How Link Rot affects your book sales
Even just one link breaking can lead to ugly consequences for your book. Merchant platforms like Amazon flag your product as "containing errors." Your readers start complaining. The quality of your product suffers.
Current solutions just don't work
Many writers jump to one of two solutions: either they turn all links into footnotes (or endnotes), or they manually build some kind of link redirection into their author website. Either way, the author is worse off. The links in the book can't be clicked, or they now rely on the author maintaining a complicated technical product and making sure to regularly check if the links are still working. What started out as a piece of text turned into a second job.
A better solution: Adaptive Linking
That's how PermanentLink handles everything link-related for you. Here's how you stop working for your links, and make them start working for you:
- In your dashboard, you can easily set up new links for your book.
- Once a link is configured, it will work permanently. As long as the original URL is still reachable, we will redirect your readers to that website. We also make sure to inform the WaybackMachine archiving service to take a snapshot of the URL.
- We start checking your link multiple times a day. The moment it rots, the adaptive linking system immediately starts to reroute your readers to the archived snapshot of that URL.
- We also dispatch a message to you in case you want to redirect your readers somewhere else.
You retain full control. We take care of the technical details.