Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Amazon Offers AuthorConnect on!

This is the note Amazon sent to those who participate in AuthorConnect. Once again, this is a benefit that Amazon offers authors whose books are for sale on Amazon. I can’t think of any sound reason why you wouldn’t want to have this exposure to millions of your targeted audience. That would, of course, be readers.


Here are your need-to-know Author Central updates:

• We’ve launched Author Central on! If you have books available on, visit to sign up and manage an Author Page. Some of the features available in the US are not yet available in the UK. Join us in our first international venture to promote your work and let us know what you think!

• Some of you may have stumbled onto this feature already, but here’s the official announcement: you can update content in the “Editorial Reviews” section of your books’ product pages directly in Author Central. We know that Editorial Reviews are important to a customer’s
discovery of your book on, and that you sometimes need to make updates or suggest corrections to them.

To learn about the feature, take a look at the Editorial Reviews help page. You can create up to five new Reviews, and request corrections to reviews that have already been submitted by your publisher. You can also update content for author-pertinent topics like “About the Author,” “From the Author,” and “Product Description.” Changes you make will appear on the Web site in 1-2 days; if you encounter any difficulty, don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated author support team.

Author Central Team
Please direct questions to the Author Central team.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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