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Hey: how’s, it going everybody a mecca here and in this video I want to walk you through how to set up your Amazon author central account. This is essential for your books. If you want to create any sort of authority on Amazon, build any sort of brand around your books, you got to have a proper author central account setup.
So I’m gonna walk through it. Show you exactly what you could do, how to do it and go through a couple tips and tricks that I’ve learned over over over the last a little bit doing this so the website, first off its author central dot, amazon.
com just Google Amazon, Author central account, or you can type in to upset that I just mentioned their join now it’ll. If I remember correctly, this will just link straight up to your regular Amazon account.
So I’m gonna go ahead and sign in here, alright, so signing in cool alright. So inside you got. I guess this would be here called your dashboard here and just a whole bunch of information. I’ve, actually never bothered to read, as most most people probably haven’t.
So your author page, your books, your sales info customer reviews, alright. So this is an author page for one of the books that I share. This was the second book that I ever published, so you know here it is, and so this is basically what you’re gonna end up getting you’re gonna get a you know your your your book here, all the Books that you have up here, you’re.
Not gonna actually have what wait. You’re. What the best-selling books are for your particular author, either the Kindle version or paperback audio whatever it would be, but it would be all up here, your the bio that you’re gonna write in I’m, going to show you How to do that, and you know the regularly frequently you know or inspired by your purchases and things like that, so let’s, go back here and alright, so biography.
This is where you want to come up with the story. The background of your pen, name of your author and add a biography gonna, have minimum hundred characters and no HTML whatsoever. So just plain text is super.
Super simple, straightforward! You can read this. I’m, not gonna read it to you, but this was a fitness book, so I thought of okay, who’s, my audience gonna, be who are the readers gonna be? How can they relate to to me as this pen name as this? I don’t know I don’t know how well they said this person was, but you know she’s from Mexico, so she’s.
Hispanic from the Latin community. She’s, a leader in a lot of community when it comes to the health of fitness. I put that in there she’s consulted hundreds of clients, philosophy comes from deep understanding how the body works and that everybody is different.
You know all of that fun jazz, and so I just kind of came up with this story for this author, this character, pen name and because it related to what I was teaching in the book. And you know she realized Miami Florida with her husband, yeah, and so he’s got to make it up.
You can preview it here. This is how it’s, gonna look at save biography, and then you’re good to go alright simple, as that you can put as much or as little details you on here. The more detail you have.
I think it’s better, to kind of give your, because this is where your your readers will be able to start connecting with your pen name. If you have a blog post, this is where you can have the blog post.
You can also have believe it’s called an RRSP. So if you’re publishing posts on a regular basis, you can have this set up for your RSS feed, so they will get. Actually. Let me show you Oh door. I think John has this set up here, so this is a book that I helped one of my students publish all right, so this is exactly it, so you can see John’s.
Has we simply set up his RRSP to connect with his blog? So, every time he does a new blog post right, this is where this is where they’re gonna go. So when, when, when readers are coming to John’s pay author page, they want to kind of check it out.
There’s. This video, I don’t, know a video that he’s, put up, let’s. Just click on this all right. You can see John. He put up his bio his his video here, and people can connect with him and get to get to get to know him.
Of course, I don’t have a video for any of mine, but you’re. Just able to do those type of things, events if you have any speaking events, but you know appearances whatever the case is, you could put that there.
This is the video photos. Now I chose let’s, see there. She is, you know. I chose something: beachy rake is Miami. I chose a girl who was fit like young. I wanted the black hair, I think she looks kind of Hispanic.
Obviously she’s fit so I you know I went through and I found this photo. I purchased the rights from it, so I could use it commercially for this without having to worry about any issues or anything like that yeah.
So this was the stock image. I just bought the rights for and then your author page URL, you can slip that up now to find your books. Okay, so you click on books, then add more books and you would simply just click on it.
Let’s, just type weight loss. I always usually searched by the Hennig right, because then it just brings up my books and then you just click on the books out of yours and it’s. Simply gonna start adding them in here and you’re good to go sales info Nelson books.
Here I don’t know what this is. This looks new, so I’m, not gonna waste. My time with that all right, so this is uh what’s, distracting the BSR. I believe I never look at my BSI that closely. I published the books and look at them for like two weeks and then that’s it.
So you can see the kind of BSR it’s like dips all over the place. Here, maybe I was running promotions. I don’t know who knows no idea. I don’t pay attention to this book anymore, so that’s that just see well, look at that huh Wow! Look at that million a million and then up to 88 how’s that even possible May 31st.
It’s, a million in the Kindle Store okay June, 2nd it’s 88,000. So who knows what? I was doing? No clue completely irrelevant, but so you can track that. You can also check your author rank. It’s kind of cool to see this.
This is how your ranking currently so. Currently, I only have 800 books her author is she’s, number 225 thousand nine and twenty five out of all the authors on Amazon, but so you can see this type of stuff right.
Customer reviews. Alright! These are these just reviews that if people have left here kind of neat, excellent, excellent and that’s at now, what you can also do here, which I like is you – can put with 12 editorial reviews now the kernel reviews, our reviews, that you Get from anybody who has maybe more of it authority on Amazon or something like that.
Let me see if John has any I don’t think it is, but I guess they wouldn’t, be in the description. No, it doesn ‘ T, look like he does know, so you can put editorial reviews. You just put you put them right into the to the bio here and there at, like, I said, editorial review is just to review by someone who has more authority in your in your particular niche, or if you, you know contacted somebody who has you know a Big, a big group or something on Facebook, where your people, where your readers might gather or they have a website or whatever or if a website did or review of your book, you can pose so those type of things I just post them at the end of The bio just editorial reviews and it’s, post them right in there it just it, helps build that authority figure helps build on a sort of brand where the customers are scrolling through scrolling through your product, page and yeah, when they’Re just growing through your product page there, so it’s, definitely something I would recommend.
I have, for example, one of my pen names, a website reached out to me to do an interview for my pen name and I sent them the info, and I’m gonna put put that interview or pieces of it in my bio. For that pen name, so people can see it when they’re scrolling through the scrolling through the books all right over here you can select, which pen name you want.
You’re allowed to have up to three pen names per email. Address for your author central account now what happens if you have four or five pen names like I do? Well, all you’re gonna do. Is you’re gonna create a brand new author central account? Let’s.
Go here. You’re gonna create a brand new office and okay, I’d, have to log out and create a brand new author central account and with a brand new email address that’s not connected to to Amazon. Yet that’s, it I’ve called Amazon.
I spoke to them about this 100 %. Okay, you can do this as many times as you need to so you, because you ‘ Re only allowed to have three pen names per per account here, because what happened is I had three and then I got into my fourth niche, and I want a new pen name and you can’t, actually delete pen names from your author central Account so they told me: oh just go ahead and set up another author central account with a different email address and use your pen name for that one piece of cake.
So definitely you’re good to go with that. Hopefully this has helped. This is definitely a tool I suggest you use since it’s free, but it also really helps your book stand out from the from the people who put books on Amazon and they’re.
Just too lazy to set up an author central account, if you have any questions or comments, hit me up in the comments section, everybody find me on Facebook. Follow me on Instagram and please subscribe to this channel for more great, Kindle self-publishing tips till next time speak to you soon take care.