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You Have To Put Out To Be Popular- by Brinda Berry

You do have to put out in order to gain readers.  Okay, so the title is highly suggestive of things I don’t want you to put out. No boob pictures on Twitter are required. This post is about putting yourself in the places where readers may look. You must put your information out there on the web. We are going to discuss Amazon’s Author Central. First, please click on the link below to check out my page. While you are there, feel free to click on the LIKE button in the top, right corner. Go. Then come back and read how easy this is.

Brinda’s Amazon Author Page

Once you have your first published book for sale on Amazon, you should create this page. If you don’t have a published book yet, just store this on a “to-do list” where you won’t forget it. You may use your regular Amazon login information and go to Author Central.

Here you will find these options:

You can create your PROFILE by adding

  • Biography
  • Author Photo
  • Blog Feed
  • Twitter Posts
  • Videos

You can also link your BOOKS to your author profile. Then all your books for sale on Amazon will be listed on your author page.

These are all things the readers might want to access when they click on the link for the author page. When a reader is on one of my book pages, there is a link at the bottom that says:

More About the Author

Once you set this up, there is very little maintenance. Since mine pulls in my blogs  and Twitter posts, I’d only have to add Upcoming Events to keep it current.

I don’t have any Customer Discussions at the bottom of my author page, but I would love that. It would be fun to see what interests readers about my books.

As an author, I can log in to Author Central and see my Sales Info. Here you will find a line graph that charts your sales in a 2-week, a month, or all available display.

So, do you have an Amazon Author Page? If you do, leave us the link where we can check it out and go “LIKE” you.

Is this new information? Did you want to shoot me for giving your something to add to your to-do list?  It only takes minutes to create and gives readers a list of all your works and social media information.

BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.

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