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One Link to Rule Them All

Fabulous time savers for busy writers (and other media professionals). Make life easier by minimizing the places you need to go to update links.

I admit it. I’m a teensy bit behind. I’ve been seeing all sorts of new links all over the place and hadn’t really paid attention in my mad dash to finish editing my latest novel (which turned out beautifully by the way). While helping with the herculean task of launching my book, I was searching for ways to streamline this process.

Is there really one link to rule them all? I wish I could say, heck yeah!! But alas, I can’t.

BUT I can say one for your social media platforms and one for your book links. Two links to rule them all didn’t sound as exciting (or as Tolkien). So, let’s move on and look at minimizing your upkeep and save you some time.

NOTE: I was NOT paid for any of the information in this post, I simply like the products.

One Link to Rule Social Media

My FAVORITE discovery is LinkTree. Quite literally, you can connect all your social media platforms and content to one link. That means that you can post that ONE link on your profiles for Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube, OverShare, and MindLost (okay, the last two are fake, but you get the point).

Why is this so awesome? When you need to update your links, you only need to update ONE place. You will never have a bad link again. Unless, of course, you forget to update your precious…Link Tree that is.

If you have a new podcast, novel, or video that you want to highlight, post it to your Link Tree. When I added the link to the pre-orders page for my new novel, Link Tree was already aware of what it was and added the copy for me.

There is a similar product rising through the ranks, but I have not checked it out yet, but here is the link to HYPAGE if you would like to do your due diligence. They also have a FREE plan.

This is what mine currently looks like. I want my new book to be the most visible, so it’s at the top. In a month, I may want something else there.

Click here to see my link tree: https://linktr.ee/robinwoodsfiction

Want your own? Click the logo at the bottom of the tree and you can setup your own for FREE. Did I mention that? The Basic Plan is free. Woo hoo!

They have paid plans with advanced features, but I’m running with the freebie for now.


One Universal Link for Books

This is what my Storm and Solace page looks like.

If you are an author and want to simplify your link life—use an universal link. It is much like a link tree in that, you can post the universal link everywhere and only need to update one source. Or, as Books2Read says, “One link for every reader everywhere.”

For example, if you click on my universal link for Storm and Solace, you will see every outlet my book is available to date. Click here now to view mine as a sample: https://books2read.com/StormAndSolace

How do you get a universal link for your book?

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Writing: Author Central Links

Do you have an author profile on Amazon? 

When you publish a book, Amazon does not automatically create an author page for you.  You or your publisher must upload/add your information into the Amazon template online.

I recently had to dig around trying to find the links for the foreign Amazon sites. Yes, you have to create each author page individually. Anyway, I thought I would provide the links, so you don’t have to waste time trying to find them. As of today, there are four Author Central Hubs.

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If you have never done it before, you will need:
1. An amazon account, email associated with the account, and the password
2. Your current author pic
3. Any extra pics or video clips you would like posted
4. A well polished bio
5. Links to your social media, such as Twitter, etc.

If you would like a sample, click here for mine.

So, without further ado, here are the links to all of the available Amazon Author Central Sites:

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