Author Advantage 6: Backed Behind the Scenes on Author Spots


As an author, the last thing you want to worry about is the behind-the-scenes functioning of your sales website, am I right? You’re in luck because Author Spots does so much of the background stuff for you that you can focus solely on sharing the site and your storefront, selling your books, and writing more amazing content.

Targeted SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is essential to websites being found among the bazillion others out there. For your benefit, the Author Spots platform has expertly targeted SEO built into the background, so you don’t have to worry about that. Of course, you should add more SEO to your storefront and books to enhance the searchability of your offerings, but we’ve done so much for you already on the site itself.

Plus, because authors are adding new books and sharing the website all the time, Author Spots has the ability to stay high in Google searches. These built-in practices give a tremendous boost to website visibility, and that power gets exponentially better the more authors we get on the site.

Automated Communications

Author Spots wants to put more time back in your hands to do what you do best: creating and selling books. As such, the platform has in place convenient, automated communications that make it easy for you to stay on top of customer service without doing much at all.

Customer Notifications: When customers purchase a book from you, two emails automatically go out. One is an email to you letting you know a book was purchased. This means you don’t have to keep checking your dashboard for sales. The second is an email to the customer, confirming that their purchase went through to you. You don’t have to do anything.

Order Status: As you work through processing a customer’s order offline, on the My Orders tab of your dashboard, you can change the Status to reflect your progress or completion of shipping the book. With each Status change, the customer automatically receives an email, so they know what’s happening with their order. 

Back-in-Stock: If you run out of a title, you can set up back-in-stock notifications under Availability on the General tab of a product. While you’re getting more books in stock, customers who want the book can check the box that reads “I still want it! Please notify me via email when this product is back in stock.” Once you have books again, those who signed up automatically will be emailed about the availability. All you have to do is update the quantity when you have books again.

Abandoned Cart Recovery

Authors Spots also features abandoned cart recovery. For example, someone adds books to their cart and starts to checkout, but, before buying, they get distracted by the kids or the dog or rampaging dinosaurs… that customer will receive an email reminder about what’s in still their cart, so you don’t have to chase them down!

Sales & Tax Tracking

Personally, I keep ridiculously complicated sales spreadsheets when I sell books from my stock or in person, but Author Spots removes that annoyance from the mix. The platform features an easy and complete sales reporting system that shows up right on your dashboard. Plus, the system tracks taxes automatically and accurately, so when that super fun tax time comes around, you don’t have to figure out what you’ve sold and how much to report. 

Safety & Security

Most of all, it’s important to us that you’re protected. Author Spots takes pride in making sure the site is completely safe and secure, so you and your readers are confident that their purchases and payment information stay completely confidential.

We’ve taken pains to make sure behind-the-scenes busywork is in order so you can sit back and enjoy selling more books and making more money!

Want to Know More about Author Spots?

There’s so much more to share about the benefits of selling your books on Author Spots. Stay tuned for more blogs that detail all the advantages or check out the Top Ten Author Spots Advantages at Your Service blog for a little bit of everything.

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About the Author ~ Victoria Hyla Maldonado

Victoria Hyla Maldonado has been writing all her life and has worked professionally as a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She is the author of the substantive women’s fiction Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (Victoria J. Hyla) as well as several anthology-published short stories. She also is the author of several children’s books. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children and is working on a new romance trilogy as well as several other short stories and more children’s books.

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