Among the ideas put out there are that if you want to it is still possible to put links on the page, however keep them out of the actual body of the text, and put them at the end, in a footer, in a similar way to footnotes work in an scholarly text.
I am trying this for the first time here, I don't know why I never thought about this before, after all it was the structure I was brought up with, in university and books etc. I'm going to see how this does.
Can You Handle On Page Links by Debra
Experiments in Delinkification by Nicholas Carr
The Case Against Links by Marshall Kirkpatrick