Amazon Sales Rank Explained: Choose Your Next Kindle eBook

Use Amazon Sales Rank to Choose What Your Next Kindle Book Should Be About By Looking at Competitor's Amazon Sales Rank
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description


Course Fully Updated for January 2017

Join my community of over 6,700 students learning my courses!

This course is designed for authors and publishers, who are considering writing a Kindle eBook. By the end of this course you will be able to understand how Amazon Best Seller Rank works and how you can use it in order to select profitable niches. No prior knowledge is needed.

About This Course:

Many people are confused, which niches are profitable and which ones are not. Therefore, it becomes very difficult to choose, what your next Kindle eBook should be written about, if you want to run a successful and profitable Kindle business.

At the end of this course you will be able to evaluate your competition and use Amazon Best Seller Rank in order to determine, which niches are profitable and which ones you should stay away from.

Contents and Overview:

  • Understand what is Amazon Best Seller Rank
  • Know where you can find Amazon Best Seller Rank
  • Be able to convert Amazon Best Seller Rank to an approximate amount of eBooks sold
  • Know how to choose a niche, which will be profitable
  • A downloadable audio version of the course in MP3 format

Additional Benefits:

In addition to the curriculum and the things you will learn in the course, you will also get the following benefits by taking this course:

  • Full and lifetime access to the course
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money back guarantee - that is my personal promise of your success!
  • My help is available to you, if you get stuck or have a question
  • Get discounts to my other Kindle courses

Enrol now by pressing the “Take This Course" button at the top right, as you will be able to evaluate, which categories are the most profitable for you to write the next Kindle eBook.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge is needed, because I will go through everything in depth in the course!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how Amazon best seller rank works
  • Utilize Amazon best seller rank to your advantage and choose only profitable niches to write in

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone considering writing a Kindle book (either existing Kindle authors or upcoming)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course

Introduction to this course


Disclaimer: I do not work at Amazon and do not know the exact formula behind the best seller rank. However, this course is based on my personal experience and it can still be used as a guide to what categories are selling well.


In this lecture I remind the students that the lectures are recorded in high quality. This means that if you have a good Internet connection, it would be a good choice to toggle that option on.


If you are stuck or unsure about anything, feel free to post a discussion. I check the discussion board regularly

Section 2: What Is Amazon Best Seller Rank And How Does It Work?

A definition of what Amazon best seller rank is and also I show on Amazon, where you can find the rank exactly.


Discussion how you can convert the Best Seller Rank into sales every day.


A link to the conversion table in Theresa Ragan's blog


Discussion about just released e-books and the fact that they do not have any sales ranks.

5 questions

A quiz related to seciton 2

Section 3: How to Choose The Best Kindle Niches

Discussion, which niches I usually go for and estimation of my profit


Importance of looking at multiple competitors


Discussion that it is important to observe the best seller rank over period of time, because it fluctuates quite significantly.


You need to always keep seasonality in mind, when choosing a particular niche. The best niches are the ones, where you will be selling the e-book the whole year, not just 1 month

Section 3 Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Conclusion

A quick reminder to use the discussion board and that I can make some additional videos based on the questions that I will receive.


If you could leave a review for this course, it would help both me and any potential students out.

Section 5: BONUS: Discounts of My Other Courses

Discounts for my other relevant courses

Section 6: BONUS: Audio Version of the Course for Your MP3 Player/iPod
What Can You Expect to Gain From This Course?
Disclaimer: Everything In This Course is Based On Personal Experience
What Is Amazon Best Seller Rank And Where To Find It?
How to Convert Amazon Best Seller Rank into Sales
I Cannot See A Best Seller Rank - Is It A Problem?
What Niche Should I Choose and How to Approximate the Profitability?
Check Multiple Competitors - Not Only One
Importance of Observing the Best Seller Rank Over A Period of Time
Seasonality Can Affect the Best Seller Rank

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Instructor Biography

John Smith, Online Entrepreneur

Over 6,700 unique students from 132 different countries are studying my courses.

I have been an online entrepreneur since 2010 using various methods of earning money online. I have multiple YouTube channels, tried working with affiliate marketing, consultant on Internet, Forex, selling e-books and an online teacher on Udemy. I love to share my own experiences both from my entrepreneur life and also when I was working in one of the largest corporations in the world (see my CV below).


YouTube: Over 7 million viewers on my main channel, increasing by 200,000 viewers per month. I have several other channels, which are training related.


I started teaching on Udemy in October 2014 and I have gained over 2,200 unique students. I am enjoying teaching and very passionate about helping people solve their problems, grow their business and improve their lives. I can proudly say that I have helped people across the 6 different continents.

My CV:

I finished my BSc Business and Management in one of the top UK universities with a first class degree. After getting the degree, I worked in one of the major corporation that is in Fortune 500 - General Motors. Hence, I am familiar to the corporate culture and the daily life of working in major corporations.

While working for the corporation I have come across many different people that I had to work with. I have also had the opportunity to attend many different business trips in various countries with different cultures, which has allowed me to understand how differently business operations are carried out in different countries.

Right now I work online as an entrepreneur, which has been mentioned before.

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