Authors: Use the right URL for Amazon

Image by Jurgen Appelo, www.noop.nl

Image by Jurgen Appelo, http://www.noop.nl

When you’re posting a link to your books on Amazon, you don’t have to use the super-long URL (website link) they give you.

When you search for your book on Amazon, you’ll get something like this:

http://www.amazon.ca/Gabby-Wonder-Girl-Joyce-Grant/dp/1554553849/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456155677&sr=8-1&keywords=gabby%3A+wonder+girl

It’s overly-long and clunky and it takes up a lot of room in your post.

There are a couple of ways you can shorten it. You can paste it into a “URL shortener” like bit.ly, which will also let you track it, so you can tell how many people use it.

An even simpler answer is to delete everything from the link, after the numbers. So now your link will look like this:

http://www.amazon.ca/Gabby-Wonder-Girl-Joyce-Grant/dp/1554553849/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456155677

It works, and it’s much shorter and won’t take up a lot of room in your posts.

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