Are you being followed?

Amazon has a tab on your author page that readers can hit to follow their favorite authors to get alerted to new releases. Do you know how many readers are following you? I believe that until recently, this number wasn’t shown to authors. But it is now, if the number is more than 20. To find out if you have any followers, you need to go to your Author Central page. There you can:

Click the “Reports + Marketing” tab

Go to the “Reports” section.

You can then see the number of your followers under “Amazon Followers.”

If you dare.


  1. kingmidget says:

    Woohoo!! I have 34 followers!! Is that good or bad?


  2. I didn’t know about this, even though I regularly visit Author Central! I was surprised to see 66 followers.
    I have to admit I don’t know what anyone gets from following. Maybe because I don’t actually follow anyone on Amazon.


  3. Gary Weston says:

    I managed to find it eventually, but it looks like I have 56 followers. I have no idea why people are following me because I’ve no clue as to where I’m going.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. “If you dare,” being the operative phrase!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. chucklitka says:

    I didn’t see the 20 follower baseline when I looked, but I was happy to find 212 followers vs 6 on Goodreads. Though to be honest, I don’t know how much of an effect having followers have on anything.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. kingmidget says:

    I believe a follower gets an email whenever an author publishes something. At a minimum. A number of years ago I published something. A friend who had read my first book asked my wife about my new book. The only way I think she would have learned about it is thru a follow on Amazon.

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  7. Anonymole says:

    “We’ll display your follower count here after you reach 20+ followers.” — to be expected…


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