I’m in Love with Kindle Spy

KNOCKOUT

Kindle Spy is a slick piece of software enabling you to reverse-engineer pages on Kindle. Here are three ways I use it.

1. Evaluating Keywords

Kindle spy allows me to see how well a category of books is doing. This is important, because I want to be in a niche that sells well.

For example, one of the keywords I checked out was “Romantic Suspense mystery.” I typed it in the search area and up came a list of books. I hit the Kindle Spy icon and a spreadsheet appeared detailing the ranking of each book and revenue/month.

This data helps me decide if that keyword is good for me.

2. Word clouds

It also generates word clouds (i.e., worldes) for each group which weighs the importance of specific words.

3. Snooping

Wouldn’t you like to know how well other authors are doing? There is a way. You go to an author’s page on Kindle and hit the Kindle spy icon. Up pops their stats, which includes the number of books they are selling, rankings and revenue.

Seeing how transparent the whole business is made me gulp. But it is useful and easily attainable information.

Take a look:

 

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

7 thoughts on “I’m in Love with Kindle Spy”

  1. You are certainly gifted when it comes to all this technology stuff, Jo-Ann. So do you by the spyware? Very interesting, but not sure others should be able to tell how many books I’ve sold. Just saying. Maybe I’d feel differently if I’d sold tons. LOL

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    1. Hi Marsha
      Kindle Spy costs about $39. USD. I won’t even mention what that turns out to be in Canadian. Our dollar is killing us.
      I know what you mean about not wanting everyone to know the details of your business. But there are no secrets.
      Have a great Sunday
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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