Monday, October 17, 2016

Why You Need to Set Up Your Amazon Author Page

There is a common misconception out there that Indie authors can't have an author page on Amazon. This is FALSE. I remember sitting in a meeting once, where a traditionally published author said, only authors with agents can have an author's page. I laughed, because I already had mine, and I am completely Indie.

You may be published with a vanity press, a lot of Christian women are, if they haven't set up your author page, do it yourself. Your book is your baby, and you need to care for it. Don't leave all the marketing in the hands of your publisher. If you want your book to succeed, you need to work for it. (I've also seen a lot of Christian vanity presses are not taking advantage of the ebook market, or Amazon. If yours isn't, you might ask them about it, or see if you can do it yourself.) If you publish with a pseudonym and under your own name, make sure to set up author pages for them, too!

Here's why it's so important for Indie authors to setup an author's page.

  1. Author pages add legitimacy to an author, because the false idea that "only agents" can setup author pages is prevalent with many. Use this to your advantage.
  2. Author pages provide a platform location for all of your books. This helps readers find you.
  3. Author pages allow you to link to your own blog. You can RSS your blog so that it always uploads new content to your author page.
  4. Author pages are great places to post upcoming events like book signings.
  5. Author pages display video content you upload.
  6. Author pages help you connect with your readers.

If you haven't set up your author page yet, go to Amazon Author Central and do it today, or follow the link: Amazon made the steps for setting up your page easy to follow, so don't worry if you don't have a lot of technical know-how. You can do it.

Heart Songs, Church of Christ Women Authors First Anthology

I can't believe this day is finally here. The kindle edition of the first ever Church of Christ Women Authors is out. The print edition will be available mid-November. I want to thank everyone who sent material for the anthology. It's because of you that this first anthology is so huge. I am speechless at how great it turned out. I have surprises in store for the print release book, so stay tuned! And, thanks again.


About Heart Songs:

"Grab your favorite blanket, a cup of Joe, and a hearty snack, because once you start reading you won't put down the first ever anthology from the Church of Christ Women Authors Blog. Whether your traipsing through the stars with Captain Regina Griwaldy, on a romantic getaway at the Cliffs of Moher, defeating a warrior clan, looking for some inspirational poetry, or great articles; this anthology has it all. There is no other like it. Heart songs features some of your favorite authors; including, award winning author Sandi Rog, as well as some of your new favorites like Lynn Nodima, Jenny Harp,and Arwen Chandler. The Church of Christ Women Authors Blog invites you to read deep into the night, and enjoy this anthology!" (Anthology)

Featured Authors:

Libby Barnes
Ruth Carter
Renate Braddy
Renee Aleshire Brown
Arwen Chandler
Arianna Elliott
Naomi Elliott
Susan Elliott
Sarah Floyd
Jenny Harp
Anne C. Heart
Lillian Humphries
Naomi Rouse Morey
Lynn Nodima
Sandi Rog
Carol Shaw
Helene Smith
Julie Trujillo