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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #225 on: July 31, 2011, 03:47:02 am »
Actually, Heather, any changes you make to your profile signature appear in all your prior posts immediately!  So it doesn't really matter where you post, though this is as good a place as any and better than most.  You can even check a past post if you want.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #226 on: August 03, 2011, 08:45:39 am »
    Ok, I went to kindleboards link; the only links I saw on my Amazon book page were email, facebook and twitter.  So I manually created a link following the instructions of linkmaker.  The link came right up in the preview space.  But when I reopen the Amazon page for Resistors, there is still no identifiable link I can copy and paste into a posting...like this one!  :-\   I know, I know, I'm a Boards idiot.  I'm a writer, not a techie.  Would help to be both, yup. peter t

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #227 on: August 03, 2011, 11:14:29 am »
    Ok, I went to kindleboards link; the only links I saw on my Amazon book page were email, facebook and twitter.  So I manually created a link following the instructions of linkmaker.  The link came right up in the preview space.  But when I reopen the Amazon page for Resistors, there is still no identifiable link I can copy and paste into a posting...like this one!  :-\   I know, I know, I'm a Boards idiot.  I'm a writer, not a techie.  Would help to be both, yup. peter t

    Peter--

    I think your confusion may come from a fairly common misunderstanding--there is no connection between KindleBoards and Amazon, other than that, as an Amazon affiliate, we get a tiny percentage every time something is purchased from Amazon based on clicking on a link here.  

    So, if you use Link-Maker to create a link here, you must copy and paste the link code from the box with the code and paste it into a post or your signature here.  The links will NOT show up on your Amazon page.  Where the Link-Maker says "View on Amazon" it means that you can view the item's listing on Amazon, not the new link-maker code. (Sometimes I use this to make sure I have the correct item.)

    Let me know if you're still puzzled or if this isn't clear!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #228 on: August 05, 2011, 02:27:19 pm »
    Ok never mind, I think I've finally figured it out! :D
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #229 on: August 05, 2011, 02:58:56 pm »
    Here is what I did... The larger cover links to Amazon. Avatar links to Kindle Boards Book Profile...

    https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,64750.msg1243404.html#msg1243404

    If you look at the layout of the page it is different than most. Recently changed book covers and wanted the KB's promo page to look different. I am pleased with the way it turned out.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #230 on: September 09, 2011, 12:26:56 pm »
    When I try to make a link for Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs it says 'no matches found' yet the name pops up for me to choose from. :'(
    I also have only 2 characters left, so how do I add another cover?

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #231 on: September 09, 2011, 09:27:43 pm »
    When I searched on amazon and in the linkbuilder, it came up for me when I searched using periods in PI: Leon Chameleon P.I.





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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #232 on: September 10, 2011, 03:57:59 am »
    I just used "Leon Chameleon" in the link-maker. . .and both titles in the series came up . . .you don't always have to put the whole title. . .just critical words. . . . .
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    « Reply #233 on: October 02, 2011, 05:34:29 am »
    I just used "Leon Chameleon" in the link-maker. . .and both titles in the series came up . . .you don't always have to put the whole title. . .just critical words. . . . .
    Even easier use the ASIN.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #234 on: October 13, 2011, 07:38:46 pm »
    how do I do it? I've tried, but I just can't figure it out?

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #235 on: October 14, 2011, 04:26:18 am »
    Geno,

    I've answered this question in the other location you asked it:
    https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,87787.msg1378514.html#msg1378514

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #236 on: October 20, 2011, 08:02:32 am »
    Although the Amazon search engine takes me to my "Flash Warden and Other Stories" the link in my sig goes to "Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead." When I try to make a new link, the kb linkmaker says "no product found." Help.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #237 on: October 20, 2011, 08:10:04 am »
    Linkmaker worked OK for me, you should be able to just copy and paste the below code.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #238 on: October 21, 2011, 04:45:33 am »
    EGranfors,

    looks like you got it straightened out with intinst's help!

    For future reference, when using link-maker, you can also put in an ASIN (in this case B0057AP3IW) that you've copied from the book's Amazon page, or your author name, to find books.  If you put in your author name, all of your books should show up and you can select the one you want to create the link.  We recommend copying the ASIN as otherwise errors, including putting the letter "O" in where there should be zeros, is quite common.

    Hope this helps!  Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more problems or questions.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #239 on: October 31, 2011, 07:10:25 pm »
    I went to the link maker, got a link, but do not know what to do with it or how to put it anywhere.  Instructions on what to do after you make a link would be helpful to us stupid ones.  Thanks.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #240 on: October 31, 2011, 09:06:03 pm »
    Maggy-

    You can use a link-maker link lots of places--anywhere you want to have a link to something.

    Readers use them to post links to books they've read in the Book Corner.

    Authors use them in their Forum Profile Signature (go to Profile in the top menu bar, then select Forum Profile Information on the left side).  There is a large version that authors use in their Book Bazaar threads.

    Members also use non-book links in Accessories and many of our other boards to provide links to Amazon items of interst, such as coffeemakers, blenders, cameras, backpacks, exercise equipment, etc.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #241 on: November 15, 2011, 08:38:54 pm »
    I found the link codes, but I'm new at this and lost as to where to post them.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #242 on: November 16, 2011, 01:39:12 pm »
    I found the link codes, but I'm new at this and lost as to where to post them.

    Darlene--

    You can use them wherever it would be appropriate--in your signature (max height 125 pixels), in your book threads.  Outside the Book Bazaar, you can't use links of your own books in the body of your posts, but you can use the links for other items you want to talk about.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #243 on: November 19, 2011, 03:15:41 am »
    It didn't work for me. I followed all the steps until I came to 'copy/paste,' then clicked 'select.' Nothing happened. Could this be because I was on the site before under another password and user name which I had to change when the site kept rejecting them after I had my computor repaired, or have I simply forgotten one the steps?

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    « Reply #244 on: November 19, 2011, 05:57:27 am »
    Mac--

    You're talking about link-maker?  When you click on "select," it puts the cursor in the code box, then you have to "select all" (CTRL-A or CMD-A) or click and drag to select everything in the box.  Then do your copy and paste...  I admit, I wish "select" actually did something.  I think I'll mention it to Harvey.  :D

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    « Reply #245 on: November 19, 2011, 06:43:33 am »
    Hi, Betsy.
    Thanks for contacting me. I understand what you mean about pasting, but there is no other box in which to paste the URL. It's some time since I did this, but I'm sure I remember another, larger box which can hold up to six URLs, and which has a character counter underneath. Where did it go?

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    « Reply #246 on: November 19, 2011, 09:27:34 am »
    Mac--

    After you copy the code link (use the first image link, the one after the text link), then you need to go to your forum profile.  In the top blue menu bar, click on Profile, then select Forum Profile Information on the left, and then scroll down on the web page until you see the Signature box.  Paste the code in there, and click on Change Profile near the bottom of the page.

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    « Reply #247 on: November 19, 2011, 10:29:08 am »
    NOW I remember. That'll work for sure.
    Thanks.

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    « Reply #248 on: November 19, 2011, 03:08:33 pm »
    Looks like you've figured it out!

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    « Reply #249 on: December 14, 2011, 07:40:57 pm »
    When I linked my book HOMELESS, everything showed up but the cover.  The cover shows up on amazon so I'm not sure what to do to fix it.
       

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