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Old 10-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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Any Amazon Author Central Users?

Are there any writers here who have their works on Amazon's Kindle Store, and have put together a page in their Author Central system? I've only just discovered it, myself, and am looking forward to putting it to good marketing use (it's not up yet, but I'll flag everyone when it is).

So, any comments about Author Central?
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Well, we're on it... seems to work... but I need to explore it more to see what else it can offer.

For now we've been treating it like "yet another" WWW presence page.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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I have all the pertinent information about me right on my profile page. Anything I would want people to know about me is there with a link to my website for anyone who wants to know more. Do people actually check Author Central?

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #4
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I have all the pertinent information about me right on my profile page. Anything I would want people to know about me is there with a link to my website for anyone who wants to know more. Do people actually check Author Central?

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I think they do... and one great thing about it now is that it allows you to post author's notes on each book, and also to add editorial reviews, front and back cover blurbs etc.

I've recently been getting quite a lot of feedback from people who've especially enjoyed the author notes bits.

http://www.amazon.com/William-Meikle/e/B002BMOP0G
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:49 PM   #5
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I've had an Amazon Author page since the release of my first nonfiction book in 2003. I updated it for the first time in years last month when The Summoning Fire came out. It seems like a useful resource, mostly for providing a place where all my books are listed. I have it hooked up to my Guns & Magic blog, so those posts show up there too. Yesterday I finally added an author photo.

So, yeah, I'm there. And (very) slowly beginning to actually use it.

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Old 10-21-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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I have one, but, I don't know how much use it is. I do keep it updated, and linked to my blog. For some reason, one of my novels doesn't show up in the Kindle link on the page....

http://www.amazon.com/Cliff-Ball/e/B...r_dp_pel_pop_1
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:06 AM   #7
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I have one, but, I don't know how much use it is. I do keep it updated, and linked to my blog. For some reason, one of my novels doesn't show up in the Kindle link on the page....

http://www.amazon.com/Cliff-Ball/e/B...r_dp_pel_pop_1
I've used the amazon author's pages to find complete lists of books, and hopefully their published order. If you have any control of how the book displays in the relevant section, please be sure to list the series order. I use this even if I'm going to get the book from a different source (most usually when I'm trying to find the correct order of an audiobook series for my mother, which I get from our local library.)

So, what else would I look for? Some of the same things you'd put on your personal web page, such as who influenced you and/or your writing, what writing you admire, maybe what music you imagine going along with your books, etc. The advantage to doing this is that Amazon can build the links to their content for you.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:00 PM   #8
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I was informed last night that my author's page is ready. I've gone in, added 2 discussions to the initial material I used to start the page, and... that's it. At least I can tie discussions to specific products, which is nice... but I'll have to see how visible these discussions are anywhere else.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:55 AM   #9
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I have an authors page on UK and US sites but I don't know if it has affected sales. My page on Authorsden has been good for me.

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?id=89201

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christopher-...ntt_dp_epwbk_0
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