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Submit your author profile

If you already have an author profile and need to submit more books to be added to it, click here.

This is a very long form that must be completed in its entirety before it can be submitted.

You may want to peruse the entire form before starting it, so you can gather all the information you’ll need to complete it.

You cannot, I repeat cannot, save part of the form now and come back to finish it later, so make sure you allot at least 30 to 45 minutes to complete this form.

Many helpful instructions have been included throughout this form. Please, please, please read them and don’t assume you know what’s required and/or allowed.

If you fail to follow the instructions in this form in their entirety, you’ll be asked to fill out this entire form again and be asked to follow ALL instructions when you do so. This will delay the process of making your author profile live.

Also, keep in mind that once you’ve been issued login credentials that means the process of creating your author profile has been started, and you are not entitled to a refund once the process of creating your author profile is started. No exceptions will be granted. If you fail to follow the instructions for filling out this form, and then you decide you don’t want to redo the form if you are requested to do so, then you forfeit the fee you paid if you refuse to resubmit the form.

How did you hear about the Index?

 

Acknowledgments

 

PayPal Unique Transaction ID Number

 

Your Vitals

  • There can only be one author per profile, even if your book has two or more authors. Each author has to have his/her own profile, and the Index will link each profile to the same book. See an example.
 

Basic Book Information

  • DO NOT USE ALL CAPS for any part of your book summary, not even book titles. Use sentence case only. If you use ALL CAPS in any part of your summary, you'll be asked to fill out this entire form again and be asked to follow these instructions when you do so. This will delay the process of making your author profile live.

    To copy/paste, you have to click "Source" first. Once you paste, click "Source" again. You may need to add spacing if you choose to copy/paste your content.

  • If you have included any information in the synopsis of your book that says your book is "a best-seller" or "award winner" or "highly acclaimed" or anything else similar to the previous examples, please provide links to sites other than your own that back up and/or verify your claim(s).
 

Your Book's Cover

  • Acceptable file formats: PNG or JPG only. DO NOT send 3D or Candid book covers. Your cover should be front-facing. Click here for an example of a 3D/Candid book cover. NO 3D OR CANDID BOOK COVERS WILL BE USED.

 

Optional Book Information

  • Excerpts are designed to give readers a peek into your book. Providing at least one full chapter is a better practice than providing a few lines from a chapter.

    You don't have to provide the first chapter of the book, but providing an entire chapter (or more) allows readers to get more invested in your storyline and encourages them to want to buy your book and learn more about what's going on within its pages.

    Acceptable File Formats: DOC, TXT and HTML. You cannot upload a DOCX file.

 

Where can readers buy your book?

 

Other Buy Sites Where Your Book is Available

  • Depending on how your book was published, and whether it has an ISBN, it's possible that it is available on sites that you're not even aware of. The Index searches all the sites listed below to see if your book is listed there.

    The Index is a one-woman show. Please help me speed up the process of getting your content in front of readers by taking the time to check each of the sites listed below and including the link to your book in the field provided. To make it easier for you, I have included links to each site, which will open in a new window. If you find your book listed, simply copy and paste the link into the field. Do NOT include the "search" link. Please go to your book's page, and include the link directly to your book.

    DO NOT PROVIDE SHORT URLs. If you do so, you'll be asked to fill out this entire form again and be asked to follow these instructions when you do so. This will delay the process of making your author profile live.

  • For every one of your book page links that you find and include below, the Index will award you an Index Dollar per link, but your link must be valid and lead to the specific book listing page, not a search page that lists all your books and/or the books of others.

    Index Dollars have no monetary value, but they can be used to offset the cost of other services (like Twitter campaigns, advertising, and premium member author services, etc.). 1 Index Dollar = $1.00 USD (even though Index Dollars have no monetary value and cannot be used anywhere but on the Index.)

    You may be tempted to just skip over the sites that list textbooks, but I've found several books by indie authors on those sites. Don't sell yourself short. Take an extra few seconds and check for your book listing on those sites.

 

Your Photo

  • A logo for your publishing company, or some random picture of an animal or object, will not be used on the Index. If you don't provide a photo image of yourself, then a black and gray silhouette [example] will be used to represent you on the Index.
 

Your Bio

  • First of all, your bio should be more about you and less about your books. Tell readers who you are aside from being an author. They will learn more about your book(s) by going to the book listing(s). Offer them something more than just a laundry list of what you've written.

    Write your bio in the third person (e.g., John grew up in Anytown, USA...).

    DO NOT USE ALL CAPS. Use sentence case only. If you use ALL CAPS in any part of your bio, you'll be asked to fill out the form again and follow these instructions the next time, which will delay the process of making your author profile live.

    To copy/paste, you have to click "Source" first. Once you paste, click "Source" again. You may need to add spacing if you choose to copy/paste your content.

  • If you have included any information in your bio that says you are "a best-selling author" or "award winning author" or "highly acclaimed author/speaker/poet" or "expert" or "guru" or "considered the authority in your field" or any other types of claims that say you stand out above and beyond others, please provide links to sites other than your own that back up and/or verify your claim(s).
 

Your Social Media Sites

  • Please include the full link for each social media site. Start with http://
 

Your Websites/Blogs

  • Please include the full link for each website. Start with http://
 

Your Author Communities

  • Please include the full link for each website. Start with http://
 

Is there anything you'd like to add that wasn't covered previously?

 

Acknowledgment

 

Verification