FAQ: What Books Sell Best On Kindle?

List of the Top #100 Most Competitive Amazon Kindle Bestseller Categories

There are more than 10,489 bestseller lists for Amazon Kindle books, so choosing the right categories for your book on Kindle is crucial; having your book listed in the right category could lead to hundreds or even thousands of new readers.

Kindle Store Category (Bestseller List)

This list is purely for Kindle ebooks and Kindle sales; please note that all of these bestseller lists are for the Kindle store, not the “Books” category (hardcover, ebooks, audiobooks).

Kindle Category Rankings

We tracked rankings for three different books in each category, including the #1 best-selling book, the #50 middle-of-the-pack, and the #100 last-minute addition, and ranked the lists based on how difficult they are to rank for and how well the average book sells.

What You Can Learn About the Kindle Ebook Market From This List

Out of the Top 100 most competitive categories on Amazon Kindle, only 12 are nonfiction, and the other 21 are all fiction, which makes sense given the size of the fiction market. Biographies is the most competitive nonfiction list.

Not Sure Which Categories to Select For Your Book?

Our book promotions manager will hand-pick the best 10 categories for your book, and you can purchase our Amazon Bestseller Category Selection Package here.

Want to learn more about how to get your Kindle and Physical books to rank well in the Amazon store?

Tom Corson-Knowles, the founder of TCK Publishing and the bestselling author of 27 books, has created a simple system for getting your Kindle Ebooks to rank on Amazon’s bestseller lists.

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Which books sell the most on Kindle?

Book sales vs. Kindle rankings:

  • #8 u2014 3,774 books per day. #7 u2014 3,806 books per day. #6 u2014 3,868 books per day. #5 u2014 3,950 books per day. #4 u2014 4,560 books per day. #3 u2014 5,170 books per day. #2 u2014 5,780 books per day.

What are the best books on Amazon Kindle?

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  1. #1. Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall.
  2. #2. Barbara Davis’ The Keeper of Happy Endings.
  3. #3. Peril.
  4. #4. The Casanova (The Miles High Club Book 3)
  5. #5. What’s Left Unsaid: A Novel.
  6. #6. Bree Taggert’s Right Behind Her (Bree Taggert Book 4)
  7. #7. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family…

What are the top selling eBooks?

Best Sellers in Kindle eBooks in 2020

  1. #1. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family… Gregg Olsen.
  2. #2. Barbara O’Neal’s When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel.
  3. #3. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  4. #4. In an Instant.
  5. #5. The Bad Seed.
  6. #6. Last Day.
  7. #7. Thief River Falls.
  8. #8. Sponge

What are best selling books right now?


  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
  • The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell.
  • The Noise by James Patterson
  • J. D. Barker.
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  • L. A. Weather by Mara Amparo Escandu00f3n.
  • The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves.

What book genre sells the most?

What are the most popular book genres right now?

  1. Crime and Thriller.
  2. Religious and Self-help.
  3. Children’s Books u2013 Humor.
  4. Fantasy and Sci-fi u2013 Young Adult.
  5. Fantasy and Sci-fi u2013 Young Adult.
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What Kindle books are free with Prime?

Amazon Prime Reading: Free and Popular Books

  • J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Alice Walker’s The Color Purple
  • Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • Jane Austen’s Emma
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.

How do you get Kindle Unlimited for free?

To begin reading, look for the Kindle Unlimited icon throughout the Kindle Store and click the “Read for Free” button on Kindle book pages. On the Kindle Unlimited page, you can find popular titles and recommendations from our editors, or browse our entire catalog and refine by genre.

Do you need Kindle Unlimited to read Kindle books?

Q: Do I need a Kindle device to use Kindle Unlimited? A: No, you can read Kindle Unlimited books using our free Kindle Reading apps on your Kindle device, phone, tablet, or computer.

What kind of ebooks sell best 2020?

The following are Amazon’s top five selling ebook categories:

  • Biographies and Memoirs. Biographies and Memoirs. Business and Money. Self Help. Cookbooks, Food, and Wine.

What are the most popular ebook topics?

The Top 10 Non-Fiction Amazon Kindle (eBooks) Categories

  • Self-Help (146)
  • Cook Books, Food, and Wine (171)
  • Politics and Social Sciences (180)
  • Health, Fitness, and Dieting (202)
  • Parenting and Relationships (327)
  • Crafts, Hobbies, and Home (1,309)
  • Education and Teaching (1,483)

Is selling ebooks profitable?

Remember that, while ebooks are a paid product, they are rarely a big moneymaker, especially in the short term; most ebook sellers price them low to get people into their marketing funnel and sell them more expensive products like consulting and premium courses.

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What are the 10 best selling books?

The Top 10 Best-Selling Books of All Time are as follows:


What books are hot right now?

Books that are extremely popular right now

  • The Magnolia That Grew Unnoticed (Kindle Edition)
  • Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in His Own Words (Paperback)
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
  • 11/22/63 (Hardcover)
  • The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, #4)
  • Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga, #1)

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