Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Published your work on Kindle?

Kindle authors, are you looking for an easy way to offer free samples of your published Kindle books directly from your website or blog? Do you want a dedicated page that can integrate your book trailer, customer reviews and other sites where your book is being offered, with the sample? Kindleboards Book Profile is a simple solution.

You'll need the ASIN code of your book; the unique Amazon Standard Identification Number that has been assigned to your published work. Then copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.kindleboards.com/book/?asin=. Add your ASIN immediately after the equal sign. The cover of your Kindle title, its price, publication date, bestseller ranking and a link to the online sample will appear at the top of the page. You may have to scroll to the top for this information; by default, the page view goes directly to the bottom where your sample is available through Kindle on the Web. Your customer reviews are shown immediately above the sample.   

Want to do more? There's a link at the bottom right of the page, author control panel, which you can add a message from you, or indicate other sites where your book is sold online, your author bio, a link to your Kindle book on amazon.co.uk, other Kindle books you've made available, and your book trailer. 

Do you have a book trailer on YouTube, Vimeo or any other video hosting site? Get the unique ID of your trailer; I easily found mine by clicking on the Embed button, to get the code; you'll want the ID that appears immediately after http://www.youtube.com/embed/YOUR UNIQUE ID. Cut and paste the ID from the embed code exactly as is into the field, Book video trailer (Enter YouTube video ID).

The full link to your Kindleboards Book Profile can be added to any website, blog or your personal email signature. Looks like a great tool for promoting your content. 


Heather said...

This looks handy - I might have to try this the next time I do a website revamp. Thanks!

Lisa Yarde said...

And it's simple and straightforward to use. Can't go wrong with that.

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