Episode 33 – How the Right Keywords Sell More Books

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In this week’s episode Chris and guest co-host Dave Chesson show you how the right keywords sell more books and help you get discovered by new readers.


In this episode


Show Notes & Links:

-Meet Kindlepreneur founder Dave Chesson and hear his definition of personal success.

-Discover why you need to find out which keywords people are actually searching. They may not be the ones you’re thinking of.

-Why you need to research your keywords before you write your book.

-Why using common genre keywords like “science fiction” probably won’t help readers find your book.

-Why book categories are not as important as keywords for discovery.

-How to find out what the competition is for keywords you are considering.

Kindlepreneur website and link to KDP Rocket tool: https://kdprocket.com/

Dave Chesson contact information: https://kindlepreneur.com/contact-me/

Dave’s blog: https://kindlepreneur.com/blog/

Link to Chris’ latest book & free online course: Sell More Books With Less Social Media

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  • Chris Syme

    Kindle Spy is Wesley Atkins, I think Lissa. Two different products I believe. The link I had on the podcast was actually to a blog post Dave had written about several different tools he recommends. Your comment was a good reminder that I probably better put a link directly to KDP Rocket on the post so people don’t get confused.

  • Lissa Johnston

    I clicked on the KDP Rocket link and I see the Kindle Spy product as well. So you’re the Kindle Spy guy??? I love that product! Often while listening to this podcast I was thinking, ‘hey, this sounds like a perfect complement to that other program I have’. Ha! Anyway – much food for thought. I feel like I’m overlooking the obvious where keywords are concerned. Question – is there a way to see what keywords are associated with your book’s ‘Also Boughts’? I thought that might shed some light on what keywords I should consider.

  • Chris Syme

    Awesome to hear Alexie. I had quite a few ‘aha’ moments visiting with Dave myself.

  • Alexie Linn

    I enjoyed this podcast, gaining a few ‘aha’ moments. I will now put your suggestions into practice. Onward and thank you. Definitely worth the 30 minutes, btw.

  • Chris Syme

    It was a pleasure Dave. Most of the comments and questions come in our Facebook group so we’ll pass those along. https://www.facebook.com/groups/smartsocialmediaforauthors/

  • Thanks for having me and it was a lot of fun. If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask 😀