Authors: Working Additional Income Streams on Amazon?

Authors: While you can’t sell your own books on Amazon, take advantage of other opportunities to leverage your following on Amazon.

  1. Snag your personalized author page on Amazon and tie your blog to it. Folks will see reviews of your books, your bio and posts.
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This is a shot of Ann Handley’s Author Page. She has linked her blog RSS feed to Amazon to get posts to show up.

2. If you have substantial followers, sign up to be an Amazon Influencer and share items for sale on Amazon that are your favorites that you can compile in Idea Lists, including books from other authors.

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Apply to be an Amazon Influencer and curate your favorites into Idea Lists. Share links to an entire list or a single item to get paid when followers buy. Note my lists for Marketing Books, Photography, Travel, Books about Writing

3. If you don’t have any, or just a few followers, you can still sign up to be an Amazon Associate, an affiliate, to promote individual products on Amazon.

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Sign up as an Amazon Associate to grab links from the SiteStripe that will show up on your Amazon account. From the page for Ann Handley’s book, I generate a tracking link to give me credit when I write about her book elsewhere.
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4. Got a podcast? Submit your RSS feed to Amazon Music & Audible to get your listing. When your podcast is in directories, it will be available on Alexa.

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Your listing on Amazon Music and Audible helps you get found. This is @ConnieRagenGreen’s, a great marketing expert to follow.

5. Submit to Amazon’s Alexa as a Flash Briefing for those who don’t listen to podcasts.

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See bio at dmcenter.com/about or linkedin.com/in/jancarroza.