Browse path categories are the sections of the Amazon site where customers can find your book. Think of browse categories like the sections of a physical bookstore (fiction, history, and so on). During title setup, you’ll choose a BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications) code. The codes you choose, along with your selected keywords, are used to place your book into certain categories on Amazon.
After your book has an Amazon listing, your book’s category will appear under the Product Details section of your listing. This is the path customers can follow to find your book. To make your book appear in the right categories, choose the categories and keywords that best describe your book. Learn more about BISAC subject codes and how to make your book more discoverable with keywords.
Note: Book categories are automatically mapped based on the Kindle Store category selected during publishing.
Categories and subcategories help potential customers find specific types of books in groups organized by genre or subject matter. When customers click into subcategories, the route they follow is called a browse path. You can choose two BISAC category codes in your KDP Bookshelf. You can update your categories in your KDP Bookshelf or your Amazon Author Central account.
See details on timelines for new publications and updates to published books.
Note: Companion books, also referred to as summaries, study guides, or analysis books, can’t be added to additional browse categories on Amazon.
To see the categories currently assigned to your published book:
Some Kindle Store categories are restricted. Publishers can’t enable them.
Want to list your book in the Children’s or Teen & Young Adult categories on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.de? If so, you must choose at least one Juvenile Category (BISAC Subject Code). For Children’s categories, you’ll also need to set the minimum recommended reading age to 0 – 11 years old.
For Teen & Young Adult categories on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, set the minimum recommended reading age to 13 – 17 years old. For Amazon.de, set the minimum recommended reading age to 12 – 15 years. On Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, titles with a Juvenile Category and a minimum recommended age of 12 may be categorized in Children’s or Teens. This depends on other information about the book. Keep in mind that an independent category will show for Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, and Amazon.it.
Learn more about entering age and grade ranges.
We’re regularly adding to the list of Series categories. However, we’re currently unable to accept requests for new Series categories. Check back later to see if the Series you’re looking for was added to the list.