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Amazon Keywords Examples

You probably clicked on this link on your search engine because you’re trying to find some amazon keyword examples for your book. Lucky for you I have one amazon keywords examples below.

What kinds of keywords are best to use?

The best Amazon keywords for authors to use are really dependent on THREE things… 1) Your Book 2) The Competition 3) Your Imagination

As a self-published author, I have performed a handful of Amazon keyword searches and written down hundreds of Amazon keyword phrases in order to fill out the metadata required by KDP to publish my books. And I have no doubt that you also have spent numerous hours agonizing over which seven Amazon keywords you should use for your own books…or wish to prevent doing the same painful process described above.

I have created a mega book for romance and erotica authors which will help with number 3 on the list above. But if you still want to go it on your own, keep reading for Amazon Keywords Examples!

So… How Do I Know Which Keywords to Choose?

There are many schools of thought on keywords and how you should use them. Before writing this introduction I went into test mode. And I discovered some things.
1) You should definitely use all available spaces in your seven Amazon keyword boxes.
2) You should not try to use phrase after phrase and do not use commas to seperate them.
3) The order of your keywords does not matter.

What do I mean by that?
Let’s use these keywords below that are my keywords for a Viking romance book.

amazon keywords examples
Amazon Keyword Example

Amazon will use any and all of those words above to list the book. If I type “Viking Romance” into the Kindle Store Search bar: the book will appear. If I type in two words that aren’t close to each other like in my keyword boxes like, “Viking Menage” the book will be in those results as well! Do you see the possibilities here?


Let’s try another one. Let’s say that you are writing a space opera… the next Star Wars. What keywords could you use? In each box you can type a maximum of 50 characters. Some you might use for a space opera might be:

space opera romance action swords light sabers exciting thrilling command trilogy first in series science fiction sci-fi odyssey books rogue adventure military young adult


Don’t forget, you need to cater those keywords to your book! Is it funny? Make sure you include that description. If all you put in your boxes is “Space Opera”, “Science Fiction”, “Space Opera Book” etc then you’re missing a great opportunity. Are there lots of people searching for “Funny Space Opera?” Maybe not! But there are some! And you’ll be sure to capture that market if you max out those keyword boxes.

Anyway, there it is, the secret sauce.

Remember: Most importantly, your goal as an author is to be visible. If readers cannot find your book they will not purchase it. Period.

Of course, this is only one piece of the puzzle. The other crucial pieces are 1) The book (make it the best you can!), 2) the cover and 3) the blurb.

Being an indie author is like being all departments at the traditional publishing house. Therefore, getting your buyers to one-click you’ll have to firmly place your marketing hat on your head.

Want to know more?

Check out my keyword book on Amazon

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Marie Cole is an Amazon Bestselling Author who lives in Georgia, near Dawg-country, with her husband, daughters and two lazy cats.

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