The Best Amazon KDP Research Tools

The Best Amazon KDP Research Tools
Amazon KDP is a great source of additional income. Like with other online businesses, sellers need to constantly conduct research to stay ahead of the competition and make more sales. KDP research tools helps sellers do just that.
Amazon KDP is a great source of additional income. Like with other online businesses, sellers need to constantly conduct research to stay ahead of the competition and make more sales. KDP research tools helps sellers do just that.
Image of the free Merch Research Keyword Tool
Image of the free Merch Research Keyword Tool
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Amazon KDP is similar to many other print on demand businesses and that means good research and good strategies are key to staying ahead of the competition.

There are several KDP research tools available in the market and in this blog, we go through a few of them that could help you achieve your desired goals.

It’s important to note that tools differ slightly, and it’s important to do your own research to find out what works best for your business while still being within your budgetary needs. 

Amazon KDP Research Tools

Despite Amazon having a large market, the competition on the platform is enormous, and that means sellers need to find ways of staying ahead and staying on top of different searches.

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Tools are a great way of finding out what people are currently searching for and what niches are popular.

You’ll also be able to gain insight into what products are selling the best so you can have an idea of what top sellers are doing.

Amazon Book Sales Calculator

Amazon Book Sales Calculator is one of the KDP research tools that shows you how your competitors’ book/s is fairing on KDP.

It gives you a general idea of how many sales a specific ebook or paperback is making.

All you have to do is find the book’s “Amazon Best Sellers Rank”.

Once you have this number, you copy it and place it in their calculator, choose the book or ebook option and it will give you an overview of how many sales it makes. 

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This is one of the most accurate KDP sales calculators with an error rate of only 6%.

Understanding how many sales a book makes will give you insight into which niches are popular and which niches are unfavorable.

If a book has good sales, you can look further into its product description to see how they are creating their listings to help you when you are making your own.

Flying Upload

Flying Upload is a tool that helps both Merch by Amazon and Amazon KDP sellers conduct research.

Unlike the first KDP research tool, Flying Upload offers a broader range of services.

Through their tool, you can search for the best-selling ebooks, paperback books, journals, diaries, and more.

You’ll also be able to see the number of estimated sales each book makes and get a trend analysis on how different books are performing. 

Screenshot of the Flying Upload home page

Users can also use Flying Upload to find the most profitable niches on Amazon KDP, find breakout niches and new trends within the platform.

For an extra boost of creativity, you’ll be able to compare book cover designs within the niches you sell under.

This tool also allows for authors to conduct keyword research to find what keywords are being searched for within Amazon KDP.

When it comes to KDP research tools, Flying Upload is a comprehensive option that gives you access to different functionalities all from one tool.

Merch Titans

Merch Titans is another one of the most popular KDP research tools that works with both Merch by Amazon and Amazon KDP. 

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They offer users a free KDP research tool that will help them find the best sellers within Amazon KDP for whichever keyword they search for.

Once you enter your target keyword, Merch Titans will bring up these books and also important information on their price, title, brand, image, ASIN, ranking, estimated sales, page count, and more.

Having this information is important in guiding you on how to price your book so that your prices are not too high or too low.

It also shows you how other sellers are designing their book covers, how many pages their books are, and how they are creating their listings.

AMZ Suggestions Expander

Keywords are important for any online business.

You need to know what keywords people are using to search for books within your niche.

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Having this knowledge means you can include helpful keywords within your own listings so that they are found easily on Amazon and on larger search engines like Google.

AMZ suggestions expander helps users find long-form keywords that people are already searching for on Amazon.

That will help you specifically target even more people and that means more traffic to your book and hopefully even more sales. is one of the most necessary KDP research tools becuase it helps users find top keywords on Amazon KDP. works with different platforms, so when making your search, you can filter your search to only the Kindle Store platform.

Simply make a search of the keyword you have in mind and this tool will generate several high volume long-tail keywords that you can use for your listing. 

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In your search you’ll also be able to filter by the market you are targeting and the language your book is written in. 

This tool also has a graph that will show you how specific keywords have been performing over a period of time.

This shows you whether it is a break-out keyword or it has been consistently performing well on Amazon KDP.

Choosing the right niche or category for your book could be the difference between high profit and mediocre profit.

By keying in the ASIN of a specific book, this KDP research tool will be able to show you what category the book is placed under.

If you still haven’t created a book and want to know what categories are the highest selling, this tool will be invaluable.

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You might also find other categories that you never knew existed using their “Catalize” feature that shows you categories related to the category you are researching.

In Conclusion

Amazon KDP is a lucrative opportunity for authors and business people to make money.

However, to be able to make consistent income, you need to regularly stay ahead of trends, find the right keywords and get into the right categories.

This is a process that never stops and the right KDP research tool not only makes this process easier but also provides you with accurate and current information. 

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