How To Change Your Price and Categories for SPR KDP Amazon Promos

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Amazon Category & Keyword Assessment

This page instructs you on how to implement the changes we require to promote your ebook with our Amazon KDP Bestseller Packages.
Please note that if you do not change your categories or price in time, you will lose your booked date and go back to the end of the line.

SETTING YOUR PRICE

1. Log into your KDP account:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

2. Navigate to your book, and go through the Book Details until you get to the price, and change it to $2.99

ADDING KDP CATEGORIES

We will send you an email with 2 categories to change to in an email approximately 48 hours before your promo. They will look something like this:

  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > … > …> …
  • Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > … > … > …

1. Log into your book admin account on Amazon KDP:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

2. Then go to:

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

3. You will see as illustrated, you should choose Book Description – Categories and Keywords

4. Then fill out the contact form with your ASIN given on your book page:

productdetailsASIN

5. Write “All” or “.com” in “Kindle Stores”

6. Paste in your two categories as requested by the placeholders give in the form

7. Please let us know when Amazon KDP email you (to the same email you log into Amazon KDP with) to say it’s done.

If your publisher/distributor refuses to do this because it is not a BISAC code, tell them this :

These categories start with “Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks” are are UNIQUE to Amazon. Some publishers get a little crazy about changing categories because they are still thinking about books being in libraries and book shops. But this is an ebook on Amazon, and we have to adapt the listing.

To meet their requirements, tell them they can do this:

1. Match the first, broader part of the category given, e.g. Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks >Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense > Thrillers to their beloved BISAC code category
2. Use the rest of the category given as keywords in the Amazon KDP admin Keywords box. E.g. Small Town, Murder

This will map the book to the category as given, i.e. Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks >Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense > Thrillers>Small Town>Murder

Basically, it’s quicker to send a 30-second message via the KDP Admin form to get exactly the same result in a fraction of the time, but some publishers/distributors insist this is outside their comfort zone because they have their systems and can get very defensive.

If they still refuse, you have 3 options:

1. Ask them for control over your KDP Book Admin and do it yourself
2. Let us know and we can convert your package into a sales/review-only package, and try and boost your book anyway, but you will not have the Bestseller status guaranteed if you cannot follow the terms and conditions. However, in some cases, the extra sales we will get in lieu of the Bestseller status may improve the ranking anyway.
3. Suspend your promo until you can argue it out with your provider.

Please note that if you do not change your categories or price in time, you will lose your booked date and go back to the end of the line.

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