As an author, do you wonder what happens when you tweet your Amazon.com book page link and people in other countries click on the link?
In my experience they get the U.S. page without prices and a message that they cannot buy from this Amazon site.
I asked Collette at www.booktweetingservice.com if she knows what happens when an ebook is free via KDP Select. If I tweet, for example, an Amazon.com link, can people in other countries download from that link as the book is free?
No, they can’t download either. What happens is, if you click the .com in a tweet then it just says “continue shopping at Amazon UK” so then you need to copy the name of the book and go looking for it on Amazon UK — which is such a pain and must put folks off.
Collette uses a free service that takes your book link and produces a global link and also does the same for your Amazon Author Central profile (on Amazon country sites that have this feature).
Warning: In a Facebook group to which I belong I learned that there is an Amazon affiliate link in the links provided, which makes sense as the service is free. Therefore, you do NOT want to use this global link when you are submitting your free books, for example, to a site listing free Kindle books and the site asks for a non-affiliate link.
On the other hand, when you are tweeting about your books’ free days or your books in general or posting an update on Facebook, this would be a good place to use a global book link and a global Amazon Author Central link as social media is global.
You can get an individual book’s link at http://viewbook.at/ (for an example click on the global link for my spy thriller CIA FALL GUY — viewBook.at/B00895AKMQ)
And I’ll be using Collette’s book tweeting service on March 11 and 12 for promotion of my 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist MRS. LIEUTENANT as well as on March 6 and 7 for MRS. LIEUTENANT KDP Select free days. Click on the MRS. LIEUTENANT global link now at viewBook.at/B0019V2HFK to read about the novel.
P.S. If you missed my blog post “ONE VET AT A TIME Reality TV Proposal” click here now to read it. I’ve been getting positive reaction to the post, including connecting with a second cousin I didn’t know I had who works as as advocate in Florida for veteran rights.
Also, click here to read that the cover of CIA FALL GUY created by Yael K. Miller won best cover design in the spy thriller category from Venture Galleries.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com