A few of you have been asking about international links (especially Jonah X and Simon, who are in germany and the uk respectively, though I know there’s a lot more of you.)
I’ve just gotten them implemented on the database entries.
They’re not visible from the reading orders (yet?), but any book that has an isbn number now should have four little flags on the page, like this:
I feel like these are pretty self explanatory. Nonetheless, let’s go over em. These are the four main non-Us countries with amazon affiliate programs I can use. There does seem to be possibilities for china, japan, and italy, but I can’t figure them out and I think they won’t actually pay TRO without a bank account in those countries. In any case, these were pretty easy to sign up for (the three EU ones all worked at once.)
There’s the UK, Canada, France, and Germany. Which conveniently covers a good chunk of our international traffic. I hope those links help people in nearby countries as well.
I did have some questions that perhaps you guys could help with. Right now, the “search” structure is the same for each link. They’re generated using the ISBN number, since titles are not reliable internationally.
But while the “books” category links seem to work fine for UK and CA, while it finds the right book, the FR and DE links seem to show error messages. Anyone know how I can fix that? Maybe my links are formatted incorrectly?
Let me know!
While doing this, I figured out a way to get cover images from amazon for any book I that has an isbn number. It’s possible we could use this to have 90% of the marvel books upload with covers.
What I want to figure out, though, is a way to have the default amazon cover replaced if I upload my own cover scan (because a lot of them are low quality or the wrong book.) I’ll get working on that.
I think I’m going to increase the thumbnail size to 75×75 pixels though, since that would match up with amazon’s default thumbs, making it easier to have a mix of both.