Selling print-on-demand, no-content and low-content books on Amazon, is becoming ever more challenging and competitive. There are literally millions of products to compete with and even savvier Sellers behind the products they are selling.
One thing’s for certain though, and that’s the fact that quality sells over quantity. Low-content book Sellers know that they need to produce the right product in the right niche at the right price. Gathering this market intelligence can seem like a long and time-consuming process.
Until it isn’t.
What if, instead of painstakingly digging up all the data by hand, there was a business intelligence tool that you could rely on to give you all the data you need, automatically? Well, there is!
Book Bolt offers all this and more through its variety of different features.
And to give you a good idea of what you can expect, we’ve prepared a brief introduction to it.
What Does The Book Bolt Platform Do?
So, what is Book Bolt?
Some may call it a business intelligence software. Others see it simply as the go-to tool for the world of Amazon KDP.
Why? Because it provides a smart, easy-to-use, and effective way of figuring out the best way to list, design and price your print-on-demand (POD) books. It also offers crucial information about keywords and descriptions, which are essential for business growth.
Here are just some of the features offered by Book Bolt.
What Are The Key Features Of Book Bolt?
The product search in Book Bolt is a very effective feature because it displays related books in the keywords and categories you’re searching for. It does a real-time search on Amazon giving you an overview of the keywords you’re looking for. The “categories” search allows you to expand and aggregate your search results. If you’re looking for a specific category, you can select it to dive deep into the niche you’re looking at. It enables you to make decisions based on research and information. Just the type of information that a Seller needs.
Some of the key insights you’ll be able to take advantage of include: total results, keywords, average BSR, and the lowest, highest and average price. This is crucial information to help Sellers make smart choices.
Another useful feature to take advantage of is the search volume per month for specific and related keywords. In addition, you’ll be able to see different authors and when exactly a low-content or no-content book has been published.
You’ll get information about ASINs, price, reviews and estimated sales per month, and also look at the description and pick out keywords from there. There are also keyword counts, which are the most used keywords included in best selling books. Furthermore, you get related keywords that indicate how many times they have been searched for per month. Of course, you’ll be able to add specific books to your favorites list to take a look at later.
This feature allows you to look up the brand name of a specific print-on-demand book. Perhaps you’ve seen it on Amazon and you’d like to see if they’re selling other books on the platform as well? This is where you can check out their niches and whether they’re following a certain strategy. It’s a matter of pasting in the Seller and clicking on “Search”.
The results will be pulled up with information about lowest, highest and average price, BSR’s, and keyword counts that are used in these best-sellers. The search will then yield the best-selling books for that brand. You’ll be able to see what the covers and ASIN’s are, as well as reviews, price, sales ranks, and estimated monthly sales. Of course, you can add these to your favorites for later use. Also, you’ll be able to get monthly searches for related keywords used on Amazon. This is excellent for digging up brand new niches, what successful Sellers are doing, how they price and layout their covers, etc.
The Cloud feature is a recreation of the Amazon database, which means it’s updated daily. You can get a broad view of what books are being sold, what customers want, and with a few clicks – you’ll know what you should be creating.
You’ve got a few different options here: how many of the best-sellers you want to look at from top 100 to top 500; different categories; the BSR range on Amazon; the price range that you can play around with as well; and of course, you can enter keywords in your search. When you click “Search”, you’ll get all the relevant results. It’s important to look at the lowest, highest, and average prices to help you figure out how to price your book. You’ll also get keyword counts for books that are actually selling.
The software will bring back all the results in terms of your search with a lot of valuable information including: author, publisher, price, BSR, ASIN’s, reviews, publication date, estimated monthly sales. Also included is an average sales rank over 30 days. This will help you see which Sellers are consistent. Look at the average sales rank to see how a book is doing over time to determine how many sales are being made per month. You can also check out descriptions and even add the findings into the favorites module.
Finally, you’ll be able to see the BSR and a price history button in graph form letting you gauge a book’s overall success. This will enable you to see if Sellers have done anything to manipulate the results by, for example, changing their prices. Essentially, it enables you to see the competition’s strategies, what works for them, and how you can use this information in your own POD book business.
This feature does a reverse ASIN search for a book title to help Sellers figure out what keywords the competition is ranking for in order to get in front of an audience. It works on best-selling, independently published or CreateSpace books, and helps Sellers get the right keywords based on their competitors’ actions. It will bring up the product, title, description, and keywords, and you can sort it by rank. The total items count is how many products are on Amazon for each of the keywords. You’ll also see the monthly search volume on Amazon.
This feature is aimed at helping you find new ideas or to see how many searches per month a keyword is getting plus other relevant data. The keywords used should be relevant to your specific POD book. What will you be able to see here?
The Amazon search volume, Google’s monthly search volume, and the cost per click of Google Ads for each viewer. Also available are the competition and the number of bidders bidding on each keyword. The higher the competition and high costs per click signal that there’s commercial intent behind a specific keyword.
This is excellent for helping you narrow down your keywords and use the most appropriate ones for your book.
This tool will help Sellers find the right category on Amazon KDP. The Amazon KDP website’s category tree can be difficult to navigate owing to the hundreds of categories that are available there. This can be time-consuming but it doesn’t have to be. All you need to do is enter a keyword and it will help you find the right categories for your book. You can even use modifiers to narrow down your search.
Book Bolt Lister
This enables you to hotkey your profile information and pre-fill information on your profile. Enter a shortcut and the software will autofill everything on the page for you so that you don’t need to re-type it over and over again. This will save you a lot of time and hassle when uploading your book on Amazon KDP.
Book Bolt Designer
This feature offers drag and drop design software for interiors and covers. The designer enables you to pick options for the book that you want to create such as colors, texts and fonts, text effects, text outlines, patterns, layers, transform text, etc. For images, you can either upload your own or use SVG images and vectors, which are editable (and will not pixelate), add shapes, enable artists to draw, add effects, and even masks to a text.
If this sounds like a powerful tool to you, you’re not mistaken. This is why we will have a separate article about it soon. Stay tuned!
How Can These Features Help You Make More Money?
All in all, Book Bolt’s features enable Sellers to make their POD Self-Publishing easier, smarter, and more profitable. And all this for $9.99 per month (for newbies) or $19.99 (for pros, which includes puzzle making software).
To date, Book Bolt has saved Sellers (just like you) over 50,000 man-hours of labor on creating, designing, researching, and listing low-content books on Amazon.
A $9.99 investment in such software is merely a drop in the ocean of your book business. By saving you time, efforts, and hassle, you’ll be able to list that much faster with higher quality books and get in front of an audience that really wants to buy from you!
Remember that you can always take advantage of the 3-day FREE trial to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of the real value Book Bolt’s features provide.
Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!