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.
Yes. And you answered your own question. Wishing you all of the best on your new book.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
by Brandon Hart3 years ago
I like to add in-text links when I'm talking about certain products as I not only think they are some of the most effective, but also some of the most helpful. What I don't understand is why there is a limit of 2...
by Paula Atwell16 months ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Paul Deeds5 years ago
We just released a small update to the site. Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when...
by Sally Gulbrandsen6 months ago
Why is it that excessive links to Amazon products seem to be permitted when they are added to the body of hub rather than as a Module on the side? In my naivety, I did not realise that this was permitted. ...
by LongTimeMother5 months ago
My most recently snipped hub is about a specific product that is not readily available in stores. It used to have an amazon capsule, but that was deleted courtesy of HubPro a while back. Made no sense to me at the time...
by gogogo5 months ago
I got a email from amazon saying I need to add links on my pages, website etc. Can I add amazon links and how do I do this
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.