You might be asking what Author Central includes. First of all, you need to have a photo and a bio – a good one. I know, as authors it is sometimes much harder to write about ourselves than to write a full novel, but you can do it. Your photo needs to be clear and clean, not a lot of background interference.
All of your books should be linked in on your Author Central page. You might even write a synopsis of your book(s) to make it easier for the reader to choose what to order. You can connect your blog, your social media links and any videos you might have.
If you have been blessed with editorial reviews (up to five), reviews by readers, or any other positive comments about you and your work, there is a place to post that as well. Additionally, there is a ‘look inside’ feature where you can spotlight a page or two of your book to interest the potential reader – of course, you need to make sure you own the copyright for your book and its contents.
There is a lot to Author Central that you need to be utilizing, if you haven’t already. Promoting your books can be more difficult that actually having written it but Author Central is a good place to start. And you can go in and update your page as often as you like; but remember to keep your “events” section current. If you owned a store, you wouldn’t be selling summer clothes in the dead of winter so don’t leave your readers looking at dead and passe` events when it takes only a minute to update your page.
We look forward to seeing you on Author Central.
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