Difference between Authors and Readers in Amazon Quicksight
Authors and Readers are just a user type that cannot change account permissions or invite users. Both the users can be upgraded to admin at any time.
•An author is a user who can connect to data sources
•Authors can create interactive dashboards using advanced QuickSight capabilities and publish dashboards with other users in the account.
•A reader is a user who uses interactive dashboards and they can view a shared dashboard, filter data and export as CSV files.
•Readers can be upgraded to authors via user management options.
•Readers with pay per session pricing exist only in enterprise edition
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