July 29, 2013

Making Amazon Do what You Want it To

Getting a small start on re-organizing the Dr. Frank internet in advance of the new book, and I came across this guy:


The strangest thing about this is that he's obviously been around for quite some time, yet not one person has ever made a joke about him to me, not even in Europe. There are several other Dr. Franks of various sorts in the US, and you can bet I've heard about all of them, in the form "hey, Doctor, I didn't know you wrote diet books" or what have you.

Anyhow, one thing that would be pretty useful these days would be if you could aggregate all your "content" on, say, Amazon, and present it as single link with an easily-understood list of things. You can do this to a degree with linked searches: here's the one for digital MTX albums, and this Amazon "author page" works for the books.

But some of the "Dr. Frank" records require their own separate search link for that purpose, and they (apparently unavoidably) include things like our German friend pictured above and Dr. Frank Lawlis's Quick Relief Collection; and it's not possible to add anything to the author page that isn't a book. iTunes has a similar issue: I'd need four or five different links to encompass all my various content on the iTunes store. You may think, what's the big deal, so post five links, but these links add up quickly and pretty soon your pages are nothing but confusing links, when all you really want is a way to make "hey buy my stuff" simple and comprehensive for those who might want to do it.

Now, maybe there's a way to do this that I haven't been able to figure out, and if so please tell me. I'm sure I'm not the only person who'd like to be able to do this stuff and can't figure out how.

Anyway, at least my website no longer says that Andromeda Klein is "coming soon" in 2009, and the links to the music page all work now, I'm pretty sure. Progress.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 29, 2013 05:00 PM