AbeBooks maintains approximately 3,500 subject categories that are used by buyers browsing our website. These categories are accessed through the [Browse] link in the red banner at the top of every AbeBooks page. They’re based on the BISAC subject list and are organized in a tree structure of approximately 50 top-level categories and even more sub-categories.
If you categorize your listings, your categories will be displayed on your AbeBooks Storefront, where buyers can browse your inventory exclusively.
The category list is built into HomeBase 3, making categorization fast and easy. Because the list is pre-defined, categories can’t be edited or deleted.
If you choose not to assign your listings to a category, our system will attempt to match them to the appropriate category based on ISBN. If you do assign your own categories, we won’t change or add to them. Each listing may be assigned to up to 10 categories.
HomeBase 3.0 can be used to associate your listings with up to 10 AbeBooks categories.
A plus sign (+) next to a category indicates that there are sub-categories. Listings can’t be assigned to top-level category headings, but rather to the lowest level sub-category headings.
To add Categories from the ‘Categories’ Tab:
To add Categories from the ‘Listings’ Tab:
To remove categories from a listing or listings, follow the same steps for adding categories (above), but select the categories to be removed in the ‘Associated Items’ (right) pane and click [< Remove] or [< Remove All].
When you’ve completed the removals, click the [Save] button to save.
Don’t forget to send your updates to AbeBooks in order for your changes to appear online.