I. Creating a Profile

Once an author has registered it is necessary to create a profile so that when a reader searches the database by author first or last name or by the title of one of the author’s books, the reader can get an idea of who the author is and how many books that author has registered on the website. The steps in creating such a profile are detailed below.

1. Go to the Services section of the Website

2. Within Services, select Premium Services

3. Within Premium Services select Create/Update Author Profile

4. Fill in the blanks:

a. Author First Name (no spaces please)

b. Author Last Name (no spaces please)

c. Author Bio (up to 2048 characters)

d. The location of an author picture to be uploaded into the database, either JPEG or PNG format limited to 512KB

II. Registering a Book

Having created a profile the author can register one or more books. The process of registering a book is detailed below.

1. Go to the Services section of the Website

2. Within Services, select Premium Services

3. Within Premium Services select Register a Book

4. Fill in the blanks:

a. Book Title

b. Book ISBN (with dashes as necessary)

c. Book Synopsis (up to 4096 characters)

d. The URL of the website where a reader can purchase a copy of the e-book formatted edition of this book

e. The URL of the website where a reader can purchase a copy of the print edition of this book

f. Author First Name (no spaces please)

g. Author Last Name (no spaces please)

h. The location of a picture of the book cover to be uploaded into the database, either JPEG or PNG format limited to 512KB

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