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Title: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 06, 2008, 07:51:54 pm
When you mention a book in your posts to this forum, you can provide a link to Amazon's Kindle Store for that book. You can even insert a picture of the bookcover and make that a clickable link to the Kindle Store. It's convenient! And cool!

And we've developed a tool that makes it fairly painless. Better yet, the tool embeds our affiliate info, so that helps keep our site working for you.

Check out our Amazon Link Maker at https://www.kboards.com/link

Thanks for using the Link Maker tool!

Authors:
You may wish to use our Author Signature Tool found in the top menu under "Authors" or here:

https://www.kboards.com/authorsig
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kirstin on November 06, 2008, 07:57:47 pm
  an awesome book (http://www.amazon.com/Water-Elephants-Novel-Sara-Gruen/dp/1565125606/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226030129&sr=8-1) 

testing my skillz.... 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kirstin on November 06, 2008, 07:58:22 pm
  an awesome book (http://www.amazon.com/Water-Elephants-Novel-Sara-Gruen/dp/1565125606/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226030129&sr=8-1) 

testing my skillz.... 

COOL!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 06, 2008, 08:30:22 pm
You did it, Kirsten!

(I loved that book, by the way.)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kirstin on November 06, 2008, 08:32:41 pm

(I loved that book, by the way.)

Oh I did too!!   I gave the paper book (since it was pre-Kindle) to several people to read.  they all loved it!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 06, 2008, 08:44:14 pm
After I read it, I was intrigued that the author is a Canadian (like me), and got her start writing technical manuals (somewhat like me). What a leap from writing those to creating that wonderful novel.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Angela on November 06, 2008, 08:51:16 pm
  an awesome book (http://www.amazon.com/Water-Elephants-Novel-Sara-Gruen/dp/1565125606/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226030129&sr=8-1) 

testing my skillz.... 

I had to click on that link to see what it was and I noticed something I had not noticed before... When the page came up there was a gold banner above the book stating:

Water for Elephants: A Novel and over 190,000 other books are available for Amazon Kindle – Amazon’s new wireless reading device. Learn more.

When I clicked on it I was taken tot the Kindle version of the book. Has that info always been there, or is this something new they have begun doing?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bacardi Jim on November 06, 2008, 09:11:28 pm
I had to click on that link to see what it was and I noticed something I had not noticed before... When the page came up there was a gold banner above the book stating:

Water for Elephants: A Novel and over 190,000 other books are available for Amazon Kindle – Amazon’s new wireless reading device. Learn more.

When I clicked on it I was taken tot the Kindle version of the book. Has that info always been there, or is this something new they have begun doing?
It's newish.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bacardi Jim on November 06, 2008, 09:13:39 pm
Odd.... I have always used Shift+Insert to paste.  Do both work?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Angela on November 07, 2008, 09:54:43 am
It's newish.
I like it!  :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 07, 2008, 01:45:01 pm
Odd.... I have always used Shift+Insert to paste.  Do both work?

Yes, those are equivalent keyboard shortcuts.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kirstin on November 07, 2008, 04:37:38 pm
:(  didn't work for me.  I tried it here:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,348.new.html#new

I fixed it!  I removed the img thingys on either side of the text spot
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 07, 2008, 07:11:05 pm
^ I corrected some imprecise instructions for how to get an image URL using Internet Explorer. That should solve things!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cush on November 07, 2008, 09:35:36 pm
Harvey- Is there any way to access the Link Tool from the Post Reply screen?  Or do I need to Bookmark it?  Could you perhaps "pin" it at the start of the Tips subforum so it's easy to access?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: admin on November 07, 2008, 10:01:08 pm
That's a good idea, cush. I'm sure there's a way but I'll have to research it.

In the meantime, I added a link to it in the "News" line that is now at the top of each screen. So at least that provides a direct link to it from any forum page.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cush on November 08, 2008, 11:38:28 am
That's a good idea, cush. I'm sure there's a way but I'll have to research it.

In the meantime, I added a link to it in the "News" line that is now at the top of each screen. So at least that provides a direct link to it from any forum page.

Great, that will be very useful.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 10, 2008, 06:07:29 pm
updated 11/11/08

These are the steps you need to follow to put a picture link from Amazon into your post. If you have a large monitor, you may wish to put the on the Kindle Board Link Maker page and the Amazon.com product page side-by-side on your screen, as you will need to go back and forth, copying and pasting, a few times.

1. Open the Kindle Board Link Maker (https://www.kboards.com/link/) page.
2. Open the Amazon.com product page for the book (or accessory, or whatever) you want to link.
3. Copy the ASIN number from the Amazon.com product page.
4. Paste the ASIN number in the Kindle Board Link Maker page in the ASIN number box.
5. Enter the name of the book (or accessory, or whatever) in the Link Text box on the Kindle Board Link Maker page. (this step is optional, only if you want to include a link text as well as a picture link)
6. Copy the image location from the Amazon.com product page.
7. Paste the image location in the Image URL box on the Kindle Board Link Maker page.
8. Push the Create KindleBoards Link button on the Kindle Board Link Maker page.
9. Copy the contents of the Image Link box on the Kindle Board Link Maker page.
10. Paste the contents in your post.

Here's everything, step-by-step, in images:

This is an Amazon.com product page:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/3020215903_3af3cd1bda_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/3021046250_b2aa9e265e_o.jpg)


This is optional if you only want to do a picture link
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/3022803147_6cb0cf7abd_o.jpg)



This is how right-clicking appears in Internet Explorer. Other browsers may have different options to copy the image, such as Copy Image Location. THIS PIC IS WRONG. THE CORRECT PROCEDURE IS TO Right-click the image, select 'Properties', and then copy/paste the Address ("URL") that is displayed in the properties box. I will update ASAP.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3021045912_d822a99e72_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/3021046820_2784cbd78e_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/3021047038_5afcd547db_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/3021047264_c0b495b09d_o.jpg)



To highlight the link as show below, click the select link below the box.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/3021046014_99264e3cb5_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/3021046358_74ffd32a91_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/3020215633_bf5babf7a3_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Angela on November 10, 2008, 06:11:06 pm
Can't get any clearer than that! Way to go Pidgeon!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 10, 2008, 06:13:56 pm
Can't get any clearer than that! Way to go Pidgeon!

Just trying to help out my fellow Kindlers!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 10, 2008, 11:12:53 pm
That's wonderful, Verena - thank you!

One correction (which simplifies things): the "link text" field can have *any* text in it - and usually will contain the title of the book. It doesn't have to contain the URL for the Amazon page. Whatever text you type in it, will become the clickable text in your post.

So, step 5 can be changed to say "Type your desired link text into the Link Text box on the Kindle Boards Link Maker page. This will usually be the book's title."

And, step 6 can be deleted.

Thanks for taking the time to document the steps!!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 11, 2008, 03:25:43 pm

One correction (which simplifies things): the "link text" field can have *any* text in it - and usually will contain the title of the book. It doesn't have to contain the URL for the Amazon page. Whatever text you type in it, will become the clickable text in your post.

I learn something new every day. I made the post for one member in particular who is having a difficult time.

I've updated the post.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cush on November 11, 2008, 07:44:58 pm
I'm sort of reluctant to post this after the fine job that's been done above of explaining the process of generating a clickable book cover but there is a very basic step missing in the explanation.
What do you do with the generated link that you have copied?  Where do you paste it?
The answer is that you click on the "insert image" icon in the post composition window (the second little image, between the flash and the globe), this will generate a img and a /img in your post that are each enclosed in brackets. 
Paste the generated link between these two bracketed items. 
This may seem like a no brainer but I played around with this process for fifteen minutes until I tried this.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 11, 2008, 07:46:31 pm
What do you do with the generated link that you have copied?  Where do you paste it?

You paste the results in your post. No bracketing, the brackets have already been added for you.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cush on November 11, 2008, 08:03:55 pm
Well, not on my end.  I get a URL without img brackets as output from the Tool.  Give it a try.  I have to do as I described to get the cover image to appear in my post.

Here's an example.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q65-BXpiL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-18,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg

That's copied from the Linking Tool  and pasted directly here.  As you can see, no book image in the post.

Now here it is with the bracketed img code added.  As you can see, now it works.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q65-BXpiL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-18,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 11, 2008, 08:09:18 pm
Well, not on my end.  I get a URL without img brackets as output from the Tool.  Give it a try.  I have to do as I described to get the cover image to appear in my post.

I have no trouble using the tool to create linkable images. The IMG brackets are in the middle and near the end of the output. It all gets nested in between the URL brackets.

This is what the output looks like. I have removed all of the leading brackets so you can see the code.

url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SEKKGM?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000SEKKGM]img]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000SEKKGM/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text[/img]/url](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000SEKKGM])

Is it possible you are pasting the results of the text link box and not the image link box?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Dori on November 11, 2008, 08:28:03 pm
Holey Moley Pidg,   them is sum gud instruckions.  Since it tuk me daze to lern to kopy pic  wil skip this.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 11, 2008, 08:30:07 pm
Holey Moley Pidg,   them is sum gud instruckions.  Since it tuk me daze to lern to kopy pic  wil skip this.

I think you can do it Dori, as long as you lay off the hard liquor.  ;D

I'm kidding!

But you can do it, I have faith!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cush on November 11, 2008, 08:31:36 pm
Yep. now it works.  I was just clicking the "select" button and not actually copying the generated link to my clipboard, so I was pasting the raw URL address instead of the generated string containing the nested img 's.  

(cush banging his forehead on the keyboard.

Sorry-, time for bed.

Thanks for your quick responses.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q65-BXpiL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-18,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IAE250?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001IAE250)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001IAE250])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: tc on November 11, 2008, 09:18:28 pm
I did this and the picture came out really big.  What did I do wrong.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 11, 2008, 09:24:42 pm
I did this and the picture came out really big.  What did I do wrong.

Go ahead and post the result here so I can look at the code.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: PJ on February 27, 2009, 07:59:58 pm
How are people creating image links that take you directly to the "I’d like to read this book on Kindle" link in Amazon rather than just to the DTB page?  I am guessing that you change the part of the link and copying the I'd like to read this book on Kindle link on the Amazon page.  I'm not a HTML programmer so I'm just guessing. I'm going to paste my guess below and maybe I will be right.

First the original link to the Book Page:  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WFJT1CH9L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Sum-All-Men-Runelords-Book/dp/0812541626%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0812541626)

Now a link to the I'd like to read this Book on Kindle url (I hope  :-\ ): (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WFJT1CH9L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/detail/request-kindle-edition/ref=dtp_dp_su_0812541626?ie=UTF8&a=0812541626)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on February 27, 2009, 08:29:39 pm
At the top of the page you will see the KindleBoards link-maker. Click on that and it's very easy to create the book cover links. KindleBoards will also receive a small percentage of any sales that result from someone clicking the link.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: PJ on February 28, 2009, 08:30:27 am
I found out about the link creator and was using it to create the links.  I didn't know about the sales arrangement though - that's good to know - Thanks. 
I was trying to use the link from the link creator to link directly to the I want to read this book on Kindle link.  And I think I've got down.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on February 28, 2009, 04:40:23 pm
Yep, for books that are not Kindleized, you can still use the link maker... You just need to change the drop-down menu from Kindle Store to Books. If anybody needs help with this, please send me a PM.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: PJ on March 04, 2009, 05:18:03 pm
I tried the link maker 2 (and 1 for that matter) to create a picture link to this book The Little Lady Agency and the Prince but couldn't even find it in Link Maker 2

Text Link from Link Maker Version 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Lady-Agency-Prince-Novel/dp/B0013A1JGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1236215563&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A1JGU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013A1JGU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0013A1JGU])

Here is image link from Link Maker Version 1:
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0013A1JGU/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A1JGU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013A1JGU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0013A1JGU])

What have I done wrong?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: ScottBooks on March 04, 2009, 05:22:34 pm
I tried the link maker 2 (and 1 for that matter) to create a picture link to this book The Little Lady Agency and the Prince but couldn't even find it in Link Maker 2

Text Link from Link Maker Version 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Lady-Agency-Prince-Novel/dp/B0013A1JGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1236215563&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A1JGU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013A1JGU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0013A1JGU])

Here is image link from Link Maker Version 1:
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0013A1JGU/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A1JGU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013A1JGU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0013A1JGU])

What have I done wrong?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S7Cfj1ZtL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-21,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A1JGU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013A1JGU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0013A1JGU])


Try quoting mine and comparing the two (When you quote you see the underlying code.) Somewhere something is different...
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: PJ on March 04, 2009, 05:46:20 pm
Thanks, I see what I did wrong in v1 now, I wasn't reading the instructions carefully enough.  Still not sure how to get this book to work for v2.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on March 04, 2009, 06:26:04 pm
Still not sure how to get this book to work for v2.

Some Kindle books do not show up in the Amazon database that the v2 link-maker uses. There is no workaround, which is why v1 is still available.

Your original post didn't show the picture because you chose the wrong link address. Image link addresses from Amazon end in .jpg.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: kevindorsey on March 08, 2009, 09:33:56 am
Yea, I had to do and figure this out too with v1
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Sweety18 on March 08, 2009, 01:15:39 pm

 Useful thread. There are some books I'm going to recommend in the near future here. Pull out your wallets people!!  ;D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: webhill on March 25, 2009, 11:47:38 am
I am trying to use the linkmaker to make a link to the kindle version of "still alice," by Lisa Genova, but it keeps telling me no such thing is found. Help?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on March 25, 2009, 11:56:33 am
I am trying to use the linkmaker to make a link to the kindle version of "still alice," by Lisa Genova, but it keeps telling me no such thing is found. Help?

The Link-Maker 2.0 uses a database that does not have all of the Kindle books in it. Unfortunately, no such database currently exists. You can use the original link-maker 1.0 and create the link manually. There is a link to that at the right side of the Link-Maker page.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qd84IrmWL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-11,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NLKXK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001NLKXK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001NLKXK2])

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on March 25, 2009, 12:02:18 pm
Thanks pidgeon! I was trying to make the link and recommend link-maker1 when explorer kicked me out.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: webhill on March 25, 2009, 12:11:19 pm
The Link-Maker 2.0 uses a database that does not have all of the Kindle books in it. Unfortunately, no such database currently exists. You can use the original link-maker 1.0 and create the link manually. There is a link to that at the right side of the Link-Maker page.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qd84IrmWL._SL500_AA242_PIkin-dp-500,BottomRight,-11,38_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NLKXK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001NLKXK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001NLKXK2])



Thanks! I think it worked :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MariaESchneider on August 15, 2009, 06:16:42 am
Hi Harvey--

I used the link maker a few times to link to my two books--however the last two days, it doesn't find either of them...not sure if it is Amazon search engine (although their link seems to work when I post on their forum).  I tried the ASIN number, the title and my name...any ideas?  I'll try them!

Full name is:  Maria E. Schneider

Books: Sage: Tales from a Magical Kingdom

Catch an Honest Thief

I'll try again in a few days--oh-I was trying the link feature from the bargain books thread.  It might be thread specific?  maybe the thread is too full!!!!

best,
Maria
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on August 15, 2009, 07:06:40 am
Had to use the old link maker, but here are your links:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511nRoYp6DL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-18,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWSQTQ?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002HWSQTQ)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002HWSQTQ]) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WOkxagTbL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-14,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KW448U?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002KW448U)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002KW448U])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: drenee on August 15, 2009, 07:07:01 am
Link-maker is not thread specific.  I too tried to find your books with link-maker and was not successful.  I even tried searching in books and all but neither search pulled them up.  I was, however, able to find them by klicking on your link in your signature. 

Harvey posted in another thread earlier today that he's been very busy with work.  Perhaps one of the other mods will be able to help you. 
deb
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: mamiller on August 15, 2009, 08:02:24 am
For some reason my two Kindle books don't show up in Link-maker (Widow's Tale and Rogue Wave), yet the paperback shows up.   They used to.  So I'm not sure what's happened.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: drenee on August 15, 2009, 08:11:10 am
intinst found books this morning using the old link-maker found at the top of the page.  Give that a try.
deb
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on August 15, 2009, 08:17:13 am
If you "Quote" my post you can select the url's from there to post them where you want.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on August 15, 2009, 08:37:17 am
Here is the code (thanks, intinst!) that you can copy/paste into a post:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWSQTQ?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002HWSQTQ][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511nRoYp6DL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-18,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002HWSQTQ][/img]
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KW448U?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002KW448U][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WOkxagTbL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-14,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002KW448U][/img]
Regarding Link-Maker, for some reason Amazon does not make 100% of its database available for developers to access. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to what's in or out. So in your situation we have to rely on the old version of our Link-Maker, which just accepts an ASIN rather than doing a search.     
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: mamiller on August 15, 2009, 09:04:42 am
I truly appreciate that, Harvey.  And intinst!  :D

Actually, I think your explanation puts me more at ease than anything.  I got paranoid and reposted my book just for the fun of it, because I don't see it listed on TitleZ either.  And naturally I was convinced I hadn't had any sales due to a computer glitch and not that people just didn't want to buy it  ;)  hahaha

Thank you!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Brendan Carroll on August 15, 2009, 01:30:33 pm
The Link Maker is not picking up any of my kindle books by either name, title or number.  Is it broken?  Brendan
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 15, 2009, 02:19:06 pm
The Link Maker is not picking up any of my kindle books by either name, title or number.  Is it broken?  Brendan

No. It has to do with how Kindle books are indexed by Amazon, some of them are simply not available in the database that Harvey is accessing from them. You can use the linkmaker 1.0 to add those books. The process is not as easy, as you need to add the book pic and the ASIN# manually, but the result is the same. There is a link to the linkmaker 1.0 on the linkmaker page.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Christopher Meeks on August 16, 2009, 08:40:54 pm
Last week when I typed in my name "Christopher Meeks" to Link-Maker, I received both of my books of short fiction. Today when I wanted to add a link to a post, neither book showed up. Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: telracs on August 16, 2009, 08:45:58 pm
I tried to use both the old and the new link-maker to get Rogue Hunter and neither would work.  But instinst found it for me, so I'm really confused now!


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on August 16, 2009, 09:01:50 pm
I tried to use both the old and the new link-maker to get Rogue Hunter and neither would work.  But instinst found it for me, so I'm really confused now!
I used the old link maker, don't know what I did different than you.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 17, 2009, 10:32:28 am
I tried to use both the old and the new link-maker to get Rogue Hunter and neither would work.  But instinst found it for me, so I'm really confused now!

Link-maker 1.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) requires you to manually enter the ASIN number (in the case of Rogue Hunter it is B0029ZANKQ) and the picture from Amazon if you want to make a picture link.

There are instructions at the bottom of the link-maker page that explain how to find the ASIN and copy the picture on the Amazon product page. If you need help, let me know.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 17, 2009, 10:35:19 am
Last week when I typed in my name "Christopher Meeks" to Link-Maker, I received both of my books of short fiction. Today when I wanted to add a link to a post, neither book showed up. Am I doing something wrong?

No. The Kindle books are not all indexed in the database the link-maker searches from. This is something that is controlled by Amazon, currently there is no way to get all of the titles. This is a common occurrence.

Again, you can use link-maker 1.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) to create a link to anything on an Amazon product page.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: chilady1 on August 17, 2009, 04:19:16 pm
Link maker is not working.  I typed in the name of a book or books I have been reading that have always returned a result.  That did not happen today, just wanted to let one or all the moderators know it is not working.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 17, 2009, 07:56:05 pm
The link-maker is working .... I just tried it with several Kindle books, some it found, some it didn't. I would guess that Amazon has made additional changes to the database that is being queried, and we are ending up with fewer matches than usual. Unfortunately, this has always been a limitation of link-maker 2.0

Again, if you want to make a link, the link-maker 1.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) will make a link to anything on an Amazon product page, just takes a few more steps than link-maker 2.0.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on August 17, 2009, 10:43:07 pm
Amazon made a significant change to how its databases are accessed by developers, on Aug 15.

While our database access is working, the results returned by Amazon have some glitches in them. I checked tonight on Amazon's developer forums, and there are quite a few reports in there about search results - and particularly Kindle Books search results - not working properly.

I'm hoping that this will be resolved as the changes get shaken out by Amazon. I'll keep on it and keep you posted.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kristan Hoffman on August 18, 2009, 07:02:27 pm
Hmm... I'm not sure this "index" issue will be remedied as we hope...

As an Amazon Affiliate (and I'm probably not the only one) I was dismayed to find today that I am no longer permitted to include Kindle books in my aStore, nor to link to them directly via the usual Affiliate methods.

IF the Kindle Boards Link Maker runs off the same Affiliate engine (which I suspect it does, since the URLS generated here always include a Kindle Boards Affiliate code) then we may not be able to use the Link Maker to link to Kindle books. UNLESS Amazon changes its mind about allowing Affiliates to link to Kindle books, which I have emailed them about. Might not hurt for them to hear some more voices...

Kristan
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on August 18, 2009, 07:20:25 pm
Even if the 2.0 link maker doesn't work, the older, and somewhat clunkier 1.0 version always has for me.  My understanding is that it's just the automation that's not working because of the change in database protocols or whatever.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 18, 2009, 07:37:02 pm
As an Amazon Affiliate (and I'm probably not the only one) I was dismayed to find today that I am no longer permitted to include Kindle books in my aStore, nor to link to them directly via the usual Affiliate methods.

The Kindle e-book links we make with Link-Maker 1.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) are indeed affiliate links; not that it matters since affiliates stopped receiving a percentage of Kindle sales months ago.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kristan Hoffman on August 18, 2009, 08:33:28 pm
pidgeon92-

Well, it sort of does matter to me... I linked to Kindle books in my aStore, not for the referral commission, but as a convenient and attractive way to group all my Kindle offerings. Now I'm trying an Amazon Author page instead, but it's much less of both (convenient and attractive). :\
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 19, 2009, 10:57:08 am
What I was trying to say was that Harvey's original link-maker just uses code to make the affiliate link. I don't know how you create yours, but I imagine you could code it yourself as well. You might want to talk to him and see if that is an option for what you are trying to accomplish.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kristan Hoffman on August 19, 2009, 11:21:19 am
OOHHH! Gotcha. :)

Well, I had my Kindle books in my aStore, but now they show up as blank spots, and when I try to add new ones I get a notice from Amazon that Kindle books can no longer go in aStores, so I think I'm S.O.L. with that. But I'll try the alternate method for links here on Kindle Boards, anyway.

Thanks for clarifying!
Kristan
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Maxx on August 25, 2009, 06:34:03 am
I am having trouble with Link Maker 1.0.  Are there different instructions for a Mac using Safari to get the picture link?

Maxx
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 25, 2009, 05:21:50 pm
I am having trouble with Link Maker 1.0.  Are there different instructions for a Mac using Safari to get the picture link?

If you are using Safari, right-click on the picture and choose Copy Image Address. Then paste that to the Image URL field.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Maxx on August 25, 2009, 08:02:31 pm
On a Mac, there is only one button on the mouse, so there is no "right click", do you know what the alternative is?

Maxx
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 25, 2009, 08:35:17 pm
It depends on your mouse... the Mighty Mouse does indeed do right-click.... If you only have a one-button mouse, you can do a right-click by holding down the  CONTROL button when you left-click.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Maxx on August 26, 2009, 05:10:17 am
Thanks, that helps alot.

Maxx
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: boydm on September 02, 2009, 07:55:12 am
I tried to find both The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and In The President's Secret Service by Ronald Kessler, but Link Maker couldn't find them.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on September 02, 2009, 10:40:43 am
Boyd, the 2.0 version of linkmaker is not working as designed due to a change in how Amazon allows access to their database.  But if you look on the top of the page, you'll see there's a link to Harvey's older version 1.0 which does work.  You have to find the book on Amazon and paste in the ASIN and then enter text or copy the image location for an image link.  Once you create the links, you can select and copy and past which ever you prefer for posting here.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Harden Taylor on September 03, 2009, 12:34:51 pm
I attempted to link my book, A Rock by Moon World to my reply to a posting and the new version of link maker said it was not found.  I tried the the old version but couldn't figure out what to copy and paste.  Help!
Best Regards, Harden Taylor
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on September 03, 2009, 12:39:20 pm
The 2.0 Link Maker is not working because Amazon changed how access is allowed to it's Kindle book database.

Here's a link with a video tutorial that Verena made last November on how to use the Link Maker 1.0. . . .Verena, perhaps you can chime in and/or update it. . . .

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,838.0.html
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on September 03, 2009, 08:27:38 pm
I don't think the link-maker 1.0 has changed at all since I made the tutorial.....

Basically, you need to copy and paste the ASIN number from Amazon into the ASIN field, and then copy and paste the image of the book into the Image URL field. Then click the Create Kindle Boards link button, copy all of the resulting code from the Image Link field (you can click the select link below the field to select all the text, prior to copying), and paste that into your post.

After you have done it a few times, it literally takes seconds to do them. I update links in posts all day long.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on September 04, 2009, 04:46:26 am
Or, if you don't need an image link . . . .just type in the book title in the text link field and do the same select, copy, paste routine.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Anne Lebrecht on September 07, 2009, 04:36:07 pm
I have a problem as the link is only showing my paper back books.
When I go to Kindle store and enter it says  none found.
I have 6 kindle books  on kindle so cannot figure out why it is none found.
All are found usually under my name, or titles.  My problem is only here on this board?


Anne Lebrecht

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 07, 2009, 04:45:04 pm
Yes, Amazon has restricted the searching of the Kindle Store from external websites.

1. This thread has a workaround you can use for text links: https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,13290.0.html

2. Or you can use the old version of Link-Maker (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) to make your links, but it's a bit more tedious.

3. The Kindle Store search box fields at the top of the screen do work, but they just drop you into an Amazon search page; they don't help in terms of making links in your posts.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 07, 2009, 10:08:40 pm
Ann, here are text and book cover links to your books. Some of them had two versions in the Kindle Store; I went with the lower-priced version in that case.

"Memories of a Forgotten Past"

Memories of a Forgotten Past (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iGClwRceL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-15,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS])


"Discoveries of a Hidden Past"

DISCOVERIES of a HIDDEN PAST (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AJQmJZvtL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8])



"The Daughters of Nora Crawford"

THE DAUGHTERS OF NORA CRAWFORD (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Nkh5%2B9bxL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU])





"Simply Poetry"

SIMPLY POETRY a collection of poems (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616v6tM-pyL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA])



"Tales From the Heart"

TALES FROM THE HEART (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BGFwbVBnL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2])




"Confession from a Stranger"

CONFESSION FROM A STRANGER (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417-jLX5bFL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU])

Here's the code to copy/paste, FYI:

Code: [Select]
"Memories of a Forgotten Past"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS]Memories of a Forgotten Past (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iGClwRceL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-15,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS][/img]


"Discoveries of a Hidden Past"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8]DISCOVERIES of a HIDDEN PAST (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AJQmJZvtL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8][/img]



"The Daughters of Nora Crawford"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU]THE DAUGHTERS OF NORA CRAWFORD (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Nkh5%2B9bxL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU][/img]





"Simply Poetry"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA]SIMPLY POETRY a collection of poems (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616v6tM-pyL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA][/img]



"Tales From the Heart"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2]TALES FROM THE HEART (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BGFwbVBnL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2][/img]




"Confession from a Stranger"

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU]CONFESSION FROM A STRANGER (Kindle Edition)[/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU][/img]

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417-jLX5bFL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU][/img]

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Anne Lebrecht on September 09, 2009, 02:35:17 pm
Thank you so very much for doing this for me.
I really appreciate your kindness.
Anne

"Memories of a Forgotten Past"

Memories of a Forgotten Past (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iGClwRceL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-15,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SN7SKS?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001SN7SKS)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001SN7SKS])


"Discoveries of a Hidden Past"

DISCOVERIES of a HIDDEN PAST (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AJQmJZvtL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKSV8?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKSV8)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKSV8])



"The Daughters of Nora Crawford"

THE DAUGHTERS OF NORA CRAWFORD (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Nkh5%2B9bxL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBU])





"Simply Poetry"

SIMPLY POETRY a collection of poems (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616v6tM-pyL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKQBA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKQBA)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKQBA])



"Tales From the Heart"

TALES FROM THE HEART (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BGFwbVBnL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TDKPK2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TDKPK2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001TDKPK2])




"Confession from a Stranger"

CONFESSION FROM A STRANGER (Kindle Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417-jLX5bFL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-12,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NLFUU?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0024NLFUU)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0024NLFUU])

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: joanne29 on September 10, 2009, 07:21:17 pm
I cannot get any kindle books to show up at all?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on September 11, 2009, 08:04:16 am
Yes, there's a problem with the Linkmaker 2.0.  Here's Harvey's explanation earlier in this thread:

Yes, Amazon has restricted the searching of the Kindle Store from external websites.

1. This thread has a workaround you can use for text links: https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,13290.0.html

2. Or you can use the old version of Link-Maker (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php) to make your links, but it's a bit more tedious.

3. The Kindle Store search box fields at the top of the screen do work, but they just drop you into an Amazon search page; they don't help in terms of making links in your posts.


Hope this helps!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Paul Clayton on September 13, 2009, 12:16:16 pm
I've tried about four times to add a link to my book, but nothing happens.  When I search for Carl Melcher Goes to Vietman, using this tool, it comes up empty?
thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on September 13, 2009, 12:53:18 pm
I've tried about four times to add a link to my book, but nothing happens.  When I search for Carl Melcher Goes to Vietman, using this tool, it comes up empty?
thanks.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416KigsMB8L._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KE5UO0?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002KE5UO0)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002KE5UO0])
The old link maker worked first time for me.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Debra Purdy Kong on September 16, 2009, 05:19:33 pm
I've been having problems with Linkmaker for a few weeks now with several different titles. The latest was with a book called The Second Virgin Birth which I know is out on Kindle, however, when I hit select I always get a "no matches found" message. Any suggestions? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks,
Debra


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on September 16, 2009, 05:58:13 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JuytU38QL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,28,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026RI7S2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0026RI7S2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0026RI7S2])

If you haven't checked out the video tutorial (link posted above) you really should.  It is really helpful when you're trying to get the hang of the original linkmaker.  Helped me!  :D Meanwhile, here's your book link and if you copy and paste it you can put it in whatever thread you wanted it for. . . .
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 01, 2009, 08:04:21 pm
Hello all,
  As you may know, our handy Link Maker tool has not been returning search results for Kindle Store books lately. This is due to a change that Amazon made in mid-August about how it makes its database available to programmers.
  We were hoping this was a temporary glitch, but Amazon representatives made it known to developers this week that this is intentional, and that Kindle Store items will not be returned in search results from websites using web services to retrieve that info.
  Not sure what the reasoning is, but we're going to have to live with it.

  So, what should you do when you want to post a bookcover image (or text link) that conveniently links to that book in the Kindle Store?

  You'll have to use our manual version of Link Maker. It's a little more work but will achieve the same result, without using Amazon's web services.

  To get to the manual version (e.g. Version 1.0) of Link Maker, you can click here: https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php

  I've also added a more prominent link to it from the main Link Maker page. https://www.kboards.com/link. Note that the main Link Maker tool is still the way to go for making links to most Amazon items, except for Kindle Store books. 

- Harvey
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: talleylynn on October 29, 2009, 09:14:33 pm
I used pidgeon's instructions and made a link - my first one!!!! However, when I look at it, all I see is the red x from Windows that won't let me see the picture link. (I can see everyone elses links) Grrrrr. If I click on the red x it does take me to the correct Amazon page.

Can anyone else see my link? And what can I do to fix this?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 30, 2009, 12:29:13 pm
It looks to me like you did everything right except you copied the image link wrong.  What you put in the image URL box was

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0014JQ9DI/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text

which is the "link location" in Firefox and you should have had

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-pe3oU7LL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-10,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg

which is the "image location" in Firefox (right clicking on the image pops up a menu and you can get the "link location" or the "image location."  You want the "image location."

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: talleylynn on October 30, 2009, 03:28:30 pm
Thanks Betsy. I think I've got it fixed - at least it shows up on my computer.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 30, 2009, 03:42:54 pm
It looks great to me, too!  Good job!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: NicolaFurlong on December 05, 2009, 11:38:35 am
just testing
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on December 05, 2009, 01:17:01 pm
no worries, Nicola. . .that's more or less what this thread is for!  And you can always delete any posts afterward if you wish.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: kevindorsey on January 05, 2010, 02:36:45 pm
Good to know Harvey on a linkmaker
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: aka_annie on February 15, 2010, 01:03:20 pm
The links that were created don't work. I get the text and the picture but they go to an error page. I copied and pasted them from the create link page. Anyone have suggestions what I should try next?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: J.L. Penn on March 17, 2010, 10:37:39 am
Okay, is there a Making a Picture Link for Dummies here? LOL  I tried using the LinkMaker 1.0 (because I'm linking Kindle books) and I couldn't get more than the text link it seemed.  But then, maybe I'm doing something wrong.  Can someone do a ridiculously step-by-step breakdown of how to link a pic of my book covers for my sig?  I know some HTML, but BBC code is Greek to me.

Thanks and sorry to be a pain in the arse!
-Jenn
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Dana on March 17, 2010, 11:02:58 am
Go to your book listing on Amazon through the Kindle Book Finder Search above and copy the ASIN number...  Paste it in the Linkmaker 1.0 in the box for the ASIN number.

Choose whatever text you want to show in your post...  such as the title of your book...  Type that in the "link text" box.

Go to your Amazon book listing and right click on the image of your book...  Choose "Copy Image Location" and paste in the IMG URL box in the Linkmaker.

Click on Create KindleBoards Link.

Scroll down to see both the text and img links.  You can copy and paste either the text or the IMG links, or both,  into your post or profile.  You can see what the links will look like at the bottom of the LinkMaker page.

The Cinderella Curse (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CJU47U?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003CJU47U)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003CJU47U])

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xtPBW0ZfL._SL500_AA246_PIkin2,BottomRight,-13,34_AA280_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CJU47U?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003CJU47U)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003CJU47U])

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: J.L. Penn on March 17, 2010, 11:08:18 am
Thanks for responding, Dana, and to Pidgeon92 for PMing great instructions!  Last question ... How do I resize those buggers??
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on March 17, 2010, 11:25:30 am
Thanks for responding, Dana, and to Pidgeon92 for PMing great instructions!  Last question ... How do I resize those buggers??

Behind the first img tag, you add width=200 (200 being an arbitrary number, change it to whatever is best). I will update your images for you.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: J.L. Penn on March 17, 2010, 11:27:33 am
Much better, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: amiblackwelder on March 30, 2010, 04:59:00 am
My book The Day the Flowers Died is at amazon in print and kindle, but it won't come up for the LINK here
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on March 30, 2010, 02:21:19 pm
It worked for me:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41n%2BDms2JFL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Day-Flowers-Died-1/dp/1450571689%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1450571689)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on March 30, 2010, 02:32:47 pm
It worked for me:


I believe she meant the Kindle version, which  - of course - Link Maker 2.0 cannot find. I PMd her instructions on how to use Link Maker 1.0 for her book.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IKg2wpuTL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00375LKC2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00375LKC2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00375LKC2])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kristen Painter on April 21, 2010, 05:08:58 am
Behind the first img tag, you add width=200 (200 being an arbitrary number, change it to whatever is best). I will update your images for you.

Within the brackets? I can't seem to get this to work. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kristen Painter on April 21, 2010, 05:20:30 am
Hah! I did it. lol
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cherylktardif on April 22, 2010, 12:16:17 am
In searching the generator using terms like my book title and last name or even my name, and selecting Kindle Store, neither of my Kindles appear. It shows no results. If I search Books, my paperbacks show up.

On Amazon, searching Kindle store shows my books.

I'm not sure what's up here.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cherylktardif on April 22, 2010, 12:18:34 am
Please disregard my last post. I found the area where I should be able to get my Kindle links.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Joyce DeBacco on May 04, 2010, 08:02:34 am
Apparently I'm not the only one still having trouble with the links. Even after I was told how to do it, they sometimes work and sometimes don't. I think the forum ought to see about setting up an easier way to make a link. Don't you?

Joyce
SERENDIPITY HOUSE
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on May 04, 2010, 08:04:38 am
Apparently I'm not the only one still having trouble with the links. Even after I was told how to do it, they sometimes work and sometimes don't. I think the forum ought to see about setting up an easier way to make a link. Don't you?
The issue is with Amazon. They have made it very difficult to link to Kindle books for some unknown reason.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on May 04, 2010, 08:20:59 am
Apparently I'm not the only one still having trouble with the links. Even after I was told how to do it, they sometimes work and sometimes don't. I think the forum ought to see about setting up an easier way to make a link. Don't you?

Joyce
SERENDIPITY HOUSE
I have made links to hundreds of books for KB and I think there was only one that did not work. The system was set up to allow readers to tell other members about a book they were reading or suggest to be read, not just for authors to promote their work.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on May 04, 2010, 11:51:57 am
A while back, Amazon turned off the ability for its web services to be used to access books in the Kindle Store; that's why Kindle books do not show up in our Link Maker (https://www.kboards.com/link) tool. (We have an alternative, which is to use the "old" Link Maker (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php), which is more of a manual process, to make Kindle book cover links.) 

I'm hoping the Kindle Store web services will become available in the future, which will make creating clickable book covers for books in the Kindle store a lot easier!!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Zack Hamric on June 03, 2010, 11:33:08 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TUipWv3iL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-18,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OIBNDI?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003OIBNDI)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003OIBNDI])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: ErichSysak on June 23, 2010, 03:30:37 am
My test link....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lKu9F%2BNaL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-11,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Linda S. Prather Author on June 30, 2010, 05:13:29 am
testing this for me

(http://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Jacody-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003U4WVQ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1277899917&sr=1-1) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U4WVQ4?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003U4WVQ4)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003U4WVQ4])


Okay, I'm not getting a picture with this?  Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Linda S. Prather Author on June 30, 2010, 05:54:29 am
Thank you, Jeff.  It worked when I tried a past at Facebook, but failed when I tried it again.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on June 30, 2010, 06:00:50 am
Thank you, Jeff.  It worked when I tried a past at Facebook, but failed when I tried it again.
The code will only work here on Kindleboards.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MarilynLee on July 02, 2010, 04:13:51 am
Hi Harvey

Neither the automatic or manuel link will work for several of my books. Loving Large--Yours, Only And Always, Hunter's Passion, And Any Time, Any Place, don't come up on a search for my author name (Marilyn Lee).

Do you have any suggestions for correcting this?

Thanks.

Marilyn Lee
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on July 02, 2010, 07:22:26 am
Sounds like and Amazon problem to me.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2010, 07:41:19 am
Hi Harvey

Neither the automatic or manuel link will work for several of my books. Loving Large--Yours, Only And Always, Hunter's Passion, And Any Time, Any Place, don't come up on a search for my author name (Marilyn Lee).

Do you have any suggestions for correcting this?

Thanks.

Marilyn Lee

To build an image link manually start with the link to Amazon:

Code: [Select]
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
To that, add the ASIN after the last slash; then add "?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20" without the quotes and without any additional slashes.

Add an open hyperlink tag at the front:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OICB20?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20]
Append the path to your book image enclosed in image tags and close the hyperlink tag.

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OICB20?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B8q3iTX7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url]
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B8q3iTX7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OICB20?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on July 02, 2010, 09:44:35 am
Jeff is the hyperlink master. . .;D

But, if it's to be a signature link, it needs to be smaller. . .  We recommend the maximum height to be 150 pixels so as not to overwhelm those with smaller monitors.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2010, 09:58:22 am
But, if it's to be a signature link, it needs to be smaller...
Ah, yes. Sorry.

To limit the height to 100 pixels include height =100 after the image start tag:

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OICB20?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20][img height=100]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B8q3iTX7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url]
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B8q3iTX7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OICB20?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20)


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Paul Clayton on July 11, 2010, 11:42:29 am
I've tried the link maker many times and it will only pull up link info to my paperback books?  The other one is clunky and doesn't work very well.  Why won't this link maker pull up the link to my Kindle version?
thanks,
Paul Clayton
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on July 11, 2010, 11:48:19 am
I've tried the link maker many times and it will only pull up link info to my paperback books?  The other one is clunky and doesn't work very well.  Why won't this link maker pull up the link to my Kindle version?
thanks,
Paul Clayton
The "clunky" one is the only one that works for ebooks because of a change that Amazon made for searching on their site.
It worked fine for me
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4158JlAHcuL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-18,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SN9GF2?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002SN9GF2)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002SN9GF2])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: e.West on July 16, 2010, 09:51:02 pm
Gents, Ladies,

All due respect, Link2.0 can't seem to find my books on Amazon, and the manual Link makes the images HUGE. And stacks them one on top of another.  INteresting, but uses all that digital space

Probably just me.  Screw loose in the driver.

Any help will be appreciated.

e.West
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on July 16, 2010, 09:59:06 pm
Link 2.0 will not work on books in the Kindle store.  Amazon has turned off this feature. If you resize the  the images by putting [img width=125] the first place it appears in the link they will be appropriately sized. Add a space between images and everything should be OK.
The 2.0 Link Maker is not working because Amazon changed how access is allowed to it's Kindle book database.

Here's a link with a video tutorial that Verena made last November on how to use the Link Maker 1.0. . . .Verena, perhaps you can chime in and/or update it. . . .

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,838.0.html
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: e.West on July 16, 2010, 10:11:42 pm
Intinst-

Thanks.  Who knew?  You did.  I'll make it work.

Thanks.

--e.West
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on July 17, 2010, 06:43:47 am
Hello,

Hoping for some help with link maker. I've followed the instructions, but the image link I'm getting just creates a small red X where my image should be. Here's the image link:

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B003TFEMBQ/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=133140011&s=digital-text) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TFEMBQ?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003TFEMBQ)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003TFEMBQ])

What I immediately noticed was missing is the .jpg extension; should all image files have a .jpg extension? Can anyone tell me where I might going wrong with link maker? Thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2010, 06:56:03 am
Hello,

Hoping for some help with link maker. I've followed the instructions, but the image link I'm getting just creates a small red X where my image should be.
What I immediately noticed was missing is the .jpg extension; should all image files have a .jpg extension? Can anyone tell me where I might going wrong with link maker? Thanks.

It should start with the url tags and enclose the tagged image, which is indeed a JPEG file in this case. Here's the code:

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TFEMBQ?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003TFEMBQ][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eIGT5tx6L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url]
Here's how it looks:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eIGT5tx6L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TFEMBQ?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003TFEMBQ)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on July 17, 2010, 06:59:18 am

What I immediately noticed was missing is the .jpg extension; should all image files have a .jpg extension? Can anyone tell me where I might going wrong with link maker? Thanks.


You are choosing the wrong picture link. How you choose depends on your browser....

-- If you are using Firefox, it is very easy: right-click on any picture and choose Copy Image Location.

-- If you are using Safari, it is very easy: right-click on any picture and choose Copy Image Address.

-- If you are using Internet Explorer, right-click on any picture and choose Properties, then you must choose and copy the entire Address, which may take up several lines which you cannot see. It is imperative that you choose the entire Address, or your picture will not appear.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on July 17, 2010, 03:26:17 pm
Thank you both  ;D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Barry Eysman on July 20, 2010, 09:35:33 am
Hello, If someone reads this please reply to [email protected]   I'll never find it if you "post" an answer. I have 4 times tried using the link maker. Finally I learned how to do it, but when I post it's not there. After 4 hours, I'm screaming PLEASE HELP.  The rest of the site I honestly have no idea where I am. I'm just trying to make my book known and to have conversation about any topic. I hope someone will answer because I have no idea what I'm doing. It's a fantastic looking site and I wish I could use it.
Thank you.
Barry Eysman
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: e.West on July 21, 2010, 04:48:25 pm
Intinst or others,

Great suggestions! Changing the open image tag to [img width=125] fixed the huge image problem, but the images still stack vertically.  Not sure how to introduce the HTML required for the horizontal arrangement.

Any suggestions appreciated.

e.West
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on July 21, 2010, 05:11:49 pm
Try putting a space between the links.
Title: Re: Stacked bookcover images
Post by: e.West on July 21, 2010, 05:34:27 pm
Intinst,

Thanks for the quick response. This is with the space.  Doesn't seem to work. And doesn't work with a break tag either
  But somebody on the boards is doing it right. 

e.West

The code:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ifSIlklGL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNY6?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNY6)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512z4SWwUVL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNZA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNZA)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2010, 05:37:26 pm
Intinst,

Thanks for the quick response. This is with the space.  Doesn't seem to work. And doesn't work with a break tag either
  But somebody on the boards is doing it right. 

e.West


You have a carriage return after the first book. Remove it and use only a space instead.

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNY6?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNY6][img width=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ifSIlklGL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNZA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNZA][img width=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512z4SWwUVL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url]
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ifSIlklGL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNY6?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNY6) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512z4SWwUVL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URRNZA?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003URRNZA)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: e.West on July 21, 2010, 05:54:21 pm
Intinst,

Thanks for the suggestion.  Indeed I did have a carriage return.  So this should work.

Another question, somewhat of a detail, but the images show white space left and right, but I assume this is white background inserted by Amazon into the cover jpegs and therefore nothing can be done about it.

Thanks for the steer on the sizing and placement of images, though.

e.West
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on July 21, 2010, 06:40:14 pm
I already have a link to my novel in Kindle, but I changed my book cover. The link on kindle boards shows my old cover, the chimp. If I pull up the link I get my new cover on Amazon. All I want to do is exchange the chimp for the building. I have tried starting from scratch and almost got it. I got as far as the preview with the new cover. Then lost it. Any ideas, please?
Ann
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on July 21, 2010, 06:53:12 pm
I am still working on this tutorial, but all of the instructions to put your book cover link in your signature are in this thread:

Signature Book Cover links and Profile (avatar) pics - A Tutorial (not finished) (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on July 21, 2010, 07:00:32 pm
Thanks I will try this.
Ann
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Barry Eysman on August 04, 2010, 06:42:35 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414d%2BvPM-GL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-21,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JH8SNW?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003JH8SNW)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003JH8SNW])
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Amyshojai on August 06, 2010, 12:52:15 pm
I'm sure this info is somewhere in the thread but haven't found it  :-\  I've just figured out how to add additional images/books to my sig-line but as you see, they're in a vertical line. What code do I need to add to make it horizontal?

Please & thanks!  Uh....duh! just found the answer, never mind. Will work on this. *s*

amy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: M.R. Mathias on August 07, 2010, 04:56:07 pm
This is a test! This is only a test! This is nothing but a test!

Well it said that it made the three links, and they worked when I tested them, but they didnt appear here!!!!!   CRUD!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 07, 2010, 04:58:03 pm
This is a test! This is only a test! This is nothing but a test!

Well it said that it made the three links, and they worked when I tested them, but they didnt appear here!!!!!   CRUD!

You need to copy and paste into your post the entire links that are created.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Amyshojai on August 08, 2010, 07:43:18 am
Pidgeon, THANK YOU for the tutorial! You're a saint. *s* I've bookmarked/saved the info. And see-see-see (below), it worked!  ;D

amy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Gordon Ryan on August 19, 2010, 09:20:43 pm
Two questions after reading this thread and trying my new links with images.  First, the framed box that holds our signature block (in our profile page) will not "hold" steady when I scroll down to the bottom to adjust the img to make it smaller.  I pull down the scroll bar and it "jumps" back up to half way.  Any remedy?

Second, I notice that several people have eight or nine images displayed in their signature block.  How did they overcome the 1,000 character limit set in the signature block box?  I cannot get more than three images to appear.  Thanks to everyone.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 20, 2010, 10:40:19 am
First, the framed box that holds our signature block (in our profile page) will not "hold" steady when I scroll down to the bottom to adjust the img to make it smaller.  I pull down the scroll bar and it "jumps" back up to half way.  Any remedy?

This seems to be a problem with Internet Explorer more than any other browser. I use Safari, and you can actually make the posting fields larger by dragging the bottom/right corner.

Second, I notice that several people have eight or nine images displayed in their signature block.  How did they overcome the 1,000 character limit set in the signature block box?  I cannot get more than three images to appear.  Thanks to everyone.

Some authors create a single image (with image editing software) that has each of their covers in it. Others use URL shorteners like bit.ly (http://bit.ly/) to shorten the number of characters in the URLs.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bigal-sa on August 21, 2010, 05:14:16 am
Can someone check whether I have this right with a manual creation of the link, so as to get the Kindleboard's codes:

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/Lyonesse-Suldruns-Garden-ebook/dp/B000FA5RGM?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FA5RGM][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21bmTJyihpL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url]

I added
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?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=
after the ASIN in the URL, then added the ASIN again after the =

I assume the numbers 1789 and 390957 are unique to Kindleboards???
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on August 21, 2010, 06:13:45 am
IT's the "&tag=kbpst-20" that is critical as I understand it.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: kennethrlewis on August 29, 2010, 11:40:35 am
Harvey: I just did my first post in the Book Bazzar but try as I might, I could not get my book's Kindle bookcover image to become "clickable." I know this was/is my one and only opening shot and that I can't "bump" this post for at least another week, but is there any way I can make this image linkable? I used the older version of Link Maker, several times, but no soap. I guess I could add a tiny URL link to the book's Kindle page but I'd really rather have a clickable image like everyone else!

Thanks,

Ken Lewis
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on August 29, 2010, 12:29:09 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516F%2BTWcteL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002F00L5W?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002F00L5W)(http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002F00L5W])
If you look at the following code, this is what yours should look like. I have added spaces after the [url, and the first and second img  , so that you can see the whole code. If you copy that code, paste it where you want, delete the three spaces, it should work. To make the image smaller, insert a space followed by height=125, or what ever size you need. It should look like this: img height=125



[url =http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002F00L5W?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002F00L5W][img ]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516F%2BTWcteL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg[/img][/url][img ]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=kbpst-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002F00L5W][/img]



You can go back and edit your first post, thereby avoiding a repost. No one will really care about this type of correction.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on August 29, 2010, 05:38:30 pm
Harvey: I just did my first post in the Book Bazzar but try as I might, I could not get my book's Kindle bookcover image to become "clickable." I know this was/is my one and only opening shot and that I can't "bump" this post for at least another week, but is there any way I can make this image linkable? I used the older version of Link Maker, several times, but no soap. I guess I could add a tiny URL link to the book's Kindle page but I'd really rather have a clickable image like everyone else!

Did you see the post stickied to the top of the Writer's Café?

Signature Book Cover links and Profile (avatar) pics - A Tutorial (not finished) (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html)

Also, please remember that you can modify a post after posting, so you can always add a book link or other information at any time on an existing post. Just click the Modify button at the upper/right of the post.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: TriBen on September 02, 2010, 05:15:47 pm
When you mention a book in your posts to this forum, you can provide a link to Amazon's Kindle Store for that book. You can even insert a picture of the bookcover and make that a clickable link to the Kindle Store. It's convenient! And cool!

And we've developed a tool that makes it fairly painless. Better yet, the tool embeds our affiliate info, so that helps keep our site working for you.

Check out our Amazon Link Maker at https://www.kboards.com/link

Thanks for using the Link Maker tool!


Hi,
I'm new here and just used the link maker tool. It works just fine, but my image is way too large. How do I make it smaller for my signature?

Thanks
Tricia
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 02, 2010, 05:25:19 pm
Hello and welcome! I updated it your signature for you. But FYI, to make it smaller I changed the [img] link to say "img height=120" and that adjusted the picture size.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 05, 2010, 11:32:13 am
When you mention a book in your posts to this forum, you can provide a link to Amazon's Kindle Store for that book. You can even insert a picture of the bookcover and make that a clickable link to the Kindle Store. It's convenient! And cool!

And we've developed a tool that makes it fairly painless. Better yet, the tool embeds our affiliate info, so that helps keep our site working for you.

Check out our Amazon Link Maker at https://www.kboards.com/link

Thanks for using the Link Maker tool!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51p97BmKWgL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Something-Read-Plane-Jan-Hurst-Nicholson/dp/0958497842%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0958497842)

I'm a newbie.This takes me to the paperback book but not the kindle version ???
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 05, 2010, 12:00:43 pm
^ It's a bit more complex to make an e-book cover link. Here is a good set of instructions:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 08, 2010, 11:49:31 am
^ It's a bit more complex to make an e-book cover link. Here is a good set of instructions:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html

Many thanks, will have to wait until my brain is in the right gear to tackle this - or kidnap my neighbour's child to do it for me! ;D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2010, 02:25:03 am
^ It's a bit more complex to make an e-book cover link. Here is a good set of instructions:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html

First attempt (I expect of many) ;D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2010, 02:37:16 am
First attempt (I expect of many) ;D

another try :-[
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2010, 02:57:56 am
another try :-[
yet again. :-[

yeh. ;D Got them, but now too big. :( Will have to pluck up courage to mess with them to change the size.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Doctor Barbara on September 10, 2010, 01:07:58 pm
Just trying out a new signature.  Thanks for all the advice on pics, links etc.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: angelmum3 on September 25, 2010, 10:34:07 am
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Moth-romance-classic-ebook/dp/B002JPJ0IC/ref=sr_1_195?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1285434930&sr=1-195

trying to use the https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php link maker to post a $.95 book find -

but I'm on a mac and I cant figure out why it wont copy the link to the image - I can upload it to photobucket but that wouldnt make it a "click-able" image

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on September 25, 2010, 10:47:11 am

but I'm on a mac and I cant figure out why it wont copy the link to the image - I can upload it to photobucket but that wouldnt make it a "click-able" image


This thread is sticked at the top of the Writer's Café, and has step by step instructions, as well as instructions for different web browsers:

Signature Book Cover links and Profile (avatar) pics - A Tutorial (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html)

Your operating system is irrelevant, and you do not need Photobucket to post a pic that is already on the web.

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lani Picard on October 11, 2010, 09:46:31 am
Not working for me. I've attempted to link-maker (manual) 5 or 6 times. I must be missing a step.

Help...Lani Picard
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 11, 2010, 10:05:06 am
Not working for me. I've attempted to link-maker (manual) 5 or 6 times. I must be missing a step.

Help...Lani Picard

I'm assuming you're trying to make a book cover link for the book below?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JG2fPGMjL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YOSCM2?tag=kbpst-20)

Here's some code that should work:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YOSCM2?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JG2fPGMjL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

Just copy/paste that code into the signature area of your profile (https://www.kboards.com/index.php?action=profile;u=24534;sa=forumProfile).
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: iamstoryteller on October 13, 2010, 09:40:16 am
Help! I am such a Luddite. When I used the tool, the title was perfect, but I could not get the picture to work. My URL does not have any jpeg link. Is that it?

thanks so much.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on October 13, 2010, 09:47:02 am
Help! I am such a Luddite. When I used the tool, the title was perfect, but I could not get the picture to work. My URL does not have any jpeg link. Is that it?

thanks so much.

This thread (geared towards our authors) is sticked at the top of the Writer's Café, and has all the instructions:

Signature Book Cover links and Profile (avatar) pics - A Tutorial (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.0.html)

Specifically, from the tutorial:

Copy your book cover's image URL by right-clicking on the pic and choosing the image URL

         To copy the book cover image from the Amazon product page, how you proceed depends on your web browser software.

-- If you are using Firefox, it is very easy: right-click on any picture and choose Copy Image Location. I am using Firefox. What does this look like? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.msg700958.html#msg700958)

-- If you are using Safari, it is very easy: right-click on any picture and choose Copy Image Address. I am using Safari. What does this look like? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.msg700970.html#msg700970)

-- If you are using Internet Explorer, right-click on any picture and choose Properties, then you must choose and copy the entire Address, which may take up several lines which you cannot see. It is imperative that you choose the entire Address, or your picture will not appear. I am using Internet Explorer. What does this look like? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,29609.msg701297.html#msg701297)

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: iamstoryteller on October 13, 2010, 10:23:30 am
Thanks so much! I think I got it to work, Sharon

The Storyteller (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZUYQJ8?tag=kbpst-20)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q3ZnFbI2L._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-7,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZUYQJ8?tag=kbpst-20)

though looks like the pic is too big. I will go back to the drawing board and try again, will preview and if works will not post. Sharon
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: iamstoryteller on October 13, 2010, 11:12:02 am
I think I got it this time. Thank you for your 'instructions for dummies', it is so very much appreciated!!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 06, 2010, 02:53:22 pm
Good news! You can now use our link-maker tool to make clickable book cover images for Kindle Store books!

Try it out here:
https://www.kboards.com/link

Remember to select "Kindle Store" in the pull-down menu option.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: VictoriaP on November 09, 2010, 10:51:25 pm
Good news! You can now use our link-maker tool to make clickable book cover images for Kindle Store books!

Try it out here:
https://www.kboards.com/link

Remember to select "Kindle Store" in the pull-down menu option.


Great big huge props--way to go, Harvey!  I've missed being able to do this so easily since the Kindle part broke last year, and now it even works beautifully with the iPad!  **applause applause**
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ruth Harris on December 26, 2010, 11:06:00 am
Hi there, This is my first post and I'm introducing myself.  Unfortunately with a problem.  I have been unable to make the text/link function work.  I have tried (and tried), can't figure out what (if anything) I'm doing wrong and would very much appreciate any help/advice.  I'm on a Mac using Safari.  Here's an example from a post today:

ruth harris says:

LOVE AND MONEY

I'm a NYTimes bestselling author who writes for grown-up women. According to the West Coast Review of Books LOVE AND MONEY is "An ideal book...Ruth Harris has done a miraculous mob of entwining the lives of two women in a totally believable and fascinating way. She is a talented writer who has come up with a novel so entertaining and interesting you won't have to hide if someone asks you what you're reading."

The Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel said:
"Fast-paced, superior fiction with a zinging sense of style. A skillfully written, highly commercial page-turner, LOVE AND MONEY is also a series of carefully drawn character studies, insightful psychological portraits of people driven by the need for love, the hunger for money and the fear of death. Harris makes these characters and the joys and tragedies of their lives exciting and believable. With a narrative style that is crisply precise and descriptive, an unerring ear for dialogue and an overall tone that is strongly reminiscent of Susan Isaacs, Harris has written a terrifically satisfying `good read.'"

I am delighted to join the electronic age and look forward to a new group of readers.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51x6qqDHxPL._SL160_.jpg[/img] (http://DECADES height=125)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pxABqvgRL._SL160_.jpg[/img] (http://HUSBANDS AND LOVERS height=125)

PS: I made these image links in Amazon's link maker. Does anyone know why the code and not the cover images show? I would very much appreciate any help/insight on this.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on December 26, 2010, 11:20:09 am
This is what you pasted:

[url=http://DECADES height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51x6qqDHxPL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=http://HUSBANDS AND LOVERS height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pxABqvgRL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

I don't know how you got the portion that I highlighted in RED, but the link-maker did not create that. The link-maker would have put the URL of your book on Amazon there instead. I suggest you try again, and don't alter the code.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Raymond Bean on January 09, 2011, 12:53:40 pm
I'm trying to create a link to the German version of my book.  It's available on Amazon Germany.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on January 09, 2011, 01:14:28 pm
I'm trying to create a link to the German version of my book.  It's available on Amazon Germany.  Any ideas?

This thread is sticked at the top of the Writer's Café, and has all the instructions:

Creating Signatures - An updated tutorial for Link-Maker 2.0 (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html)

This post in particular:

Can I use a link that goes somewhere other than Amazon? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.msg813723.html#msg813723)

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Joyce DeBacco on January 31, 2011, 09:22:17 am
I need help. I just spent an hour trying to make a book link and can't do it. The little box where you put in your link keeps moving just as I near the bottom of the window. All I want to do is put my books next to each other with clickable links to all three. I'd also like them to be all the same size, something else I can't seem to do. Help, please.

Joyce
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on January 31, 2011, 05:19:20 pm
^ I just updated your signature to make the covers the same size.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on January 31, 2011, 05:26:51 pm
I need help. I just spent an hour trying to make a book link and can't do it. The little box where you put in your link keeps moving just as I near the bottom of the window.

This is an issue with Internet Explorer. If you have access to a different browser, like Firefox or Safari, use it instead.

I'd also like them to be all the same size, something else I can't seem to do. Help, please.

Here is the pertinent post in the tutorial:

Why are my book covers appearing so large/small? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.msg819656.html#msg819656)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Joyce DeBacco on February 01, 2011, 08:23:37 am
Thanks, guys. It's much appreciated.

Joyce
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: johnmedler on February 02, 2011, 10:01:10 pm
I am having trouble.  This is my book, Quatrain.
http://www.amazon.com/Quatrain-ebook/dp/B004JF4H1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1296712084&sr=1-1   For some reason, when I use Link Maker, I cannot find my book there to make a link.  What am I doing wrong?
John Medler
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on February 03, 2011, 09:44:54 am
I am having trouble.  This is my book, Quatrain.
http://www.amazon.com/Quatrain-ebook/dp/B004JF4H1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1296712084&sr=1-1   For some reason, when I use Link Maker, I cannot find my book there to make a link.  What am I doing wrong?
John Medler

It's there.

Best guess? You need to change the drop-down to Kindle Store.

see this post in the Link-maker 2.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/) tutorial:

Why isn't the Link-maker 2.0 finding my book? (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.msg856850.html#msg856850)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Decon on February 21, 2011, 08:54:37 am
New to Kindle and I've just uploaded my book of short stories, Lunch Break Thrillers.

I've tried to create a link on version 2, but it refers me to Amazon.co.uk?

I used version 1 to test this application.

Hmmm, must be doing something wrong.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on February 21, 2011, 11:58:38 am
New to Kindle and I've just uploaded my book of short stories, Lunch Break Thrillers.

I've tried to create a link on version 2, but it refers me to Amazon.co.uk?

I used version 1 to test this application.

Hmmm, must be doing something wrong.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xVgTaRvwL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OA60U6/?tag=kbpst-20)

I'd say so.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on February 21, 2011, 12:15:42 pm
New to Kindle and I've just uploaded my book of short stories, Lunch Break Thrillers.

I've tried to create a link on version 2, but it refers me to Amazon.co.uk?

In the pic below of the Link-maker 2.0 (https://www.kboards.com/link/), there are options to create a link for either Amazon.com, or Amazon.co.uk. You must have the wrong one chosen. Click on Amazon.com. and try again.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5465496931_3f4b4c5623.jpg)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: misaramirez on March 07, 2011, 09:44:58 am
My book isn't showing up as a possible link.  Any ideas why not, and what to do to locate it?  It's called A Deadly Curse (by Misa Ramirez).

Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on March 07, 2011, 08:21:24 pm
I can see it. Try this:

- Go to the LinkMaker page - https://www.kboards.com/link
- Select "Kindle Store" in the pull-down menu
- Enter "A Deadly Curse" in the search box
- Your book should appear, ready for clicking and link-making!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: hardnutt on March 19, 2011, 06:12:59 am
I  tried to link to my kindle published books, but only my hbs were shown.
Geraldine Evans
http://www.geraldineevans.com
kindle books: Dead before Morning and Down Among the Dead Men. Soon to be released: Death Line, the third in my humorous Rafferty & Llewellyn mystery series.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: hardnutt on March 19, 2011, 06:31:04 am
Still can't get the link to work. I can see my ebook (Dead before Morning), but when I try to copy and past the amazon link into the rhs box on kindleboards it comes back with 'no match'. I must be doing something wrong.  ???
Geraldine Evans
Dead Before Morning
Down Among the Dead Men
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Mira on March 27, 2011, 05:15:19 am
I must be doing something wrong, but what? When I click on the Link Maker, I only get two parallel boxes. One is for BOOKS, the other lets me type in the title. Then it comes up with other people's books with the same or similar title but not mine. That happens for all my titles even though the books have been up on Amazon for a while and some are quite highly ranked. I've tried to copy in B00403NTKG and other relevant nos but that doesn't bring up anything at all.

What should I do now?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on March 27, 2011, 06:21:47 am
There's a drop down arrow which gives you a menu of choices.  If you want a Kindle book link specifically, select that.  Then enter the book title and click 'search'.  It will return a list of books that have that title or something close.  Pick the one you want and click 'make a link'.  Then on the right side you'll see the choice to select a text link or a picture link.  Click 'select' to highlight the one you want, copy the highlighted field and paste it into your post.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: pidgeon92 on March 27, 2011, 01:45:21 pm
Ann is correct. If you want to get the code to post a Kindle book, you must change the dropdown to KindleStore.

For instance, here is the ASIN you provided:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MyJEKuTwL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00403NTKG/?tag=kbpst-20)

This thread is sticked at the top of the Writer's Café, and has all the instructions.... The instructions apply to posting as well as to adding links in signatures.

Creating Signatures - An updated tutorial for Link-Maker 2.0 (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kim Richardson on April 05, 2011, 08:58:52 am
Hi,

I tried to link my ebook from the Kindle store on Amazon in my signature, but i only got a link to my paperback version. How can i link it to my kindle ebook?

thanks,

Kim
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on April 05, 2011, 09:02:45 am
Select the Kindle Store from the dropdown list, then put in your book's title. You'll then see your book's Kindle Store version, and the code to prepare the link.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M5oBFEhbL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SCSPIA/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: gingerdehlinger on April 05, 2011, 07:54:36 pm
When I tried your linkmaker, my novel, Brute Heart did not appear as one of the search options.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: telracs on April 05, 2011, 08:01:04 pm
When I tried your linkmaker, my novel, Brute Heart did not appear as one of the search options.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IxmFYVEVL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I43SSA/?tag=kbpst-20)

ginger, make sure you select kindle store.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: liafairchild on April 11, 2011, 08:00:52 pm
Hello:

Just tried to use LineMaker but when I searched for my book it didn't come up. The book title is "In Search of Lucy" I tried a couple of times and also search for my name. Can you help please?

Thanks,
Lia Fairchild
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2011, 08:05:20 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513-Nq9x6mL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-2,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-of-Lucy-ebook/dp/B004O6MV0S?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kim Richardson on April 18, 2011, 09:34:55 am
I'm not able to find the kindle link to my book with the "link tool". It only shows the paperback version. Can someone help me? I've asked before, but i got no response.

Kim
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kim Richardson on April 18, 2011, 09:38:33 am
Ignore  my last post, i just figured it out!!!!!!!!!!!

kim
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: liafairchild on April 26, 2011, 11:04:49 pm
Hi Tyler:

This is all pretty new to me and I'm not sure which thread you were referring to or how to find it, so I'm hoping this is the right spot. If you get a chance, could you please add "In Search of Lucy?" Thanks, Lia
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bernard J. Schaffer on May 13, 2011, 09:53:29 am
Hi Harvey.  I used the new link-maker, but it didn't find my book (It's BRAND new on Kindle).  I used the manual one, and it works fine, except the image is not showing up.  It won't show the cover art.   ???
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on May 13, 2011, 10:42:11 am
Worked fine for me, be sure you select Kindle Store on the Linkmaker before you enter your title
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51II69qDszL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050O85F8/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bernard J. Schaffer on May 13, 2011, 12:07:37 pm
That did the trick!  Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on May 13, 2011, 12:12:24 pm
That did the trick!  Thank you so much!
You are very welcome.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on May 15, 2011, 02:38:58 pm
My old cover picture if clicked links into new cover on Amazon, but don't know how to get the new picture showing on forums. Also was using book cover as an avatar now have a red x. I have tried many variations of this and am not progressing.
Help?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on May 15, 2011, 08:38:06 pm
You'll have to update your profile with a link to your book that uses the new cover.

FYI, these are the steps to do that:

1. Go to Link Maker: https://www.kboards.com/link/
2. Select "Kindle Store" in the pull down menu and search for your book
3. Click on the book cover in the search results (left side of page); and select the code under "TO MAKE AN IMAGE LINK" on the right side of the page
4. Edit the signature area of your profile. (Profile > Forum Profile Information, then paste the copied code into the signature block.

Let us know if that works for you.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on May 16, 2011, 02:23:05 pm
I have a forum picture now but can't get anything other than red x for avatar.

Ann
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on May 16, 2011, 02:40:20 pm
I see your avatar. . . . .but it's the old Cries in the Dark cover. . . . .

I have found that you have to click the 'refresh page' button in your browser after you update your avatar.  You'd think closing the browser and re-opening it would work, but it doesn't always.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MH Sargent on May 22, 2011, 09:09:29 am
I tried to use Link Maker to add a book that just went live yesterday, but it comes up on my signature as url code and my signature box says at the bottom, maximum characters 1000, and I had 78 left. But this can't be the issue because there are lots of writers with scores of books in their signature.

Help, please. I'm a dufus at this.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 22, 2011, 09:14:37 am
MH, can you give me the book title you're having trouble with?

Never mind, it's this one, right:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LDAk3ouEL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051VF1JI/?tag=kbpst-20)

If you used LinkMaker, that code is 151 characters long; the reason it showed as code when you tried to add it was the last 73 characters of code were omitted due to the 1000 charcter limitation. EDIT:  There also seems to be something weird with the end of your existing code that's causing a problem with the link when I add it, let me play with it.

Authors with more covers generally use bit.ly to create shorter URLs to use.  Let me see what I can do.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 22, 2011, 09:55:58 am
MH--

the problem was that you were almost up to your signature max of 1000 characters, and adding the new book put you over.  The new signature was then automatically truncated to 1000, leaving incomplete code.

I looked at your links, and they weren't made with the current version of Link-Maker, which is more efficient, code-wise.  I redid all of them, and you now have 222 characters to spare, including the new book, so you can easily add one more book without resorting to bit.ly to shorten your links!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Mildred on May 23, 2011, 08:11:05 pm
I'm brand new on Kindle Boards and just did the bookcover and title links, but am a little in the dark about what to do with them.  ??? My book is Learning to Lean (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20). I think I understand the text link except that you need to go back to the linkmaker to find the link each time you want to use it. Right?

The signature bookcover picture has me totally confused. This is my first post and I see no place to put it. So I'll put it here. Obviously it worked, whether the right way or not? I'm just not understanding how to keep the links where I can find them and I'm probably not making much sense.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4196vBQbO7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 24, 2011, 03:19:50 am
I'm brand new on Kindle Boards and just did the bookcover and title links, but am a little in the dark about what to do with them.  ??? My book is Learning to Lean (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20). I think I understand the text link except that you need to go back to the linkmaker to find the link each time you want to use it. Right?

The signature bookcover picture has me totally confused. This is my first post and I see no place to put it. So I'll put it here. Obviously it worked, whether the right way or not? I'm just not understanding how to keep the links where I can find them and I'm probably not making much sense.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4196vBQbO7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20)

Mildred--

Welcome to KindleBoards (my sister-in-law's name is Mildred!)!

Good job on making the Link-Maker image.  You don't have to go to link-maker each time you want to use the link.  Unless you need a different size than you used before, you can copy it from a previous post if that's easier.

To add it to your signature, make sure you use the correct size--it can't be more than 125 pixels high.  That the first version on the Link-Maker page.  Then go to "Profile" from the menu bar on any KindleBoards page, select "Forum Profile Signature" from the left, scroll down and you'll see the signature text box.  Paste your cover link there.  Click on "Change Profile" below the box and you're done!  You can also add text if you wish, but be aware that our guidelines call for no more than two lines of text above and below the image.

You can put text to the right of the image using a table format.  There are directions to do so in the Signature sticky topic at the top of Writers' Cafe, or I can help you with that.

Betsy
KB Moderator
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: CatherineIsom on May 24, 2011, 03:25:53 am
I'm brand new on Kindle Boards and just did the bookcover and title links, but am a little in the dark about what to do with them.  ??? My book is Learning to Lean (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20). I think I understand the text link except that you need to go back to the linkmaker to find the link each time you want to use it. Right?

The signature bookcover picture has me totally confused. This is my first post and I see no place to put it. So I'll put it here. Obviously it worked, whether the right way or not? I'm just not understanding how to keep the links where I can find them and I'm probably not making much sense.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4196vBQbO7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WKUUIQ?tag=kbpst-20)

Hi Mildred, I am a newbie too and just this morning went through the same headache. all I can say is that no matter what you need just ask. I saw a lot of people saying that when i was trawling the boards for the first time a few days ago but it is true. there are so many friendly people here, and they have all had to start in the same place that we are in. the advice i have received just in the last couple of days has been great.
good luck with your books x
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: JTONeil on May 24, 2011, 10:47:21 am
Sorry, just seeing if I've done it correctly!

JT

Just edited to say, obviously not! Try again...
Just edited to say, finally, got it right!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 24, 2011, 12:25:29 pm
Woohoo, you go, JT!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: EJ Mack on June 09, 2011, 05:07:37 am
That's brilliant! thanks for the advice...
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lee Rogers on June 27, 2011, 10:42:22 pm
When you mention a book in your posts to this forum, you can provide a link to Amazon's Kindle Store for that book. You can even insert a picture of the bookcover and make that a clickable link to the Kindle Store. It's convenient! And cool!

And we've developed a tool that makes it fairly painless. Better yet, the tool embeds our affiliate info, so that helps keep our site working for you.

Check out our Amazon Link Maker at https://www.kboards.com/link

Thanks for using the Link Maker tool!


Sorry, but that Link Maker can't spell. I search for my book, Animaia, and it finds Animalia. At least this version did: https://www.kboards.com/link. I did use another version, on other Amazon boards I think, and it worked okay.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on June 28, 2011, 12:33:20 am
Sorry, but that Link Maker can't spell. I search for my book, Animaia, and it finds Animalia. At least this version did: https://www.kboards.com/link. I did use another version, on other Amazon boards I think, and it worked okay.
Worked fine for me, found the same book as in your signature.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lee Rogers on June 28, 2011, 01:19:27 am
Worked fine for me, found the same book as in your signature.

Yep, I tried it again on the Book Bazaar forum and it worked. I didn't imagine it though. You can't mistake that Animalia cover. The wonder of Search, eh . . .
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: 48209 on July 07, 2011, 08:30:50 pm
test... here's hoping there's a little cover that links under this!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: HeatherCashman on July 30, 2011, 07:07:21 am
Just checking out my signature before the whole world sees it.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: HeatherCashman on July 30, 2011, 07:09:09 am
Testing my signature.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Peter T Tomaras 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
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Bellagirl on August 05, 2011, 02:27:19 pm
Ok never mind, I think I've finally figured it out! :D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Casper Parks 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 (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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson 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?

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Geoffrey 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.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61KI292njsL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VHI7EE/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington 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. . . . .
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: robertk328 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: genodidit! on October 13, 2011, 07:38:46 pm
how do I do it? I've tried, but I just can't figure it out?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: EGranfors 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst 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.
Flash Warden and Other Stories
[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057AP3IW/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rObmWWQZL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rObmWWQZL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057AP3IW/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: maggy77 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Darlene Jones 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Hope this helps!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: mac4665 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: mac4665 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Let me know if you have any problems!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: mac4665 on November 19, 2011, 10:29:08 am
NOW I remember. That'll work for sure.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 19, 2011, 03:08:33 pm
Looks like you've figured it out!

Betsy
Title: HELP! MY BOOK COVER WON'T SHOW UP WHEN I LINK!!!
Post by: Christopher Lee Cousino 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Christopher Lee Cousino 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:)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61gjc2gW%2BvL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006K1KTOK/?tag=kbpst-20)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Christopher Lee Cousino 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!!!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Mark Young 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

Thanks
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on December 29, 2011, 12:55:26 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MArWe981L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OD215O/?tag=kbpst-20)

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
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on January 20, 2012, 11:18:03 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LC67JXxfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg)[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20](http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s8vpyeEyL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20)

Okay, trying this.

This is my next try.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on January 20, 2012, 11:30:47 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LC67JXxfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s8vpyeEyL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20)

Okay, trying this.

This is my next try.
You left out a [/url] from the end of the second picture link.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on January 20, 2012, 11:35:16 am
Great! How do I get these to show every time I post?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on January 20, 2012, 11:39:46 am
Great! How do I get these to show every time I post?
From the sticky notes posted at the top of the Writer's Cafe:
Creating Signatures - An updated tutorial including NEW SIGNATURE SIZE LIMITS (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on January 20, 2012, 12:13:20 pm
Thanks so much. This is a test.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on January 20, 2012, 12:20:00 pm
Nope, will leave well enough alone.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on January 20, 2012, 12:32:57 pm
Nope, will leave well enough alone.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LC67JXxfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s8vpyeEyL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20)
To get that, just place one or two spaces between the image codes
Title: can't get this book to come up
Post by: Rie142 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.

Marie
Title: Re: can't get this book to come up
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Marie

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....

Betsy
Title: Re: can't get this book to come up
Post by: Rie142 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....

Betsy

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
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst 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 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765344513?tag=kbpst-20)

Image Link:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FrmeKL7PL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765344513?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Rie142 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 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765344513?tag=kbpst-20)

Image Link:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FrmeKL7PL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765344513?tag=kbpst-20)

WoW thanks.  I never noticed that before.  Now I can clean up my part of the links.   Thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Matt Bracken 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=
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Matt Bracken on February 17, 2012, 02:43:56 pm
Second attempt at the linky thingy.
Enemies Foreign And Domestic (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JF4L98/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Matt Bracken on February 17, 2012, 03:07:48 pm
Testing, one-two---

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Szj0yUuXL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JF4L98/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Marg 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---

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Szj0yUuXL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JF4L98/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Marg on February 23, 2012, 09:53:36 pm
I am having trouble following the instructions in the Linkmaker. I have no trouble finding my book in Amazon but I don't see any link button to select on the right side of the screen.
Marg
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 23, 2012, 10:05:46 pm
Marg--

So, you put your book title or ASIN in the search box on the link-maker page, and it shows up on the left side of the link-maker page, right?

Then, click on "Make a Link." on the left.

On the right you should get a series of link code options--a text link, an image link, and two other image links.

Let me know if this helps.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Marg on February 29, 2012, 09:03:35 am
Hi,
I seem to be destined to announce that I'm here everyday without a link to my book until I get the LinkMaker to work for me! When I used the advanced instructions I couldn't find the 'links' button on the right side of the screen. When I used the manual instructions, I couldn't find a way of saving all my hard work.
Margaret
Two steps forward and three steps back: ++---
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Marg on February 29, 2012, 03:06:53 pm
Hi Betsy,

Thank you for coming to my aid.
 
Here's my tale of woe:
Using the advanced system: I put the name of my book into the Amazon search book at the top of the linkmaker page. I got into Kathleen's Cariole Ride, and copied the ASIN. I also copied the url for the Amazon page which was showing and put that in where requested. However, I didn't see a 'Make the Link request' either to the left or the right.

Using the manual system: Everything seemed to go right, since I was following the instructions they gave, plus explicit instructions from Pidgeon in this forum discussion. I clicked on all the 'Create' and 'Select' buttons offered. I had succeeded, it seemed. However, I didn't see any button to click on indicating it was saved, and it wasn't so I lost it.

Today I thought I had succeeded again but, in the test place at the bottom, Internet Explorer would not accept the urls from Amazon which I entered as being legitmate. Nothing happened when I clicked on the image box. That's why I'm stuck again!
Marg
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 29, 2012, 03:15:50 pm
Marg,

I'll be right back.
 ;D

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 29, 2012, 03:23:25 pm
OK, here's how to make a link using Link-Maker that you can use in posts and your forum profile signature:

Step 1:
(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/betctru/KindleBoards%20pics/00a38f83.jpg)

Step 2:
(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/betctru/KindleBoards%20pics/e7eef5fe.jpg)

Be sure to copy the whole text including the IMG tags.

Note that this does not work as your avatar image.

Let me know if this helps.  Or not. :)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on March 01, 2012, 07:48:24 am
Marg--

re-reading your post, one thing--clicking on "select" only puts the cursor in the box.  You must then manually copy the text.  Sorry for any confusion.  Let me know!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Marg on March 01, 2012, 08:13:04 am
Kathleen's Cariole Ride (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NFSYV8/?tag=kbpst-20)

Hi Betsy,

I think I'm ALMOST there! I followed your instructions, which were incredibly easy and clear. The mistake I had been making all along was to search for my title in the box above the Linkmaker 2.0 headline. It took me directly to the Kindle store's catalog page.

However, I have pasted the new code in at the top of this post and expected my book information to appear but it didn't.

I'll go back and see if I can figure out what I did wrong.

Thanks. You are a tremendous help.

Marg
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on March 03, 2012, 08:50:18 pm
Kathleen's Cariole Ride (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NFSYV8/?tag=kbpst-20)

Hi Betsy,

I think I'm ALMOST there! I followed your instructions, which were incredibly easy and clear. The mistake I had been making all along was to search for my title in the box above the Linkmaker 2.0 headline. It took me directly to the Kindle store's catalog page.

However, I have pasted the new code in at the top of this post and expected my book information to appear but it didn't.

I'll go back and see if I can figure out what I did wrong.

Thanks. You are a tremendous help.

Marg

Marg--

You're almost there!

Once you've clicked on "Make a link." on the left, there are several options for link code to copy on the right.

The first one "To Make a Text Link" (which you copied) is the text link.  It gives the title of the book as a clickable link.

The second one "To Make an Image Link" is the one to pick to make covers for your signature.

Then there are two other image link codes--one for big images and one for tiny images.  These aren't used as often.  Some authors use the big one in their book threads.

Let me know!


Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: PaulVanderloos on March 04, 2012, 04:54:43 am
What if the book can be read on kindle but is on Smashwords? My book is supposed to be in Amazon but they have not published it there yet. Since last year, more than six months ago.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on March 04, 2012, 07:56:35 am
What if the book can be read on kindle but is on Smashwords? My book is supposed to be in Amazon but they have not published it there yet. Since last year, more than six months ago.

Here is a link that could be used for your book at Smashwords:
[ url=http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66762][ img]http://cache.smashwire.com/bookCovers/7b56eb89b787639133bcdbf1ed3a46edf5451914-thumb[/img][/url]

To use it, remove the space after the brackets at the first [ url] and [ img].
Link will then look like this:
(http://cache.smashwire.com/bookCovers/7b56eb89b787639133bcdbf1ed3a46edf5451914-thumb) (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66762)

If you prefer a text link, then this is the code:
[ url=http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66762][ color=blue][ u]The Wizard's Sword[/u][/color][/url]

You will need to remove the space at[ url], [ color=blue] and[ u] for it to work and will look like this:
The Wizard's Sword (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66762)

Hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: manhattanminx on March 10, 2012, 07:22:14 am
Thank you!

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: manhattanminx on March 10, 2012, 07:44:25 am
I'd love to use this advice. I've made a post and still can't edit my profile.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on March 11, 2012, 06:53:54 pm
Manhattanminx, it looks like you figured it out?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: CarmenDeSousa on March 14, 2012, 10:20:25 am
Well, I guess I missed adding the cover to my "Reading in 2012" post... I hope I can go back and edit.   :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lisa Grace on April 29, 2012, 08:10:08 pm
The link maker won't pull up the eBook version only the paper back of this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Outlining-Your-Novel-Success-ebook/dp/B005NAUKAC/

I'm a contributing author with my name on the front cover, and I would like to add it to my signature line. Can you please help? Thank you!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on April 29, 2012, 09:24:56 pm
The old link maker seems to work for it:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518gLZZaoaL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-68,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NAUKAC?tag=kbpst-20)

(Note: the older, manual version of Link-Maker is available here (https://www.kboards.com/link/link-maker-1-0.php).) It is also available at the bottom of the regular link maker page.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: martyinmaui on May 08, 2012, 08:47:55 pm
Hi ... I figured out out to use the link maker pretty quickly for one book - my question is how do I get a link for multiple books ... or do we paste in a separate link for each book?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on May 08, 2012, 10:50:11 pm
Separate link for each book.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: martyinmaui on May 09, 2012, 09:25:44 am
Thank you!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: annalynnethorne on May 13, 2012, 06:59:08 pm
just trying it out, post and image in sig., is that ok?

Book of the Hidden (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ZUNE4M/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 14, 2012, 06:16:00 am
Looks good, Anna Lynne!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: george59 on May 21, 2012, 04:13:28 pm
I'm new here, it's quite strange but even at 62 I'm willing to try something new. Will anyone read this? Who knows! ???
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 22, 2012, 02:19:23 pm
Welcome, George!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: G G on June 17, 2012, 05:24:28 pm
Having trouble getting my cover to show. It's there where the "X" is, the link works, but I must have missed a step.

What do I need to do so the cover photo will show?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 17, 2012, 05:40:11 pm
GG,

I fixed your signature--you had code imbedded in code.  I'm not entirely sure how that happened?

If you use the link-maker, it will make a clickable link; you don't need any other code.

If you have more books, when you add them, just make sure the cursor is after the /url] at the end of the prior cover and on the same line.

Hope this helps!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: G G on June 17, 2012, 05:46:31 pm
Betsy, thank you! And thanks for the hint. Wow! GG
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: AWhite on June 19, 2012, 05:40:04 pm
Checking this out. Wondering how folks get all their books into their signatures....

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kSvG8an%2BL._SL75_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082ZTB14/?tag=kbpst-20)

Is this link maker working??
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 20, 2012, 04:03:11 am
Alyce-

Welcome to KindleBoards!

Looks like you've figured out the link-maker.  One tip, if you want, you can use the very first image code provided--the one immediately following the text image link.  That link is sized to 125 pixels high, our maximum height for signature images.

Otherwise, everything looks good!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 20, 2012, 04:18:44 am
Here's a pic to help folks with which image to use for their signatures.  Also, check out the signature tutorial at the top of the Writers' Café.

(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr25/betctru/KindleBoards%20pics/a61e4549.jpg)

And here are the respective sizes of the images you get (first option-125 pixels, second option-"large" image, third option-"small" image.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r%2BALGWf0L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GZP322/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r%2BALGWf0L._SL75_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GZP322/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r%2BALGWf0L.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GZP322/?tag=kbpst-20)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 20, 2012, 05:01:23 am
I would note that, while the large image is generally fine in a book thread, if the image on the cover is not 110% safe for work and/or kids we'll probably replace it with a text link.  :) 

Also, it's kind of a pain for those with small monitors so it's probably smart to realize that. . . .you might be annoying people by using it. :-\ 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 20, 2012, 08:46:40 pm
Also, it's kind of a pain for those with small monitors so it's probably smart to realize that. . . .you might be annoying people by using it. :-\ 

I probably really annoyed them, then.  :D

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 21, 2012, 04:37:18 am
:P

O.K. to clarify:  the Large Images might annoy the people with small monitors.  The Small Monitor is not likely to annoy anyone, except maybe it's user, and we can't help with that. ::)

;D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 21, 2012, 06:23:00 am
 :P back  :D

No, I meant by my humongous pic earlier in the thread.  ;)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 21, 2012, 06:29:29 am
:P back  :D

No, I meant by my humongous pic earlier in the thread.  ;)

Betsy

Oh.  Well.  Yes.  But. . .that was by way of illustration. :)  If it teaches it's understandable.  If it's just an 'in your face' ad, it's annoying. :-\  Though, I must note, that is clearly MY opinion based on my reaction when I'm using one of my smaller screen devices.  Maybe nobody else really cares. :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on August 02, 2012, 01:04:16 pm
I tried to update a cover, lost it completely, then lost another cover. On top of that, I have a fourth book I wanted to add to my profile and couldn't figure out the Link-Maker. I've used that before, but nothing seemed to work this time. So now instead of four books in my profile, I have one. Grrr. Help!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on August 02, 2012, 04:29:16 pm
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QXT6ZO/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZCyhWHY%2BL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZyKz3WOqL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qJ8i8dMxL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZCyhWHY%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QXT6ZO/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZyKz3WOqL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UYD0NY/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q87tZn%2BfL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IU9CA0/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qJ8i8dMxL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M42IT4/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on August 02, 2012, 04:40:29 pm
Jeff's provided you the code, Polly, but let me see if I can figure out what you did wrong...

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on August 02, 2012, 06:42:36 pm
Thanks, Betsy and Jeff. I'll see when posting this if this works.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Polly Iyer on August 02, 2012, 07:22:53 pm
Yup, it worked. Many, many thanks.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Cheryl Douglas on October 15, 2012, 03:04:33 pm
Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2012, 03:13:32 pm
Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???
It returned 8 of your books for me. Maybe you spelled your name wrong.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 16, 2012, 01:06:48 pm
Is it just me or is the link-maker not working today? I tried to search my author name and nothing came up in the Kindle store. Um, I know I have nine books there...  ???

Cheryl, make sure you haven't accidentally selected something other than the Kindle store in the dropdown menu.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on November 02, 2012, 10:09:01 am
My book, THE BOY FROM BERLIN was released as an eBook yesterday, and is available on Amazon. I downloaded a copy today. I have tried to make a link for this title but Amazon can't find it, even though I entered Amazon's ASIN number which was on the book's page. the number is B009R6A26U.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2012, 10:13:40 am
Checking, Michael....back in a minute.

(Your covers are too big, however; max image size is 125 pixels.  You can fix that by putting height=125 in the first img tag for each cover, like this [img height=125])

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on November 02, 2012, 10:14:52 am
That was quick! Thanks, Betty. I'll go on to the link maker now.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2012, 10:16:41 am
I'm not finding it as a Kindle book when I search the Amazon store from their home page?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2012, 10:19:36 am
No, I'm not finding it in the Kindle store...here's the list of books it shows for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Parker/e/B001KDJ9T4/ref=la_B001KDJ9T4_rf_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB001KDJ9T4%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=283155&ie=UTF8&qid=1351876643&rnid=618072011

Do you have an actual link to a working page?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on November 02, 2012, 10:20:54 am
Managed it. I happened to be on .co.uk for some reason. Anyway, managed it once I'd changed to .com and put the ASIN number in. Hopefully the image will appear with this. Obviously not, but at least I now know that the image is there. I'll sort it yet!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2012, 10:21:42 am
Great.  Maybe I did the same thing, LOL!  If you use the first image link in the link-maker, your images will be automatically the right size, by the way.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on November 02, 2012, 10:24:34 am
Copied and pasted. (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514lA9Xy1SL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009R6A26U/?tag=kindleboards-21)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on November 03, 2012, 08:05:03 am
As you can see: sorted!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 03, 2012, 08:12:23 am
Looks great!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Violet Winters 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?

(http://ecx.images-

amazon.com/images/I/414g9neQ7dL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RXQ37C/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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?

(http://ecx.images-

amazon.com/images/I/414g9neQ7dL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RXQ37C/?tag=kbpst-20)

It works for me.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on November 13, 2012, 08:01:31 am
Worked for me as well.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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?

(http://ecx.images-

amazon.com/images/I/414g9neQ7dL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RXQ37C/?tag=kbpst-20)


Looks like you got it to work, Violet!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: DRMarvello 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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?
 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: DRMarvello 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: DRMarvello 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519JKV1Xw%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHNIGHO/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst 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
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519JKV1Xw%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHNIGHO/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2012, 11:49:04 am
I bet you're using the Spain store ASIN.
Good catch. I completely missed that.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Sam Kates 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
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on December 20, 2012, 02:11:17 pm
^ Looks good!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Edward Curley on January 28, 2013, 03:05:33 pm
Where is the "link code" on the right side of the page?  What does it look like?  Is this it: The+Cheaters:+Turning+Vegas+Around

This is on the left side of the screen.  Is this it?  I also am trying to put the image of my book cover in my posts, but haven't been able to figure it out.

And I'm trying to remove my e-mail address from my profile and have had no luck with that.

Ed Curley
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2013, 04:24:31 pm
Where is the "link code" on the right side of the page?  What does it look like?  Is this it: The+Cheaters:+Turning+Vegas+Around

This is on the left side of the screen.  Is this it?  I also am trying to put the image of my book cover in my posts, but haven't been able to figure it out.

And I'm trying to remove my e-mail address from my profile and have had no luck with that.

Ed Curley
To begin with, your email address is always visible to you but you have it hidden from everyone else.

The link code will be an Amazon URL with your book's ASIN in the string. Scroll down a little and look to the right.

To get the image of your book cover into your posts you must add the code to your signature in your profile. Instructions are here:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html

If you'll post a link to your book I'll be happy to help you.

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 28, 2013, 06:27:30 pm
Where is the "link code" on the right side of the page?  What does it look like?  Is this it: The+Cheaters:+Turning+Vegas+Around

This is on the left side of the screen.  Is this it?  I also am trying to put the image of my book cover in my posts, but haven't been able to figure it out.

And I'm trying to remove my e-mail address from my profile and have had no luck with that.

Ed Curley

Ed--

As Jeff said, your email address is part of your profile for KB purposes, but it is set to be hidden to anyone but you (and KB admin staff).

It looks like you found Link-maker and put your book title in and did a search.  So, you've gotten this far:
https://www.kboards.com/link/index.php?SearchIndex=KindleStore&Keywords=the+cheaters%3A+turning+vegas+around&Action=Search&ItemPage=1

Below that, on the left, you should see your book cover and the words "make a link" in blue

Click on "make a link."

Once you've clicked on "make a link," stuff will appear on the right side of the screen.

It will say:
Quote
YOU CLICKED ON:
    The Cheaters: Turning Vegas Around | Edward Curley | Kindle Edition | 380 pages |  | View on Amazon


TO MAKE A TEXT LINK, select and copy/paste the following code into your forum post.

      (with a box with code in it)

and


TO MAKE AN IMAGE LINK, select and copy/paste the following code into your forum post.

      (with a box with code in it)


and more stuff below that....


Copy and paste the code in the box under "TO MAKE AN IMAGE LINK" into your forum profile signature.  Or into a forum post.

Let me know if this clarifies things...

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Edward Curley on January 30, 2013, 02:51:56 pm
I have followed all the instructions for the signature link that were posted on December of 2010.  The screen seems to have changed between then and now, but I think I found my way around.  However, I cannot fine the "change profile" button on the signature page. I know I found and utilized the "change profile" button on a different page before, for the personal information page and think I was able to eliminate my e-mail address.

I would like to have my book cover automatically included when I send a post.  I have been struggling with this for days.  It is quite frustrating. It's a good thing I'm a little OCD or I would have given up, which is the point I'm approaching.

Ed.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 30, 2013, 08:06:41 pm
Ed,

It looks like you figured it out?  (The "Change profile" button is low on the signature page, you have to scroll down to find it.)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on February 11, 2013, 12:44:54 am
Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Am not getting new link in correct position.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2013, 02:25:21 am
Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Am not getting new link in correct position.

Let's see if I can help you.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CfyxCDIxL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TXS6GA/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Hxd0RufWL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006R1FBBY/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zy2kIsOVL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AUOERJ6/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qC81G4gLL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDVU4G0/?tag=kbpst-20)

All four books are on the same line of text with a space in between them. No carriage returns.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 11, 2013, 07:28:44 am
Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Am not getting new link in correct position.


PA--

Not to worry...as Jeff says, all the images need be on the same row.  When adding a new image, make sure your cursor is on the same row and after the final /url] of the last image before pasting the new image.

I took the code Jeff created (thanks, Jeff!)  and redid your signature so it looks like you're good to go!  Just remember, next time, click at the end and make sure you're after all the code and on the same line before pasting.  Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on February 12, 2013, 11:12:32 pm
Thanks so much Betsy, for fixing my row. I worked on it for ages before I gave up.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2013, 12:59:37 am
Thanks so much Betsy, for fixing my row. I worked on it for ages before I gave up.
Ain't she wonderful?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 14, 2013, 09:40:24 am
While my wonderfulness is not in question,  ;D, Jeff did all the heavy lifting on this one!

Thanks, Jeff...I'm travelling and can't always be online right now--I appreciate your jumping in to help!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2013, 11:07:15 am
While my wonderfulness is not in question,  ;D, Jeff did all the heavy lifting on this one!

Thanks, Jeff...I'm travelling and can't always be online right now--I appreciate your jumping in to help!

Betsy
Glad to help. You're always appreciated.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Evelyn15102 on February 18, 2013, 01:34:45 pm
I tried this and what I ended up with was the code in my post, not an image. I hit select, the control C and control V. Is there some other way to do this?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on February 18, 2013, 02:42:22 pm
Do it this way :
Creating Signatures - An updated tutorial including NEW SIGNATURE SIZE LIMITS (https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html)
Any more questions, just ask away!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 18, 2013, 07:26:04 pm
I tried this and what I ended up with was the code in my post, not an image. I hit select, the control C and control V. Is there some other way to do this?

Thanks!

Welcome, Evelyn!

When you follow the instructions, and paste it in your post, all you will initially see is the code.  Once you click on "Post" or "Preview" below the text box, you will be able to see the image.

Let me know if this helps!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Evelyn15102 on February 19, 2013, 11:39:04 am
Even after I try preview I still just get the line of code. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 19, 2013, 10:30:44 pm
Evelyn,

I don't see any posts where you've tried to post an image?  It's hard for me to know what you're doing wrong.  Go ahead and try to post an image here in your next post so I can see what's wrong.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Evelyn15102 on February 20, 2013, 11:42:45 am
Let's try this

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lrCdT5rGL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071XO8RA/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Evelyn15102 on February 20, 2013, 11:43:41 am
Betsy, I can't explain it, but it worked when I posted. Don't know why preview work, but that's ok.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on February 20, 2013, 06:33:32 pm
Glad you got it sorted out!  It looks perfect!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on March 29, 2013, 06:12:44 am
I have been trying to make a link for my book, THE BOY FROM BERLIN (B009R6A26U) without success. The ASIN number is correct but my search on the link maker page results in 'nothing found'. The book is available on Amazon.com and .co.uk, in hardback, paperback and kindle, but my efforts on both sites result in failure. While I'm happy to accept that I may be doing something wrong, I was able to update six of my title links yesterday without a problem. Any ideas out there?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on March 29, 2013, 06:21:20 am
I just went to the link-maker, typed 'the boy from berlin' in the search field, and it came up as the first option: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519JKV1Xw%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHNIGHO/?tag=kbpst-20)

That's the US link-maker. . .no idea if maybe the fact that you're in Spain is causing the problem. . . . .

Harvey is off-line this weekend but I'll alert him to your issue for when he gets back.

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on March 29, 2013, 06:27:30 am
Thank you, Ann. I did wonder if it was my Spanish IP address that was causing the problem. However, I cleared my signature yesterday, which included this title, before updating again, that's why I'm puzzled. I'll keep an eye open for Harvey's reply.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Parker on March 29, 2013, 06:30:43 am
Well, well, well, I've just typed my title into the search field and up came the book. I think my problem was that I was adding my own name as author. Thanks Ann; problem solved.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Linjeakel 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'.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on March 29, 2013, 09:01:52 am
It is possible there are different ASINs for the two stores. . . . .
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: jcfalch on April 11, 2013, 10:07:41 pm
This is a test from a newbie.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: cynthialuhrs on May 08, 2013, 12:29:52 pm
Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: macduff1 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?
Thanks.
Arthur Mackeown
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: FrankZubek 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

Link Maker hates me
It wont make a link so I can post my new story into my sig so.... help?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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

Link Maker hates me
It wont make a link so I can post my new story into my sig so.... help?

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:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411pBcfhMvL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CYG9590/?tag=kbpst-20)

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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kathy Clark, Author 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]
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kathy Clark, Author 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. 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 26, 2013, 05:29:13 pm
Which book is it?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Christine Elaine Black 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.


  
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Sparrowhawks 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?

KK

Edit ..... I have checked the title and spelling !!!!   8)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on July 19, 2013, 03:44:21 am
KK--

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

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ted Atoka on July 19, 2013, 04:28:11 pm
Well, is this fun?

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

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zgKFljH%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6QHW4E/?tag=kbpst-20)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I0g4j3rvL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009GO9BTW/?tag=kbpst-20)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dkd4DraKL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009N2CWHU/?tag=kbpst-20)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gxU2vN6DL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009D01HEG/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!)

Welcome to KBoards!

Betsy
KBoards Moderator
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: kvannobrien on October 15, 2013, 10:13:41 am
This thread has been so helpful. I've come back to it time and again.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Unsuspecting 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!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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
https://www.kboards.com/authorsig/

There isbalsona place for your website, etc.

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

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Nostromo on November 16, 2013, 02:59:40 pm
http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Cheating-Spouse-Cautionary-Tale-ebook/dp/B00GIOZXDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384642022&sr=8-1&keywords=diary%20of%20a%20cheating%20spouse&tag=viglink126429-20

I'm using my ipad, and obviously didn't link properly. Any advice? Do I have to use a computer instead?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Nostromo 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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!


Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: CorinneFoster 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...
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: D.G. Kaye on January 06, 2014, 10:12:33 am
When I type in my link to my book on amazon it tells me 'not found', I would love to have a picture of my book up like others when I post but can't seem to find how?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 09, 2014, 04:08:52 am
The easist way to do this is by using our author sig tool
https://www.kboards.com/authorsig/

You need the ASIN.  The most common problem is entering the ASIN incorrectly.  You should copy and paste the ASIN from the Amazon page, either from the URL, or from lower down on the product page--click and drag it.  Sometimes people put the letter O where it should be the number zero.

Alternatively, you can use our link-maker https://www.kboards.com/link to search for your book using your author name or the title of the book.

Both of these tools can also be found under "authors" in our top menu.

Let me know if you are still having problems, DG!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: D.G. Kaye on January 09, 2014, 08:32:27 am
Thanks Betsy, I have tried to add my book to my signature, when I update it, it still doesn't show, also it won't take my picture I upload either, any suggestions appreciated! :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: D.G. Kaye on January 09, 2014, 08:36:43 am

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51c%2BjfFAgNL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HDTPPUQ/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 09, 2014, 08:45:56 am
DG--

I've fixed your signature for you.  I used our linkmaker tool, https://www.kboards.com/link. 

If you want to try it, here's what I did. I entered your name in the search box at the top of the link-maker page, then chose your book from the list on the left and clicked on "make link."  Then, on the right side, I copied the information on the first image link, following the text link.  Make sure you get everything in the box.  Paste that into your signature and click on Change Profile at the bottom of the page.  (Looks like you've figured it out by your latest post?)

I also added table formatting so that your text would appear on the right side of the cover image as we only allow two lines of text above or below the image.

As for your avatar, make sure that your image isn't too big before trying to upload it.  Any image you upload that is larger than the max (140x160) will be resized and if images are too large, the system software will fail to add the image.  This is the most frequent problem with avatar images.  Aah--looks like you got the avatar straightened out, too!

Let me know if you need any more help.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: D.G. Kaye on January 09, 2014, 11:54:18 am
Thanks a bunch! Man, this tech stuff! :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: A past poster on January 26, 2014, 08:32:47 am
My link maker has developed a glitch! I can put the title in and get the image, but I can't scroll down to get the links. It's frozen! I've closed it and opened it several times without success. I need help, please.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 27, 2014, 05:41:57 am
Link-maker is working well for me....just did this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uJ5HWp4-L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BSMRE80/?tag=kbpst-20)

Have you tried clearing your cache?  Or doing a refresh--F5?  Or trying a different browser?   Which browser are you using?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: meh on April 15, 2014, 12:08:36 pm
I just need to resize my images in my signature. How do I do that? 

Nevermind--figured it out. Yay, not so obnoxious!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: collinsassassination on April 18, 2014, 04:58:57 pm
When you mention a book in your posts to this forum, you can provide a link to Amazon's Kindle Store for that book. You can even insert a picture of the bookcover and make that a clickable link to the Kindle Store. It's convenient! And cool!

And we've developed a tool that makes it fairly painless. Better yet, the tool embeds our affiliate info, so that helps keep our site working for you.

Check out our Amazon Link Maker at https://www.kboards.com/link

Thanks for using the Link Maker tool!

OK, I tried this too.  Typed in my title & got error message:
"API call did not execute successfully. "

I checked my title is there.  Its Amazon page is up & running, the book is available.

So ... What do I do now?


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jeff on April 18, 2014, 05:34:59 pm
OK, I tried this too.  Typed in my title & got error message:
"API call did not execute successfully. "

I checked my title is there.  Its Amazon page is up & running, the book is available.

So ... What do I do now?
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FZ1BCBA/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ET0Yyb2CL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ET0Yyb2CL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FZ1BCBA/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on April 18, 2014, 05:40:07 pm
OK, I tried this too.  Typed in my title & got error message:
"API call did not execute successfully. "

I checked my title is there.  Its Amazon page is up & running, the book is available.

So ... What do I do now?

If you've gotten the code right--Jeff's post just before mine has the code (sounds like you were using Link-maker, in which case the code should have been right), sometimes you just need to submit again--the call to Amazon doesn't go through correctly.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Harriet Schultz on June 02, 2014, 07:34:32 am
I've never been able to figure out how to post the cover of a book that hasn't been published yet.

The cover for my newest book is finished and I wanted to post it, but there's no way to make a link since it's won't be on Amazon until sometime this summer.

I've seen other writers post potential covers to solicit input on them, so there must be a way to upload jpegs, but I don't know how.

Help!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 02, 2014, 09:09:38 am
I've never been able to figure out how to post the cover of a book that hasn't been published yet.

The cover for my newest book is finished and I wanted to post it, but there's no way to make a link since it's won't be on Amazon until sometime this summer.

I've seen other writers post potential covers to solicit input on them, so there must be a way to upload jpegs, but I don't know how.

Help!
Harriet,

You need to have the image stored online somewhere, like on your website or using a photo storage site like Flickr.  Then you need the direct URL for the image.  Then click on the Image icon, second from the left above the smilies, and paste between the IMG tags.  It'll look like this:  [img]http://www.yourwebsite.com/yourimage.jpg[/img]

Let me know if this helps.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Helen Laycock on June 11, 2014, 08:59:28 am
Hi there, Technological Wizards,

I've successfully used Link-Maker since first using this forum.

However, suddenly I'm unable to access a link for one of my books - Mandrake's Plot - either with Amazon.co.uk or with Amazon.com. It's changed cover recently. Don't know if that makes a difference...

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mandrakes-Plot-Helen-Laycock-ebook/dp/B00JMNM1V2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1402501765&sr=1-3

Paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mandrakes-Plot-Helen-Laycock/dp/1497430054/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1402501765&sr=1-3

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Helen

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: CesarAnthony on July 10, 2014, 02:19:10 pm
Can someone help me. I go to the Link page, then I find my novel and click on CREATE LINK.
From there I get an option of which link I want, so I click on the image link, but nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong? Why can't I get my book to appear in my signature?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on July 10, 2014, 10:01:31 pm
Can someone help me. I go to the Link page, then I find my novel and click on CREATE LINK.
From there I get an option of which link I want, so I click on the image link, but nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong? Why can't I get my book to appear in my signature?

Cesar--

I can see your book in your signature.  It looks like you figured it out?

Betsy
KB Mod
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: JRTomlin on July 22, 2014, 06:34:32 pm
The link maker isn't finding several of my novels, specifically Freedom's Sword and A Kingdom's Cost. I haven't tried all the others but it did find two. I'm puzzled. I even double checked to be sure they were live on Amazon.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on July 22, 2014, 06:35:57 pm
Let me check, JRT!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on July 22, 2014, 06:45:57 pm
OK, I think it's the apostrophe...maybe Amazon is using a non-standard apostrophe?  Or something?

I can get the books to come up using your  name ("j r tomlin"), the ASIN for the specific books, or the titles without the 's ("freedom sword" or "kingdom cost").  But not if I include the apostrophe or omit it but keep the s.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jCxC-BJ5L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY/?tag=kbpst-20) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vJAcucmiL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YKVXR6/?tag=kbpst-20)

I'll pass this on to Harvey...not sure if there's anything to be done, but he'll know. :D    Is it only the ones with an apostrophe that you're having problems with?

I usually use the ASIN that I copy from a link or the product page when doing a link-maker search, as it's the only thing sure to be unique.  Titles aren't always, nor author names. :D  Though sometimes it's easier to use a title.

Hope this helps, JRT, and, as I said, I'll let Harvey know.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on July 23, 2014, 04:12:13 am
For books with apostrophes and such in the title, I've always found the search works better if you leave 'em out. No need for commas or anything like that either.  Just go with words. :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Doobie_Shemer on August 16, 2014, 02:21:27 pm
Cool tool!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oZX7mpu1L.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5VUPTW/?tag=kbpst-20)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o823iKfAL.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6JGCNM/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Randall Boleyn on September 05, 2014, 06:08:55 am
I need to check my new sig
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on September 05, 2014, 06:21:06 am
Randall,

are you using our signature tool?  You can find it in the top menu under "Authors," or directly here:
https://www.kboards.com/authorsig

You can add books easily and it will format them correctly and then save the past setup so you can add new books.

Your current sig has one book below the rest of the signature--and our guidelines call for large thumbnails to be on a single row.

Let me know if you need more help.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: itokky on September 16, 2014, 09:17:44 pm
 :D Thank you Cool++
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: bberntson on October 24, 2014, 10:18:30 am
Link Maker doesn't seem to recognize me or any of my books.  Is that a common issue authors are having? 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 24, 2014, 12:42:43 pm
Link Maker doesn't seem to recognize me or any of my books.  Is that a common issue authors are having? 

I just tried it; searched for "one world novella" and it brought up your book. Or "one world berntson" works as well.

Is there some other particular book it's not finding? Let me know and I can take a look.

https://kboards.com/link

(Note: you can also just search on "berntson" and all your books should come up.)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: bberntson on October 24, 2014, 01:24:17 pm
I did Corona of Blue, but it didn't recognize it.  I tried Body of Immorality, too, but that didn't work.  No biggy. 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 24, 2014, 02:50:21 pm
I did Corona of Blue, but it didn't recognize it.  I tried Body of Immorality, too, but that didn't work.  No biggy. 


Odd...it finds both of those for me when I enter the title in the search box.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: bberntson on October 24, 2014, 10:02:32 pm
Maybe my computer is being very unhelpful.  Thanks, though, Harvey!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 25, 2014, 04:35:26 am
Make sure you are in the Kindle Store when you search, bberntson.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: bberntson on October 25, 2014, 09:36:21 am
Yeah, it's not working on my end.  It just says no matches found.  I tried exiting out of firefox and trying google chrome, but that doesn't seem to help either.  Must be my computer or something.  Thanks anyway. 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 25, 2014, 09:40:53 am
Hmm, that's strange and I suspect it's some kind of bug in my code. If you get a chance, could you take a screenshot of the "no results" page and post it? Or email it to [email protected]?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: JVRudnick on January 19, 2015, 11:52:53 am
for a reason that's beyond me - my three books used as images that link back to Amazon - are stacked up vertically instead of in-line like everyone else's I see...

help here?

 :(
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: intinst on January 19, 2015, 02:18:51 pm
for a reason that's beyond me - my three books used as images that link back to Amazon - are stacked up vertically instead of in-line like everyone else's I see...

help here?

 :(
I would guess it is because you hit the enter key between each image, instead of a space or putting them next to one another.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 19, 2015, 05:16:53 pm
for a reason that's beyond me - my three books used as images that link back to Amazon - are stacked up vertically instead of in-line like everyone else's I see...

help here?

 :(

I would guess it is because you hit the enter key between each image, instead of a space or putting them next to one another.

As intinst said, JV, there was a carriage return between your covers which forced them onto the next line.  When adding a new cover, make sure your cursor is on the same line as the final /url] in the prior cover before hitting paste.

Or, use our Author Signature tool, found under "authors" in the top menu.  You can create, save and edit your signature using the tool and it will include your website, blog or Facebook page.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: JVRudnick on January 23, 2015, 07:49:46 am
Many thanks on my posting of how to line up my books....muchly appreciated!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 23, 2015, 08:16:14 pm
You're welcome, JVR!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Marnier on October 09, 2015, 03:41:45 am
I've noticed the link to online sample in many of the KB books pages is not working. It says 'beta' version so maybe the problem will be solved eventually.

My questions:

Why does the link work for some but not others?
Is there a schedule for the upgrade to full release of the linking feature?
Is there anything that we authors can do to fix it in our own book listings?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 09, 2015, 03:43:42 am
I've noticed the link to online sample in many of the KB books pages is not working. It says 'beta' version so maybe the problem will be solved eventually.

My questions:

Why does the link work for some but not others?
Is there a schedule for the upgrade to full release of the linking feature?
Is there anything that we authors can do to fix it in our own book listings?

Michael,

can you give me links to a couple that aren't working?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Marnier on October 09, 2015, 03:53:44 am
Wow, Betsy. That was a quick response.  :o

Here's a link to my book that does not work:

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B015RL35F8

And here's one to the book listed immediately before mine on the KB author book list. This link works and the look inside opens fine:

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B00H5B7REE

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 09, 2015, 07:50:42 am
Wow, Betsy. That was a quick response.  :o

Here's a link to my book that does not work:

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B015RL35F8

And here's one to the book listed immediately before mine on the KB author book list. This link works and the look inside opens fine:

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B00H5B7REE

Michael,

thanks for the links.

Our book pages were designed by our site founder, Harvey Chute, who very recently (and way prematurely) passed away.  His family owns the site now and we're going to be talking soon (hopefully next week) about procedures for getting updates to some of Harvey's tools.

The book page tool calls on Amazon's Kindle for Web tool, which apparently was/is in Beta.  Not sure if it's been updated on Amazon's side and we're using an old version.  I'll see what I can find out.  But the fact that some books work and some don't tells me there's something different about the books that don't work since the same tool is being called.

Can you send me a link to another book besides yours so I can try to find some commonality?  (Sorry--I'm also working on getting ready for a art show tomorrow, or I would do more research myself!  Will have more time on Sunday. ;D)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Michael Marnier on October 09, 2015, 08:45:05 am
I understand, Betsy. Here are links to more pages that do NOT have Look Inside working. It took a while to find more. It was coincidence that a book near mine on the listings had a similar problem. I had to search a half dozen more pages to find another. The symptom is the same. When the link is made the book content is visible for a second before the error message is displayed. It appears that the link is valid to initiate loading but the pagination is aborted.

This is the error message displayed:

Error retrieving content

There was an error retrieving the content for
this title or this content may no longer be available.
Explore other Kindle books

Here are two examples in addition to my book:

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=1505814545
https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B00ZOJDRYI

As I searched for more, two books displayed a different Error window that said content unavailable for purchase in the US but also had a button to click to 'continue to content' which successfully opened. A variation on the error type. Here are the links.

https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B00FOAJ2FU
https://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=B004GKMQE8

Hope this helps. Perhaps the structure of my ebook content is a problem for the online sample software? I used an EPUB as the upload document which Amazon converted to mobi. Grasping I know, but today is launch day for my Book Discovery and this will make the book page look incomplete. Thanks for your help.

Michael
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: LeonardDHilleyII on December 11, 2015, 07:00:09 am
I've tried several times.  Cannot get my Preorder book to come up in the Linkmaker.  Lady Squire: Dawn's Ascension (Book 2 of the Chronicles of Aetheaon)

http://www.amazon.com/B017JIYMQI

Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on December 11, 2015, 11:37:52 am
Lenoard,

sorry you were having problems.  It seems to be coming up now--

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017JIYMQI/?tag=kbpst-20][img height=125]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kuv6xJbiL._SL160_.jpg[/img][/url]
Which shows as this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kuv6xJbiL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017JIYMQI/?tag=kbpst-20)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: LeonardDHilleyII on December 14, 2015, 06:08:10 am
Thanks, Betsy!  :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: writerbee on January 24, 2016, 10:50:01 am
I'm trying to make a link to my free book promo for THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) but it keeps providing link (and image) to Amazon's description of the book as a series (all 6 parts)  I've tried including Part 1, Part One, with and without parens, but the linkmaker still keeps popping up with only the entire series.
It's only Part 1 that's free -- and today only -- so I'd like to post a link to Part 1, and not the whole series.

Any suggestions?
FWIW, here's the product/book link to THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V02GWN6

THanks for any advice you can offer! :-D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: crebel on January 24, 2016, 01:54:24 pm
I'm trying to make a link to my free book promo for THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) but it keeps providing link (and image) to Amazon's description of the book as a series (all 6 parts)  I've tried including Part 1, Part One, with and without parens, but the linkmaker still keeps popping up with only the entire series.
It's only Part 1 that's free -- and today only -- so I'd like to post a link to Part 1, and not the whole series.

Any suggestions?
FWIW, here's the product/book link to THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V02GWN6

THanks for any advice you can offer! :-D

You might try putting the B00V0 or ASIN specific number in the link-maker instead of the title.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: writerbee on January 24, 2016, 06:17:38 pm
You might try putting the B00V0 or ASIN specific number in the link-maker instead of the title.
 
Thanks, crebel -- I did try that --  both the entire link [http etc.] and also just the B00V02GWN6 part that's specific to the book. Came up empty on link maker.
Because it was getting late I went ahead and used the link and image to the series.
I've got another promo coming up, though, and it would be nice to be able to promote just the part that is actually going to be free, not the whole series :-D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on January 24, 2016, 08:52:52 pm
I'm trying to make a link to my free book promo for THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) but it keeps providing link (and image) to Amazon's description of the book as a series (all 6 parts)  I've tried including Part 1, Part One, with and without parens, but the linkmaker still keeps popping up with only the entire series.
It's only Part 1 that's free -- and today only -- so I'd like to post a link to Part 1, and not the whole series.

Any suggestions?
FWIW, here's the product/book link to THE MAGPIE MASQUERADE (Part 1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V02GWN6

THanks for any advice you can offer! :-D


Sorry you were having trouble!  I put the ASIN in and it seems to be working now?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512S3NZVNjL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V02GWN6/?tag=kbpst-20)

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: writerbee 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 
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Don Donovan 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/3b478c6af782ce1d519c33fcde7bb47f.jpg)

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.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/a930d4a308c83fe005010b12d286bfd5.jpg)

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!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Moticom 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!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: bryancassiday 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>
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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 :
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pIgxaH4GL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HVWXNTO/?tag=kbpst-20)

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:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160715/1d13fecd44091075fe988c3b07e78e4b.jpg)

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

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160715/ce3faacb2655538dd9dae508e99a6970.jpg)

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.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160715/139fd849a8ef2d61f7b103933f8e9d39.jpg)

Let me know if this helps!

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MarkShark on July 21, 2016, 01:38:30 pm
Test post!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MP-O51H8L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I66LFEE/?tag=kbpst-20)

Edit: It works--yay!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Chicki 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!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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?

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Susan Stec on September 13, 2017, 08:18:21 pm
Betty, I can't seem to figure this out. Can you help, please?


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/D1WfSNKcL9S._SL160_.png) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0195450YC/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/E1%2BJcL%2BZ28S._SL160_.png) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WKTV6R/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51PEA2nw6CL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD2TJNR/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51daDVENm1L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BJE43HG/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images amazon.com/images/I/51O5K%2B6E87L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFXZ1LO/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lQDbMUYNL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3NBTAE/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4157BJhHMJL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CTAQ4BI/?tag=kbpst-20)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DRaC69l0L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J85X5E6/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Betsy the Quilter 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."

Betsy
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Susan Stec 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lata Koundal on January 16, 2018, 10:47:01 pm
Hi Harvey,
Can I convey you that I'm unable to make link for my book "See! You've a Magic Wand: Innovative Tools for Entrepreneurs" available on amazon. It is not getting searched on kindle store on putting keywords.

Thanks & Best Regards,
Lata Koundal
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lexi Revellian 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?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington 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.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Lexi Revellian on April 16, 2018, 10:26:13 am
Thank you Ann!
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Louisa Jane on January 30, 2019, 07:14:55 am
Hi,
as a new member in january 2019, I'll try to understand how it works... Thanks for all you've all already given to the community. Cheers
Louisa Treyborac / Louisa Jane
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: dm_pb_tx on March 30, 2020, 05:44:00 am
Although I never had any problem in the past, my covers are not showing in my signature.  The cover sizes have not changed from before.  Also Link-Maker is not working for me.  ASIN search returns nothing.  I tried both when just cutting and pasting the ASINs didn't work.  I have lost my covers and I would really like them back.  WIP bars are working fine.

Thank you,

DCM
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 04, 2020, 12:48:45 pm
Link-maker not working for me. Very frustrating.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: crebel on April 04, 2020, 01:21:01 pm
Link-maker not working for me. Very frustrating.

The link-maker has not worked for at least 2 weeks, maybe slightly longer.  I don't know if it's an Amazon problem not allowing the connections to be made because of availability of non-digital items, whether Admin has larger problems on their plate because of the world-wide pandemic, or they just don't care about KB as an on-going site. :(
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on April 05, 2020, 03:48:47 am
The link-maker has not worked for at least 2 weeks, maybe slightly longer.  I don't know if it's an Amazon problem not allowing the connections to be made because of availability of non-digital items, whether Admin has larger problems on their plate because of the world-wide pandemic, or they just don't care about KB as an on-going site. :(

I think it's option C.  :-\
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on April 17, 2020, 08:55:50 am
Re: link maker.

It's true there's a problem pulling info from Amazon for the automated version. But the old manual version still works. See the italicized note below the search box on the link maker page. The word 'here' is a link to the manual version. All you need is the ASIN for a text link or do a 'copy image location' and enter that for an image link.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 19, 2020, 11:43:38 am
Re: link maker.

It's true there's a problem pulling info from Amazon for the automated version. But the old manual version still works. See the italicized note below the search box on the link maker page. The word 'here' is a link to the manual version. All you need is the ASIN for a text link or do a 'copy image location' and enter that for an image link.



Thanks. Bit of a mission to get used to after having the simple version  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on April 29, 2020, 01:36:05 pm
Just saw this on an Amazon Affiliate page:

"If you have been using Amazon's Product Advertising API (PA API), you must upgrade all of your applications making calls to PA API 4.0 to Amazon's Product Advertising API version 5.0 (PA API 5.0) immediately. As of March 31, 2020, we have completed shut down of PA API 4. After this shutdown, your applications calling PA API 4 will no longer be able to retrieve Amazon product information; and you will receive an error message when your applications make calls to PA API 4.0. Please ignore this message if you have already completed the upgrade or have never used PA API."

I expect management DIDN'T upgrade and that explains why the link maker isn't working. I don't check the page that often -- don't get a lot from the affiliate code I have and don't care that much -- so no idea how long the announcement has been there.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 30, 2020, 05:40:55 am
Just saw this on an Amazon Affiliate page:

"If you have been using Amazon's Product Advertising API (PA API), you must upgrade all of your applications making calls to PA API 4.0 to Amazon's Product Advertising API version 5.0 (PA API 5.0) immediately. As of March 31, 2020, we have completed shut down of PA API 4. After this shutdown, your applications calling PA API 4 will no longer be able to retrieve Amazon product information; and you will receive an error message when your applications make calls to PA API 4.0. Please ignore this message if you have already completed the upgrade or have never used PA API."

I expect management DIDN'T upgrade and that explains why the link maker isn't working. I don't check the page that often -- don't get a lot from the affiliate code I have and don't care that much -- so no idea how long the announcement has been there.

Thanks. So will management be doing the upgrade?  :)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on April 30, 2020, 05:52:48 am
Thanks. So will management be doing the upgrade?  :)

I'd say it's extremely unlikely.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 30, 2020, 08:34:06 am
I'd say it's extremely unlikely.

Do they even know about it?  ::) Has anyone requested it?  :D
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on April 30, 2020, 09:15:59 am
Do they even know about it?  ::) Has anyone requested it?  :D

No clue. But they should have gotten the same message I did from Amazon. I didn't care because I don't use the function -- my little affiliate account was actually set up by Harvey years ago as a way to somewhat reward those of us who were moderators. But you'd think someone who has a website and relies on accurate linking to Amazon to make money would have acted.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Yorkshire Lass on June 08, 2020, 11:16:45 am
Please help! I'm trying to use your Link Maker to put a link to my Kindle book in my signature. But every time I put in the ASIN and click Search, it comes up as 'not successful'. Neither will it let me type in the title underneath in the Key Words. What am I doing wrong? Any help gratefully received!
Ann
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 09, 2020, 04:34:20 am
The link maker was developed/coded by the original owner of this site, who died several years ago. It has since been sold to an organization that apparently makes money by owning bulletin boards. NONE of the coding/design/navigation has been updated since (except to switch to their own affiliate links). Specifically, Amazon changed something in how such searches work to link items on their site. Of course, current ownership has not updated the link maker, which is probably why you are having problems.

However, there is a manual version that, as far as I know, still works. See the italicized note below the search box on the main link maker page. The word 'here' is a link to the manual version. All you need is the ASIN and Title for a text link or do a 'copy image location' and enter that for an image link.

If THAT doesn't work, I'm afraid you're out of luck. You can try emailing the ownership, but they are generally pretty unresponsive. But I did just try it with a random book and it seemed to work.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Annalise Clark on June 20, 2020, 09:16:55 am
The link maker was developed/coded by the original owner of this site, who died several years ago. It has since been sold to an organization that apparently makes money by owning bulletin boards. NONE of the coding/design/navigation has been updated since (except to switch to their own affiliate links). Specifically, Amazon changed something in how such searches work to link items on their site. Of course, current ownership has not updated the link maker, which is probably why you are having problems.

However, there is a manual version that, as far as I know, still works. See the italicized note below the search box on the main link maker page. The word 'here' is a link to the manual version. All you need is the ASIN and Title for a text link or do a 'copy image location' and enter that for an image link.

If THAT doesn't work, I'm afraid you're out of luck. You can try emailing the ownership, but they are generally pretty unresponsive. But I did just try it with a random book and it seemed to work.

Thank you for this! I have updated covers and I was trying to fix mine, since it didn't pull the new covers automatically. Now I know why it's not working. Is that also why the paid promo thread is getting no response? For the kBoards promotions they used to do here? I was here in 2016/2017, then left and came back late 2019. I did not know about the owner's passing.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MichaelPritchett on June 22, 2020, 09:10:33 am
I have a new Kindle book TANIA THE REVOLUTIONARY and wasn't able to make this link feature work.  Thx Michael Pritchett
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kate R on July 02, 2020, 06:36:35 am
I can't use either link makers :(

I tried the manual one and copied the ASIN and what you said about 'copy image location' but what to do after that?  Didn't seem to be anywhere to copy them too :(

I just copied and pasted from an earlier message but only came up with the old image of that book ???
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: MalcolmJWardlaw on July 20, 2020, 03:56:15 am
I am trying to get my five books to appear in the signature, but they don't show up. There is some problem with the system being unable to find the books on Amazon (although they have been there for several weeks). Please could you advise?
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Ann in Arlington on July 20, 2020, 04:30:57 am
See this post, just up thread, from June 2020:

The link maker was developed/coded by the original owner of this site, who died several years ago. It has since been sold to an organization that apparently makes money by owning bulletin boards. NONE of the coding/design/navigation has been updated since (except to switch to their own affiliate links). Specifically, Amazon changed something in how such searches work to link items on their site. Of course, current ownership has not updated the link maker, which is probably why you are having problems.

However, there is a manual version that, as far as I know, still works. See the italicized note below the search box on the main link maker page. The word 'here' is a link to the manual version. All you need is the ASIN and Title for a text link or do a 'copy image location' and enter that for an image link.

If THAT doesn't work, I'm afraid you're out of luck. You can try emailing the ownership, but they are generally pretty unresponsive. But I did just try it with a random book and it seemed to work.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: LDB on August 06, 2020, 08:31:15 am
I tried searching by title and by author's name and got this same reply both ways. Not sure I've ever gotten it to work.

API call did not execute successfully.
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Roger Cave on September 04, 2020, 01:45:38 pm
Hi all

I've just updated the covers on my books and come across the same issue. The link makers doesn't work, and I had old links and they brought up the old image, so I've had a look at the HTML coding, and here's what I've come up with.

Below is the coding, with the image.

url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QT6ZZ0/?tag=kindleboards-20](http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Pa+va4AcL.jpg._SL160_.jpg)[/url

I've taken the [ from the start of the string and the ] at the end just to get the text to show, so you would have to add those back.

First up for the link to the book to work you need to replace the B004QT6ZZ0 with the Amazon ASIN found in the product details of your book on Amazon. I.e this one's mine, you need to add yours to get the "click link" to take you to the right Amazon page. Otherwise all your links will go to my page (a plus for me, but not ideal for someone looking for a romance book!)

The next part of the string generates the image itself. Everytime you amend an image on Amazon it's given a new "name."

How do you get the image name? Go to the page of your book on Amazon, where you can see the "Look inside" feature. Click on the image to open in another tab (usually a left click). The image will open in a new tab and will have a URL in this instance,
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41Pa+va4AcL.jpg._SL160_.jpg (where the SL160 image quality (I'll load another image below at at 500 and you'll see the difference.)

You now just want the bit 41Pa+va4AcL.jpg. (with the full stop - your version of this, of course).

And insert into the text [img height=325]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Pa+va4AcL.jpg._SL160_.jpg[/img
Again you'll need a ] at the end after img (I had to take it off, or the image pops up again)

The height of the image is shown as [img height=325], so the image above is 325 (125 was the original size, so the bigger the number the bigger the image, but you will lose quality the bigger you go, as such 325 seems about the best).

This part of the string will display the image itself, but will not hyperlink to the book in Amazon.

This then simply (Ha!) inserts where the image is above i.e after Kindleboards-20]

Of course once done, you can save and re-use!!!!!!

At bit of a pain, and if you can figure out what I've done you're away. Easiest way, copy all this into Word, copy and paste all your Amazon stuff and start inserting and adding the missing square brackets ] [ then test in pre-view here!


Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Roger Cave on September 04, 2020, 02:18:47 pm
And at SL500


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Pa+va4AcL.jpg._SL500_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QT6ZZ0/?tag=kindleboards-20)
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Kate R on September 08, 2020, 08:50:51 am
See this post, just up thread, from June 2020:


It doesn't work - I can't do it with old link maker either :(

It just come back with API didn't execute properly :(
Title: Re: Posting text (and a bookcover picture) that links to the Kindle Store
Post by: Davidjb on October 20, 2020, 08:25:24 am
Link maker not working?? what other options are there? I also cannot find a way of searching the forum as this topic may have been dealt with. How do I search??