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Author Branding using Author Central Account

Yippie! Your ebook is published. Now, you need to set up your Author Central Account.

When you received notification from Amazon on your publishing success, they included several links to where you can set up an Author Page. Below is how you can set up the page for Amazon.com (US), and then you can simply copy and paste the information into all the other Amazon accounts. Continue reading Author Branding using Author Central Account

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Author Branding using Author Central Account

Yippie! Your ebook is published. Now, you need to set up your Author Central Account.

When you received notification from Amazon on your publishing success, they included several links to where you can set up an Author Page. Below is how you can set up the page for Amazon.com (US), and then you can simply copy and paste the information into all the other Amazon accounts. Continue reading Author Branding using Author Central Account

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Marketing Tip: Easy Shortened URLs for Amazon Authors

Amazon has an easy and ‘short’ way to promote your Amazon products. And this isn’t new. Amazon quietly created its own URL shortener for all its products at least three years ago (2009). This move allows Amazon to take better advantage of the popular microblogging service Twitter as well as mobile texting.

How it Works

Authors can now type “amzn.com/” plus a product number (ISBN or ASIN) to create a short URL, without needing sites like tinyurl.com and bit.ly.

For example, when promoting JOOLA: Africa’s Titanic on Twitter, I took the products ASIN number (listed on the product page) and added it to the end of amzn.com. JOOLA: Africa’s Titanic ASIN number (Amazon Standard Identification Number) is B00AM0G3L8 so the shortened URL would be amzn.com/B00AM0G3L8.

I then created a Twitter post and included the shortened URL link:

LE JOOLA capsizes 17 mi. off the African coast. The harrowing true stories and shameful actions of those responsible. amzn.com/B00AM0G3L8

Amazon Wishlists

This technique also works for Amazon Wishlists. Simply type “amzn.com/w/” plus the Wishlist ID number, which is usually located at the end of a person’s Wishlist URL. Continue reading Marketing Tip: Easy Shortened URLs for Amazon Authors

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Author Marketing Tip: Easy and Free way to promote and brand yourself

Gravatar.com What are they?

Globally Recognized Avatar

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

What this means for the Author

You can brand your name, your book, link to your site – all the time you are commenting and building connections. It is done seamlessly and silently.

But they are so much more… They include your bio, links to your websites, images of you your book. And best of all they are free. If you have not set up this easy marketing tool – then do so now. Easy-Peasy Author Marketing Tip!

Setting up a Gravatar

Setting up Gravatars on your site is easy; you don’t even need an account! Plugins are available for leading blog software and content management systems, and our tutorials will have you running Gravatars in no time. Continue reading Author Marketing Tip: Easy and Free way to promote and brand yourself

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Author Marketing Tip: Easy and Free way to promote and brand yourself

Gravatar.com What are they?

Globally Recognized Avatar

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

What this means for the Author

You can brand your name, your book, link to your site – all the time you are commenting and building connections. It is done seamlessly and silently.

But they are so much more… They include your bio, links to your websites, images of you your book. And best of all they are free. If you have not set up this easy marketing tool – then do so now. Easy-Peasy Author Marketing Tip!

Setting up a Gravatar

Setting up Gravatars on your site is easy; you don’t even need an account! Plugins are available for leading blog software and content management systems, and our tutorials will have you running Gravatars in no time. Continue reading Author Marketing Tip: Easy and Free way to promote and brand yourself