Put a Video Trailer on Amazon’s Author Central

Another Promotion Strategy Tool 😀


Author Central


I created an author video and uploaded it to Amazon’s Author Central today. If interested, you can check it out on my author page:


It’s incredibly simple: You just make a video, upload it to Author Central, and wait up to 24 hours for the video to be processed and approved (mine showed up on Amazon in less than an hour).

On the background, you can see a white dry erase board installed in a spare bedroom. I used a Sony camcorder (surprisingly small and inexpensive, compared to 20 years ago), which recorded the video in MP4 format. If you have a smartphone, you might be able to use that instead. Or maybe you can borrow a recording device from someone. Many computers even come with basic video editing software, in case you need to edit the video or add effects. (Though sometimes keeping it simple works…

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2 thoughts on “Put a Video Trailer on Amazon’s Author Central

  1. I’d like to put up my trailer on my Amazon page? Do I need your permission, Chris? I take it you have the copyright. Now if I can just figure out how to put it up …

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