Take advantage of Amazon’s little known short URL (amzn.com) capability

Do you post links directly to your own book or kindle book on Amazon? If not, you should! But if you are, do your readers a favor and use the Amazon short URL to it.

Amazon has the highest consumer trust of any company on the web. URL shortening services like Bit.ly are becoming more dangerous and people are reluctant to click on those links.

So guess what? There’s a better way.  You can use Amazon’s own short URL capability.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Find the listing you want to link to on Amazon, for example:

http://www.amazon.com/50-Interviews-Entrepreneurs-Brian-Schwartz/dp/0982290705

Step 2: Copy the # at the end of the URL or the # that appears right after the /dp/

Step 3: Insert the # the follows /dp/ at the end the Amazon Short URL: http://amzn.com/

So using the above example, it would look like this:  http://amzn.com/0982290705

And here’s a link to the Kindle edition of the same book: http://amzn.com/B001ULD5PA

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One Response to Take advantage of Amazon’s little known short URL (amzn.com) capability

  1. Great tip – thanks. There’s a lot of useful info for new publishers and authors here. I’m still scouting around :)

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