Add book previews to your blog
I came across this trick the other day and thought I’d share it because (I think) it’s so cool.
On the right side of this page are pictures of my books. If you clicked on the picture of the book it used to just take you to my amazon page where my books are located (boring!)
But I’ve changed that after finding this cool little trick. Now if you click on the book it will take you to the actual story so you can start reading. To get back here, you just go to the top left of the book page and click on the back arrow. I think it gives you about 20 pages.
People often ask me which of my books I can recommend for them and I never really know what to say. There are several reasons for this:
- I like them all
- I write cross-genre so it depends on which genre interests you
- I’m the laziest marketer in the world
But with this new trick, you can start reading them all and find the one(s) you like. Also, if you’re reviewing someone’s book you can put a preview of it on your blog (saves you the time to put in quotes from the book).
When I tested it out it took me to the Australian version of Amazon, so if you live in the US, UK, Canada etc. let me know if it doesn’t work (and I’ll probably cry and start all over again).
Here’s how you can do it if you have books on Kindle:
- Find the book you want to share
- Click the “Embed” link next to the other sharing options to get the Kindle instant preview.
- Copy the URL
- Link the URL to the picture of your book and place it on the widgets page where you want it to go on your blog
….in the meantime – my Guinea Fowl are doing wonderfully well and have started sleeping in the big mango tree behind the RUC instead of in the sugar cane. There are still four of them and I’m setting up a nesting spot for them in the back shed. It’s amazing how excited I get over silly little things like this! I’ve contacted everyone in the area and no one knows where these birds have come from, so I guess it’s finders keepers.
It’s getting cooler in the tropics (thank goodness) and the other morning I even saw fog over the hill! I sent this picture to the newspaper and was rejected (again). I hope you enjoy it!
***Have a great week!***