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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #450 on: January 25, 2016, 01:54:51 PM »
Thanks, Betsy the Quilter! I tried it again this morning and this time the ASIN worked :-D 

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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #451 on: May 18, 2016, 09:55:48 AM »
People have told me how difficult this is, but I didn't believe them until I tried it myself. I went to Link Maker, entered the book's Amazon URL, got "No matches found". I went to Link Maker 1.0, entered the ASIN and all the little URLs (once I figured out where to find the "image" URL), cover image came out about twenty times larger than it should have.

Any ideas?

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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #452 on: May 19, 2016, 05:44:44 AM »
People have told me how difficult this is, but I didn't believe them until I tried it myself. I went to Link Maker, entered the book's Amazon URL, got "No matches found". I went to Link Maker 1.0, entered the ASIN and all the little URLs (once I figured out where to find the "image" URL), cover image came out about twenty times larger than it should have.

Any ideas?


Don--

Sorry you've been having problems.

First, in Link-Maker, you want to enter an ASIN, or your name or the book's title, not the whole URL.  I tried both in the original Linkmaker, and both worked:



Make sure, if you are looking for an ebook, that the selection is "Kindle Store" in the drop down box.

Then, once the book you are searching for comes up in the left pane, click on it to get the link options.  For your signature, you'll want to choose the first image link option.



Finally, if you are working on your signature, you may wish to use our author signature tool, found in the top menu under Authors.  It automates a lot of the process.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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« Reply #453 on: June 29, 2016, 12:42:44 PM »
New member, just wanted to say how useful this thread was. I was going to ask how you put your book in your signature, but I thought I'd have a look around first and then I found this. Worked perfectly, thanks!

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« Reply #454 on: July 06, 2016, 02:24:01 PM »
I can't get Linkmaker to work.  I'm using a Mac.  I'm trying to post the image, but instead of the image, the code is being published on my post.
<iframe type="text/html" width="336" height="550" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen style="max-width:100%" src="https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B01HVWXNTO&asin=B01HVWXNTO&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_treFxbVBQJPNR" ></iframe>

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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #455 on: July 15, 2016, 03:47:55 AM »
I can't get Linkmaker to work.  I'm using a Mac.  I'm trying to post the image, but instead of the image, the code is being published on my post.
<iframe type="text/html" width="336" height="550" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen style="max-width:100%" src="https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B01HVWXNTO&asin=B01HVWXNTO&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_treFxbVBQJPNR" ></iframe>

Bryan,

Sorry, I was traveling with no WiFi and missed your post.

The code you've posted appears to be HTML and is different from the BBC code that linkmaker generates, so there is definitely a problem.  I work from my iPad--the linkmaker tool should be device-independent.

The code should looks like this (one of the options available): 

[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HVWXNTO/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pIgxaH4GL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

and should result in this :


First, let's make sure that you're taking the right steps...

Enter your search term in the Search box.  This can be ASIN, your book's title or your author name.  ASIN is best as you should get only one result to choose from:



Click on the "Make a link" link to generate the code on the right side.



Click in the box for the code you want--you can choose text, an image 125 pixels high (good for our signatures here), an image 500 pixels high, or a very tiny image.  And also a set of flags that go to the various Amazon stores.



Let me know if this helps!

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« Reply #456 on: July 21, 2016, 01:38:30 PM »
Test post!



Edit: It works--yay!

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« Reply #457 on: September 17, 2016, 08:36:02 AM »
I'm having a problem getting one of my covers to come up in the image link maker. All of the others are fine. It's I'm Losing You: Book Four in the Stafford Brothers series.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
     

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Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
« Reply #458 on: September 22, 2016, 01:30:35 PM »
I'm having a problem getting one of my covers to come up in the image link maker. All of the others are fine. It's I'm Losing You: Book Four in the Stafford Brothers series.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Sorry for the delay, Chicki--

I've moved your covers so they should all be on the same row.  Note that sig size is limited to 140x800 pixels, which means you are limited to nine covers at the standard thumbnail size.  I can shrink the covers you have a bit.

For the book you are having trouble displaying, can you send me a link direct to the book?

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« Reply #459 on: September 13, 2017, 08:18:21 PM »
Betty, I can't seem to figure this out. Can you help, please?


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« Reply #460 on: September 17, 2017, 09:41:02 PM »
Susan, what are you trying to do?  The covers look good--are you planning on putting them in your signature? The best way to do that is the author signature tool found in the top menu under "authors."

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« Reply #461 on: September 21, 2017, 05:29:42 PM »
Susan, what are you trying to do?  The covers look good--are you planning on putting them in your signature? The best way to do that is the author signature tool found in the top menu under "authors."

Betsy

Sorry, Betty. I worked with it and got it up. Should have updated this. Thanks for the response, though. I appreciate it.

* Yes, I gave up on getting it below the signature. I will play with hat now as well. Thanks again.
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« Reply #462 on: January 16, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »
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« Reply #463 on: April 09, 2018, 03:20:11 AM »
I've added my latest book but it's showing up on the line below - can you tell me how to fix it, please?

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« Reply #464 on: April 09, 2018, 04:22:40 PM »
Lexi, the images are too large. When you use the default size they stretch out farther on the line. If you reduces the size they should all fit.

Also, be sure you haven't used a 'return' vs a 'space' between the last two.

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« Reply #465 on: April 16, 2018, 10:26:13 AM »
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