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Initial post: Jun 23, 2012 6:02:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 1:27:01 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Hello "Meet Our Authors Forum,"

I just wanted to try and post a new type of thread that will hopefully spark some purchases for all of us. I am extremely new to the Author World and I apologize for any toes that I may have stepped on thus far.

My idea is for each author to post ONLY the name of your book and a link that will take people who click that link, directly to that books "Look Inside" preview. This will instantly take readers to the inside of your book, without having to click around just to see a sample.

To get the direct link to the "Look Inside" preview for one of your titles:

1. Pull up your books detail page on amazon.
2. Right click on the picture of your book. (It even says "Click to Look Inside" at the top of the picture, but as I said, we are right clicking.)
3. Click "Copy Link Location."
4. Right click in the box where you will be writing your post for this thread, and press Paste.
5. Voila! The link will appear and be usable after you post!

Don't believe me? Press my link and see for yourself! :)

The Big Dig - $0.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1477428194/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 6:05:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 6:28:30 PM PDT
Questreader says:
Epic Fantasy Now on Kindle for $1.00!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1432791524/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:17:31 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Thanks Questreader! If you read my post, you can see how to get a link that will take readers directly to the "Look Inside" preview of your book. Thanks again for posting!

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 6:24:22 PM PDT
Okay interesting idea, so here goes:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0081UF3BW/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

Thanks for any reviews!

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 6:26:57 PM PDT
and something a bit darker

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0081UHQBC/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:28:52 PM PDT
Questreader says:
I fixed it thanks.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 6:41:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 6:45:33 PM PDT
A. Plummer says:
Essence Of The Creator (Unveiling The Unseen)

Christian Supernatural Fiction

Thanks for allowing me to post!

I must be a dweeb because I followed the directions and I can't copy the Look inside.... help...

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 6:43:36 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Awesome! All of your guys' links work great! Pretty much forces the reader into the sample, which in my mind is what they want.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:46:41 PM PDT
At this stage I am using all the ways to attract attention, links, book trailers, discussion groups...this just might work if we get enough people on here.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:47:25 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Hello A. Plummer. Thanks for posting! If you read my post, you can see how to get a link that will take readers directly to the "Look Inside" preview of your book. Hope I can help! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:51:34 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Thanks Lisa! I agree, I think if we can get enough people to participate, it will be a new channel for authors to connect with readers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 6:52:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 6:56:12 PM PDT
A. Plummer says:
Hi Rootmere,

:) I did follow your directions but when I right click, I get 'open link, open link in different window', etc. No 'copy the link'.
I believe you guys can do it, I followed most of the links, but it must be operator error, or my computer is not cooperating, lol... I will try again. Or if you can go to my book and post it here, I can copy the post (link) and edit my post, hahahaha...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 7:04:41 PM PDT
ScottBooks says:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0088GT8RY/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 7:05:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 7:06:07 PM PDT
A. Plummer says:
Scott, you are awesome, thank you for your help. :0)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B0088GT8RY/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

Christian Supernatural Fiction

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 5:08:20 PM PDT
Rootmere says:
Thanks for helping out ScottBooks! I've actually read each of your guys' samples now. It's pretty enticing when the link is right there. ;D

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 5:18:43 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 25, 2012 5:21:36 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 25, 2012 5:42:23 PM PDT
T.E.Avery says:
99 cent mystery Murder By Plane

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 5:58:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 6:15:02 PM PDT
RC Drake says:
The light bill just went up again. So here you go:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B004GHNIMK/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

It is a supernatural mystery, with a haunted house, an evil entity and ghosts.

ETA: Thanks for the new idea, pretty neat actually. I will try to send you a little traffic from over at the Welcome Readers to Our Writers Corner #9 thread.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:08:33 PM PDT
Alien Harvest

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:09:47 PM PDT
Well, this should take you right to my newest release which is being sold WORLD WIDE! It is on the shelves of B&N too!
Alien Harvest

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 6:38:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 6:45:10 PM PDT
Neat idea Rootmere!

Look inside SCARS: An End-Times Novel ~ Bestseller Christian Fiction with 58 five-star reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B003XKNF1K/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:50:37 PM PDT
Kristie says:
Thanks for the great idea! Fat Trophy is .99 and the perfect quick read for all smart women over 40. Fat Trophy

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 9:38:04 PM PDT
Past Suspicion (Christian Romantic Suspense) FREE June 26-27, 2012!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B005SZ1696/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 9:58:59 PM PDT
John Patin says:
A nifty idea, Root. It might even work better for readers if you were to start a new group like this for each major genre.
My preferred genre is (of course) Science Fiction > http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B007ZIRHD8/ref=sib_dp_kd#reader-link
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