Let’s be honest. Most of us purchase stuff from Amazon. What once started out as an online bookstore is now the world’s largest online retailer selling everything from books to bird feeders. Amazon’s massive influence has shifted our shopping habits and that extends to how we as consumers buy our beloved books.
Lately, I’ve noticed Amazon flagging some books as “TEACHER’S PICKS” including my very own children’s mystery novel, Me, Frida and The Secret of the Peacock Ring. So, how did that happen?
How does the all-powerful Amazon choose the children’s books flagged as TEACHER’S PICKS? What does it mean? Did actual teachers provide feedback?
I did a little digging on the Amazon site and found answers.
What qualifies as a TEACHER’S PICK on Amazon?
According to Amazon, it creates a curated list of best children books based on the feedback from hundreds of teachers. The books are aimed for readers K-8th grade and “represent diverse voices, new authors, kid favorite series, and early reading titles that are sure to become instant favorites.”
Works for me! I’m super thrilled that my Frida-Kahlo-inspired mystery novel is one of their “Teacher’s Picks.” Amazon is convenient. All of my books (Spanish and English) are sold on their site, but…when you can, please support independent booksellers by purchasing children’s books from them.
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