Have You Created Your Amazon Author Page Yet?

Did you know that you automatically have an Amazon Author Page if you have a book for sale on Amazon.com? To find yours, do a search on the site for your book's title, then click on your name, which appears directly under the title. If you haven't touched your Author Page yet, you'll see just a list of your book(s), but you have the option of adding things like the following for your current (and future!) fans to enjoy:

  • Your bio—Tell your readers something interesting about yourself!
  • Your headshot—A professional photo is always a good idea
  • Your Twitter feed­—I'm not techy at all, yet I was able to connect mine
  • Your videos—Same as above
  • Your email address—Maybe someone wants to interview you or order a signed copy of your book 
  • Your website address—A great place to send readers who want to learn more about you and your work
  • Your Facebook page—Same as above

To edit your Author Page, create an account in Amazon's Author Central by clicking on this link.

Even if you have an author website and/or Facebook page, I highly recommend creating an Amazon Author Page too. It's free, and it's a great way to connect with your readers­­. You never know who might want to contact you, so I'm a big advocate of making it easy for readers to find you. (If you're worried about spambots, list your email address with AT and DOT COM spelled out.)

For the lucky authors out there who are selling millions of books without doing any marketing at all, maybe an Author Page isn't necessary. For the rest of us, I believe the more you can do to pique the interest of a potential reader, the better!

-Maria

Maria Murnane is the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. She also provides consulting services to aspiring and published authors. Have questions? You can find her at www.mariamurnane.com.

 

This blog post originally appeared on CreateSpace.com. Reprinted with permission. © 2016 CreateSpace, a DBA of On-Demand Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Comment by Maria Murnane on December 16, 2016 at 4:50pm

@Valerie and Suzi, for Twitter etc. I would suggest contacting the help team at Amazon Author Central! :)

Comment by Valerie Ipson on December 15, 2016 at 4:44pm

Can you share specific instructions for connecting Twitter feed and Facebook?

Comment by Timothy Desmond on December 2, 2016 at 6:35am

Thanks for this. While I have the most of these tips on my author page at Amazon, I need to update a photo and bio. Thanks again.

Comment by Vivienne Diane Neal on December 2, 2016 at 4:55am

Maria, thank you. Have done all.

Comment by william sawyers on December 1, 2016 at 9:11pm

Oops, link says face book, It's Amazon sorry

Comment by william sawyers on December 1, 2016 at 9:04pm

Think you for reminding me, been awhile here as well.

Facebook

Comment by Caroline Davies on December 1, 2016 at 1:11pm

This is really helpful advice. I have an Amazon author page but it definitely needed a revamp to include Twitter, Facebook etc. Thanks Maria.

Comment by suzi banks baum on December 1, 2016 at 10:58am

Okay. I figured it out. I just mimicked how you did it! Thank you again! xoS

Comment by suzi banks baum on December 1, 2016 at 10:50am

Thank you Maria! I updated my page just now, but don’t see how to include my Twitter feed. The link on the help page led to dead end. Any suggestions? Thank you for your post! xoS

Comment by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw on December 1, 2016 at 10:47am
I haven't yet published my own novel but I am in several anthologies. The first thing I did was create an Author Page on Amazon. It has been very nice being able to refer someone to my author page and has certainly helped me "get out there".

Great advice here... thank you!

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