Authors: here’s a (hopefully) helpful prompt to do your author admin. Set a calendar note to do this every six months or, at the very least, a month before you have a new book out.
💻 WEBSITE
- check all links
- update bio & headshot
- add new publications
⌨️ SOCIAL MEDIA
- update bio and links
- update profile and cover pics
- check pinned posts are still relevant
📚 GOODREADS
- update bio and links
- update profile pic
- ensure all titles are claimed
- answer outstanding questions
📕AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE
- update bio and links
- add or refresh photos and videos
- claim all titles
NB: do this for all major markets, not just your home country
💵 PUBLIC LENDING RIGHT (@plr_uk)
- add all titles
- check bank details are still correct
NB: the cut-off for payments is usually the end of June
💰AUTHORS’ LICENSING AND COLLECTING SOCIETY (@ALCS_uk)
- add all book titles
- add any magazine/newspaper articles or short stories
- check bank details are still correct
NB: the cut-off for payments is usually early Sept & early Feb
📮 MAILING LIST
- improve open rate by removing inactive subscribers
- check pop-ups and other sign-up links
NB: if you don’t have one, start one!
🗞 NEWSLETTER
- check automated messages are still relevant
- Update template images and links
- Send one!
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