3. Not everyone thinks the best seller badge is important
There are well-documented techniques out there to help you reach the top spot on Amazon, and because of that some people don’t think it’s that special to get to the top of your best seller categories, as sometimes you don’t need many sales to get there. However, if you look at the work that goes into becoming a best-selling author, you may just disagree.
Firstly, there’s the work that goes into writing a book itself. If you have ever written or co-written a book you will be agreeing with me here, it’s not easy. It can also be a pretty daunting feeling to put yourself out there. Follow that up with the production and marketing, there is already a lot of work that has gone into the book. Then there’s the category research. There are a few ways you can do this to find the categories that give you the best shot at the top spot, but they all take time and patience.
Finally, there’s the kudos that comes with becoming a number one best selling author. You can add it to your bio, and it can help elevate your status as an author (or a business owner if it’s related to your business) and get your name out there. But not only that, Amazon works with algorithms much like social media platforms do. So if it sees you doing well, moving quickly through the rankings (shown by their ‘hot new releases’ categories within the categories themselves) and reaching that top spot then they will show your book to more people, and you will reach readers unconnected to you. To me, that in itself makes the hard work worth it.
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