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Oct 12, 2023 | 0 comments

Host & Guest


Dave Chesson


Kathleen Kaiser &

Adanna Moriarty

About This Episode

On Unlocking Amazon’s Hidden Categories: A Path to Publishing Success

Join us for an eye-opening episode that will supercharge your publishing journey and leave you ahead of the game. In this riveting conversation, hosts Kathleen and Adanna dive deep into the heart of Amazon’s latest category conundrum with Amazon expert Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur. 

Have you heard of “ghost categories?” These elusive realms are new in Amazon’s category system and have confounded authors, making it challenging to become bestsellers or even get noticed on category pages. If you’re in the publishing world, this is essential intel you can’t afford to miss.

Dave shares invaluable insights on how to identify and conquer these ghost categories. He lays out the strategies for using keywords effectively to skyrocket your book’s visibility. It’s like having a treasure map to the hidden gems of Amazon’s marketplace. And, he unveils a game-changing tool called Publisher Rocket.

But that’s not all. We’ll also explore why keeping your finger on the pulse of Amazon’s changes is a MUST for success. In a rapidly evolving industry, staying informed is the key to your publishing endeavors.

Whether you’re a seasoned author or just starting out, this episode will empower you with insider tips from folks working in the publishing industry. Learn how traditional publishers lag behind, while indie authors have the ability to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing landscape. It’s time to take the reins of your writing destiny!

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About our guest

Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson is the creator of, a website devoted to teaching advanced book Marketing, which even Amazon KDP acknowledges as one of the best by telling users to “Gain insight from Kindlepreneur on how you can optimize marketing for your books.” Having worked with such authors as Orson Scott Card, Ted Dekker, and more, his tactics help both Fiction and Nonfiction authors of all levels get their books discovered by the right readers.

So, what is Kindlepreneur? Basically, I have taken everything I’ve learned over the years working with publishing companies, NYT bestsellers, and more, and packaged it all right on Kindlepreneur. I don’t hold back at all. My goal with every article or video is to give you everything you need to know so that you can turn around and take action, and see results. I hope this is a compendium of self-publishing and book marketing knowledge so that real authors can see their books. My motto: Real Authors Deserve to be Read! That’s why I’ve built free courses, tools, articles, videos, full guides, and more. Through Kindlepreneur you’ll learn everything you need to get your book in front of more readers, make more sales, and build your author career.

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