Did you know you can add an Amazon Store to Facebook?

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Did you know that you can add an Amazon bookstore to your Facebook Author Page? It’s actually fairly simple, and I just set-up a store on my Author Page.

Here’s how.

  1. Slide3Sign-up for an Amazon Associate account. It’s free and available at the following address: http://affiliate-program.amazon.com
    1. On the tabs at the top of the screen, select “aStore.”
    2. Select “Add a Category Page”
    3. You can change the category name, if you’d like. I set mine to “My Books on Amazon.”
    4. Next, you’ll want to “Add Products.” You can select books by the ISBN or ASIN.
    5. You can choose several templates by returning to “Create aStore Pages” and click “continue” to “Color & Design.”
    6. There are also several “Sidebar Widgets” with even more options for customization.
    7. Finally,  select “Finish & Get Link.” Choose the “Embed my store using an inline frame” option from the dropdown menu.
  2. Set-up a “Static HTML: iFrame Tabs” on your Facebook Author Page.  It’s free and available at the following address: https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/static_html_plus
    1. From the App Center page, click on the “Visit Website” button.
    2. Select the “Add Static HTML to a Page” button
    3. Select your Author Page from the drop down
  3. From your Author Page, find the new app (it should have a big star on it) and insert the code from Amazon.

It didn’t take me long to set-up, and wasn’t as intimidating as it sounds. If you’ve got a question or need some help, feel free to message me.

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8 thoughts on “Did you know you can add an Amazon Store to Facebook?

  1. I thought Amazon had some kind of policy against authors getting a commission on their own books. Doesn’t this violate that?
    It’s my only reservation. If it doesn’t get us in hot water with Amazon, it’s a brilliant idea! Thanks!

    • I bet you’re talking about KDP – Kindle Direct Publishing — on Amazon, where if you sign-up with them for the higher royalty, then you cannot sell your ebook through other outlets, right? I’ve signed up with KDP and actually found this app through them. This is an Amazon portal that you install on Facebook and other sites, and you’re actually purchasing the book through Amazon — not Facebook. Facebook is just a portal. Ultimately, it’s an extension of your Amazon store, so it shouldn’t be violating anything.

      Don’t blame you for not wanting to tick-off Amazon though. :) I’m right there with you.

      • I was thinking of Amazon’s affiliate program that lets you get a commission on any sales that they get from a link you send to a product on the site. I thought these links contained an affiliate code that would result in a commission. I’ve read that they go a little nuts about that sort of the thing.

        I use affiliate codes on my blog. I’m not sure if the author page version of what you’re doing would result in a commission. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an inspired idea. I need to look at it closer. I just worry about the iron fist of the Amazon giant striking down without warning for something we didn’t necessarily realized might’ve been in violation of their lengthy terms of service.

        I’m going to give it a try, that’s for sure. I just thought you might know if there was a commission involved. If there is, they will likely take exception to that part sooner or later. Interestingly, they only dislike an author getting a commission on his/her own books. If I had affiliate links to your books, that’s no problem at all.

  2. I could follow your instruction but dont at the end, I do not know now where the Amazon link xeactly needs to put in? Copied into “index.html.”? I did that and the shop did not appear… or to “tab URL”? Would be great if you could help me…..thanks a lot, did not find Geran advice..;-)

  3. I`m from germany and have install the astore from amazon with the Static HTML: iFrame Tab. The astore is now on my facebook site. But if a will buy a item the Shopping cart will not open. It is only a empty page. Thanks a lot!

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