Note: If you need to download and incorporate this list into your databases and. Juvenile Fiction refers to works of children’s fiction intended for children ( ages. Subjects in this section may be used with those in other sections for reference .

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Brown, Patrick Browning, L. Just as importantly, a badly classified book can be highly disappointing to readers.

Categories bixac book cover book fairs business ebook conversion ebook marketing blsac partnership ebook pricing Ebook production Ebook sales innovation interview metadata publishing industry self-publishing startup Uncategorized writing. Please enable JavaScript to fully utilize and enjoy our website. How does it work? Selecting the best Amazon category It is always important to get into the right category, but it has a special importance at Amazon. BISAC is currently the most widely accepted classification system.

BISAC Codes for Getting Into the Right Category on Amazon – PublishDrive

It is exactly the same for ebooks. Use subjects in this section only for individual works of humor or for collections of humor. But why is classification important at all?

It should headinfs be used to describe the audience for the book. Would adding the requested heading require extensive expansion of the list we bissc to keep the number of headings at around 3,? Contact Us Sign In Register. Usage notes for the Humor subject area include the following, for example: Keep in mind that the committee considers three factors when deciding whether or not to add a new BISAC heading: If somebody is expecting to read a paranormal shifting romance but gets a psychological thriller instead, they are understandably unhappy.


Does the suggested heading describe the content of the book and not the audience, format, or language? The latter already includes the former.

Displaying a book in very different non-fiction categories us better than displaying it in similar non-fiction categories. You can most creatively do this for non-fiction books. Are there at least unique titles from different publishers in the supply chain that would have this heading? When do you think ebooks will be available on DangDang? Jensen, Charlotte Johnson, Jane M. Do not use a category and its sub-category: If I were you, I would take this seriously.

Those who would like to incorporate the BISAC Headings List in their own database system can acquire the right to do so by either joining the Book Industry Study Group or by paying a modest annual license fee.

Select sub-categories until you find the books most similar to your own book. Please note that Amazon has separate bestseller lists for paid and free books.


BISAC Subject Headings

But how to get into the right category on Amazon, especially if you are not going through KDP but an aggregator? The first category is the most important: A title cannot have both a Juvenile and an Adult heading, for instance; and the same book cannot have both a Fiction and a Non-Fiction heading.

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PublishDrive has teamed up with a publishing metadata expert, Zsofia Dedinszky who has kindly agreed to share her extensive knowledge and experience with us. Go for the one with the least competition. The latest one, published in Decemberincludes more than 73 new headings and 55 changes to almost 30 different sections.

Come back to read more about the secrets of keyword optimisation. Check the list of available categories regularly BISAC comes with a yearly update and be ready to re-categorize your book if something more suitable comes up. I’m told nothing will be shipped when you [purchase an EBook Amazon bestseller ranks are calculated per categories, and it is easier to achieve a higher rank if the competition is smaller.