Amazon Author Central is the site through which you can setup your author’s page. This page will have list of all the books which you have published once you have added and you can link it with blog, twitter or even have videos. Also it can give the list of customer reviews, Sales Info. It can also get the RSS feed from your website if you have one.
So here’s the process to do that.
Steps to configure
- Visit http://authorcentral.amazon.com
- Sign up with Author Central, You can use kdp existing mail for signing up
Once you login you will see as shown below.
How to Add books in Amazon Author Central
To Add books, Click on the Books Link on the top.
Here you will see the buttons for Adding More books. Click on that.
In the next screen you can search your books by entering either the title, author or ISBN. In this case I entered my Author Name. Now if the books are already added then the buttons below the books will show as “Already Added”. Else it will be “This is my book”
So click on “This is my book” for the book which you want to add. Make sure that you add only your book. Once you add it, it will be added in the list as show belwo.
It will take some time to really reflect in Amazon database for these books.
How to add multiple Pen Names
If you have published your books under different pen names then the process for adding the books are as given below.
- Click on Add More books
- Now in the screen where you search for the book, Enter your book title or Author name
- If you find the books created under pen name, then click on “This is my book”.
- It will show a message that “Do you see your name below”.
- Click on “This is Me” button. Make sure this is your book
- Now this will show another message, Here you select “This is my pen name”
Once you do that, you will see it creates second author profile.
With Multiple pen names, You can switch b/w Pen names by clicking on the dropdown next to your author name, This will list all the pen names if you have added.
Amazon Author Central doesn’t allow more than 3 pen names. Once you try to add more pen names, It will error out as show below.
If you have more than 3 pen names then the way to add it would be to create another account in Amazon Author Central using different email. Here’s the mail which I received from Amazon customer service which mentions about creating another account with different email.
Right now it seems to be the only way.
How to add Biography, blogs, photos etc in Amazon Author Central
To add more information about the author, you can click Author Page from top. Here you can see Biography, photos, blog etc, You can click on respective items and click on “add” button to add the items.
So add your author page and manage your profile through Amazon Author Central.
In the next blog I’ll show what all information you can get from Amazon Author Central. Stay tuned.
Email me if you have any questions to clarify or you can also comment below.
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