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How to switch from a Amazon aStore to a website

Did you hear the news? Amazon is pulling the plug on it’s aStores as of October 2017. Amazon affiliates are wondering what the next step is for their aStore(s) and if it’s worth it to explore switching from having an aStore to a website.

aStore to a Website

 

Here are a couple of things you can do to convert your aStore to a website:

If you have your own self-hosted site, or if you pay for web hosting, all you need to do is create a page with all your aStore picks and recommendations, install the images and links, and you will be good to go. See examples of my aStore page and bookstore page on my site.

Steph Cockerl - before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl – before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl - after aStore to Website
Steph Cockerl – after aStore to Website

Displaying your aStore recommendations on a WordPress.com site.

For a site that is not self-hosted such as WordPress.com, the process is the same. Just create a new page with all your aStore picks, install the images and the links. Make sure you copy and page the code into the HTML editor area of your page.

See this example on an aStore site and the links on a WordPress.com site.

Non-profit - aStore to a website before
Non-profit – aStore to a website before
Non-profit - aStore to a website after
Non-profit – aStore to a website after

 

For other websites, such as Blogger, TypePad, Wix, Weebly, etc., it’s best to do a test post with an image and the title of the book.

With these tips, your Amazon aStore to website migration should be smooth sailing.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions

Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions

In honor of the recent WordPress Release, I present Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions. Here are all the WordPress Versions. You can hear all the artists on Spotify. Since the names are not all listed in the screen grab, I’ll list them here. 4.8 – Bill Evans 4.7 – Sarah Vaughan 4.6 – Pepper Adams… Continue Reading

Hashtags are here to stay.

Hashtags are here to stay.

  I talked about hashtags time and again. There was even one time someone told me that I couldn’t use a hashtag here or there. Like it or not, admit it. Hashtags are here to stay. Hashtags are becoming increasingly prevalent across online media. An article from Search Engine Journal explains why one should use… Continue Reading

Facebook says “Beware the Ides of March”

Facebook says “Beware the Ides of March”

Facebook posted a notice to page owners that they will be deleting the page likes of memorialized and inactive accounts of Facebook Pages. This will cause a decrease in the amount of page likes. Facebook stated the reason for doing this is to keep audiences consistent with up-to-date data, especially when dealing with advertisers. Continue Reading