Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress

By adding an Amazon Bookshop to WordPress I can earn a little money, recommend some cool books and look rather groovy. And it doesn’t cost me a thing but time! AND gives you a bunch of Online Community books you may enjoy…

I’ve added an Online Communities Books bookshop to this here blog. You can see it – Online Community BookStore

It was actually harder than it should’ve been – but one very cool thing is that you never have to leave the blog to buy the book. Well, not until the final payment, which opens in a new window. Transactional based widgets still aren’t trusted I guess.

I only put nine books on the list – are there any missing? I put up some really old ones I love and some new ones from Brian Solis and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Want one?
How to Add an Amazon aStore to your WordPress blog by LiveWithRichard – add your page to the same folder as post.php.

And the actual Store widget itself is from Amazon.

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19 Comments

  1. Laurel,

    I have a wordpress.com blog which prevents me from embedding the Amazon carousel widget. I was kinda keen to see how being an Amazon affiliate might work at my blog but it seems technically impossible. Do you know anyone with a .com site that has managed this successfully?

    @Darcy1968

    1. Unfortunately wordpress.com (they host it) dont allow scripts for security reasons. Also they ban affiliate stuff on blogs unless its your own book (Amazon) or Etsy store.
      Wordpress.org (you host it) doesnt have those restrictions, hence my blog is self hosted. Hope this helps (a little).

      1. Thanks Laurel, it is as I expected. I think I need to take the plunge and sort out a WordPress.Org site as increasingly the restrictions for at .com are frustrating me.

        Any links or advice welcomed. There’s lots of unknowns for me, especially about keeping my current content :O)

        @Darcy1968

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