Friday, September 14, 2012

A Question

How important is an Amazon author's page to your Kindle sales?  I don't join a lot of sites on the Internet because I've seen people's email addresses snatched then used for spamming, so I hesitated about signing up for a page.  Plus I'm not sure if I trust Amazon all that much not to use my info for nefarious purposes like constantly sending me spam which B&N does since I used a gift card there.

Pros and con, anyone?  I'm probably not the only one wondering about this. :) 

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

As far as I can tell it has done nothing for me. I signed up because it was free and it lets me go to that page, then jump to all my books. I do refer people to it on occassion but I don't know if they visit.

Naomi Johnson said...

I don't have an answer to your question, but regarding the email address being snatched for spam -- I use a second email address just for commercial sites like B&N so that all their junk mail goes there. I only visit that email once in a great while just to empty the junk all at once.

sandra seamans said...

Thanks, Charles!

That's a great idea, Naomi. I hadn't thought of using a difffernt email address.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I'll say one thing. If I send them a new addition, they are back to me in hours. How can they manage this?
Luckily my email is still on a university server so I don't get much spam.

G. B. Miller said...

I do know with B&N you can opt out from their endless supply of e-mails.

I get them as well from Amazon (domestic and foreign), but since they go to an e-mail addy that rarely gets used except for junk, it becomes no big thing.

sandra seamans said...

I can't imagine the number of people they must have working to keep up with so much data, Patti.

Thanks, George!

Keith Rawson said...

It doesn't make a damn bit of difference, Sandra. But it does centralize the work you have available on Amazon, so if someone happens to like a story you've written, they can easily find other books which you've appeared in without leaving the site

sandra seamans said...

I thought that might be the main attraction, Keith, but I still wonder if many readers actually use it to find other work.