update its price. However, you can still sell your ebook for free on Amazon by asking for a price match.

However, before you can get this done successfully, you must have published your ebook as free on estores like Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

After your book is available as free on these online stores for ebook publishing, you should copy the links to your book on these stores and use the information when you are requesting a price match for your book on Amazon as I showed above.

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Can I publish on Amazon KDP and Smashwords?

If you want a good answer to this question: Can I publish on Amazon KDP and Smashwords? You have this post to give you all the answers you desire.

Related: Smashwords Draft2digital merger update  

 

Can I Publish in Amazon KDP and Smashwords: Going wide

Authors who want to publish on both Amazon KDP and Smashwords (or Draft2digital) are said to be going wide with their books.

In case you don’t know Smashwords was acquired this year by Draft2digital. So publishing your ebook on Smashwords is just the same as publishing your ebooks on Draft2digital. The two publishing companies are now one.

Going wide with your books

Smashwords or Draft2digital publishes your book and also helps you to distribute it to all their major ebook stores and online library partners. This way, your book has the chance of reaching as many people online as possible.

However, we have seen authors who prefer to publish their books only on Amazon. These authors have chosen that their published books on Amazon KDP should be on the exclusive list.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both forms of ebook publishing.

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Can I Publish on Amazon KDP and Smashwords or Draft2digital?

Yes, Yiu can publish on Amazon KDP and Smashwords or Draft2digital at the same time if you fulfill certain rules, especially on the part of Amazon KDP.

What are the rules? Let’s look at them below:

Don’t opt in for Amazon Kindle Select

If you want to publish your ebooks on both Amazon KDP and Smashwords or Draft2digital at the same time, you should not opt-in for Amazon Kindle Select program.

If you enroll your book in the Amazon Kindle Select program during publication or at any time, Amazon expects the book to be exclusive to them. This implies that you must not publish the ebook version on any other online stores for three months.

Related: Amazon Kindle Select: How to use it to promote your book  

 

Your book’s price must be the same

If you must successfully publish your ebooks on Amazon KDP and Smashwords or Draft2digital, then your book’s price must be the same in all the stores where you published your books outside Amazon KDP.

If you don’t obey or keep this rule, Amazon wili price match your book’s price when they find out. This implies if you sell your ebook at $2.99 on Amazon and sell it at $1.99 on Smashwords or Draft2digital, Amazon will change the price of your book to $1.99 without informing you.

 

Get your  books published worldwide

If you obey those simple rules from Amazon KDP, you can get your books published in Amazon KDP and Smashwords or Draft2digital at the same time successfully.

There are no rules preventing you from doing this on the part of Draft2digital.

So go ahead and let your ebook go wide or let your ebooks be published worldwide.

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Amazon Kindle prime reading: How to nominate your book for it

Amazon Kindle prime reading is another way published authors on Amazon can benefit from the various marketing and book promotion programs of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

You can read about Amazon Kindle Deals below:

Related: Amazon Kindle deals and how to nominate your book for it

 

What is Amazon Kindle prime reading

Amazon Kindle prime reading is, according to the Amazon KDP website, “a rotating selection of eBooks available to Prime Members to read for free.”

You can nominate one eligible eBook at a time for prime reading. Your nomination expires after 90 days. Though you can re-nominate the same book or another one after 90 days.

Your nomination can also automatically be re-enrolled after 90 days. You only need to check the box from the pop-up page that comes up after you have clicked, ‘Manage Nomination’ below the Prime reading page.  See the picture below:

Amazon Kindle prime reading

 

How do you nominate your book for Amazon Kindle prime reading?

  • You can nominate your book for Amazon Kindle prime reading by following the steps below:

Log in to your Amazon KDP account

Amazon Kindle deals

 

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Click on the ‘Marketing’ tab at the top of your Dashboard.

Nominate book for Kindle deals

 

Scroll down and the bottom of the page to the Kindle deals and prime reading section. The prime reading page is to the right of this section.

Amazon prime reading

 

You will be able to follow simple on-screen steps to nominate your book for prime reading. You will observe that from the image above, I have a book nominated already.

How to publish Kindle ebook on Amazon

 

Other information you need to know

The following is some of the other information you need to know about Amazon Kindle prime reading:

  • You should understand that nomination of your book does not guarantee enrollment
  • Prime Reading selection has limited space and not all nominated ebook titles will be selected for participation
  • If your book is selected,  Amazon will send you an email with the details and you can either accept or decline the offer
  • If you are not contacted within 90 days, that implies your ebook title was not selected for a promotion
  • You can’t cancel nominations
  • If after the nomination expires, you would like to nominate a different book, ensure you do not set it to auto-renew

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Amazon book description generation

Amazon book description is one of the most important parts of publishing and selling your ebooks in Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). You must learn how to create or write that book description that can make your Ebooks sell very well on Amazon.

Related: Amazon Kindle deals and how to nominate your book for it  

 

What is Amazon book description?

Amazon book description is the marketing or promotional content written by authors while publishing their books on Amazon KDP. The book description is displayed on the book’s sales page on Amazon after it goes live on Amazon.

Authors must ensure their Books’ Description is well crafted so that they can help visitors to their books to make buying decisions.

Related: How I Sell Ebooks on Amazon

 

What you need to know about writing books description?

Your book description on online markets like Amazon, Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble can have:

 

  • Different font sizes,
  • Use bullet points,
  • And other unique font features

You will need the knowledge of HTML code to create this awesome book description for your books on these stores with all the features mentioned above.

 

How do you create these awesome book Descriptions?

You can create these awesome book descriptions even if you don’t know any HTML using this interesting free tool by Kindlepreneur.com

With their free book description generator, you can create awesome book descriptions for markets like Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. This will help your book look that much more professional.

 

Advantages of using beautiful book descriptions

The main advantage of using beautiful and awesome book descriptions is to get more sales for.your books on Amazon.

It increases the conversion rate for your book sales page. A good percentage of visitors to your book sales pages will end up buying books. A good conversion rate makes Amazon recommend your sales page on search results.

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Amazon Kindle deals: How to nominate your book for it

Amazon Kindle deals can be a marketing option you can use to boost the sales of your published book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

If you hit the luck and your book is picked for promotion by Amazon KDP management, you can expect to see a rush of sales.

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What is Amazon Kindle deals?

Amazon Kindle deals are limited-time discounts offered on published eBooks on Amazon KDP.  Authors have the good option of nominating up to two eligible published eBooks at a time.

Just as I mentioned above, Amazon reserve the right to pick any ebook nominated under the program for a special promotion. Your nominated ebook can just hit that golden luck.

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What Amazon does after your ebook is picked on Amazon Kindle deals

Amazon Kindle Deals have limited space and not all nominated titles will be selected to participate. However, If your title is selected, Amazon will send you an email with the details of the promotion, and you can either accept or decline the offer.

I don’t think any published author on Amazon will reject such an offer. Accepting it can turn things around magically for your ebook title.

 

How to nominate your ebook for Amazon Kindle deals

I want you to follow the steps below to nominate your book for Amazon Kindle deals:

Log in to your Amazon KDP account

Amazon Kindle deals

 

Click on ‘Marketing’ It’s one of the tabs at the top of your Amazon KDP Dashboard. See the picture below:

Nominate book for Kindle deals

 

Scroll down to the bottom of the next page to see the section Nominate your ebooks) where you are going to nominate your ebook in Kindle deals.

You will observe from the image above that I already have two ebooks nominated and these nominations will be expiring this month of October 2022.

If you have not nominated any ebook, you can just click on Nominate an ebook in this section and follow simple on-screen instructions to complete the process.

You can always manage your existing nominations in the course of the three months of their active nominations by clicking Manage nominations at the bottom of the section.

When you click on manage nominations, a Pop up screen below comes up:

You should note that you can’t change your nominations during the compulsory three months of the active nomination of your ebook.

You can allow these nominations to be automatically re-enrolled for another three months cycle of nominations. However, if you don’t want automatic re-enrollment, you can uncheck the box in the image above.

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How to place a hold on Amazon KDP royalties

Do you want to place a hold on Amazon KDP royalties (Kindle Direct Publishing)? Do you have any reason to stop Amazon from paying your ebook royalties into your account at the end of the month?

Related: How to register for an Amazon KDP account  

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What are Amazon KDP royalties?

Amazon KDP royalties are the income from your ebook sales on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Amazon pays Kindle authors at the end of every month into their specified bank account.

Amazon pays any due royalties or ebook income after 60 days of the sale. This is to give room for refunds.

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Why would you want to place a hold on Amazon KDP royalties?

You would like to place a hold on your Amazon KDP royalties for the following reasons:

  • You are still yet to take a firm decision on the payment platform you want to use to collect your royalties. The default payment method from Amazon is by Check.
  • You want to allow your royalties to accumulate before you have them sent into your account
  • You want to avoid paying excessive commission from the payment platform you will use. For example, in our case, we use Payoneer to receive payment but Payoneer deducts $1 from the payment received even if it is $1.20. If it’s $0.29, Payoneer takes everything. This is expensive!

Related: How to register for Payoneer 

How to place a hold of your KDP royalties

The following are the ways you place a hold on your Amazon KDP royalties:

  • Write an email to Amazon support through their contact form at the bottom of your Amazon KDP Dashboard
  • Ask them to place a hold on your Amazon KDP royalties until you ask them to do otherwise.
  • You will have to send another email to them to remove the hold on your payment when you are ready to receive the payment

Our experience

We wanted to stop the monthly payment of our Amazon KDP royalties to avoid excessive commission from Payoneer. We sent an email to Amazon support and the following was their response.

We can place a hold on your royalties for you. The hold will only be removed from your account upon your request, or if the address or payment method listed on your account is changed. You can request the removal of the hold at any time. If you wish to go ahead with placing your payments on hold, please reply to this email.

You can release your payment hold whenever you want by contacting us here:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/contact-us

You can also keep track of your sales at any time by visiting:
https://kdp.amazon.com/reports?ref_=TN_rp

I hope this helps.

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How to create book series pages in Kindle dashboard: Watch video

Do you want to learn how to create book series pages in your Kindle dashboard? This short video in this post will show you how.

 

What are book series pages?

Book series pages in your Kindle dashboard are the different sections you create for your published books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

Amazon allows Kindle authors to put their books in categories through their Amazon KDP Dashboard.

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What are the advantages of creating book series pages?

The following are the advantages of creating book series pages for your books in your Amazon KDP Dashboard:

  • You will be able to put your published books under different and related categories
  • You will be able to put books that are in series in the same category
  • You will be to have Amazon display product pages of books in the same series on each of their product pages
  • Customers of a book in a series can have the opportunity of learning more about other books in the series
  • More sales for you as satisfied customers can check out and buy other books in the same series

 

Watch video on how to create book series pages for your books on Amazon

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How to register for an Amazon KDP account

Our focus today is on how to register for an Amazon KDP account. I am sure you already know that KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing.

Read more about what is Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

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Why you should register for an Amazon KDP account

You should register for an Amazon KDP account if you are an author because of the following reasons:

  • It’s free to publish your ebooks on the platform
  • Amazon has over 70 percent of the ebook publishing market
  • Amazon website and search engine is a reference point for ebook readers
  • Amazon has lots of promotional and marketing programs that can give you ebooks a huge lift in publicity and marketing
  • It’s so easy to get started and publish your ebooks on the platform

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How to register for an Amazon KDP account: a picture guide

Now, it’s to learn how to register for an Amazon KDP account:

  • When you get there click sign up

How to register for an Amazon KDP account

 

  • When you get there click ‘Create a new KDP account’ at the bottom.

 

Register a new Kindle Direct Publishing account

  • Then enter simple Information like your first name, surname, and email.

Get a new Amazon account

 

  • Then click ‘Create New KDP account’

You are done. You will be able to log in to your account with the login details you entered.

 

Special notes

You should understand that you will still have to enter other details like tax information and contact information before you will be able to publish your first Kindle ebook.

A future article will cover these basic registrations.

Note that if you already have the general Amazon account, you can use that to register a new Amazon KDP account. You don’t have to go through the steps above.

You will use the existing Amazon login details to sign in when you get to the login page above.

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