Amazon Author Pages, are they for me?

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Amazon.com is one of the most popular online book retailers in the world. With a vibrant website and specifically tailored recommendations, it is a go-to for customers in need of  both academic and personal reading material.

Not only is Amazon a user-friendly site, it is also an author-friendly site.   Amazon rolled out an important tool for authors called  Author Central. Here, authors are in control.  By creating a page, authors can personalize the information displayed to Amazon customers.  The more robust the information, the more successful an author page.

You can get started by following this link.

Once your page is set up, you can use their simple tools to do a number of different things including:

  • Edit your bibliography
  • Add book cover images
  • Access sales information
  • Post book tour dates
  • Link to your personal blog
  • Manage videos and other photos

Building an author place will also automatically establish a one-stop shop for all your own titles.  For example, customers can search and click for your name and be presented with a complete list your titles.

Amazon has detailed instructions that can be found here.

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