[Theforum] amazon (was: half the battle - finance time)

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Mon Jul 15 16:12:16 CDT 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Here's how to build a generic item link:

Take the ASIN (which for books is the same as the ISBN) of the product.

Stick "http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/" before it

Stick "/evoltorg02-20" after it.

Result: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904151035/evoltorg02-20

All the rest of the stuff is just session info.


Subject:    Re: [Theforum] amazon (was: half the battle - finance time)

In order to add a link to our site for any given book, we have to use
Amazon's "Build a Link" generator. It is accessible after logging
into the Amazon Associates site. Unfortunately there's no other way I
can see to create a qualifying link, so only people with access to
the password can generate links. I'm not sure who else should get the
password (it can be used to change the address for checks, so I'm not
sharing it willy-nilly).

For example, I built a link for "Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself"

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