author central

New Author Checklist: 10 Things to Do

So, you published your book? That is amazing! You should take a minute to revel in the accomplishment. Really. You did something a lot of people dream of doing but never do.

Now, I would take a second to bookmark this page. I’ll wait. Done? Great.

First of all, you don’t need to do everything on this checklist today. I would advise doing one item a day for the next several days.

This is pretty much the list of what I wish I’d known when I started back in 2010. I had to “just figure it out.” There are so many more resources out there now–and so many more doors are open to indie and small pub writers.

So, here we go!


Writing: Author Central Links

Do you have an author profile on Amazon? 

When you publish a book, Amazon does not automatically create an author page for you.  You or your publisher must upload/add your information into the Amazon template online.

I recently had to dig around trying to find the links for the foreign Amazon sites. Yes, you have to create each author page individually. Anyway, I thought I would provide the links, so you don’t have to waste time trying to find them. As of today, there are four Author Central Hubs.


If you have never done it before, you will need:
1. An amazon account, email associated with the account, and the password
2. Your current author pic
3. Any extra pics or video clips you would like posted
4. A well polished bio
5. Links to your social media, such as Twitter, etc.

If you would like a sample, click here for mine.

So, without further ado, here are the links to all of the available Amazon Author Central Sites: