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cub06h

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About the Author
Posted: Mar 7, 2010 7:36 AM
 
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Hey, DTP Guy! This is something that ought to be addressed:

There is no About the Author feature in the Kindle store (at least there isn't in the DTP uploads). Nor does the About the Author section get carried over from the print edition, if there is one.

This seems an easy and worthwhile fix. Any hope for it?
kallen11

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Re: About the Author
Posted: Mar 13, 2010 6:27 AM   in response to: cub06h in response to: cub06h
 
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If you have an Author Central page, you can add an About the Author section and up to 5 editorial reviews (and a few other fields I can't recall off the top of my head) by clicking on each book in your bibliography.

I agree it would be more convenient to access that option directly within DTP, but in the meantime, the information can be added that way.
cub06h

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Re: About the Author
Posted: Mar 13, 2010 3:13 PM   in response to: kallen11 in response to: kallen11
 
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Good point. I'll give it a try.
cub06h

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Re: About the Author
Posted: Mar 14, 2010 10:23 AM   in response to: cub06h in response to: cub06h
 
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No, it doesn't work!

When I try to add the Kindle edition of one of my books, B000ZLZ0S6, Author's Central tells me it has already been added. But there is no Author Central display on that page in the Amazon store.

As far as I can tell, all Kindle editions claim to have been added to Author Central, but not one of them shows an Author Central link.

Can you point me to an e-book that [i]does [/i]so link? Here's a Dan Brown best seller:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Lost-Symbol-ebook/dp/B002KQ6BT6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1268587228&sr=1-1

There's no Author Central link. And here's the hardcover, which does link to the author's page:

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Symbol-Robert-Langdon-No/dp/0385504225/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1
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