To publish on Kindle with Amazon you must first have an Amazon account. Every Amazon account has a profile and public name related to it that is used for posting reviews, list mania list, likes, comments and discussions.
Using an Amazon Account Pen Name
The first time you try to use any of these features on Amazon you will be prompted to define your Amazon Account Pen Name (this has nothing to do with your Amazon author Central Pen Name) and you can always change it later on this page. You have the option of using your real-world name or a pen name/ Amazon awards using your real name with a special Real Name Badge.
Once your Amazon account is created you should pay attention and complete your Amazon profile.
I like to call this profile your Amazon social profile to distinguish it from other Amazon profiles you may have such as an Author Central Profile. If you are publishing with Kindle under a pen name it is imperative you pay attention to your Amazon social profile to maintain congruity in your actions on Amazon. You can see my Amazon profile here.
To edit your Amazon Account Profile:
- Visit your Profile page at www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/ and log into your account if requested.
- Click the “Edit Your Profile” button on the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Update your personal information or any other settings that appear on the page. Decide on the name that will appear for all your Amazon reviews and customer discussions on Amazon Forums. Upload a picture of yourself, complete a social bio, mention your Amazon author profile. Decide whether you want to use your real name or perhaps if you would like to maintain more anonymity on Amazon, select a nickname that can’t lead back to your real name or even your author name.
- Choose the appropriate “viewable by” option from available options under the desired category. Make sure you select Everyone – everyone will see your latest activity on your Profile page, and Amazon Friends and people who have marked you as a Favorite person will also see your activity on their Profile pages.
Click the “Save Your Profile” button when finished.
Here is a snapshot of my Amazon Profile.
Setting up your different profiles on Amazon is super important if you are Publishing With Kindle. This is one of the first thing I tackle with any of my Kindle Coaching Clients! Contact me today for Kindle Coaching and pave the road to getting published successfully on Amazon.
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