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First Things First

Create an Amazon Author Page

Estimated Lesson Time: 30 minutes (self-evaluated option) / 30 minutes (instructor-evaluated option)

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Lesson Introduction

Promote yourself and your book at the world’s largest eBook retailer via the author pages.

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Amazon Author Central (06:36)

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Lesson Key Points

Amazon author pages are free.
Fill out your profile as complete as possible for best results.
Be sure to click on the "books" tab and associate all your books with your author page.

Lesson Assignments

Assignment #1:

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Share your author page. Include the URL below. An instructor will review the page and make suggestions.
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    From the Course:
    How To Turn Your Book Into a Bestseller
    Bo Bennett, PhD

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    Section 1: Introduction
    Section 2: First Things First
    Section 3: Using Social Media
    #12: Use LinkedIn
    #13: Use Twitter
    Section 4: Quick Strategies With Big Impact
    #14: Create an E-mail Signature Promoting Your Book
    #15: Use Google Alerts
    #16: Join the Goodreads.com Author Program
    Section 5: Harness the Power of Reviews
    #17: Ask Friends and Colleagues to Review Your Book
    #19: Collect Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads
    #20: Give Out Evaluation Copies to Influential Bloggers
    #21: Contact Trade Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, and Other Media Outlets
    Section 6: Promote Away!
    #23: Adding to the Conversation
    #25: Contribute to a Charitable Cause
    #26: Create Your Own Podcast
    #27: Use Google Adwords
    #28: Give Free Lectures
    #29: Go On a Book Signing Tour
    #30: Donate Your Book
    #31: Participate in or Create Joint Ventures
    Section 7: Conclusion
    #32: Other Ideas for Turning Your Book Into a Bestseller
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    1) An author page requires an Amazon account.
    a) true
    b) false
    2) Amazon will pull your bio, photo, and other information from the Internet for your author page.
    a) true
    b) false
    3) This is a good place to share your book promo video.
    a) true
    b) false
    4) Which of the following is not a benefit of having an author page?
    a) increased exposure
    b) an extra 10% for each book sold
    c) quick access to all of your books on Amazon
    d) quick information about you, the author
    5) Which is the correct URL?
    a) https://authorcentral.com
    b) https://authorcentral.amazon.com
    c) https://authorcentralamazon.com
    d) https://author.com
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