Tech Tip for Teacher-Writers #180–2 second way to find a book on Amazon

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

This tip is to help you find books on Amazon country platforms not your home location. Say, a website guided you to a link in the US Amazon platform (, but you want to buy the book in the UK. There’s a two-second way to get you across the world to whatever country you want.

Here’s the link for my latest prehistoric fiction in Amazon’s US platform:

The quickest way to move from the US to Britain’s Amazon platform is replace ‘com’ with ‘’ like this:

All I do is:

  • double click ‘com’
  • replace the highlighted letters with ‘’

It works the same way with any other country. You have to know the country’s international ID, but once you do, it’s simple to replace one with the other.  I say it takes two seconds, but it could be faster.

Here’s my product page in the US Amazon


…in Japan’s Amazon


…in the UK’s Amazon


Pretty cool, don’t you think?

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, 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.

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6 thoughts on “Tech Tip for Teacher-Writers #180–2 second way to find a book on Amazon

  1. That’s very cool, Jacqui. I haven’t jumped around the world like that. Amazon usually tells me to go to my Australian store and teleports me there ‘as quick as a wink’. 😉😊

    1. They’re good about getting you to your home Amazon. Before I discovered this, I had to go to the other nation’s Amazon platform, search for the book. So time consuming!

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