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Question regarding Kindle/amazon ads

  1. authorfriendly profile image75
    authorfriendlyposted 5 years ago

    I am about to publish an ebook (on Overcoming Anxiety) and would like to make use of my hubpages related to that topic (more to be posted soon). Will having an amazon link to the Kindle ebook count as one of my two self-serving links, even though it is in an Amazon capsule? I assume yes, but wanted to know.

    1. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. And you answered your own question. Wishing you all of the best on your new book. smile

      1. authorfriendly profile image75
        authorfriendlyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the wishes

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't believe it does unless you post it as an 'in text link'. Hubpages has no way of knowing if anything you put in an Amazon Capsule is personal to you, but if you hyperlink it in an 'in text' link they will only allow you two links to any Amazon products, all others would need to be in capsules.

      I have hubs on my Step Dad's books, and they have a capsule linking to his Amazon eBook version, a capsule linking to his Amazon paperback version, and an 'in text link' to his Smashwords version suitable for all other book readers that are not Kindles. No problems with these hubs at all from HP's point of view.

      To summarise, you can put what you want in capsules and as many as you want so long as the products don't break the rules (e.g. porn stuff etc) and the word count of the hub allows for the amount of products you want to advertise through capsules (50 words per product if I recall correctly).

      1. authorfriendly profile image75
        authorfriendlyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can anyone tell me if a link "in text" can be directly to a product (like the ebook?) I remember they toughened up here after Panda on affiliate marketing, any one have  a link on that?

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes it can. I have done this on my hubs about my Step Dad's books as I wanted to link to the Smashwords sales page for the book itself. This is why they limit you to two commercial links, as it avoids the hub being 'overly promotional'. This excerpt is from one my hubs on my Step Dad's books. If you click on the highlighted text in the hub (where it says "you can buy Rough Sea Justice by clicking here.")  it takes you to the sales page on Smashwords for the eBook which is https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/6 … rizon2003.

  2. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    On the Amazon side, be careful about promoting your own ebooks. Believe it or not, they actually have a prohibition against it. I think you get 90 days worth, but that's all. Otherwise, they may disallow your payment.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can you link to where you heard that Healthy Pursuits, as I have never heard of it before, and I don't know if you are referring to HP, Amazon or where, but it just doesn't sound right! How would Amazon know who was recommending the book if you were online and using an online name as opposed to your actual author name (and after all book promotion is normal?) Where on HP does it say you can't promote a book of your own? Honestly I am lost as to what you are referring to but open to being enlightened!

      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Never mind. I was told this by someone else who publishes ebooks. When I asked her for the link, she sent me a link that had nothing to do with what she said. It discussed a limit of 5 days free lending for each 90-day period in the Amazon Prime Lending Library. Thanks for asking - I should have double-checked this myself, but I assumed that she knew what she was talking about. sad

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No worries, it is a good idea to clear these things up and I am grateful you posted back here to clarify things smile

    2. authorfriendly profile image75
      authorfriendlyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I know as a book publicist (in a former life, I won Waldonbooks' Greatest Sales Growth Award) I know that regular books are promoted most in the first three months (that's about thier shelf life, unless theyreally  take off. But many authors continue to promote forever (it is called the backlist, and often at signings the backlist is sold too). If this is a Kindle concern I would like to also know where you saw it

 
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