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Amazon Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools

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ISBN-10: 0596005423

ISBN-13: 9780596005429

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paul Bausch

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"Amazon Hacks is a collection of tips and tools for getting the most out of, whether you're an avid Amazon shopper, Amazon Associate developing your online storefront and honing your recommendations for better linking and more referral fees, seller listing your own products for sale on, or a programmer building your own application on the foundation provided by the rich Amazon Web Services API. Shoppers will learn how to make the most of's deep functionality and become part of the Amazon community, maintain wishlists, tune recommendations, "share the love" with friends and family, etc. Amazon Associates will find tips for how best to list their titles, how…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English


Browsing and Searching
Introduction: Amazon Product Pages
Find a Product's ASIN
Find a CD's ASIN with the UPC
Jump to a Product Using Its ASIN
Create Shorter URLs
Link Directly to Product Images
Switch to a Text-Only Amazon
Take Amazon Anywhere
Browse and Search Categories with Browse Nodes
Power-Search for Books
Search Amazon from the IE Address Bar
Search Amazon from Any Web Page in IE
Add an Amazon Sidebar Search to Mozilla
Controlling Your Information
Understand Identity at Amazon
Fine-Tune Your Recommendations
Enable 1-Click Buying
Set Up a Group Account
Create an "About You" Area
Create a Wish List
Add Items to a Wish List Remotely
Add Multiple Items to a Wish List at Once
Organize Your Wish List by Priority
Set Email and Messages Preferences
Get Movie Showtimes
Create an Amazon Event Reminder
Create Several Birthday Reminders at Once
Best Practices for Your Amazon Account
Participating in the Amazon Community
Community Features
Accessing Community Features
Write a Review
Link Directly to Reviews of a Product
Post a Review from a Remote Site
Add Pop-up Amazon Reviews to Your Web Site
Send an Email Alert if a Review Is Added to a Product
Sort Books by Average Customer Rating
Sort Your Recommendations by Average Customer Rating
Scrape Product Reviews
Publish Your Amazon Reviews on Your Site
Share the Love (and Savings!) with Your Friends
Create a Guide
Post a Guide Remotely
Add Product Advice Remotely
Scrape Customer Advice
Create a Listmania! List
Gather Your Friends on Amazon
Gather Your Friends' Amazon IDs
Get Purchase Circle Products with Screen Scraping
Find Purchase Circles by Zip Code
Track the Ranks of Books Over Time
Group Conversations About Books
Add a "Currently Reading" List to Your Web Site
Selling Through Amazon
Introduction: Understanding Amazon's Sales Programs
Sell a Book with Amazon Marketplace
Speed Up the Listing Process
List Several Items for Sale at Once
Sell What People Want
Scope Out the Marketplace Competition
List Your Items for Sale on Your Web Site
Put an Item Up for Bid at Amazon Auctions
Get (and Keep!) a Good Seller Rating
Collect Donations from Your Web Site with the Honor System
Show the Progress of Your Honor System Fund on Your Site
Associates Program
Introduction: Make Money by Linking to Amazon
Build Associate Links
Sell Items from Your Site
Sell Items with Pop-up Windows
Create Banner Ads for Your Site
Rotate Through Several Keyword Banners on Your Site
Add an Amazon Search Box to Your Site
Show Amazon Search Results on Your Site
Create an Online Store
Donate to Charities Through Associate Links
Format a Review for Your Site
Create Amazon Associate Links on Your Movable Type Weblog
Simplify Amazon Associate Links in Your Blosxom Weblog
Add an Amazon Box to Your Site
Deep Linking to Amazon's Mobile Device Pages
Measure Your Associate Sales
Publish Your Associate Sales Statistics on Your Site
Associates Program Best Practices
Amazon Web Services
What Are Web Services?
Why Expose an API?
What You Need
What You Can Do
Making Requests
SOAP Web Services
Working With Responses
View XML Responses in a Browser
Embed Product Details into a Web Page with PHP
Program AWS with PHP
Program AWS with Python
Program AWS with Perl
Loop Around the 10-Result Limit
Program XML/HTTP with VBScript
Transform AWS Results to HTML with XSLT
Work Around Products Without Images
Syndicate a List of Books with RSS
Import Data Directly into Excel
Program AWS with SOAP and VB.NET
Program AWS with SOAP::Lite and Perl
Program AWS with NuSOAP and PHP
Create a Wireless Wish List
Make Product Titles Shorter
Encode Text for URLs
Cache Amazon Images Locally
Cache AWS Responses Locally
Create an Amazon AIM Bot
Compare International Sales
Program AWS with Mozilla
Search or Browse Amazon with Watson
Add Cover Art to Your Digital Music Collection
Using All Consuming's SOAP and REST Interfaces