#YAIndieCarnival: The Author Page

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The Author Page, on whatever platform, is crucial for any budding writer. Whether they write short stories, non fiction or fiction, they must get their name out there and the best way to do that is to create a plethora of 'author pages' wherever they go.
Three places that are of particular importance are on GoodreadsAmazon and Facebook If you haven't created an author profile on Goodreads yet, what are you waiting for? Its pretty easy to do. The same with Amazon. Readers often want to know whose books they're reading and how easy is it for them to just click on the name whilst browsing books? Go to www.authorcentral.amazon.com to create your profile on Amazon and link to your books. I promise it doesn't take long. Facebook is an author page I use a lot. I automatically link my blog posts to it, and shout out on there whenever I have any exciting news. Currently, I have over 2,000 likes! How awesome is that?! Its a place where you can put all your book covers, trailers, photos of events...basically anything related to your books. Just remember though, that your FB author page is a professional place for your readers to get to know you. Don't use your page to chat to your friends about stuff that might come back to bite you in the ass! Save that for your personal profile!
The other more obvious 'author pages' are on your own website and/or blog. Get your bio up there, create a a bit of interest (or mystery if you're a mystery writer) and put lots of photos up. People often want to see what you really look like, so put a few every day pics in there as well. Explain how you got into writing, what inspires you and anything else you think readers might be keen to discover from their favourite author.
Are you on about.me yet? Its an easy place you can put all of your links to all your social networking profiles. Useful, but not crucial.

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1. Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series
2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. Heather Self
4. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga
6. Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy
7. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog
8. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
9. Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series
10. Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
11. Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
12. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter
13. Melissa Pearl, Author of The Time Spirit Trilogy
14. Heather M. White, author of The Destiny Saga
15. Courtney Cole Writes
16. Liz Long | Just another writer on the loose.
17. Ella James
18. Maureen Murrish
19. Valerie Sloan
20. YA Sci Fi Author's Ramblings
21. Terah Edun, author of Red Madrassa and An Amlah's Diary

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6 comments :

  1. Excellent advice! I never heard of about.me- and I've been thinking I should probably do a website. There are just so many different places to be!

    (and 2000 is pretty freaking awesome!)

    Now I'm off to get my free book!

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  2. Great post, Suzy :) I agree, author pages are a really important aspect of the writing business. It's a great way for readers to get to know you a little better.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Very helpful and congratulations on the LIKES. Thanks for supporting the Indie Author Series!

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  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for explaining to keep it personable but professional! It's maddening when authors get a little too personal with their fans and I worry it would lose some people. I like to keep my focus on the readers. Great advice as always! :)

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  5. You girls are awesome for passing by and leaving me much loved comments and I'm so glad my advice is useful! xxx

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