For Authors: Amazon new feature for kindle readers – About the Author

Amazon will on September 14 release a new feature for Kindle users enabling them to obtain more information about their favourite authors. It will be called “About the Author”.

If you are an author on Amazon, you should have an Author Central account, separate from your Amazon account.


About the Author gives readers easy access to your photo, biography, and bibliography so they can learn more about you and your other books, which are only 60 seconds away. Readers can tap on any of your books to go to the Kindle Store. Also, any time you update your bio or claim a new book through Author Central, we will update About the Author on Kindle so your readers have access to the most recent information about you.

Be sure to take advantage of this new feature by following these steps:

  1. Claim all your books in Author Central. In the Author Central Books tab, make sure your bibliography is complete so that your About the Author profile is available in every one of your books.
  2. Make sure you’re happy with your profile page. All About the Author pages will use the image that you have designated as primary in Author Central. Make sure that you have an image uploaded. We encourage you to feature yourself in the photo.
  3. Update your biography in Author Central. Readers are going to your profile because they want to know more about you and your books. In the Author Central Profile tab, bring your bio up to date.

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