Frequently Asked Questions

About

How did this service get started?
What does this service provide?
How can this service be free?
How accurate is this service?
What is the server uptime?
What are ISBN and ASIN numbers?
What is an Apple ID?
What are QR codes?

Creating links

How do I create a relinks.me link?
Where can I find my ISBN or ASIN?
Where can I find my Apple ID?
Can I search from relinks.me to find my ISBN, ASIN, or Apple ID?
Do you support shorter links?

Account

Is an account necessary to create links?
Are accounts free?
How do I create a link under my account?
What do I do if I cannot add a link to my account?
What features are available on the account?

About

How did this service get started?

When we began publishing books, we discovered that the Amazon link we used would only go to the Amazon.com site regardless of where the person was located. With multiple Amazon sites, there needed to be a better solution to this problem. We built a script that detects the user's location and automatically sends them to the right Amazon site and then decided to share this technology with our fellow authors. This is how the site relinks.me got started.

What does this service provide?

Relinks.me creates a universal book link and QR code that detects the user's location to forward the user to the proper Amazon site or iTunes Store.

    • Supports Amazon site to create links for author pages, books, kindle books, and audible books
    • Supports iTunes and iBooks to create links for author pages, ebooks, and audiobooks

How can this service be free?

We can provide this service because we are an Amazon and iTunes affiliate. This means that we earn a percentage of the purchase price. This in no way affects your earned amount from Amazon or Apple. You will still earn your full amount that they have always given you.

How accurate is this service?

The internet is constantly changing and we have to constantly update our server database with the latest information. This is done on a weekly basis. We strive to be as accurate as possible with our forwarding service. However, no system can be 100% accurate. When relinks.me cannot determine the location, it will forward to the .com address.

What is the server uptime?

Our current webserver has 99.9% uptime. We cannot always guarantee 100% uptime as anything internet based is never 100%.

What are ISBN and ASIN numbers?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a unique numeric book identifier. All paperback books listed on Amazon have one.

ASIN stands for Amazon Standard Identification Numbers. It is a unique block of 10 letters and numbers that identifies items. All kindle books have an ASIN and it starts with "B0".

What is an Apple ID?

Apple ID is a unique numeric identifier for Apple. All iBooks have one.

What are QR codes?

QR stands for quick response code. It was created for a need to store larger amounts of information in a barcode style format. All smart phones and tablets can download an app to be able to 'scan' this code, by means of the camera, and in most cases, forward the device to a URL or link that is encoded in the code. We automatically create a QR code for you to use on promotional materials or where ever you may see fit.

Creating links

How do I create a relinks.me link?

There are two different methods for creating a link.

    1. Use the Amazon listed ISBN or ASIN. For iBooks, use the Apple ID for the item.
    2. Use the full URL for the item.

This can easily be done from the home page or an account page. An account is not necessary to create a link.

Where can I find my ISBN or ASIN?

You can find your ISBN or ASIN for your book on your Amazon book listing page under "Product Details".

Where can I find my Apple ID?

If you have an iTunes Connect account you can find your Apple ID for iBooks under "My Books".
You can also find your iTunes URL from the iTunes application.
Click the down arrow next to "Buy Book" and select "Copy Link".

Can I search from relinks.me to find my ISBN, ASIN, or Apple ID?

Yes, we currently support this but there are some limitations. Search results will max out at 100 results. Please fill in as much info as possible to narrow down your search. Amazon results will not find the author page or audible books. iBooks can only search by author name. From the search results you are able to register your links.

Use our search form

Do you support shorter links?

All links can utilize the rxe.me address in place of relinks.me. Additionally, Amazon ASIN based links support a shorter format. When creating a link, we will show you an alternative link that is shortened.

Account

Is an account necessary to create links?

No, an account is not necessary but gives you the ability to keep track of your links.

Are accounts free?

Yes.

How do I create a link under my account?

Currently, the only way to add a link to your account is to add it from your accounts home page. A link may already be registered in our system but not yet associated to an account. This will register, if not already registered, and associate the link to your account.

What do I do if I cannot add a link to my account?

This can happen if someone else has added the link to their account. Please contact us for assistance.

What features are available on the account?

All accounts include the following-
    • List of links with shortened alternative (rxe.me)
    • Stats
    • Social Media Share tools
    • QR code