Can’t figure out how to point people to your book on iTunes via the Internet? Enter your book’s ISBN number on the Find a Book on the Apple iBookstore tool, and you’ll get links to your book on Apple in a number of different countries.
Want one Amazon link for your newsletter that will direct readers to the Amazon site in their country? Use the Create Apple & Amazon Links for any Country tool. You’ll get one link back—and note that it’s an affiliate link using Phillips’ affiliate account (he states this up front and that the income helps to support his web page of tools). The cool thing is that it looks like an Amazon.uk link, but when I clicked on it, it redirected me back to Amazon.com.
There are tools to create Smashwords affiliate links, convert US dollars to British pounds, and a cool tool for readers to add a button to their browser’s bookmark bar that will redirect them from an Amazon.com book page to the corresponding page at Amazon.uk. Handy for British readers who receive links from American authors.
Book links are an important part of social networking and author newsletters, so take advantage of this handy, time-saving tool. Be sure to copy the links you generate to a file on your computer where you can easily access them. And you may want to bookmark the Tools for Authors page for yourself.