Links for your eBooks that work forever
Within two years of releasing your eBook, your external links will stop working.
PermanentLink redirects your readers to working sites, so you can focus on writing.
How it works
A reader clicks a link in your eBook
Let's say you want to link to the Wikipedia page for “Link Rot” in your book called The Example Book. You create this Permalink:https://permanent-link.com/to/the-example-book/link-rot
Your reader then clicks on that link from their device, or types it into a browser.
We make sure your link is online
We check if your link is reachable multiple times a day.
If Wikipedia is offline or the page has been deleted, we automatically find an archived version.
This happens behind the scenes. Your readers won't even notice.
Reader gets redirected to a working site
Depending on whether we could reach the original link or not, we immediately redirect your reader to a website that contains the content you want them to see. Even if the original website is gone, your link continues to work.
We tell you when something breaks
If we detect that one of your linked websites is not reachable anymore, we let
you know after we change the redirect to an archived version.
You can update and customize that redirection at any time.
We also make sure you know how many readers clicked each of your links.
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The problem with links
What is Link Rot? How do we fight it?
The average URL has a two-year half-life. Within two years after releasing your info product to the world, half of the links in it won't work anymore. Some will start failing early, some later. It has been called a virtual epidemic. Links are rotting away.
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 end notes), 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: Permalinks
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:
- Set up new links for your book in your dashboard.
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 check your link multiple times a day. The moment it rots, we 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.
Link Rot is a thing of the past
Gone are the days when authors released an eBook only to find the links inside to stop working over time. PermanentLink makes sure that once you link to something, it remains available — even when the original content vanishes.
- If your link stops working, we reroute readers to a version that still works.
Link Rot Notifications
- When a link stops working, we let you know immediately. No surprises.
Link Analytics (WIP)
- Find out which links are clicked, and when. Understand your per-link and per-project engagement.
The right price for you, whoever you are
No matter if you're writing your first book or publishing ten books a week, PermanentLink can help.
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