How can I put a link to a book I wrote that is for sale on amazon in my profile?

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  1. Alison Dittmar profile image60
    Alison Dittmarposted 8 years ago

    How can I put a link to a book I wrote that is for sale on amazon in my profile?  I

    I would like a hyperlink- not the entire URL. I did it before, but on Hub, I can't seem to make it work. What am I missing?

  2. simeonvisser profile image80
    simeonvisserposted 8 years ago

    You can copy the link from the address bar of your browser and you can create a hyperlink in your profile with the link-button. Select the text that you want to be a link, then click the link-button and then paste the link in there.

    The link-button is part of the editing buttons above your profile editing window. But you cannot add an Amazon link like you can in hub with the price and an image. You can only put normal links in your profile text.

  3. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 8 years ago

    There seem to be limits upon self promotion.

    But... if you are an Amazon affiliate you should be able to put the ISBN into the search link for making Amazon links.  Of course the book would have to be available through Amazon to do that.  Not all books are.

    I have a self published book and it's available on Google books but not through Amazon.

  4. MickS profile image66
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    Just be honest, your book is on sale at Amazon and you wanted to tell the world, if that is not the case, you would have just asked how to link to an individual book on Amazon.  Smells of over promotion to me.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Your profile is used for self promotion, you can link to whatever you want.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I've had my book title linked to Amazon in my profile for 2 1/2 years.
    Go to your profile, highlight the text you want to link, press the link option in the editing toolbar above your bio and follow the directions. Easy and allowed.

  7. Karen Wodke profile image65
    Karen Wodkeposted 8 years ago

    Just highlight the text and then click on the link button which looks like a chain.
    What is the name of your book and what is it about?

  8. Alison Dittmar profile image60
    Alison Dittmarposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone- especially those with the techno- know how. smile  I figured it was an easy fix, just couldn't do it without some help!

    As for the comments on self-promotion, oh yeah! smile   If I'm not going to tell about my book, who is?  The good news has got to start somewhere! lol.  So, yes- I want to share that link and feel that my profile is the ideal place to put that.  Many writers for Hub share their small biz sites and bloggers share those too.  I love that!
    Happy 2011 to all.


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