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Doctor Shifty
04-01-2013, 09:58 AM
I am publishing my first ebook on Amazon and am having trouble selecting the categories for it. Their category selection menu has no relation to the categories in the kindle store.

It's a book of funny poetry for kids and similar books in the Kindle Store have category chains such as :
Kindle store/Kindle ebooks/Children's ebooks/literature/poetry
Kindle store/Kindle ebooks/Children's ebooks/humor

The categories offered by Amazon's KDP website have no children's sections at all. They use this list
http://www.bisg.org/what-we-do-0-136-bisac-subject-headings-list-major-subjects.php

The most similar selection seems to be Juvenile Fiction/Stories in Verse

It seems children and humor do not get a mention anywhere.

Am I missing something obvious here?

This is what the category chain looks like on site:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/155213011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_5_last

merrihiatt
04-01-2013, 11:20 AM
The categories don't match, you're right. Contact Amazon KDP through the help button in your Amazon KDP account and specify the category/ies you want your book listed and they'll take care of it.

Doctor Shifty
04-01-2013, 01:03 PM
Thank you. I've emailed them with the request.