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Playing Tag at Amazon

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on July 3, 2011

Tags are labels we apply to our works on Amazon. They’re like keywords, so when readers search for a particular genre or subject, tags increase the chance of our book popping up in their search window.

Find your book page then scroll down to where it says Tags Customers Associate with this Product. You can add up to 15 tags yourself. Then direct your fans there to “Agree” with your tags. They have to click on the Agree with these Tags box and then check off each tag. You can see the little numbers beside each one increasing if you’re doing it right.

Remember to add tags to every edition of each book. This means that for my latest science fiction romance, Silver Serenade, I had to tag two pages:

Paperback edition: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Serenade-Nancy-J-Cohen/dp/160154782X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1309289737&sr=8-3

Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Serenade-ebook/dp/B003VRZVKI/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1309289737&sr=8-3

Tags that I added are science fiction romance, futuristic romance, iwofa, paranormal romance, space opera, The Wild Rose Press, action adventure, romance, Silver Serenade, Nancy J. Cohen.

Other people added exciting, suspense, sci-fi romance, thriller, thrilling, book recommendations. The Kindle addition has some of the above plus Florida author, Kindle, and Faerie Rose.

Oh, and you can also “Like” a book page and an author page now. So do this as well.

Now let’s visit Killer Knots, my latest Bad Hair Day mystery. http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Knots-ebook/dp/B002BTT0MC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1309290523&sr=1-1

The Kindle edition has these tags: cozy mystery, romantic mystery, amateur sleuth, cozy, cruising, female detective, murder mystery, mystery, mystery series, women sleuths, bad hair day. Also added are beach read, Caribbean cruise, cruise, cruise mystery, hair care, humorous mystery, islands, Kensington, Kindle, female detective, female main character, Florida, Nancy J Cohen, travel mystery, women detectives.

Now for each edition—paperback, trade pb, large print—I have to add tags all over again.

Consider that I have fifteen books in print with multiple editions for each one. That’s a lot of tags! Some of the author loops will run tag parties, where people post links to their Amazon sites and they help each other by Agreeing to the tags on these pages. But it helps to educate your fans, too. This is one of the ways they can help their favorite authors.

Please “Like” my author page at http://www.amazon.com/Nancy-J.-Cohen/e/B001HD1ELI/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1 and check out my book pages to Like and Agree to the Tags.

Post some of your links here and let’s get a tag party going!

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10 Responses to “Playing Tag at Amazon”

  1. Great info, Nancy – thanks. My Amazon author page is here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Wynter-Daniels/e/B003U2KQCM/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

  2. PS – liked and agreed with tags on all your books!

  3. Thanks, Wynter. I “Liked” your author page and will work this afternoon on tagging your books.

  4. Hi Nancy, good explanation. I tagged Silver Serenade bot in paper and in kindle. Please tag my brand new release OSIRIS/ MISSING PART:http://www.amazon.com/Osiris-Missing-Part-ebook/dp/B005950KR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1309759793&sr=1-1

  5. Thanks, Nancy, nice post!

  6. Thanks for this explanation, Nancy. I was never sure of the whys and wherefores of tagging.

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