Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, heard those voices telling him: "If you build it, he will come.” And my word⎯did they come: Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerged from the cornfields to play ball! If he’d ignored those voices, Kinsella wouldn’t have signed on for the project in the first place. And the same can be applied to all you authors out there who decide to promote the LIKE BUTTON your Amazon Author page!
Did you even know that there was a tiny little LIKE button hiding in the top right hand corner of your Amazon Author Page? It’s just to the right of the Facebook and Twitter share buttons. Surprisingly, many authors are unaware of this golden nugget of a button, despite it having been there for years.
The definition of LIKE: ‘…used to draw attention to the nature of an action or event.’ <SOURCE: GOOGLE>
You may be wondering why I’ve felt the need to write a complete post dedicated to this old piece of news. The answer is simple: I have heard whispers - a buzz even - floating around the author airwaves. Namely, Facebook! It would appear that Amazon are changing the way they promote authors and their books through their gigantic network. Reviews are still Gold Dust, but it turns out that Amazon may prefer to throw traffic at authors who are liked. Go figure!
In a nutshell, my fellow authors, you need to get people doin’ some LIKE’IN!
LIKE MY AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE, AND I’LL LIKE YOURS BACK!
* You don’t need to be an author to like an author’s page. If you like ’em, like’em, because it all counts. Your LIKE will help the author, and it’ll only have taken you a few seconds to do it.
* If you’re an author, and you would like to swap LIKES with me, simply leave the URL to your author page in a comment (along with “DONE YOURS”) on this post. Not only will I reciprocate your kind gesture, but the link to your author page will end up floating around in cyberspace for other authors - and potential readers - to pick up and click.
This is my Amazon Author page:
**Can’t find the LIKE BUTTON? No problem, because you can always click the GOLD FAVORITE BUTTON instead.
Ian David Noakes