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.
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.
Create a new profile by clicking the button.
Click inside the Search section to open a dropdown list of all the platforms currently supported by Atticus. These include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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