As you know, I’ve been looking into kindle publishing more seriously lately. Last week I discovered something pretty interesting. You don’t need to publish anything to set up an Amazon author page. I was able to find 3 kindle books I am a part of (and am listed as an author) that would have been getting traffic to an author page all along had I taken the time to set one up … So guess what I did this past week?
You can take a look at my amazon author page here:
It’s a work in progress, but the most important elements are there including:
- A list of all books that are currently on Amazon that I am author or co-author of.
- My blog feed.
- My twitter feed.
All three of these things will send a steady stream of traffic back to my site. As I’m adding and selling more books on Amazon, I’m sure that traffic and exposure will increase. And let’s not forget about the added credibility this page gives me.
Let’s Talk About You
What can you take away from this? First of all, there’s a chance you may already be an Amazon author. Head on over there right now and search for your name. Did someone transcribe and upload a webinar or audio interview you did? Or maybe they took some of your articles or short reports and added them to a collaborative ebook and promptly forgot to tell you about it.
If you do find books on there that list you as the author, go to Amazon’s Author Central page and set up an author account. It’s very simple to do.
- Sign up for an author central account. This is separate from your regular amazon account, but you can use the same email address. Confirm your email address.
- You’ll be presented with a list of books you may be an author of. Select at least one of them.
- Set up your author profile. You can include a picture, a short bio, your twitter feed and your blog feed.
- Sit back and wait…it’ll take a few hours before your author page is live.
What If There’s Nothing On Amazon?
What if you search on Amazon and don’t find anything connected with your name? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work on your first Kindle book or report. Nicole Dean came out with a great Kindle publishing guide and I’ll show you later this week how easy it is to take existing content – like articles you’re writing for article marketing for example and turn it into a nice little kindle ebook.