Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on my teacher education blog, Ask a Tech Teacher. 

Here are the most popular posts from my writer’s blog. Apologies if you already saw this over there:

Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have asked about. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future tip.

You may have seen this on my education blog

When I promote my books on Amazon, I want to provide a link that automatically takes readers/buyers to their country’s Amazon outlet without adding a reference to the website that provided the universal link. I don’t want to depend upon that site always being there to manage the link. What if they go out of business? Or their site is down? It’s the same reason I buy ISBNs directly rather than use the ‘free’ ones on offer from various markets. For a while, I thought there were no options.

Until I found this. Here’s how to set up a simple Amazon universal link without branding, that goes directly to Amazon:

  1. Type in the Amazon Universal link URL http://a-fwd.com/asin=
  2. Add your book ASIN after the =. For example, my book is: http://a-fwd.com/asin=B0B9KPM5BW

Sound too easy? Click the link! You’ll see my latest book, Natural Selection. I know–way too simple.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.


Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.

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