Warning: Changes at Amazon for Book Publishers
1 December, 2013 § 2 Comments
Amazon has been besieged over the recent year or two by authors trying to ‘game’ the system. A number of marketers have been promoting hacks and methods that are reminiscent of the techniques used to game Google, such as keyword stuffing. Why? The methods succeeded in pushing your books up the rankings, gaining more visibility and more sales. When something works, people jump on the bandwagon and the methods get overused.
Like Google, Amazon is awake to these tricks and is cleaning out its bookshelves of books it believes may be using such tricks.
The unintended consequence is that ‘good’ authors and publishers get caught in the crossfire.
See what’s at play in this article, and the updated one, then review descriptions for any books you have on Amazon.