Amazon Author Central: Marketing Books Like a Pro

Amazon Author Central video courseA new video course for maximizing your abilities to reach a global audience as an Amazon author. For a limited time a COUPON CODE will be available making the course free: BACKTOSCHOOL (https://www.udemy.com/amazon-author-central-marketing-books-like-a-pro/?couponCode=BACKTOSCHOOL).

Indie authors have more ways to sell ebooks with Amazon than at any other retailer because Amazon has enabled so many useful tools for them. Surprisingly, many authors are not using these options at all or not effectively. Authors who make the most of the available tools sell more books and generate more reviews, which helps continue the cycle.

This video walks new and established authors through the steps of doing everything in their power to make the most of their Amazon presence. You’ll learn to:

  • create a complete and efficient Author Central profile for Amazon USA and nations around the world.
  • make Amazon Associate-Affiliate program profiles and benefit from additional commissions on future sales.
  • build Global Amazon links for purchases and reviews to be left in the proper nation worldwide.
  • maximize your Amazon potentials.

Whether inserted in a website, blog, email signature or within the book itself, you’ll discover how easy and wise it is to always use Global Amazon links, which gives you an advantage since it is still not being done by many authors.

Taught by Jason Matthews, author-speaker-blogger-publishing coach, who has mentored thousands of writers with his guide, How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks.

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Amazon Author Central to More Foreign Countries?

Amazon Author Central Foreign Countries flagsIt’s a global company selling books to worldwide readers. If you’re an author, you probably do it for the USA branch and maybe the UK’s but not at other foreign sellers. Oversight? Could be a missed opportunity; an Amazon Author Central profile helps sell books anywhere. English is the most common 2nd language in the world, and that profile page is the platform to link readers to your books, bio, photos, video, tweets and more. Don’t believe it helps? My books sell better in France and Germany, which have author profiles enabled, than they do in Spain and Italy, which do not (yet). Perhaps there’s another reason, peut-être pas.

Besides the potential for a direct sale, it can assist with social media connections, website visits, Twitter followers and more from citizens around the world. Since networking is vital to an author’s platform, this is untapped potential on a global scale. Imagine your books taking off someday soon in India for example. What a nice thought.

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The list of countries/regions currently available is:

USA – https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/landing?

UK – https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/landing?

Germany – https://authorcentral.amazon.de/gp/landing?

France – https://authorcentral.amazon.fr/gp/landing?

Japan – https://authorcentral.amazon.co.jp/gp/landing? (couldn’t log in there until creating an Amazon account like before–shout out to Hedonist Six for teaching that one:)–also using Google Translate was needed more for the Japan site)

What about Italy, Spain, India, Canada, Brazil and China? Those presently do not exist but should soon. India could be huge–over 125 million Indians speak English and a fair percentage must read it. Even Amazon China should be on the radar for author central profiles.

Does it really matter in countries where people speak other languages? Because English is the most common non-native language in the world gaining more readers every year–you will sell more ebooks with an author profile filled out. Yes, it matters.

All of the locations allow links to your books and biography to the author page. For the USA profile, you can add photos, videos, Twitter updates, Blog feed and Events.

The UK, Germany, France and Japan profiles do not support Blog feed but do support photos, videos, Twitter updates and Events.

I asked Amazon when more foreign countries will enable Author Centrals (Italy, Spain, India, Canada, Brazil, China). Their response was, “Although many of our international sites have Author Pages, we look forward to adding more in the future.”  Vague? Sure, but bet on it happening sooner rather than later.

Your thoughts? Have you sold books in foreign countries? If Amazon is a global monopoly, does that cause concern or appreciation for methods to enable more sales? Let us know in the comments section.

The video tutorial shows how to build your profile page at current locations. Share this post with an author you love.


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Amazon Author Rank

rankIndie Authors, where do you rank? Now that this feature has been added to the list of tabs (for US Amazon.com) at Amazon Author Central, it creates another obsession to check hourly right behind book sales and book ranking. Since Sept. 28 my prestigious author rank has fluctuated from 12,242 to (yikes) 19,256 in the All Books category, although for Kindle Business & Investing I made it to 3,731 and 5,528 for Kindle Fantasy. Any way you slice it, must be time to hit the marketing campaign. Hey peeps, buy my books please!

Today we have added a new feature, Amazon Author Rank, the definitive list of best-selling authors on Amazon.com. This list makes it easy for readers to discover the best-selling authors on Amazon.com overall and within a selection of major genres.

Amazon Author Rank is your rank based on the sales of all of your books on Amazon.com. Just like Amazon Best Sellers, it is updated hourly. The top 100 authors overall and the top 100 in selected genres will be displayed on Amazon.com. You can see your Amazon Author Rank trended over time in Author Central.

You can find your Amazon Author Rank in Author Central under the Rank tab. Historical rank data is available from September 28, 2012. We’re always interested in feedback, so please let us know what you think.

The Author Central Team

https://authorcentral.amazon.com

Good thing there are so many Indie authors. Please don’t feel bad if you’re in the 6 digit category. Things will get better in time.


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Amazon Author Central Pages in Foreign Countries

Indie authors need to make the most of their Amazon author pages in foreign countries too. Fortunately, Amazon makes it easy with a consistent layout.

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Amazon Author Page and Book Page, Make the Most of them

Make the most of your Amazon author page and book page to sell more ebooks. It’s surprising how many little things add up. Watch this video for all the tips when you get some time.

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