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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #375 on: March 29, 2013, 08:51:49 am »
Michael, FWIW, I just tried searching for the ASIN number on the UK link maker and your book came up straight away, but on the US link-maker I got 'nothing found'.
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #376 on: March 29, 2013, 09:01:52 am »
    It is possible there are different ASINs for the two stores. . . . .
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #377 on: April 11, 2013, 10:07:41 pm »
    This is a test from a newbie.

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    « Reply #378 on: May 08, 2013, 12:29:52 pm »
    Thanks for the tip!
             

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #379 on: May 14, 2013, 06:40:44 am »
    I have not used the site for some time, but I appear to have deleted my old contact information, so I simply registered again as a new user. This works fine with regard to posts, but I am unable to download covers from my Amazon page to use as signatures. Is it because I have another code name still in the system?
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    « Reply #380 on: May 25, 2013, 06:20:16 am »
    http://www.amazon.com/A-Mother-For-Emily-ebook/dp/B00CYG9590/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1369485007&sr=8-5&keywords=frank+zubek

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #381 on: May 25, 2013, 06:37:02 am »
    http://www.amazon.com/A-Mother-For-Emily-ebook/dp/B00CYG9590/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1369485007&sr=8-5&keywords=frank+zubek

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    Frank,

    Linkmaker is working fine--what search term did you put in the search box?  You can put your author name, the book title or the ASIN, as I did:



    You can quote this post so that you'll see the code and copy the above link to use in your signature, if you like.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #382 on: June 26, 2013, 03:29:30 pm »
    How long after you update a coer does the link maker get to use the updated cover..24 minutes, hours or days... OFM [Order of magnitude]
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #383 on: June 26, 2013, 03:39:41 pm »
    Bob,

    the link used by link-maker is not a "live" link as such; it doesn't update when you change covers on Amazon.  You have to redo the link.  This is because every image you upload to Amazon is giving a new name, and the name is part of the link.  In other words, a new cover uploaded to Amazon doesn't overwrite the prior image, a new filename is created.

    EDIT:  For example, the image link to the last cover in your signature is this:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-dw6Nvl5L._SL160_.jpg

    A new image would have a diffirent jumble of letters. ;D

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    « Reply #384 on: June 26, 2013, 05:04:14 pm »
    I knew that what I don't know is how to get the current new image url for the new cover.  It is not the image url on amazon for the new cover. 
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #385 on: June 26, 2013, 05:29:13 pm »
    Which book is it?

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #386 on: July 01, 2013, 09:16:05 pm »
    Just loving the link maker right now. THANKS to the kindleboard folks!!!! Yay. If you haven't tried it, so easy.


      
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #387 on: July 17, 2013, 09:56:16 am »
    .

    Hi,

    I am trying to add the cover image of one of my books to my KB signature, but the KB Linkmaker cannot find the title.

    When I search in Amazon for 'Only Africa Knows', I see the book - with an image of its cover.

    Why can't KB Linkmaker find it?

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    Edit ..... I have checked the title and spelling !!!!   8)
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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #388 on: July 19, 2013, 03:44:21 am »
    KK--

    I see your peers in the Writers' Caf helped you on this one--sorry, I just saw your post below.  Glad you got it sorted out!

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #389 on: July 19, 2013, 04:28:11 pm »
    Well, is this fun?

    Yes, it certainly is. (I think I've cracked it.)

         

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    « Reply #390 on: July 19, 2013, 05:49:14 pm »
    Congrats, Moby (or is it Ted?)

    Now you just need to put those in your signature!

    (Profile in the top blue menu bar, Forum Profile Information on the left.  Then scroll down and paste them in the signature box and update your profile--now that you've posted, you'll be able to edit your profile!)

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    « Reply #391 on: October 15, 2013, 10:13:41 am »
    This thread has been so helpful. I've come back to it time and again.

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    « Reply #392 on: November 14, 2013, 11:20:10 am »
    I've done somethings right but find it a problem pasting my links in my forum profile.  Please help!

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    « Reply #393 on: November 14, 2013, 02:23:28 pm »
    I've done somethings right but find it a problem pasting my links in my forum profile.  Please help!

    If they are book links, the easiest way is probably using our author signature tool
    http://https://www.kboards.com/authorsig/

    There isbalsona place for your website, etc.

    If this isn't what you are looking for, let me know.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #395 on: November 16, 2013, 05:30:54 pm »
    The easiest way is to use our link-maker tool.  You can find it at the top of the page, under "Readers."  You can put the ASIN in the field on the left side of the page and create the links.  You can use a text link or an image link--the code will be on the right side of the screen.

    Let me know if you still have questions.

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #396 on: November 17, 2013, 05:00:03 am »
    Thanks for your help.

    I couldn't get it using the new Link Maker, so I just used the old version. That version was extremely easy and worked like a charm.

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    « Reply #397 on: November 17, 2013, 07:10:55 am »
    Great!

    (What did  you search on with the new link-maker?  Did you leave the drop down on "Kindle Store?"  I ask because I entered your ASIN in the search box on the new link-maker and it worked for me....)

    But I'm glad you got it working!


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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #398 on: November 26, 2013, 06:41:31 am »
    Clearly I am being dim, but I can't get the linkmaker to reproduce the picture of my front cover.  When I post the link in, it just stays as a link even in Preview. On the verge of giving up in a huff...

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    Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
    « Reply #399 on: November 26, 2013, 07:22:39 am »
    Corinne--

    sorry you're having trouble.  Don't give up!!

    The most common reason for the problem you're describing is not getting all of the code.  If even a character is missing, the link won't work.

    I usually click in the box with the code and do a CTRL-A (PC) or a COMMAND-A if you're on a Mac to make sure I select all of the text, and then copy it (CTRL-C or COMMAND-C), then paste to where I want it.

    Why don't you paste here what you get, and let me see if I can figure out what's going on.

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