Are you letting Amazon help you sell more of your books? The Author Page is a great way for your readers to find out more about you, including pictures, bibliography, videos, book signings, and more.
To get started, first log into your account on Author Central and go to your “Profile” page. Here you’ll have access to your biography, blog feed, upcoming events, your photos, video book trailers, and the feed from your Twitter account. Here is a link to my Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/jimliston
The Author Page is your chance to tell readers something interesting about yourself, so make sure you include any details about your background, awards you have won, and other books you have written. You should include any personal details customers might want to know. Think about which blog posts or “tweets” you’ve written which have gotten the most interest. This is who you are; share your information with your readers.
Your author photo doesn’t need to be professionally created, but should be a high-resolution image for quality display. I suggest having a good head shot of yourself and using it on all of your social media accounts. After seeing the picture on the internet, people will eventually recognize you and instinctively trust you. You can add up to eight images, and choose the order in which they appear. I’ve added a 3-D picture of my book, (made on Fiverr) and a picture of my Dragonfly mandolin.
When you add a blog feed, you are linking to a blog you’ve created elsewhere. Whenever you update your blog, the blog teasers that appear on the Author Page on Amazon.com update automatically, within 24 hours of being posted on your blog.
“Upcoming events” is a calendar you can add to keep readers informed of your appearances and other events.
Add your Twitter account and your recent tweets will show up on your author page. This is a great way to let people know what your interests are.
You can share video interviews, book-signing videos, or book trailers with your readers. Your videos should focus on specific features of your book or your experience as an author. You can add up to eight videos and choose the order in which they appear on the Amazon.com Author Page. I had an eBook trailer made by ravsingh on Fiverr. Here’s my video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDcsKI3xp0
Be sure to take advantage of the benefits of the Author Page and let Amazon help you sell more eBooks!
JimsGotWeb offers promotion and marketing help to indie-authors. From editing your book to make sure it doesn’t have spelling and grammatical errors, to helping you promote your “Free Days” and “Countdown” promotion, we can help!
Here is a list of promotion and marketing services we offer:
- Kindle “Free Days” and “Countdown” Promotion Help:
I’ll help you with your Amazon promotion by submitting all of the necessary information to promotion websites and Facebook groups; including your book’s link, cover, description, dates of promotion, promotion price, and your author bio.
- Write a powerful description:
I will read your book and write a powerful description, with HTML included.
- Request book reviews:
I will contact reviewers on Amazon and Goodreads to get more reviews for your book.
- Keyword Research:
After reading your book, I’ll check keywords on Google and Amazon to find keywords that will bring a large amount of traffic to your book.
- Choose Categories:
After reading your book, I will choose appropriate categories so you’re book can rank in the top 100.
- Manuscript Editing:
One of the biggest complaints from readers leaving negative reviews is misspelling, incorrect grammar, and improper word usage. Let me proofread your book to make sure there aren’t any problems.
- Book Cover Creation:
Readers do judge a book by its cover, it’s the first thing they see. I have illustrators that can make you a new cover, if needed, or they will help improve your current cover to make sure it looks professional.
- Social Media:
If you need help setting up a Twitter, Facebook, or other social media accounts, I can do that for you and help you get “Likes” and “Followers” to your account.
- Author Website Creation:
I’ll set up a professional looking WordPress website that’s easy to maintain, so you can easily communicate with your readers.
- eBook Conversion:
I can convert your Word document into PDF, .mobi and .epub formats for all reading devices. This is great for sending out free review copies to readers.
If you have promotion and marketing needs, let JimsGotWeb help.