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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #250 on: December 14, 2011, 07:44:39 pm »
Can you paste the llnk here so I can see what the problem is?  Are you using link-maker (top menu group, next to Home)?

Christopher, I did check the link-maker, and the cover is indeed not showing up.  Do you have a link to the cover on your website?  We can create a cover using an image from somewhere else.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #251 on: December 14, 2011, 08:01:00 pm »
    thanks for replying so quickly, I really appreciate it:)  I do have a link to the cover on my website: http://christophercousino.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=129232370  Hopefully it will work:)
       

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #252 on: December 15, 2011, 03:55:16 am »
    thanks for replying so quickly, I really appreciate it:)  I do have a link to the cover on my website: http://christophercousino.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=129232370  Hopefully it will work:)

    Sorry, Christopher, for not getting back to you last night; usually, I'm up much later, but fell asleep just after 11 pm ET... :)

    The link you gave me won't work, as the image is embedded within the album widget or software.  We need a direct link to the image that ends in .jpg, .png or other graphic extension.

    However, during the night, link-maker straightened itself out--so give it another try!



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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #253 on: December 15, 2011, 07:11:42 am »
    Yay!  It works now:)  Thank you so much for all your help Betsy and have a fantastic day!!!
       

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #254 on: December 29, 2011, 12:42:26 pm »
    Trying to call up my eBook (Off the Grid: A Gerrit O'Rourke Novel) on Amazon to convert it to a link code here on Kindle Boards. I found the link on Amazon, pasted it into your search engine, and click. The search comes up empty. I have asked Amazon to find out if there is a problem on their end. Can you tell me what I need to do to clear this up. I want my recent eBook link to appear when I post on this site, along with my other novel, REVENGE: A Travis Mays Novel. Here is the link on  Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Off-Grid-Gerrit-ORourke-ebook/dp/B006OD215O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325190911&sr=1-1

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #255 on: December 29, 2011, 12:55:26 pm »


    I think you were trying too hard. :)  Go to the link-maker and just type the title into the field. . .no punctuation and you don't need to worry about capitals.  I actually used only "off the grid". . .got several results as there are a number of 'survivor' books about living off the grid, but yours was one of them.  Then you just click 'select' to highlight the link code you want depending on whether text or image and how large an image and then copy it from there to paste it here.

    And since I've done the work. . .you can further simplify things by just 'quoting' this post and then copying the code above so you'll have it to put into your signature. :D
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #256 on: January 20, 2012, 11:08:05 am »
    I did everything you said, copied and pasted my three books. Now to see if they come up in a post. Here goes!

    The preview doesn't show them. What am I doing wrong?

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    « Reply #257 on: January 20, 2012, 11:18:03 am »
    [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20]

    Okay, trying this.

    This is my next try.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #258 on: January 20, 2012, 11:30:47 am »


    Okay, trying this.

    This is my next try.
    You left out a [/url] from the end of the second picture link.
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    « Reply #259 on: January 20, 2012, 11:35:16 am »
    Great! How do I get these to show every time I post?

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    « Reply #260 on: January 20, 2012, 11:39:46 am »
    Great! How do I get these to show every time I post?
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    A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
    Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
    engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair. Annie Dillard

         Located just outside Little Rock, Arkansas

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #261 on: January 20, 2012, 11:57:06 am »
    Great! How do I get these to show every time I post?

    Do  please read the tutorial, but the short answer is to copy the text into your Forum Profile Signature:

    Profile in the blue top menu bar here > Forum Profile Information  > scroll down to the Signature box.  Paste the code into the box and click on "Change Profile" below the box.  You have a 1000 character max.  The tutorial discussed the maximum size of our signatures and tips for staying with the size limitations.

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    « Reply #262 on: January 20, 2012, 12:13:20 pm »
    Thanks so much. This is a test.

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    « Reply #263 on: January 20, 2012, 12:15:32 pm »
    I liked your spacing, so I'm trying again. Sorry I've been so dense, and I appreciate your help.

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    « Reply #264 on: January 20, 2012, 12:20:00 pm »
    Nope, will leave well enough alone.

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    « Reply #265 on: January 20, 2012, 12:32:57 pm »
    Nope, will leave well enough alone.

    To get that, just place one or two spaces between the image codes
    A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
    Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
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    can't get this book to come up
    « Reply #266 on: February 13, 2012, 07:16:08 am »
    in link maker.   I have tried everything.   

    http://www.amazon.com/Over-Wine-Dark-Sea-H-Turteltaub/dp/0765344513/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1329145585&sr=8-7

    I have searched with the ISBN numbers and such.   By name, all sorts of combinations.    Can you tell me what I am doing wrong.   It has been the last couple months I have started having problems with link-maker.   Can't keep The I want this book on kindle forum up to date if I can't use link maker.   :(   

    Sorry.

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    « Reply #267 on: February 13, 2012, 07:29:46 am »
    in link maker.   I have tried everything.   

    http://www.amazon.com/Over-Wine-Dark-Sea-H-Turteltaub/dp/0765344513/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1329145585&sr=8-7

    I have searched with the ISBN numbers and such.   By name, all sorts of combinations.    Can you tell me what I am doing wrong.   It has been the last couple months I have started having problems with link-maker.   Can't keep The I want this book on kindle forum up to date if I can't use link maker.   :(   

    Sorry.

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    It's not you, Marie, it's a problem with Amazon's data for non Kindle books...I haven't been able to get it either.  I'll create a link for you manually....

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    « Reply #268 on: February 13, 2012, 07:48:54 am »
    It's not you, Marie, it's a problem with Amazon's data for non Kindle books...I haven't been able to get it either.  I'll create a link for you manually....

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    Can you show me how to make a link manually?   Maybe I can look at the link you make and figure out how to do it.    I am sorry the forum is so messed up right now.   I have been very ill for the last several months.     On the mend now.    :)    finally.       Marie

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #269 on: February 13, 2012, 08:55:00 am »
    When you go to the linkmaker at the top of the page, if you scroll down there is also a link to the 'manual' linkmaker. Open that and the Amazon page for the the book (or other item) you want to link to. In the product details section is the ASIN or in the case of your book, the ISBN, that Amazon uses as an identifier for all their items. Copy that into the proper place in linkmaker. Then get the Image URL for the picture. In firefox, you right click on the image and choose "copy image location." Paste that in the correct spot on Linkmaker, and it will create your links.

    Word Link:
    Over the Wine-Dark Sea

    Image Link:
    A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
    Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
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    « Reply #270 on: February 13, 2012, 04:07:27 pm »
    When you go to the linkmaker at the top of the page, if you scroll down there is also a link to the 'manual' linkmaker. Open that and the Amazon page for the the book (or other item) you want to link to. In the product details section is the ASIN or in the case of your book, the ISBN, that Amazon uses as an identifier for all their items. Copy that into the proper place in linkmaker. Then get the Image URL for the picture. In firefox, you right click on the image and choose "copy image location." Paste that in the correct spot on Linkmaker, and it will create your links.

    Word Link:
    Over the Wine-Dark Sea

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    WoW thanks.  I never noticed that before.  Now I can clean up my part of the links.   Thanks.

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    « Reply #271 on: February 17, 2012, 02:40:25 pm »
    I have no idea if I'm doing this correctly, and I do want to do it correctly, so please help me out if you know how I'm goofing up! I copied the URL from my Amazon kindle page, and I'm posting it here. Is that the correct protocal? The link-maker was a bit vague on that part.
    Here goes.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=digital-text&tag=kbpst-20&field-author=Matthew+Bracken&field-title=

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    « Reply #272 on: February 17, 2012, 02:43:56 pm »
    Second attempt at the linky thingy.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #273 on: February 17, 2012, 03:07:48 pm »
    Testing, one-two---


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    « Reply #274 on: February 23, 2012, 12:58:38 pm »
    I am trying to figure out if I've got this right:

    <div id='kindleReaderDiv50'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='http://kindleweb.s3.amazonaws.com/app/KindleReader-min.js'></script><script>KindleReader.LoadSample({containerID: 'kindleReaderDiv50', asin: 'B006NFSYV8', width: '1355', height: '751', assoctag: 'kbpst-20'});</script>

    Testing, one-two---


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