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About Author Social Media Profile Links

In this tutorial, we’ll explore the ability to add your Social Media profile links to your About Author page easily using the features within Atticus.

One of the best ways to build your audience is to keep them engaged with you as an author when they’re not reading your books. Using Social Media, you can connect with your audience and keep them updated with news about your books, content about your genre or topics, or even share relatable details about your life.

Gif screenshot Examples of authors using social media to connect with their audiences

Your About Author page is a great place to share any Social Media platform you have set up, allowing your readers to stay in touch once they’ve finished your book.

Atticus makes it easy to connect your social profiles and add them in a single click!

Connect Social Profiles in Atticus

To get started, open your book in Atticus and navigate to the page you would like to add your profiles to. Place your curser where you plan on inserting the social icons and click the @ symbol in the toolbar. This will bring up the Your Profiles section.

The @ symbol in the Atticus toolbar will open the Profiles feature.

Create a new profile by clicking the button. 

Click the + Create new profile button to add your social media links

Click inside the Search section to open a dropdown list of all the platforms currently supported by Atticus. These include:

  • Amazon
  • Bookbub
  • Facebook
  • Goodreads
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Patreon
  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • TikTok
  • Youtube

Choose which platform you would like to start with and add your personal handle to the URL section. Repeat for as many social profiles as you’d like to include.

Selection of social media platforms - add your handle to each to create your profile in Atticus

When you have added all your profiles, choose how large you would like the icons to appear on the page. 

Finally, give your new Profile a name and click the Save this profile button. 

If you need to make any changes, click the Edit button to the right to open this profile back up. 

If you no longer need a specific profile, you can click the Trash icon to delete it.

Screenshot of the new profile highlighted in blue, showing the Edit or delete buttons on the right

You can create multiple profiles if you write under various pen names, in different genres, or for any other reason that you may have to differentiate the social profiles you share.

Screenshot of multiple profiles set up in Atticus. The one highlighted in blue is the profile that will be added to the page.

Add Social Profile Links to Page

Once you’re happy with the profile, click the name to highlight it and then hit the Add button.

If you have the Preview showing, you can see the icons are live links in the digital version. Your readers can simply tap the icon they’re interested in and it will automatically redirect to the Social Profile you have linked. You can test this yourself by clicking on the icons in the Previewer. 

If you change the Preview to Print, you’ll notice the full URL of your social profile shows beside the icon. This is because physical copies of your book aren’t interactive, so your readers will need the full URL to find your profile.

Gif of changing the previewer to print in Atticus to see the social profile icons add the url for the print version of your book

If you ever need to change or edit the links, you can click the Change Profile button to the right of the icons in the content section of your page in Atticus.

Screenshot of Change Profile icon to the right of Profile icons inserted to content section in Atticus

Adding your social media profiles to your About Author page is an easy, effective way to grow your audience and keep them engaged and now it’s easier than ever with Atticus!

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Turn your author page into a template to add it quickly to all future books.
Related tutorial: How to Create a Template

For more advice, check out Kindlepreneur’s start to finish guide on creating a compelling About Author page, with examples. As always, we wish you happy formatting and all the best with your publishing.

Last Updated: 07/17/2022

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