Amazon Author Page URL – How to Grab Yours


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Good news. Amazon has finally jumped on the bandwagon of sites that allow you to create a customized web address (URL) for your profile.

This new feature affects authors who have already created a page for themselves using Amazon’s Author Central.

My author friend Kim Wolterman posted the following instructions on how to claim your custom author URL on Amazon:

I just learned that you can get a designated URL for your author page on Amazon now. (Note that you must first have an Author Page on Amazon to do this.)

Go to https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ and log in to your Author Central account.

When you come to the “Welcome to Author Central” page, click on Author Central Profile.

You should then see your page listing Biography, Blogs and Events on the left hand side, and Author Page URL, Photos, Videos and Twitter on the right.

Click on Author Page URL and it will show you if the URL with your name is available. If so, all you have to do is accept it.

It takes about 30 minutes for the new URL to show up.

More detailed instructions can be found on this Amazon Help Page.

I just set mine up yesterday, and it worked like a charm.

Here’s my new Amazon Author Page

https://www.amazon.com/author/bob-baker

And here is Kim’s:

http://www.amazon.com/author/kimwolterman

Go claim yours!

-Bob

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3 comments

  1. Jim Kukral says:

    Thanks for making me aware of this. I missed the announcement!

    Jim Kukral
    http://www.digitalbooklaunch.com

  2. Coach Keller says:

    I am so glad I purchased Bob’s Book about marketing on the Internet. I have learned a ton. Thanks Bob for writing it!

  3. Great info – thanks Bob!