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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #300 on: June 17, 2012, 05:40:11 pm »
GG,

I fixed your signature--you had code imbedded in code.  I'm not entirely sure how that happened?

If you use the link-maker, it will make a clickable link; you don't need any other code.

If you have more books, when you add them, just make sure the cursor is after the /url] at the end of the prior cover and on the same line.

Hope this helps!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #301 on: June 17, 2012, 05:46:31 pm »
    Betsy, thank you! And thanks for the hint. Wow! GG

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #302 on: June 19, 2012, 05:40:04 pm »
    Checking this out. Wondering how folks get all their books into their signatures....



    Is this link maker working??

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #303 on: June 20, 2012, 04:03:11 am »
    Alyce-

    Welcome to KindleBoards!

    Looks like you've figured out the link-maker.  One tip, if you want, you can use the very first image code provided--the one immediately following the text image link.  That link is sized to 125 pixels high, our maximum height for signature images.

    Otherwise, everything looks good!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #304 on: June 20, 2012, 04:18:44 am »
    Here's a pic to help folks with which image to use for their signatures.  Also, check out the signature tutorial at the top of the Writers' Café.



    And here are the respective sizes of the images you get (first option-125 pixels, second option-"large" image, third option-"small" image.



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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #305 on: June 20, 2012, 05:01:23 am »
    I would note that, while the large image is generally fine in a book thread, if the image on the cover is not 110% safe for work and/or kids we'll probably replace it with a text link.  :) 

    Also, it's kind of a pain for those with small monitors so it's probably smart to realize that. . . .you might be annoying people by using it. :-\ 
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #306 on: June 20, 2012, 08:46:40 pm »
    Also, it's kind of a pain for those with small monitors so it's probably smart to realize that. . . .you might be annoying people by using it. :-\ 

    I probably really annoyed them, then.  :D

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #307 on: June 21, 2012, 04:37:18 am »
    :P

    O.K. to clarify:  the Large Images might annoy the people with small monitors.  The Small Monitor is not likely to annoy anyone, except maybe it's user, and we can't help with that. ::)

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #308 on: June 21, 2012, 06:23:00 am »
     :P back  :D

    No, I meant by my humongous pic earlier in the thread.  ;)

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    « Reply #309 on: June 21, 2012, 06:29:29 am »
    :P back  :D

    No, I meant by my humongous pic earlier in the thread.  ;)

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    Oh.  Well.  Yes.  But. . .that was by way of illustration. :)  If it teaches it's understandable.  If it's just an 'in your face' ad, it's annoying. :-\  Though, I must note, that is clearly MY opinion based on my reaction when I'm using one of my smaller screen devices.  Maybe nobody else really cares. :)
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #310 on: August 02, 2012, 01:04:16 pm »
    I tried to update a cover, lost it completely, then lost another cover. On top of that, I have a fourth book I wanted to add to my profile and couldn't figure out the Link-Maker. I've used that before, but nothing seemed to work this time. So now instead of four books in my profile, I have one. Grrr. Help!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #311 on: August 02, 2012, 04:29:16 pm »
    Code: [Select]
    [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QXT6ZO/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZCyhWHY%2BL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZyKz3WOqL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qJ8i8dMxL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #312 on: August 02, 2012, 04:40:29 pm »
    Jeff's provided you the code, Polly, but let me see if I can figure out what you did wrong...

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #313 on: August 02, 2012, 06:42:36 pm »
    Thanks, Betsy and Jeff. I'll see when posting this if this works.

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    « Reply #314 on: August 02, 2012, 07:22:53 pm »
    Yup, it worked. Many, many thanks.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #315 on: October 15, 2012, 03:04:33 pm »
    Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???

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    « Reply #316 on: October 15, 2012, 03:13:32 pm »
    Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???
    It returned 8 of your books for me. Maybe you spelled your name wrong.

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    « Reply #317 on: October 16, 2012, 01:06:48 pm »
    Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???

    Cheryl, make sure you haven't accidentally selected something other than the Kindle store in the dropdown menu.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #318 on: November 02, 2012, 10:09:01 am »
    My book, THE BOY FROM BERLIN was released as an eBook yesterday, and is available on Amazon. I downloaded a copy today. I have tried to make a link for this title but Amazon can't find it, even though I entered Amazon's ASIN number which was on the book's page. the number is B009R6A26U.
       

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    « Reply #319 on: November 02, 2012, 10:13:40 am »
    Checking, Michael....back in a minute.

    (Your covers are too big, however; max image size is 125 pixels.  You can fix that by putting height=125 in the first img tag for each cover, like this [img height=125])

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #320 on: November 02, 2012, 10:14:52 am »
    That was quick! Thanks, Betty. I'll go on to the link maker now.
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    « Reply #321 on: November 02, 2012, 10:16:41 am »
    I'm not finding it as a Kindle book when I search the Amazon store from their home page?

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    « Reply #322 on: November 02, 2012, 10:19:36 am »
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #323 on: November 02, 2012, 10:20:54 am »
    Managed it. I happened to be on .co.uk for some reason. Anyway, managed it once I'd changed to .com and put the ASIN number in. Hopefully the image will appear with this. Obviously not, but at least I now know that the image is there. I'll sort it yet!
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    « Reply #324 on: November 02, 2012, 10:21:42 am »
    Great.  Maybe I did the same thing, LOL!  If you use the first image link in the link-maker, your images will be automatically the right size, by the way.

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