Amazon offers a free "Author Central" page to every one of their authors, but the author is responsible for using that page to its best advantage. Here's what the top of my page looked like a couple of weeks ago:
Follow these guidelines:
- Start by signing into Author Central at: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/landing
- Check to make sure they list ALL of your books. I made a common amateur's mistake when I first started writing. Some of my books use my full maiden name while others use only a middle initial. Amazon thought I was two different people and put the books on two different pages until I informed them that I was not a split personality.
- Put up a professional looking photograph of yourself -- one that is not horribly out of date. Readers like to know about their favorite authors, so they notice pictures, and you don't want them to be shocked if they meet you in person.
- Create a personal biography that tells interesting thing about yourself. This is not the place for a formal resume. Think of it more as a dating site description (but again, keep it honest and real).
- Include RSS links to your blogs and your Twitter account, but remember that this will pull your most recent posts right onto your Author Central page.
- Include photos, author
videos, book trailers, and lists of your upcoming events, like signings.
- Update the page frequently.
Your readers will be able to see your entire list of books and your profile. But there is also valuable private information for you at Author Central. You can follow your sales and your rankings, as well as your reviews by following the tabs at the top of your page.
Here are some helpful links:
Are you an author?
to change your photo, edit your biography, and more
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