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How do you make the links so perlmonks gets the kickback? I mention books in some of my posts and would love to link to it like that
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Linking to FatBrain
by footpad (Abbot) on Mar 22, 2001 at 21:07 UTC

    For the lurkers: If you like the Monastery and are recommending a book in your node, you may wish to provide a FatBrain link so that Vroom gets a small kickback if someone buys a book through that link. To do this:

    1. Locate the book's ISBN number, according to FatBrain. (Use their Search feature to find the most recent edition, as appropriate.)
    2. In your node type [ isbn:// ### | Link title ], where ### is the ISBN number.
    3. Test your link while Previewing your node. (I usually open it in a new window.)
    4. Submit. :)

    This also works in the Chatterbox.

      See the Posting FAQ on my home node for the complete list of link types.

      How do I form a URL if I'm refering to a book from some place other than a PM node, and want to support PM?


        Construct the URL as if it were provided by The Monastery. For example, suppose you wish to refer to Llama3 from another web site, define your A HREF as follows:

        Here's an excellent book for <a href="">Learning Perl.</a>

        The &from=MDZ411 parameter is what tells FatBrain that The Monastery is the referring associate.


        P.S. Random HTML trivia regarding your .sig: Netscape 4x doesn't understand the &mdash; entity; however it does support the character code version, e.g. &#8212;. If you're interested in the support found in older browsers for other entities, this seems to be a reasonably complete reference. It is a little out of date, though.