Here's a HUGE lesson for any of you newbies who haven't started publishing yet. SET UP A BUSINESS ACCOUNT ON AMAZON BEFORE YOU PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK!
You see, my big mistake back in 2011 was not doing that. I published under my personal account. At the time, I didn't know any better, but then most of us indies were a little clueless. We didn't know where indie publishing was going. Amazon didn't have the option to have a business account either.
Oh, I finally set up an account under my publishing company's name. There's some advantages to a business account that regular customer accounts don't have and vice versa. Things like generating codes for giveaways instead of gifting books. However, the Prime account costs twice as much.
And everything continued just fine until two weeks ago when Amazon allowed indie publishers to control series' links.
Don't get me wrong! I love the fact that we have more control over a series order, add an overall description, and link related books together.
However, the changes can only be applied if all of the individual books of the series are on the same account.
Honestly, I've been moving books over for the last couple of years. Slowly.
The recent changes have forced me to accelerate my schedule. So if links aren't working (in the books or on the websites), it's because I haven't gotten them updated yet. But I swear I'm working on it.
And now you know how I'm spending my Thanksgiving vacation!