I noticed tonight that Amazon.com has altered their book pages rather noticably. Rather than posting a small book cover image in the upper left hand section of the page, they now show a large book cover on the right side of the page.
When I publish word of my book reviews, like this, I link to the Amazon.com book cover image. I figure I am driving traffic to Amazon.com through a link to their site via the book review, so showing their book cover image is fair play. With the new book page layout, how could I know what image to use?
I started by looking at the image link for a recent book I reviewed:
That produces the image above.
I looked at the new Amazon.com page for the Network Processors book and saw it used the following image link:
That link produces the image above.
Comparing the two URLs, I tried modifying the first link:
Wow, I just changed that image to show a 99% discount. by changing the PE27 to PE99.
Let's try a new modification:
Now I altered the size of the image by changing SCM to SCL ("Medium" to "Large"?)
There are a few other changes I noticed, such as moving the image around by replacing PE99 with something like AA400, as shown for a large image earlier in this post. I think I know enough to see a new Amazon.com large book cover image and convert the URL to suit my Blog review needs.