Hello SErs, Harmony here 🙂 A while ago, I tried using universal links to take interested folks to my books’ sales pages … the links didn’t work. So, I gave it up as a bad job.
Recently, an author on Twitter told me off for not using universal links. Duly chastised, I took another look. It seems that this capability has progressed a lot since the bad old days, lol. And still, it worried me to try it. Before I did anything, I made sure to research the heck out of it.
Eventually, I came up with Booklinker.net (https://www.booklinker.net/).
Here’s a screenshot:
It couldn’t be simpler to use. I created a free account and now have a universal link for each of my books. The final URL looks something like this: mybook.to/FALLOUT.
They do offer a paid plan with lots of author resources, but I’ve found that the free version suffices for my needs currently. Booklinker offers you a variation on how your finished URL will look. Sometimes, a title is taken already, so you then have to come up with something else. I had this with Backstage, so I added ‘erotic’ to the description: mybook.to/Backstage_Erotic, which got around the problem. You could go with your author initials, or anything you want.
Having tried out the new tech, I had left it alone for a long time, and I ended up falling behind the curve on this one. If any of you do try my example links above, I’d love to hear if the universal links worked for you and which country you tried them from.
Have any of you used universal links yet? If so, which provider(s) have you tried? It would be great if we could generate a list of tried and tested universal link resources in the comments for other authors to utilise. And if all of this is old hat to you, I apologise.
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