A broken link
is a broken promise.
Within two years of releasing your book, your external links will stop working.
so you can stay the authority in your niche.
No credit card required.
Let's say you want to link to the Wikipedia page for Link Rot in your book called The Book of Links. You create this:
Your reader clicks on that link from their Kindle or types it into a browser.
If we detect that one of your linked websites is not reachable anymore, we let you know after we change the redirect to an archived version.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.
No more guesses
Gone are the days when authors released an eBook only to find the links inside to stop working over time.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. Learn more.
When a link stops working, we let you know immediately. No surprises.
Find out which links are clicked, and who clicks them. Understand your per-link and per-project engagement.
Retain full control over the reading experience by connecting your own link-forwarding domain. SSL certificates are on us!
The problem with links
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.
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.
Many writers jump to one of two solutions: either they turn all links into footnotes (or endnotes), 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.
That's howhandles everything link-related for you. Here's how you stop working for your links, and make them start working for you:
You retain full control. We take care of the technical details.
For my book Zero to Sold, links started failing within two weeks of release. Amazon flagged the book, and I scrambled to update the links. It took days for Amazon to check and validate my changes. Then, right after that, more links failed, and I removed all links from the book.
I built so that I wouldn't have to suffer this fate with my next book.
CEO of PermanentLink
The team behind the tool
I'm an author, entrepreneur, and software engineer. I guess that destined me to build a software service for authors.is the solution to a problem that I strongly feel in my own life.
After I self-published my book Zero to Sold, I noticed that my links started malfunctioning. That was the first time I ever learned of the consequences of link rot: my product got flagged, readers started complaining. I didn't have the time to build something solid. Instead, I removed all clickable links from the ebook.
It's not fun to have no links in a book that is supposed to teach readers meaningful things about the connected world around them. But not every writer can quickly set up a custom redirection on a website. Many writers don't even have access to a website like that.
With, I have built the tool that allows authors like myself to write and publish in peace. Because there is one thing you don't need as a writer: more work that doesn't involve writing.