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How to switch from a Amazon aStore to a website

Did you hear the news? Amazon is pulling pulled 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, or need help setting up your Amazon aStore to a website, feel free to contact us.

With Posterous you Push, with Tumblr you Pull

vs. Well for the most part. I can see someone asking me which site to use for their blogging needs. The answer is “it depends.” I have been using Tumblr a bit longer than Posterous, but not by much. With Posterous, I have been able for the most part, to post to other sites including… Continue Reading

Moderating Blog Posts on the Go

Disclosure: I am a TypePad affiliate. Over the past week, I was under the weather. There were mornings that I did not feel like firing up the laptop. Yet the comments on various blogs kept coming in. What’s a blogger to do? If you have a Blackberry or an iPhone/iPod Touch, you are in luck.… Continue Reading

Blogger “Ups” its Game with Pages

  In addition to last weeks news, Blogger has decided to “bring it” with the ability for users to create pages. This move will definitely level the blogosphere playing field with the likes of TypePad and WordPress.com and it also serves as a strong effort to keep users from migrating. The drawback is that there… Continue Reading

More Thoughts on Posterous

I know I have been on here for less than 48 hours (talk about wet behind the ears), but since I started perusing some other Posterous blogs, these thoughts describing Posterous came to mind: The blog behind the blog The B side blog A place to post everything else and forget it (Pictures, Video, etc…)… Continue Reading