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jvanstry

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Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 8:31 PM
 
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Okay, I'm looking at a book and one of the best seller rank categories is:
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters

another is:
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

How and where do you set those? I've asked this before and never gotten an answer. I'm really very curious, because these are not categories in the two that you are allowed to pick.
29emma

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 9:42 PM   in response to: jvanstry in response to: jvanstry
 
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It can't be too hard because I just navigated right to Urban in about a minute, from the Bookshelf. Go slowly, you can find them.
jvanstry

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:04 PM   in response to: 29emma in response to: 29emma
 
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Yes, you can choose paranormal OR urban. but not 'paranormal & urban' which is the catagory in question.
29emma

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:07 PM   in response to: jvanstry in response to: jvanstry
 
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Do you realize there is more than Urban box to click? Are you looking at both of them?
jvanstry

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:14 PM   in response to: 29emma in response to: 29emma
 
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If you click on the two of them, you will get them as separate categories. The book in question has both of the categories that were listed above. As you only get two clicks, they got the 'paranormal & urban' with one selection, and I did not see it available when looking earlier.

I suspect that there is more to the categories list than has been published, and perhaps publishing houses have figured out how to get those unique categories.
29emma

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:17 PM   in response to: jvanstry in response to: jvanstry
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The one I believe you are looking for is found this way:

+FICTION
+Fantasy
(choose either)
Paranormal
Urban

YES, you will land up in the Paranormal & Urban subcategory. Probably by checking either, but if you try one and it doesn't work switch to the other one.

Don't choose
+FICTION
Urban

That's not the Urban you want.
muzski

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Re: Asking yet again, how are catagories for the best seller ranking set?
Posted: Jul 1, 2013 11:05 PM   in response to: jvanstry in response to: jvanstry
 
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If you are struggling to select the category you want, contact KDP giving them where you want your book to be and they'll pop it in for you. Although you will have to have one of your categories free, they will only put you into one, not move you around. So delete one of your categories before contacting them.
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