This is pretty cool. If you didn’t already know, when you publish on Createspace or Kindle you can make your book available in a lot of different countries, but Amazon has a separate website/webstore for each country (obviously, because of different languages and currencies and things).
So I use to have to give separate links to my book based on the different sites. When I would send an email announcing my book I would say something like…
Grab your copy here:
USA ==> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016FPTIZ6
And here are the links for a few different countries:
U.K. ==> https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016FPTIZ6
Canada ==> https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016FPTIZ6
Australia ==> https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B016FPTIZ6
India ==> https://www.amazon.in/dp/B016FPTIZ6
Germany ==> https://www.amazon.de/dp/B016FPTIZ6
But now, you can just go to http://www.booklinker.net/ and type your primary book url into the field and it will generate a “universal” url, or a smart url, that will jump the user to the right country. (Must be some magic elves working in the background or something.)
Look, I got:
to replace those SIX long ugly links above.
Now the service is free but you DO have to register an account.