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Nov 27, 2017 12:20 AM

CreateSpace and Amazon categories - how to correct mistakes

Guys, I'd appreciate some advice. It's not strictly about CreateSpace, but about Amazon, and how books published through CreateSpace end up in a specific book category on Amazon sites.

 

I have just published, for my father in law, a large complex science book (to do with population and land resources and soil quality), for which I did all the typesetting. In the final stages he completed the pricing page, and the BISAC code and book description and it appeared on the selected Amazon sites. But it appeared in some very wrong categories.

 

On .com it appeared in a science category, but a sub-category on Environment would have been better.

On .co.uk it appeared in completely the wrong place, a homes and gardens category to do with horticulture.

 

I am assuming that Amazon is trying to automate the placement of the book. It was wrong for both sites. And I am currently looking at the European sites, and Canada, to see what has happened there.

 

So my queetion is this:  >>> How do we get the category correctly assigned, at each of the Amazon sites? Who do we contact? And have others encountered this problem?

 

For the record, the book is here:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995656606

and

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995656606

 

Hoping to get some advice.

 

Sincerely,

 

Howard Smith

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1. Nov 27, 2017 1:15 AM in response to: smithh
Re: CreateSpace and Amazon categories - how to correct mistakes

If your father-in-law has Author Central accounts for the affected Amazon sites and has claimed the book through them, he can contact Amazon through Author Central to request corrections.

 

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3. Nov 27, 2017 7:11 AM in response to: smithh
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