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Monday, February 11, 2013

Amazon Kindle Books by Category [Infographic]

Today I have an infographic about Kindle e-books for you, by courtesy of Gary McLaren, who runs the excellent website.

I thought Gary's infographic contained some interesting and useful information for e-book writers, which is why I asked his permission to reproduce it here.

In particular, you might be surprised to see that there are almost twice as many nonfiction books as fiction in the Kindle store. Often, when thinking about writing for Kindle, people assume that books must be fiction. Increasingly, however, people are buying nonfiction books for Kindle as well, and there is a large (and growing) market for titles in a wide range of niches. If you're thinking of writing for Kindle, a niche nonfiction book is well worth considering, especially if you can identify a niche lots of people are currently searching for information about.

On the fiction side, also, you can see the wide range of titles published. Particularly noticeable is the large proportion labelled "genre fiction". As Gary says in his original post, this may well be because publishers can select up to two categories for any book, and genre fiction makes a good “second” category.

If you're looking for an introductory guide to formatting, publishing and writing Kindle e-books, I still recommend my own Kindle Kash guide. As you will see, if you buy it from my homepage, I am giving away three extra bonuses of my own. This is in addition to those being offered by my publishers, The WCCL Network (also trading as the Self Development Network).

If you already have some experience with Kindle, a low-cost guide to creating "niche" nonfiction books that I recommend is Kwik Kindle Kash (no relation to my course despite the similar name!). This is a video training course that takes you step-by-step through finding potentially profitable nonfiction niches to write about, and is packed with useful hints and tips. It's currently available for under $10 as a Warrior Forum special offer, and I recommend checking it out.

Thanks again to Gary for letting me reproduce his infographic. If you have any comments or questions about it, or Kindle publishing generally, please do leave them below!

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Anonymous Rutchie said...

I am just curious if these numbers are the books that were published since day 1? It seems that non-fiction books are the most published. These infographics are very informative. One reason why non-fiction almost doubled the number from fiction is because of the genre. We can see in the infographics that non-fiction has a bigger number of book genre.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm pretty sure that the figures are just the number of e-books that are currently available in the store.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Gary McLaren said...

Thanks for sharing this, Nick, and you are correct... I created this InfoGraphic using the number of ebooks that were available in each category on 4 December 2012.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous thomaswilson said...

A new survey found that 65% of Internet users are attracted to visual content. Given the fact that 90% of the data that is processed by the human brain is imaged, the fact images trump words in most cases is not surprising.

11:21 AM  

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