If you’re selling your book on Amazon.com and you haven’t set up an Amazon Author Central author page yet, go do it. NOW.
It took me 10 minutes max.
I recently stumbled across this little gem purely by accident. In checking further, I noticed it was a) FREE, b) easy to set up and c) boneheaded of me NOT to do it.
Here’s what you can include on your page:
- Biography (yep, you can tell the story of you)
- Your blog feed
Here’s what blows my skirt up– That’s a buttload of content and links you can include on this FREE page. Do you think this might possibly have a positive impact when people are trying to find you online? Do you think it might help you move up a little farther in the search rankings? I don’t study the ins and outs of SEO strategy, however common sense leads me to believe that one more online site dedicated to you just might not be a bad thing.
How to set up your Amazon Author Central page
Once you click the “Join Now” button, here’s the next screen you’ll see:
Since I’ve already signed up, I can’t proceed through the steps again. But I’ve included a picture of the step-by-step instructions for Amazon Author Central below as well as the link to the instructions. Honestly, it’s a snap.
Here’s a peek at my Amazon Author Central page. It’s a work in progress, but at least it’s a start.