Looking to showcase your work? This is how you add your books to your profile 📚

The portfolio is the secret weapon of any freelancer hoping to impress authors. To display your work easily, you can add books to your portfolio that are available on Amazon or Google Play by simply copy/pasting the URL.

This is how it works:

Go to Amazon US, Amazon UK or Google Play and search for the book;
Click on the relevant entry in the search results to go to the product page;
Copy the URL from your web browser (it should look like this: https://www.amazon.com/name-of-the-book/dp/123456789/ or https://play.google.com/store/books/details/author_name_book_title?id=12345abcd);
Go to your Reedsy profile settings and scroll to the portfolio section; and
Paste the link into the field where it says “Amazon or Google Play URL” and click on the “ADD” button.



I received the error “Sorry, we are unable to process this book.”

This can happen due to errors with the Amazon API. In this case, please try to add the link with a different Amazon store. For instance, if you failed to add your book with an amazon.com link, please try the amazon.co.uk variant.

Example:
https://www.amazon.com/name-of-the-book/dp/123456789/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/name-of-the-book/dp/123456789/

If you’re still not able to add your Amazon link, please try to use a different version of your book. A book on Amazon can have multiple product versions: Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, paperback. Clicking on a different version will give you a different Amazon URL. You can also try shortening the URL.

Example:
https://www.amazon.com/name-of-the-book/dp/123456789/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=title+of+book&qid=1568205582&s=gateway&sr=8-2
https://www.amazon.com/name-of-the-book/dp/123456789/

What if my books aren’t available on Amazon or Google Play?
In that case, you can upload your work to the image gallery!

The image gallery of a freelancer profile was mainly created for designers to showcase their work. But editors, marketers and other professionals can also use it to showcase their portfolio.

How to upload images to the gallery

Click on the EDIT PROFILE button and scroll to the bottom. Below your “Portfolio” is the “Gallery” section.



As the description says, we accept all major image file types, as long as they aren’t bigger than 5 megabytes.

That means you should be able to upload images in the following formats:

JPG, JPEG
PNG
GIF (non-animated)

To upload an image, simply drag and drop it onto the area displayed in the screenshot above or click on “select from your computer”, which will open a dialogue in your system. Simply select the file from your device to upload it.

All images will be converted automatically to JPG once successfully uploaded.

Tips for using the image gallery

As mentioned earlier, the image gallery is not only useful for designers, but can also be used by other professionals. Here are some tips for each individual category:

Editors: Some books might not be available on Amazon or Google Play, so you can’t add them to your portfolio. In this case, simply add the book cover to your gallery. Besides books, you can also add magazine articles and academic articles in this section.
Web Designers: Since we don’t allow links to websites, our web designers usually add screenshots of past projects to their galleries.
Marketers: These professionals can add proof of their performance to their gallery, usually screenshots from Amazon’s statistics pages.
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