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« Reply #325 on: November 02, 2012, 10:24:34 am »
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #326 on: November 02, 2012, 10:30:14 am »
    Excellent!  Now just change the size of your other covers to match...you'll be good to go!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #327 on: November 03, 2012, 08:05:03 am »
    As you can see: sorted!
       

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    « Reply #328 on: November 03, 2012, 08:12:23 am »
    Looks great!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #329 on: November 13, 2012, 05:52:04 am »
    I used the link maker and posted the image link but it won't load. It goes to amazon as if it's loading then it never finishes loading. Am I doing something wrong?


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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #330 on: November 13, 2012, 06:25:59 am »
    I used the link maker and posted the image link but it won't load. It goes to amazon as if it's loading then it never finishes loading. Am I doing something wrong?



    It works for me.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #331 on: November 13, 2012, 08:01:31 am »
    Worked for me as well.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #332 on: November 13, 2012, 08:03:41 am »
    I used the link maker and posted the image link but it won't load. It goes to amazon as if it's loading then it never finishes loading. Am I doing something wrong?




    Looks like you got it to work, Violet!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #333 on: December 14, 2012, 08:51:49 am »
    When I do a search, the link maker only returns the paperback edition of my book, but I'd rather use the Kindle edition. I have the skills to tweak the URL so it works for my Kindle edition instead, but thought I'd mention the problem in case there's something that can be done to fix it.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #334 on: December 14, 2012, 08:58:44 am »
    When I do a search, the link maker only returns the paperback edition of my book, but I'd rather use the Kindle edition. I have the skills to tweak the URL so it works for my Kindle edition instead, but thought I'd mention the problem in case there's something that can be done to fix it.
    The Link Maker returns your Kindle edition if set to search for your last name or for the book title in the Kindle store. What criteria were you using?
     

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    « Reply #335 on: December 14, 2012, 09:21:33 am »
    The Link Maker returns your Kindle edition if set to search for your last name or for the book title in the Kindle store. What criteria were you using?

    You're right. I used my name and the Kindle edition comes up. When I enter the book title, the paperback edition comes up. I tried using the ASIN, but that didn't work at all.

    Since I'm trying to make a link for a specific book, isn't it most likely I would type in the book title? What would be ideal is if both editions were displayed so I could choose the one I want. For now, I'll just try to remember the name trick.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #336 on: December 14, 2012, 09:47:02 am »
    You're right. I used my name and the Kindle edition comes up. When I enter the book title, the paperback edition comes up. I tried using the ASIN, but that didn't work at all.

    Since I'm trying to make a link for a specific book, isn't it most likely I would type in the book title? What would be ideal is if both editions were displayed so I could choose the one I want. For now, I'll just try to remember the name trick.
    The title worked perfectly for me in the Kindle Store and in Books. The ASIN wouldn't work if you use the paperback ASIN in the Kindle Store or the Kindle ASIN in Books.

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    « Reply #337 on: December 14, 2012, 10:34:40 am »
    The title worked perfectly for me in the Kindle Store and in Books. The ASIN wouldn't work if you use the paperback ASIN in the Kindle Store or the Kindle ASIN in Books.

    I was able to duplicate your success in Kindle Store, but not in Books. In Books, I still get the paperback edition (which may be how it is supposed to work). I guess we'll have to mark this one down as user error. Being a software developer myself, that doesn't happen too often. But now that I think about it, the most sensible thing for me to have done would have been to select Kindle Store and enter the book title. That would have given me the right results the first time.

    Thanks for taking the time to assist.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #338 on: December 14, 2012, 11:07:06 am »
    I was able to duplicate your success in Kindle Store, but not in Books. In Books, I still get the paperback edition (which may be how it is supposed to work).
    That is, indeed, how it's supposed to work.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #339 on: December 14, 2012, 11:08:02 am »
    I was able to duplicate your success in Kindle Store, but not in Books. In Books, I still get the paperback edition (which may be how it is supposed to work). I guess we'll have to mark this one down as user error. Being a software developer myself, that doesn't happen too often. But now that I think about it, the most sensible thing for me to have done would have been to select Kindle Store and enter the book title. That would have given me the right results the first time.

    Thanks for taking the time to assist.

    Yes, Books is paper books...  Kindle Store is for Kindle items.  Sorry for any confusion!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #340 on: December 18, 2012, 10:15:34 am »
    Amazon's link maker doesn't recognise the ASIN of my eBook, THE BOY FROM BERLIN. I can find it on the old link-maker, but it's a lot of hassle. So how come the new one can't find me but the old one can?
       

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    « Reply #341 on: December 18, 2012, 10:23:15 am »
    Amazon's link maker doesn't recognise the ASIN of my eBook, THE BOY FROM BERLIN. I can find it on the old link-maker, but it's a lot of hassle. So how come the new one can't find me but the old one can?
    Are you looking in the Kindle Store? I found it by title and by ASIN.


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    « Reply #342 on: December 18, 2012, 10:23:32 am »
    Amazon's link maker doesn't recognise the ASIN of my eBook, THE BOY FROM BERLIN. I can find it on the old link-maker, but it's a lot of hassle. So how come the new one can't find me but the old one can?
    Works fine using the title
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #343 on: December 18, 2012, 10:25:08 am »
    Yes, I looked in the Kindle store so that I could copy the ASIN number into the link maker box.
       

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    « Reply #344 on: December 18, 2012, 10:30:38 am »
    Yes, I looked in the Kindle store so that I could copy the ASIN number into the link maker box.
    No, I mean did you select Kindle Store from the drop-down in the Link Maker. It works fine so you're doing something wrong.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #345 on: December 18, 2012, 10:56:19 am »
    Hi Jeff. Yes, I selected Kindle Store from the drop-down menu. In fact, it was already there but I clicked the arrow just to make sure there was nothing else hidden. So, Kindle Store it was, and then I typed in the ASIN number but the result was the same: 'No matches found'. I already have a link, which I have had for some time (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009R6A26U/?tag) This works fine, but I was looking for a confirmation of that link before tweeting some news about the book. It's not a problem now, but it's irritating to find that Amazon doesn't recognise a book that it is selling and has assigend an ASIN number to. I'm always happy to be told I'm doing something wrong, but I can't see where I was in this case. Thanks for your input anyway, Jeff.
       

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    « Reply #346 on: December 18, 2012, 11:06:10 am »
    Michael, I note you're in Spain.  The link maker only works for books in the US store.  There is also a version, I think, for the UK store.  I'll alert Harvey to these last few posts -- not sure if he can do one for other stores or not.  (The link in your immediately preceding post shows 'not available' but if I click 'kindle edition' I see it.)

    When I use link maker with the title, I find it.  When I use this ASIN:  B00AHNIGHO I find it.  That's the ASIN on the book that I get when I click 'kindle edition' as above.  I bet you're using the Spain store ASIN.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #347 on: December 18, 2012, 11:49:04 am »
    I bet you're using the Spain store ASIN.
    Good catch. I completely missed that.

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    « Reply #348 on: December 18, 2012, 03:01:49 pm »
    Thanks for the troubleshooting help. I will look into adding a link-maker version for the Spain Kindle store.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #349 on: December 20, 2012, 01:25:23 pm »
    I've just tried to add a second book and it appears below the first. How do I get them to appear side by side? IGNORE - PROBLEM SOLVED
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