Amazon Author Central — Your International Ticket

Source: “52 Ways to Market Your Book”


Are you familiar with Amazon Author Central? It’s essentially your “one-stop-shopping” locale to display everything and anything about yourself and your books. You can add a biography, photos, website and blog URL, video, and information about any events in which you are participating in. This page acts as your homepage.

You also have the opportunity to see your sales date — free! These reports will show your sales over time and show where your book is selling in the US. There’s even a trained customer service staff at your beck and call for those times when you have a question that needs answering, pronto. With your Author Central page, promoting your book and staying on top of your sales is pretty easy! Click here to sign up for Amazon Author Central.

So how does this translate to international sales? Let’s see…

Amazon is present in a lot of other countries, and each of these will also have an Author Central Page just like the one you’ve just signed up for. The first step is get access to these international sites (listed below). Not every country has access to Amazon, and furthermore even the ones that do don’t all have Author Central areas. At this moment, these are available for you.




United Kingdom:

The good news is that you can use the same username and password from your US Author Central Page — it’s universal!


Log in, confirm this is the website you intended to view, and accept the Author Central Terms of Service Agreement. You’ll receive an identity confirmation page, which will ask you to confirm your books. Make sure to choose “English Only” instead of “All Formats” to ensure that the system can find your book. Now you’ll get an e-mail confirmation to verify your email address and voila! You’re all set. Now start adding your books, but be sure to always make sure it says “English.”

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If you’re having trouble figuring out what the international pages are saying, just refer back to the original US site. The content is just about identical on each page and will help you get through if your browser won’t translate or you can’t figure it out on your own.

You can include the same kind of information you have in your US Author Central page as well as reviews, comments, etc. Your international pages should be identical to your US page.

Now you are set up with an Author Page in these international markets and your books are ready to sell! That was easy, wasn’t it?

You can check out all of the stores Amazon has internationally by clicking here.