eBook Keywords Analysis: Childrens Books
Children’s books are usually illustrative, which makes keyword targeting tricky. These keywords can also be counter intuitive, as generally it’s the parents doing the actual searching and buying, rendering actual basic descriptions of your books plotlines relatively useless. The most important keywords by far are ones that describe the books age range (ex. 2-4 years old,) message (Does your book teach kids to deal with grief?), as well as technical descriptors that a parent would search for. Despite being perhaps the most creative and non-structured category of books, the keywords are the most technical as this is the only niche where most searches are done by an individual buying for someone else, so they will almost always use more technical searches than desire based searches. Key themes are education, comfort, good moral messages and inspiring a sense of nostalgia in the parents – if the child is involved in the decision making, they will almost always pick entirely based upon the cover, which means your keywords should describe your cover exactly so someone searching for “bunny rabbit” sees your amazing bunny rabbit cover!
To categorize your book into a sub-category on Amazon, choose your main category, then include the relevant keywords into your keyword sections. Individual keywords can be put anywhere, multiple word category keywords must be alone in their keyword box.
Children’s books have their own subcategories and some relevant subcategories in other niches. To categorize your book into a sub-category on Amazon, choose your main category, then include the relevant keywords into your keyword sections. Individual keywords can be put anywhere, multiple word category keywords must be alone in their keyword box.
Children’s Age Range/ Baby-2 = baby
Children’s Age Range/ Ages 3-5 = preschool
Children’s Age Range/ Ages 6-8 = ages 6-8
Children’s Age Range/ 9-12 = preteen
Children’s Fantasy & Magic/Coming of Age = coming of age
Children’s Fantasy & Magic/Sword & Sorcery = sword, sorcery, magic, dragon, quest
Children’s Mystery & Thrillers/Detectives = detective, sleuth
Children’s Mystery & Thrillers/Fantasy & Supernatural = fantasy, paranormal, magic
Children’s Mystery & Thrillers/Spies = spy, terrorist, secret agent
Children’s Science Fiction/Action & Adventure = action, adventure
Children’s Science Fiction/Action & Adventure/Superheroes = superhero
Children’s Science Fiction/Aliens = alien, extraterrestrial
Children’s Science Fiction/Time Travel = time travel
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Angels & Demons = angels
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Ghosts = ghosts
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Vampires = vampires
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Werewolves & Shifters = werewolf, shapeshifters
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Witches & Wizards = witch, wizard, warlock, druid, shaman
Children’s & Teen’s Horror Characters/Zombies = zombies
Literary Fiction Themes/Childhood = childhood, youth