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todddowney79

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Are hyperlinks allowed?
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:09 PM
 
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I'm getting conflicted information about this on-line and I can't find an answer searching the forum:

Is it permitted to put hyperlinks (like to your own web site) in your Kindle book?

Are there any rules about this?

Thanks!
jtbigtoad

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Re: Are hyperlinks allowed?
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:20 PM   in response to: todddowney79 in response to: todddowney79
 
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Yes!

If you do it in Word, it is easy, Just copy the web address, then paste it into your text and publish!

the hyperlink will be active, and whe the reader clicks on it the "Turn on wireless?" question will popm up .

note, the Kindle browser is notorously primitive and S L O W ! ! !

but it does work!

but not to your book's or any other kindle page!

John

;)
todddowney79

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Re: Are hyperlinks allowed?
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:34 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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John,

Thank you for this answer. That was quick, too!

Just to clarify: Do you mean not to your book's pages or other Kindle pages at amazon?

I have links to my kindle books at my personal web site. It is still okay to link to my personal site, right?
jtbigtoad

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Re: Are hyperlinks allowed?
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:50 PM   in response to: todddowney79 in response to: todddowney79
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Yes,

Amazon seems to have the ability to sniff out Kindles and blocks them from book purchases directly.

it has something to do with cookies or something.

it would be nice if you could have links to your other books like the one at the end of the sample , but I am n ot a good enough at anything to accomplish that.

but as far as going to your own personal webwsite, it works very well

it is best if you set up simple kindle pages tha will load quicker

i recomend having a page that collects e-mail addresses that can respond to the user and let you know of the e-mail contact for further follow up like a newsletter.

John

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