Quick Tip for Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Writers

Are you writing a mystery, thriller or suspense book to publish on Kindle?

You can use these special keywords in your title to get better rankings!

In order for a title to appear in the sub-categories below, the title’s search keywords must include at least one of the keywords or phrases listed.


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/Amateur Sleuth amateur
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/British Detectives british detective
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/FBI Agents fbi
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/Female Protagonists female protagonist
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/Police Officers police
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Characters/Private Investigators private investigator
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Heist heist, robbery, thief, theft
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Murder murder
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Noir noir
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Organized Crime mob, mafia, organized crime, yakuza
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Serial Killers serial killer
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Vigilante Justice vigilante justice
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Dark dark
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Disturbing disturbing
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Fun fun
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Humorous comedy
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Racy racy
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Scary scary
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Moods/Vengeful vengeful
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Mystery/Cozy/Animals cat, dog, horse, animal, pets
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Mystery/Cozy/Crafts & Hobbies craft, hobby, knitting, quilting
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Mystery/Cozy/Culinary food, cook, bake
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Beaches beach
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Islands island
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Mountains mountain
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Outer Space space
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Small Towns small town
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Suburban suburban
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Settings/Urban urban
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Suspense/Paranormal/General paranormal
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Suspense/Paranormal/Psychics psychic, telepathy
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Suspense/Paranormal/Vampires vampire
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Suspense/Paranormal/Werewolves & Shifters werewolf, shapeshifter
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Thrillers/Assassinations assassin, hitman
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Thrillers/Conspiracies conspiracy
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Thrillers/Financial financial
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Thrillers/Pulp pulp
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Thrillers/Terrorism terrorism


[Book Review] Amazon Secrets Revealed

Patrick GallagherAmazon Secrets Revealed: How To Sell More Books on Amazon.com

by Patrick X. Gallagher

An excellent purchase for any Kindle author

Patrick Gallagher’s book is packed with very helpful advice to get your book listings stand out from the Amazon crowd!

The author covers topics such as SEO specific to Amazon, making the most of keywords, what role ratings play in rankings, increasing your books visibility, and how to research your competitors.

Although I have read a great deal on this topic – I learned some amazing new tips that I can take action on immediately to improve my book rankings!

Amazon Secrets Revealed also contains handy feedback on methods and tools that are not worth using, saving authors the time and money of trial and error. I would have liked to have seen the “what doesn’t work” tips clearly marked in a different color or font type.

Overall, the book is an excellent purchase for any Kindle author to boost their sales and reach a wider audience. I consider this to be an absolute must-read for authors who have seen their existing book sales trickle to a halt, or to read before publishing a new book.

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[Book Review] LinkedIn Secrets Revealed

linkedin secrets revealedLinkedIn Secrets Revealed: 10 Secrets To Unlocking Your Complete Profile on LinkedIn.com
by Patrick X. Gallagher

An essential read for any professional on LinkedIn

“LinkedIn Secrets Revealed” contains invaluable tips and tricks for getting your LinkedIn profile noticed.

Patrick has written an outstanding guide that can be used for building a LinkedIn profile from scratch, or to improve what you already have.

Overall an outstanding read that provides everything you need to know without any fluff.

I recommend that all LinkedIn users read this book and act on Patrick’s tips.

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WTF Are Kindle Singles? How to Publishing Kindle Singles on Amazon

Have you even heard of Kindle Singles?

Kindle Singles are ebooks with a focused theme and defined length that can be accessed from Kindle devices, Kindle reading applications, and on Amazon.

Kindle Singles are longer than a typical magazine feature but shorter than the length of most books. Titles are hand-picked by Amazon, and added on a continuing basis.

Great. That description provided by Amazon isn’t at all vague…

Unsurprisingly authors are very confused about what the heck to list in the Kindle Singles.

Based on the ebooks chosen by Amazon to appear in the fiction listings, Kindle Singles are basically short stand alone stories or the first few chapters of POPULAR novels. Length varies anywhere from 18 to 115 pages (~2,000 to 14,000 words). Prices vary massively, with some authors charging the same as they would for a complete novel.

One thing that definitely stood out is that although less established authors might make the cut with a short story, only the more mainstream authors seem to get their ‘sampler’ versions show up.

Where Kindle Singles does seem handy for self-published fiction writers is for testing out story ideas before committing to a full novel. List a short story. that can stand alone, but can also function as a kind of prequel to a series or full length novel later.

For fiction your Kindle Single should be about 50 pages (~5,000 to 8,000 words). It should have one main plot and little to no focus on subplots.

Rather than just checking out the [meager] listings under Kindle Singles, I suggest taking a look at the Kindle Short Reads category for ideas.

Have you tried Kindle Singles?