An Author’s Guide to Amazon: 7 Tools To Help Increase Book and Author “Discoverability”

When it comes to gaining exposure for your book, Amazon’s the place to be. As a published author, there’s a good chance that your book is already available on Amazon, and perhaps you’ve even created an author profile. If so, you’re off to a great start… but here are more tools offered by Amazon that are often overlooked by authors:

1. Author Central

Think of Author Central as your “main hub” in the wide world that is Amazon. Beyond creating
an author page, which will educate customers about you and your book and display essential
information about your biography, blog posts, etc., you can also use Kindle Direct Publishing
(KDP) to set up your book for the Kindle if you own electronic rights. Also through Author
Central, you can track book sales numbers across the U.S .for the past four weeks to identify
sales trends, utilize the CreateSpace platform to publish your next book, and explore Kindle
Direct Publishing Select, which will allow you to earn higher royalties.

2. Amazon Forums

Amazon offers a variety of discussion forums for authors, which can help you to network with
other authors and expose your book to a new audience interested in your genre. You can also

learn just by reading other posters’ questions, advice, answers, tips and tools. Feel free to reach
out to other authors (who are often avid readers themselves) to ask for feedback on your book, to
position yourself as an expert in your field, and to just have fun!

3. Amazon Keyword Tags

By using the tagging feature, you can make your book more searchable almost immediately, if
done correctly. Check out tags on other books (especially top selling titles!) in your book’s genre
and make your own tags accordingly. The more keywords you have tagged, the better readers
will be able to find your book within a slew of other books. Fun tip – think like a reader: what
keywords would you use to search your book? Also, changing tags each week or every few
weeks gets your book in front of new audiences.

4. Amazon’s Listmania!

Listmania! is another tool that authors can utilize to read potential book buyers. Listmania
positions your book among other books in your genre by adding your book to book lists, but
word to the wise: for best results, make sure to be very selective and true to your book’s genre
when choosing your lists .

5. Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book”

Just as book excerpts draw readers in, Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” feature allows
readers to flip through some of your book, with the goal of making them want to read more. This
feature also works to prevent negative comments because by previewing the book, the reader has
a better understanding of your book’s content. Be sure to have your personal Amazon page set
up before you move forward with this tool, as it can take time to be approved by Amazon.

6. Amazon Marketplace

Amazon Marketplace serves as a third-party online storefront where you can sell your book
alongside the array of other Amazon goods. While it’s a great tool and can offer you more
freedom as an author (you can choose to give autographed copies of the book, for instance),
authors must be willing to carry a book inventory and must have this inventory already on hand
to be set up in the Marketplace. It also requires plenty of time and patience for authors to manage
their own online book sales, though many authors enjoy the control that they have over the price
of their book and fulfillment of book orders.

7. Amazon “So you’d like to…” Guide

With the Amazon “So you’d like to…” guide, you can actually build a guide around your book
topic, genre, or specialty, which will position you as the expert of your book or field. This free
tool allows you to think outside the box when it comes to book promotion. and gives you the

option to include your book with other Amazon products, essentially creating a “bundle” of
items relating to the “So you’d like to…” Guide topic. Authors can choose to write content about
the subject and, within the content, mention that the book is for sale on Amazon.

For more information on using these tools, visit Amazon. For help with Amazon Optimization
services, contact Smith Publicity: or 856-489-8654 x306

98 Responses

  1. Ice cream sure sounds good right about now.
  2. I think these old wine lovers would enjoy your post.
  3. I'm not a big fan of sauce.
  4. I now know that everyone has an ace up their sleeve.
  5. Where do you buy all your hardware?
  6. Don't forget the grilled onions!
  7. Way to go Edward. This blog is amazing!
  8. No one can ever say this site is boring!
  9. I think other website owners should take this site as an model, very clean and superb user genial layout.
  10. These two are some real messy eaters!
  11. "I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I'm quite sure I'll learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!"
  12. "Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol"
  13. "Hello there, I discovered your blog by way of Google while looking for a similar topic, your web site came up, it seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks."
  14. I really like and appreciate your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.
  15. Really enjoyed this blog post. Keep writing.
  16. "You made some nice points there. I did a search on the issue and found most individuals will agree with your blog."
  17. Hey, thanks for the blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.
  18. I value the blog.Much thanks again. Really Great.
  19. Really appreciate you sharing this article.Thanks Again. Want more.
  20. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.
  21. I really like and appreciate your blog article. Cool.
  22. Really appreciate you sharing this article. Great.
  23. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article. Will read on...
  24. Fantastic blog post. Great.
  25. "It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd most certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i'll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!"
  26. I appreciate you sharing this blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.
  27. Im thankful for the blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
  28. Thank you for your article.Much thanks again. Great.
  29. I appreciate you sharing this post.Really thank you! Fantastic.
  30. Thank you for your post.Much thanks again. Awesome.
  31. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.
  32. I really like and appreciate your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...
  33. Awesome article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.
  34. Thank you ever so for you blog article.Thanks Again. Want more.
  35. Really enjoyed this article.Really looking forward to read more.
  36. Wow, great blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
  37. Thanks-a-mundo for the article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
  38. Really appreciate you sharing this blog post. Cool.
  39. "Great paintings! This is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared across the net. Disgrace on Google for not positioning this publish higher! Come on over and visit my site. Thank you =)"
  40. I loved your blog.Thanks Again. Will read on...
  41. "I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase."
  42. Thanks for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...
  43. "I've been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks , IВЎВ¦ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?"
  44. "I'm still learning from you, while I'm making my way to the top as well. I absolutely love reading all that is posted on your website.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!"
  45. "Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further post thank you once again."
  46. I added a new list. As you'll see it's bigger than most of them. I hope you all have had a great week!
  47. It’s been a busy week for you. What’s the best way to get rid of the stress of a busy week? The best and only way is by spending some time with the beauties over at These are the girls who know how to treat a man right.
  48. Are you searching for a little fun? If you are, then is the best site for just that. You’ll find plenty of hot babes there who love to get down and dirty. That’s exactly what you’re looking for right this very second.
  49. A good time is what you’ll have with the girls at This is by far the most exciting site on the entire internet. Don’t think twice about visiting this site. Not if you’re in the mood to have a little kinky fun.
  50. Take a good look at This is the one site where you can have a lot of fun. The fun you can have here is exactly what you’re looking for. Enjoy yourself and meet some sexy ladies in the process.
  51. Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? There’s just one site where you can meet all kinds of local singles. There’s never a shortage of girls at this site. By far the best part is, you can go on a date tonight. Hook up here and start the day off right. Before you know it, you’ll be in love and hearing the birds sing once again.
  52. The weekend is fast approaching. Why not spend it with a sexy cam girl? There’s plenty of them over at All of these girls are wanting to have a good time. That’s exactly what you’re looking for too. The most fun you’ll ever have online is right here. Have yourself a good time and meet someone new. That’s what this site is all about.
  53. Are you searching for a date? If so, there’s just one place where you should go. has more horny singles than any other place online. You can go there and hook up immediately. These are the type of singles who like to have some fun in the sack. Get laid today and put a big smile on your face tonight.
  54. wow, awesome blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...
  55. I loved your post.Really thank you! Want more.
  56. Did you know that people make their entire income promoting ClickBank? You too could be one of the many who have quit their job. Affiliate marketing is as old as the internet. It’s not going to go away any time soon. You too can get your piece of the pie. Why shouldn’t you? Do you really like working the job you have? Are you going to be able to do it until you retire? If you’re job requires physical labor, then you know the answer to that question. There’s no way you’re going to be able to do that when you get older. That’s just the truth and no one needs to tell it to you. Right now you could be making money online. Does it require work? You better believe it does. No honest person is ever going to tell you that it’s possible to become a millionaire online without doing any work whatsoever. It’s not possible. That doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made. There’s plenty of money out there to be made by people just like yourself. Now you know there’s going to be a pitch for a product. You’re right about that. Click on the link and check it out. There’s a video you can watch that will explain everything. It will tell you how to make money using ClickBank. Watch the video and see what you think. You too can be one of the many who earn a living promoting ClickBank. Some people earn a good living and there’s no reason why you can’t.
  57. Just imagine for a second if you could get into the mind of a millionaire. Think of all the things that you could learn. Well, you actually can do just that. A millionaire is giving away all of his secret right on the internet. You don’t even need to leave the house to learn what made him rich. All it takes is visiting He will literally teach you all of the secrets to making money. Don’t you think it’s time that you earned the living that you deserve? Change your life today by simply following the link above. Do it for yourself and everyone that you care about.
  58. Are you the type who likes to hangout on social media? Have you ever thought about making it a career? You can help promote their business using social media. This means you can do what you already love doing and make money at it. Does this sound like something you’d like to do? If so, then check out You can help people and make some money in the process. You already hang out at social media sites. Why not make a few bucks doing it?
  59. I really like and appreciate your blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.
  60. I just wanted to let you all know that I added a new list. It has taken me awhile to let everyone know due to server issues. Everything should be back on track now.
  61. Thanks for this!
  62. You’re looking to get laid. All you want to do is fuck right this very second. You can do just that at this dating site. You won’t be looking through hundreds of profiles of prudes. These are the kind of girls that you can get your dick wet into. Don’t jerk off to porn. Instead, visit and get laid. Fuck that pretty princess you’ve always been dreaming about. You’ll bust your nut in no time flat after joining this site.
  63. Excellent items from you, man. I have remember your stuff previous to and you are simply extremely great. I actually like what you've got here, really like what you are saying and the way in which in which you assert it. You're making it enjoyable and you continue to care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to learn far more from you. This is actually a tremendous site.
  64. Are you searching for a little live cam fun? If so, then you definitely need to check out This is by far the hottest cam site ever. You’ll find plenty of horny girls who love to get down right dirty. This is the kind of dirty that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Meet girls online who are even more horny than you are. That’s what this is all about. Check it out now and prepare to have an amazing time.
  65. You’ve worked hard this week. Now it’s time to let your hair down and have a little fun. You can do just that at There’s a whole lot of sexy cam girls there. You’ll be amazed by how many there are. Not only that, but these girls are super dirty. This is by far the hottest cam site on the internet. You’ll fully understand that the very second your eyeballs are laid upon these beauties.
  66. Hi there everybody, here every one is sharing such familiarity, so it's pleasant to read this blog, and I used to go to see this website daily.
  67. I’ve been having issues with my Windows hosting. It has set me back quite a bit while making the next list. This is the current list that I have. I should add another list in less than a week. I’ll let you all know when the next list is ready. Thank you for your patience.
  68. Simple and easy!! Interesting tips over here. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.| I couldn't resist commenting. I 've spent 2 hours looking for such tips. I'll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I've just bookmarked this website. Done with the search done, I'll enjoy some model gay Webcams. Thank you very much!! Greetings from San Diego!
  69. Il pastor che loda il lupo,
  70. Very inspirational and insightful. I’m not a expert in a SEO now I just using SEO techniques. Thank you for your sharing
  71. How do you start a blog? How do you get your own blog site or page?
  72. Simple and basic!! Interesting tips over here. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before. I could not refrain from commenting. I have spent some hours trying to find such tips. I'll also share it with some friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Finished with the job done, I will find some model gay cams. Gracias!!! Greetings from Miami!
  73. I have my own blog and might bid on projects to blog for others. I believe there are some guidelines out there around what is allowed or not regarding images posted on public blogs (such as copyright rules, licensing, or trademarks). Is there anywhere to go to find industry guidelines for blog post images?.
  74. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to make a new list. There were some problems making this list. I also was away from the computer for awhile. I hope you all have had a good month. It’s been almost a month since the last update. The next list won’t take that long to make. At least I hope it won’t.
  75. There’s nothing hotter in this entire world than seeing two girls make sweet love. Seeing a girl face deep in pussy is a dream come true. Dreams have a way of turning into reality at This site is dedicated to stepsisters who love to lick and finger each other. You always knew stepsisters did this sort of thing with each other. You just never seen it with your own eyes until now!
  76. Really informative post.Thanks Again. Want more.
  77. Are you the type who loves porn? If so, then you need to take this free survey,2787,2788,2789,2790 Answer each and every question and get a freebie afterwards. This is something that every porn lover needs to check out. You even get to see the world famous pornstar Dillion Harper. She’s showing plenty of cleavage and has a special message for you!
  78. thank you admin. nice article
  79. I’ve just added a fresh new list. This is by far the biggest list to date. I hope you all are having a great week. Take care and happy link building.
  80. Woah this blog is wonderful i really like studying your articles. Keep up the good work! You understand, a lot of individuals are searching around for this info, you could aid them greatly.
  81. Are you looking to get laid today? As in right this fucking minute? If so, then you need to check out This is the one site where you can get some action the same day you join. Don’t even fool around with Facebook and those other so called dating sites. You’re never going to get laid at any of those places. There’s all kinds of pussy just waiting for you to pound it silly here. Don’t forget to buy a box of condoms while you’re out today. You’re going to need them!
  82. sa
    thank you admin. nice article
  83. There’s absolutely nothing more fun than adult cams. You can spend all day long talking to sexy babes. That’s why the internet was invented. This site is full of nothing but the hottest girls who love to take it off. Check out and see for yourself. You’ll be amazed after just one visit. These girls are easy on the eyes and they know how to have a good time.
  84. Are you sick and tired of being lonely? Why should you not have someone special in your life? Everyone deserves to find love. You can find that and a whole lot more at,2754,2755,2756 This is one of those sites where it’s super easy to hook up. You’ll meet all kinds of girls. Don’t sit on the couch and hang out online all night. Hook up with a chick and have yourself a little fun. Every guy deserves to have a gal in his life. What are you waiting on?! Connect with a cutie today and put a smile all over your face.
  85. You’re not here to sip tea and eat cookies. What you want is a super good time in the wonderful world of adult. We’re talking about stuff that will make your dick hard. That’s what you should expect when visiting You aren’t going to be able to keep your hands off of yourself. Don’t even think twice about it. Head on over there and make your penis smile.
  86. Tired of not having a special someone? Maybe you just want to get laid and nothing else. It doesn’t matter what type of relationship you’re looking for. You can find it at,2754,2755,2756 There are plenty of single ladies here. The weekend is almost here. Find someone to spend it with. Who knows, you might even get lucky.
  87. It's amazing. thank you
  88. thank you admin.
  89. The world of video games will never be the same again. There’s nothing quite like,3512,3521,3522&nopop=1 on the entire internet. This is the most exciting hardcore adult video game out there. This is one of those games you can play for hours and hours without ever getting bored of it. Give it a try and let the games begin!
  90. Perfect! Interesting info over this website. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before. I could not refrain from commenting. I have spent 3 hours looking for such infos. I'll also share it with some friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this website. Done with the task done, I will watch some model homo cams. Danke!! Greetings from Fort Worth!
  91. thank you admin.
  92. It's amazing. thank you
  93. Are you the type of guy who likes to look at fat girls naked? If so, then,2754,2755,2756 is the site you’ve been searching for. It’s full of nothing but sexy fat women. These big beautiful women are exactly what your eyeballs have been begging to see. Don’t be surprised if you pop a boner while looking at these hefty honeys. They’re full of curves and are exactly what your penis likes.
  94. Short bursts? Do you fail to recognize the glory and passion of a monolouge?
  95. I like your blog/website very much.
  96. Hello there, you’re certainly correct. I frequently read through your articles closely. I am also fascinated by aadhar card update status, you might discuss this occasionally. I’ll be back soon.
  97. I decided to do a little shopping for some aftermarket ATV parts, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are a wide variety of parts and accessories available today. It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted to add something to your ATV you had to go straight to the dealer, and they had you over a barrel since no one else was making parts. The good news is that you have a lot to choose from when you shop for aftermarket ATV parts today. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

Leave a comment