Amazon Author Central

 

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How To Set Up Amazon Author Central
Pages Around the World

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Here are the international links for Author Central if you want to set up or enhance your Author Page around the world:

Amazon.com (USA)
https://authorcentral.amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk (UK)
https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk

Amazon.de (Germany)
https://authorcentral.amazon.de

Amazon.fr (France)
https://authorcentral.amazon.fr

Amazon.jp (Japan)
https://authorcentral.amazon.co.jp

Amazon Author Pages are only available at present in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. You might not be getting many sales on Amazon stores other than the USA and the UK, but some authors have reported that once they’ve set up Author Pages on other country stores they have started getting sales there.

There are no problems with setting up Author Pages for Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, but for France, Germany and Japan, you’ll be best off with Google’s Chrome browser* and using its translation tool. Read more…
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* Be careful with this. My experience with  online translators, including Google, is you can get some very wonky translations that are going to make you sound like an idiot. (see below) I suggest doing your Author Central Page in English on all sites and then leaving it up to the customer to use a translator if they choose. Most of your sales in foreign countries  will be to English speaking people.

This was a Spam email I received recently – obviously done with an online translator.: 
“Its such as you learn my mind! You seem to understand so much approximately this, like you wrote the e book in it or something. I believe that you can do with a few to drive the message house a bit, however instead of that, that is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.”