Amazon Author Central Refresher Course

Author Central LikefestMany authors are unaware of the excellent resource provided by the Author Central page. If you can’t afford, don’t have, or don’t want a website – your Author Central page is a great substitute. You can send people there to read more about you, see and hopefully buy your books, watch videos, read tweets, blog posts, and more.

Amazon Author Central pages are free. Each time we vet a book, we check to make certain a book is linked to one. If it’s not, you’ll be advised to make that happen before we run your feature. After all, if people can’t see all your books in one place and/or get to know you a little better in their book purchasing process – that sort of defeats the purpose of running a feature, doesn’t it? That’s akin to running an advertisement and listing a disconnected phone number. Epic fail.

Getting your own Amazon Author Central page is fast and easy. We have a number of tutorials here on Indies Unlimited to help authors take advantage of all the features Author Central offers. And now, here they are – in one convenient place just for you.

Need help setting up your Author Central page?

Does your book’s description need updating? Want to ad some spiffy quotes from reviews?

Want to know how to contact and have them “merge” the versions of your book, that way, when people search for your book, they will get the eBook, print version and any other versions all in the same results screen. (Not to mention reviews for print will show under Kindle, and vice versa. This is an excellent benefit.)

If you do have an author central page, this article will show you how to tell whether your book is linked to it or not:

Book not linked to your Author Central page? These tutorials will show you how to do that.

Below you will find a portion of an Author Central page with the different sections labeled. This will show you what you can accomplish – and why, if you don’t have your own website, having an Author Central page is a MUST.

author central page anatomy

Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and executive director and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

10 thoughts on “Amazon Author Central Refresher Course”

  1. Wunderbar! Danke schöen! A great way to make it as easy and simple as possible for the reader to purchase your works.

  2. As my first story was published last week, this post was particularly valuable and timely. Many thanks for your continuing flow of good advice and guidance.

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