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juliecavanagh2

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Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:16 AM
 
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So I see that KDP has finally made it to Canada. I have an author central page on .com and .co.uk but when I tried to access the Canadian version (by changing the ending to .ca) it took me to the UK home page.

What gives? Can I have an author central page in Canada or not? If not, is it coming soon, does anyone know?
76year2

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 1:43 PM   in response to: juliecavanagh2 in response to: juliecavanagh2
 
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At this stage where .ca just came on, so is atached to .com or UK site?
juliecavanagh2

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 2:00 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
 
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Well, it's not because if I click on my author name on the .ca site it does not take me to either the .com or the .co.uk author central page, that is, if I understand your somewhat garbled response correctly.
fresiegrant

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 3:12 PM   in response to: juliecavanagh2 in response to: juliecavanagh2
 
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I was just going to ask the same thing! Well, I've written to Author Central support so I'll let you know when I hear from them.

I have a funny feeling they just haven't got around to setting it up yet.
juliecavanagh2

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 2:38 AM   in response to: fresiegrant in response to: fresiegrant
 
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Hopefully that's just it, then. :)
allsid

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:17 PM   in response to: juliecavanagh2 in response to: juliecavanagh2
 
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Oddest turn of events.
Amazon's breathless announcement to me today tells about Amazon in Canada.
When I clicked the link for "More Info" everything is written in French!
And when I clicked on my usual Amazon page, it too has suddenly been translated
entirely into French.
With the greatest respect for the language policy in Quebec, the other two thirds
of Canada mostly speaks English. Evidently, somebody or other at Amazon is
not aware of that fact. Perhaps word will reach the folks in Seattle before too
long, After all, Seattle is only an hour or so's drive from the Canadian border,
and Washington retailers have no problem communicating in English with
the hordes of Canuck shoppers from north of the border.
jtbigtoad

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:15 PM   in response to: allsid in response to: allsid
 
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I found that clicking my author name brought up my two books under that name.

The reviews came from the .com site.

JT

;)
juliecavanagh2

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:46 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Odd, my amazon.ca is in English.

When I click on my name now on the .ca site, it brings up my books, along with some others, but there is still no author central.
notjohn

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:15 AM   in response to: allsid in response to: allsid
 
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You control the language of the KDP interface on your Bookshelf.

My only author pages are in the US, UK, and DE. At the time I set up DE, the system wasn't set up at the other European stores, so probably it hasn't been for CA yet either.
ivoryjohn

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:25 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I also see my two books under my name, and if I click on them, only the one with extended distribution shows up as paperback. I see problems with other markets like Germany too. The German site has my reviews linked, but Canada does not. The German site has my author page, but the books aren't correctly linked.

The UK version has all the books correctly linked, and the reviews are there, but at the top it says "be the first to review this book."

I think once we get out of the USA, all bets are off.
1001nightspress

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:32 PM   in response to: ivoryjohn in response to: ivoryjohn
 
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For my books, the US reviews show up at the bottom of the page on the other sites (including Canada), but not at the top and not in the star ratings for those non-US Amazons. Only the ones that were left directly through those sites show up top there. But at least the US reviews show up somewhere, since in many cases that's the only place I have reviews.
fresiegrant

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:52 PM   in response to: juliecavanagh2 in response to: juliecavanagh2
 
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And here's the answer from Amazon:

"Thank you for your inquiry about Author Central for Amazon.ca. At this time, Author Central is not available outside of Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, and Amazon.fr."
cherylktardif

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 23, 2012 10:45 AM   in response to: juliecavanagh2 in response to: juliecavanagh2
 
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Yes, as per normal, Canada has been put at the bottom of the priority list. So much for being the US's "neighbor to the north." It's pretty sad how low we are on the totem pole.

However, I do expect that months from now we'll see Author Central available. Or maybe a year for now...

Look how long it took us to get a Canadian Kindle Store. But at least we have one now. I'm grateful for that.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Canadian publisher, Imajin Books
and international bestselling author
joe Humphrey

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 10:46 PM   in response to: cherylktardif in response to: cherylktardif
 
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cherylktardif wrote:
Yes, as per normal, Canada has been put at the bottom of the priority list. So much for being the US's "neighbor to the north." It's pretty sad how low we are on the totem pole.

However, I do expect that months from now we'll see Author Central available. Or maybe a year for now...

Look how long it took us to get a Canadian Kindle Store. But at least we have one now. I'm grateful for that.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Canadian publisher, Imajin Books
and international bestselling author


Well, welcome to a year later. Still nothing!
James Gray

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Re: Author central in Canada?
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 4:06 AM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
 
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Ca like Australia is new, it t takes time for each Kindle which are independent to kick in; give it time and you'll see it happen soon;
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