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Amazon Author Central – possible improvements

I use Amazon and other ebook distribution services to self-publish some of my short stories (I am planning
to use a traditional publisher though for novels if what I am writing is good enough), and also for publishing issues of Alt Hist and Fantasy Short Stories.

Amazon has a service called Author Central, which allows you to provide more information about yourself (here’s my humble page), feeds from your blog or twitter profile, and also check on details of your books, their sales rankings and reviews by customers. That’s all quite interesting and sometimes useful, but I do find myself wondering about how readers interact with this information.

I would like to know:

    How many views my Author page gets
    What happens after people view the page?
    How many people see something compelling enough to click through to a title and which titles do they look at
    On a related note, I would love to know number of kindle ebook sample downloads for my titles, or the number of clicks on the search inside feature. Again I’m interested in knowing what sort of engagement there is with my titles.

If you’re an author using Amazon Author Central, what would you like to see added?

Latest Fantasy Fiction News February 29, 2012

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The Honour of Rome – Free on the Kindle for Five Days

I wrote a short story called The Honour of Rome a few years ago about a tribune in the later years of the Roman Republic. I have now published this via Amazon and it is free to read for five days from 26th January to 30th January.

It can be downloaded via:

US Amazon

UK Amazon

You can also read a free extract of my short story Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure when you download The Honour of Rome.

To read a brief extract go to The Honour of Rome page on this site.

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