Amazon has over 12 million books spanning over 27 different genres. Approximately 0.3 million authors have published their books on Amazon, either on their own or through publishing houses. The books in Amazon are available in print media, audio format or in the form of e-books. With such a monumental volume of authors, books and formats, it is no easy feat to get listed in the Amazon Top 100 Ranked Authors.
How are Amazon Top 100 Authors determined?
Amazon creates a list of the top 100 authors in each category of books.
There are two main broad categories: Kindle e-books, which considers only e-books, and Books, which considers the books available in print format. Under these two categories, there are various genres listed of which there are an individual ranking of top 100 authors in each genre.
These ranks are updated every hour and it is measured in terms of sales of the particular book with respect to the sales of the other books in the same category. So, even if a surge in your book’s sales may be a positive effect, it does not sufficiently mean that your ranking may increase as it is relative to the other books’ sales too.
Also, the reviews and ratings of the books do not have a direct effect to your Amazon Author Ranks although a good rating and positive reviews may boost the sales of your books which in turn would affect your ranking.
How to be listed on Amazon Top 100 Kindle Authors?
Many self-published authors start with publishing their books in Kindle and try hard to be one among the Top 100 Authors in Kindle. There are various points which need to be considered to become one among the Top 100 Authors in Amazon Kindle. It is obvious that the books of the author determine his/her listing in the Author Rank, hence here are a few points to keep in mind.
- It goes without saying that a good cover, good book title and an attractive description will be the key parameters to achieve better sales.
- Amazon lets you categorize your books in the category of your choice in Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), hence make maximum use of that. There are some categories where there is a huge competition to list higher, while there are categories where there is less competition hence much easier to achieve sales when compared to the other genres. Also, there are some categories which are scarcely visited by readers. Hence pick a relevant, less competitive category which is most close to your book’s theme.
- When you are listing your books in KDP, Amazon lets you choose the keywords or phrases that best matches your book. Experiment and search on Amazon for various keywords in the search bar and choose those that appear in auto-suggestions. Those are the keywords that are most popularly searched by the readers. Use those keywords in your KDP listing.
- Getting more sales during the release of the book helps to jump up the ranking soon. Use promotional strategies and email list to get more readers to buy your books and leave you good ratings and reviews at the initial stage of your book release. The faster your sales increase, there are more prospects of you landing on the watch list of the Amazon’s editors.
AllAuthor’s ‘Amazon Top 100 Authors’ Directory
Among this huge magnitude of authors competing to be listed in the Amazon Author Rank, it requires sheer determination and hard work to be one among those fortunate authors who have gotten into the list. We, at AllAuthor, understand the diligence and passion of these authors and as a sign of honouring their effort and perseverance to get listed in the Amazon Author Rank, we have dedicated a separate author category for those authors.
‘Amazon Top 100 Rank Authors‘ is a category which lists all the Amazon Top 100 listed authors at AllAuthor by providing them with an extra visibility to our users. Even if their ranks slips in future, the authors who have been ranked in Amazon Top 100 will get a permanent listing on our website with their highest rank displayed in their profile. Here are our prestigious authors who have been successful to get listed in the rank list of Amazon Top 100 Authors.
To know more these writers and read their works, visit Amazon Top 100 Authors at AllAuthor. We are proud to have associated with such hard-working individuals who have given their all to produce not one single book, but a bunch of books which have all attained entertained, enriched and educated its readers. We also would like to encourage other authors to be inspired by them and hope to increase the number of authors listed in this category.
If you are an author and would like to become a member at AllAuthor, click here: Join AllAuthor. If you get into Amazon Top 100 Authors ranking in future, you can also be listed in our directory.