Researching For Amazon Kindle Self-publishing

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Amazon Kindle Research Tools and Category Selection


These websites provide an avenue of analyzing and researching the Kindle store. You can analyze search terms in order to optimize your book in the Amazon search engine, find out how difficult it is to rank your eBook on the first page of results, research categories, investigate your competition, and find out hot niches and more.  


  1. Aaron Shepard’s Sales Rank Express This site helps you check Amazon Sales Ranks for Print Books, Kindle Books, and Audiobooks on Amazon Worldwide. It achieves this with the Premier Sales Rank Checker, Book Monitor, and Market Research Tool for Authors and Publishers.  


  1. eReaderIQ eReaderIQ is a price tracking service for Kindle books. Their goal is to help you make faster, easier and smarter decisions when it comes to managing your Kindle.  


  1. KDPulse KDPulse lets you import the statistics of any competitor’s book and help you keep track of it… you can constantly compare how your books are doing compared to your competition. You also get a link directly to each book.

  2. KDSpy KDSpy is a Google Chrome extension. It uses, ‘Reverse Engineers’ to analyze the Kindle marketplace & reveals lucrative Kindle niches in seconds!” It can quickly analyze a sort of “word cloud” of words that make up titles in your genre and help you to create a new, high ranking title based on those results. This one is my personal favorite. Here is my experience with KDspy.


  1. KeywordInspector KeywordInspector is a combination of tools that is made to help you sell your products and optimize your sales on to gain an edge over the competition. KeywordInspector’s Reverse ASIN Keyword Tool (for US, UK, DE marketplaces) is their most popular tool.  


  1. KindlePreneur Sales Rank Calculator This Kindle Sales Rank Calculator has been created as a free tool to help authors understand the connection between Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank number and Kindle ebooks sold per day.  


  1. KindleSamurai KindleSamurai analyses how profitable your keywords are and how easy it is to get your link on the first page of results.  


  1. K-Lytics K-lytics is the leading eBook market intelligence for success. K-lytics is an online tool for instant market data on the Amazon Kindle eBook Market. Latest Kindle trends, eBook publishing trends for authors and publishers. One of the best tools for authors and publishers.  


  1. MerchantWords MerchantWords collects the most commonly searched words and phrases on and stores the records in its database. You can find out exactly which search terms are the most popular and which ones are the least popular.  


  1. NovelRank Free Amazon Sales Rank tracker for tracking book sales on all Amazon domains.  


Keyword Research Tools


  1. Google AdWords Keyword Planner Tool Keyword Planner is a free AdWords tool that helps you build Search Network campaigns by finding keyword ideas and estimating how they may perform. You can use Keyword Planner to help you get historical statistics such as search volume data for new keyword ideas, or to get forecasts on keyword ideas so you can plan your budget. Very useful tool when researching your niche.  


  1. Google Alerts This tool sends you e-mail updates on the topics you choose and lets you know about any mentions of your name, company, product, book or anything important that you specify. It is great for monitoring your online reputation and the web for new interesting content.  


  1. Google Trends Google Trends allows you to explore search topics that are trending. It shows how often a specific search term is entered relative to the total search volume across several regions and languages.  


  1. Google Trends Top Charts This tool allows you to view charts of the most popular and frequently searched topics on the internet.  


  1. Keyword Tool Keyword Tool can help you find out what your target audience is typing into Google, Bing, Amazon and YouTube search box. They have both free and pro version. The Free version of Keyword Tool generates up to 750+ long-tail keyword suggestions for every search term.


  1. SEO Chat Suggest Tool The tool collects as-you-type “suggestions” whenever you use a search engine like Bing, yahoo, Google, or even YouTube and Amazon. It expands the list after you’ve typed in your “core” keyword to give you a large list of phrases to use in the SEO.  


Reference and Online Research Sites


These sites provide references and information for your research. They’re often great for finding more specific information about a topic when all you have so far is a general idea or term.  


  1. About About is an online resource site that provides articles, online courses, multimedia content and relevant links regarding a variety of topics.  


  1. Answers Answers is another Q&A based site. Users can post or answer questions and interesting questions are promoted by the site. Please note that this site is user driven, which means the answer are of dubious and questionable quality at best.  


  1. eHow eHow is a website that offers how-to-guides in both text and videos for nearly any topic and can only be edited by those employed by the website.  


  1. Google books Google books allow users to browse books online. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has been given Google permission, you’ll be able to see a preview of the book. When the book is in the public domain, you’re able to download a PDF copy.  


  1. HowStuffWorks This site provides unbiased, reliable and easy to understand answers of how the world actually works.  


  1. HubPages HubPages has magazine-style articles and provides a number of ways to improve your writing skill. You even get your own subdomain where you can post and advertise.  


  1. Public Domain Archives You can look for public domain content at public domain archives. One of the most popular ones is Just make sure you do your own research to check that the content really is copyright free before you use it. Important note: You should not use Public Domain Content as is. You need to adapt it, rewrite it, add value to it and make the work your own. Before publishing your works on the Kindle, the iBookstore and the Nook store, make sure your work is compliant with their policies on public domain works.  


  1. Reference Reference is an online encyclopedia, dictionary, and thesaurus. It also offers machine translation and web search.  


  1. Wikia Wikia is a free hosting service for wikis. It hosts hundreds of thousands of wikis on a wide array of subjects.  


  1. Wikipedia Wikipedia is the most popular reference website on the internet and covers millions of topics in hundreds of languages.  


  1. Yahoo! Answers Yahoo! Answers site uses a Q&A based format. Type in your question and other users can answer or vote up the most popular answer. It is a question-and-answer site driven by a community of users, where people can ask or answer questions posted by others. The best answer is then either chosen by the asker or voted on by the community. Please note that this site is user driven, which means the answers may be of dubious and questionable quality.


Ronald Wang

Ronald Wang

Hey guys, my name is Ronald. I write ebooks and make marketing videos when I'm not fooling around with my daughter. I'm here to share with you the cool things that I've learned.

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