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message 1: by Charming, Order theorist (new)

Charming (charming_euphemism) | 787 comments Mod
I just noticed that there is now an LGBT science fiction category on Amazon:

https://smile.amazon.com/Best-Sellers...

I think it might be new, because there is some random stuff on there, and books I would have expected to see aren't there. But it is probably worth keeping an eye on.


message 2: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Singleton | 1 comments Found anything you'd recommend?


message 3: by Warren (new)

Warren | 2 comments That category is nonselectable on the back end of KDP. Which means authors/publishers can't currently add their titles to it.


message 4: by annob (last edited May 16, 2018 10:05AM) (new)

annob | 2 comments Hi Warren! I'm not an author nor a publisher myself, but your post made me remember a 2013 article by author A.G. Riddle, where he comments on how to handle Amazon sub categories not accessable in KDP when he self-published his book 'The Atlantis Gene'.

"You cannot put your book in the techno-thriller category via the KDP control panel. You have to email KDP support, and they will put your book in there." https://www.kirkusreviews.com/indie-r...

Even though it is now 2018, perhaps Amazon's LGBT sci-fi category could be accessed the same way by authors and publishers who have books that would fit the category? As a reader, I use Amazon's category filters, subgenre best-seller and new-releases lists a lot when I search for what to read next.


message 5: by Jaye (new)

Jaye McKenna | 55 comments Warren wrote: "That category is nonselectable on the back end of KDP. Which means authors/publishers can't currently add their titles to it."

If you select Sci Fi and Fantasy as one of your categories and use the keyword "gay", you can get your books into the lgbt sci fi/fantasy category in the Kindle store. The following keywords will get you into the appropriate categories: lgbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/top...


message 6: by Warren (new)

Warren | 2 comments annob, Jaye — THANK YOU! Both of you! These are some great pointers!


message 7: by Jaye (new)

Jaye McKenna | 55 comments Warren wrote: "annob, Jaye — THANK YOU! Both of you! These are some great pointers!"

No prob! Good luck!


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