These tools were written primarily for my own use, but others are free to use them if they find them helpful. If you have any problems with them, please e-mail me. If you find them useful, please consider buying one of my books or making a donation via PayPal.
Enter an ISBN-13, then click "Create links". A link will be created for each of the listed countries. See this FAQ entry for details of how the links are constructed. If the book is not in the iBookstore, the linked web page will prompt you to start or download iTunes.
Enter an ISBN-13 and/or an ASIN, then click "Create links". The generated links will redirect users to the iBookstore or Kindle store in their country, or the US store if there is not a store in their country. This means you can use a single link instead of seperate ones for customers in different countries. Note that the Kindle redirection includes an affiliate code.
To create a browser button that will generate a Smashwords affiliate link for any page on the Smashwords website:
Note that this has only been tested on Firefox and Chrome. It may not work on other browsers.
This one is primarily aimed at UK readers, rather than authors. Drag the following link to your browser's bookmark bar. Then, if you follow a link to a book at Amazon.com, click the button to go to the book's Amazon UK page.
I'm based in the UK, but a lot of people and companies that I deal with are based in the US, and so quote prices in US dollars. Drag the following link to your browser's bookmark bar to get a button that will do a quick conversion of US dollars to £ Sterling.
Once it is in your bookmark bar, just highlight a number and click the bookmarklet. It will open a Google search pre-populated with a search to convert the amount in US dollars to £ Sterling. Note that this has only been tested on Firefox and Chrome. It may not work on other browsers.
This spreadsheet was created in response to a blog post by Joel Friedlander, where he discussed how to calculate the check digit for ISBNs, and how to reconstruct a set of ISBNs if some were lost. His method could only do one at a time, so I created this spreadsheet to calculate 100 ISBNs.
It can calculate the check digit for 10 and 13 digit ISBNs, and also has a note in the instructions on how to convert an ISBN-10 number into an ISBN-13.
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