Oh my. I wish I had a dollar for each time I told someone their book wasn’t claimed to their author central page and they replied “Yes it is.”
Guess what? NO IT’S NOT.
Just because you have an Amazon.com Author Central page and your book is showing up on it does NOT mean it’s properly linked. Honestly, I don’t sit around making this stuff up because I’m bored.
A book which is properly claimed to an author central page will have a little drop-down arrow next to the author’s name. I’ve circled it in magenta and drawn an arrow to it in the photo below.
You’ll notice that all three of the incredibly talented authors above have little drop-down arrows next to their names. That’s right, you guessed it – they’ve all linked the book to their AAC pages.
So, now that the difference between the two is clear, how do you get your books linked or claimed to your author central page? Well, here are some links you may find helpful:
Amazon.com Author Central is a fantastic tool for authors. Don’t miss out on its functionality.