I used HISTORICAL FANTASY as the genre for DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE.
Want to know how many other historical fantasies I am competing against like that?
Hit your left cursor over this image and a larger one will appear.
Look in the upper left hand corner. You will see the answer: 11,210!!!
I am competing with two many other historical fantasies.
I need to show up on the first page or two of a search.
What to do?
Look in the left column and find TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE (274!)
Now, I will stand out and it is still a popular genre.
Remember THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE or OUTLANDER?
Guess what KEYWORD goes in my category section after I post this blog?
DARK FANTASY is a popular genre,
so I type in HISTORICAL DARK FANTASY and look how many I will compete with:
Hit the left cursor over the above image, look in the upper left hand corner,
and you will see the answer: 882!
And what is the #1 book ranging at?
Do the left cursor move again, look at the very bottom left,
and you will see: #829,074!
And what is DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE at?
Do the left cursor pivot and go the bottom left again:
yes, I know: terrible numbers,
but much less than the #1 DARK FANTASY.
It tells me that I can compete against the book.
Guess what KEYWORD I am going to put in my category section next?
Oh, and if you got anything useful from this post and want to make my day,
purchase DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE or its sequel THE STARS BLEED AT MIDNIGHT.
If you want to make little Hibbs' week,
gamble 99 cents on HIBBS, THE CUB WITH NO CLUE!
No hard sell ... just saying is all.