If you want to write under different pen names, you might be wondering how to set up your Author Central page so that you can see all of your books.
Seems it’s actually pretty easy to do!
Set Up Your Different Pen Names At Your Amazon Author Central Page
All you need to do is
1. Log into your Amazon Author Central account
2. Go to the Books tab and then click on the Add More Books button.
3. Search for the book that you’ve written under your pen name. And add it.
4. Amazon will then pop up a box that says that you are not listed as the author .. blah blah.
5. The option at the bottom of the pop up box is “If you write under a different name, let us know”. Click on the let us know link.
6. You’ll get an email to confirm that it really is you (so you can’t claim to be Stephanie Meyer when you are not really her) so click the confirmation link in your email.
And then your accounts will be linked in Author Central, but not on the Amazon website obviously (because you don’t want people knowing you are the same person – duh!).
To Switch Between Your Pen Names
Now to just flick between the two (or more) pen names you click the drop down box next to your name at the top.
Using this method you are allowed to list three different pen names. They won’t be linked to the reader, only to you, so there is no need to worry about your pen names anonymity if that is important to you.
But I have more than three pen names. What do I do?
If you write under more than three pen names, then you’ll need to open another author central account. Use a different email address and set your account up and then you have another three slots to fill, just like with your original account.
You can still only have ONE KDP account (the main account where you upload all your books and check on your sales
every five minutes, every day), but you can have multiple author central accounts (as many as you need). Don’t confuse the two.
Note: If you do have more than one author central account, make sure you log out of the secondary one before you log back into your KDP dashboard otherwise it’ll look like all your books have disappeared. Yikes! Simple fix to get your dashboard back is to log out of all your Amazon accounts and then log back into KDP with your correct account details.
What about Author Central pages on the international Amazon stores?
Your main author central page works on the Amazon.com site only. It doesn’t link your books on the international stores, you’ll have to do that yourself by setting up accounts with those stores.
You don’t have to set up author central accounts on the international sites, (and I certainly don’t recommend you set one up on ALL of them), but if you have good sales in, say, the UK or France, it might be worth setting up a page in those countries.
What you need to do:
Not all international countries currently have author central pages, but the main ones will.
Add your author profile and claim your books. They work exactly like the US account.
I hope this page helped you set up your author page.
If you need further help, check out the author central help pages.