Following an author is very easy. Use our search engine to go to their page, then click the +Follow button under their name, as indicated here:
It will change to this icon after you follow them.
This means that if they have any new books coming out, you will get notified of them in the weekly e-mail, and it will be shown in your personalized calendar as well.
You can see a list of authors you currently follow in My Library under the My Authors tab, and can easily unfollow them by clicking the Unfollow button beside that author.