11-16-2010 01:41 PM - last edited on 01-26-2011 03:28 PM by JeremyCesarec
Here's a custom badge for all you Pubit authors that when clicked will lead people back to your book.
To add the badge to your site, just copy the code below into your blog or web page.
NOTE: You must substitute YOUR 13 digit EAN in the spot that the multiple X's appear in the code below. You can find your EAN on the Overview Tab of your product page. It's listed as ISBN-13 under the Product Details.
<p><a title="I'm a PubIt! Author! Buy my book on BN.com" rel="nofollow" href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.asp
The code will render the badge and link back to your product page here at bn.com so that your friends and readers can get the book too.
01-19-2011 02:49 AM
Both places? I only see one place with multiple X's. I'm gonna give it a try anyway. Thanks for the badge...looks good!
01-24-2011 03:43 PM
Forgive me, as I am new to this. Where do I find my "project page" so I can add my badge to my blog and website?
01-25-2011 10:51 AM
Hi.... I don't see the TWO places for the EAN number????
01-27-2011 01:45 PM
Can you help me with the badge? I don't see the TWO places for the ean.
01-27-2011 03:19 PM
There's only one place to put your EAN. There was an error in the original instructions explaining the process. Let me know if you have any more questions.
02-18-2011 03:55 PM
Very cool! Is there anyway to get the title cover image...as you can with amazon.com as a badge to put on our blogs?
02-18-2011 03:57 PM
I have yet to upload a book. Do I need to have a book uploaded before I can use the badge?
02-18-2011 04:02 PM
I'm wondering if there would be a way to link this to a listing of all my Pubit titles, simialr to what a person might see if they searched using my name? With six titles up and more to come, I would find such a link more useful.
02-18-2011 04:17 PM
<<I'm wondering if there would be a way to link this to a listing of all my Pubit titles, simialr to what a person might see if they searched using my name? With six titles up and more to come, I would find such a link more useful.>>
Same with me. I have over 12 titles. With 12 titles up and more to come, I would find such a link more useful.
02-18-2011 04:28 PM
02-18-2011 04:48 PM
I'm not "official" in any way, just another author, but here are my thoughts. I have been unable to find author pages on B&N like they have on Amazo and other places. Not even for the big name authors. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
However, you might be able to pull it off. To link to a page on B&N with all your books, you need to do an advanced search on B&N and put your full author name in the Author field and select ebooks from the dropdown for Format. Click Search. When the results come up, if only your books appear, you're good. Copy the long and complex address that appears in the address bar of your browser (highlight it and do Edit.Copy on a PC, not sure the equivalent on a Mac).
Then you paste the web address somewhere and put it together with the code from the begining of this post as follows:
<p><a title="I'm a PubIt! Author! Buy my book on BN.com" rel="nofollow" href="PASTE THE WEB ADDRESS HERE" target="_blank"><img src="http://img1.imagesbn.com/pimages/pubit/resources/p
ubit_badge.jpg" border="0" alt="I'm a PubIt! Author! Buy my book on BN.com" width="180" height="152" /></a></p>
I'm refraining from pasting the actual example from a search for my name, as this isn't the place for promotion, but hopefully you get the idea. Now, possibly you have a common name and the search won't narrow itself down to just your books In that case you do have one other option. Instead of typing author name into the advanced search, put a list of each of your ISBNs in that search box for ISBNs. That will ensure you only get your books back - just copy and paste the resulting address into the same space in the above code. The downside to this is you have to go find a new address and update your site every time you add a book.
For myself, that pubIt badge is too big, so I don't use it. I have to list all the larger ebook stores where it's available, and my book page would be taken up with nothing but links to retailers if all my links were that size Possibly I could use the badge for a page that wasn't specific to a book, but contained links to a list of all my books on each major site. Food for thought.
02-18-2011 05:05 PM
I came back to post the results of my research, but I see that EGTalbot beat me to it. My procedure was somewhat different, and may be easier for some non-technical types, assuming you have the right sorts of tools at hand. If you have any sort of offline blogging tool, such as Windows Live Writer (free from Microsoft), you might try this.
I started a new post in Live Writer, went to the HTML preview mode, and pasted in the code from the badge here. Then I switched to Preview mode, which shows what a visitor to the website will see -- in this case, the image of the badge. Do the advanced search as EGTalbot detailed, and copy the contents of the address bar. Paste this material into the "Link to..." attribute of the image, go back to HTML preview, and copy the entire contents of the window.
Paste that into your website as you would any other text widget. No replacing this weird chiecken scratch with that one, or wondering if you're breaking the HTML, because you're doing you replacement in a more straightforward manner.
Or at least, that's how I felt about it.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not official! IN fact, I'm nobody! Don't do as I did and don't do as I say, and don't quote me! (But it worked.)