Thought you might like to know...

Update: Had last minute scheduling changes. Won't be at my computer tomorrow. The book cover finalists are already posted in the sidebar but voting doesn't go live until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. Also set to go live at that time are posts with the images of the covers and voting instructions.

Wasn't planning to post today but I got an email from Amazon.com and I wanted to try it out. This is so totally cool!!

If you blog using Blogger AND you have an Amazon Associates account (both of which are free), you can now do the Amazon links from within Blogger.

First you have to activate it HERE. It puts a little widget thingee next to your Post box.

Then you simply type in the title or whatever and highlight it.

For example, let's say I'm talking about Stolen Christmas...easy peasy linky love.

or I can make it post an image for Stolen Christmas too.

The only downside that I can see is you have to use Blogger's new stupid updated editor—which doesn't give you as much control over things (like image manipulation) as the old editor did.

But still, you can easily switch back and forth between the two editors in your Settings panel faster than you can go to Amazon, find the product, create the link, etc.

Final verdict: It's cool.


Rebecca Talley said...

I got that email this morning and wasn't exactly sure what it meant--glad you're more techno-minded than me and could explain it. That will make it much easier than looking it up at Amazon and copying and pasting.

Thanks for showing how it works.

Kimberly Job said...

Very cool! Can't wait to start using it.

Jordan McCollum said...

It's very cool—makes me miss Blogger! I put up a set-by-step walk through with pictures last night: http://www.mamablogga.com/blogger-brings-amazon-associates/

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I am way excited for you book cover contest. It is awesome that you can have a link for a book to amazon at no cost.