Before I uploaded my new series, I went to my last book to copy how I did the first series. You know, stuff like how I listed my name and how to properly fill in the series name so everything displayed correctly. When I did this the name I used was Mr. Jason A Cheek. I went ahead and did all the work to publish three books and then, once they were approved, I copied my information for the author from Destiny.
Immediately I ran into the issue where my books didn’t show up under my author name once again. Calling the help desk for Createspace and Amazon, I was able to get the new titles showing under my author homepage, but I was told that my name couldn’t be corrected linked 100%. This means that if someone finds one of my books and decides they want to look at what other books I have published, they'll only see a generic Amazon search result and not my author page when they click on my name. This is because my first book was self-published under Jason Cheek and not Mr. Jason A Cheek.
The only way to fix this issue is by republishing my new books under Jason Cheek. That means I have to remove my currently published books and republish them. While this isn’t a big issue for my new books except for the extra work and time for Amazon to certify the books (24 hours) and then publish them live (another 72 hours) before they are available on Amazon and Kindle, for any books that were previously published with ratings and reviews that I want to keep, this is a problem. If I change those books, all the positive ratings will disappear.
Henceforth the reason for this post. Make sure you keep your author names exactly the same throughout your self-publish works so you don’t run into this issue. One of which I’ve seen on many Amazon authors’ websites.