Amazon Turned A Simple Way Of Seeing Your Categories Into An Olympic-Level Pretzeling Event.
It used to be you could scroll down your book page to find out which categories your books are in. No more. Amazon eliminated that feature and now you can only see the top 2 categories you rank for (ebooks) and 3 categories (if you also have a paperback). Fortunately, there’s a work around but it’s a pain in the arse. Here’s the step by step. Let’s say the book is How To Bottom:
1. Copy your ASIN #
2. Paste it into the search bar and on the left hand side you’ll see “Kindle books.” Click it.
3. Here you’ll see the top-level categories your book is in. Now click one of those categories (in this example I’m going to click “Reference”
4. In this example you see my book is in Reference –> Writing, Research & Publishing Guides.
But wait, there’s another subcategory within that, so I click on Writing, Research & Publishing Guides…. and see this:
And there you have it. Amazon turned an elegant way of seeing all the categories you’re in (they used to list it, plain and simple) into an Olympic-level gymnastic routine on parallel bars. Good luck!