Sunday, June 27, 2010

Amazon links

At the request of a reader I’m going to start including links to Amazon in my book reviews. I want to assure everyone that I am doing this for my readers’ convenience, not as part of a get rich quick scheme. The non-mandatory disclosure: I get a 4% referral fee when people go to Amazon via a link on my blog and buy something there. Alas, my own Amazon purchases are excluded.


  1. Brenda,

    Yes, of course... it's the old books-for-bucks trick: I will provide you with excellent and most useful book reviews for over a year and then I will start collecting from Big Book, 67 cents at a time...

    Have you no shame, ma'am? ;D

    Best trading,


  2. Hi Jorge,

    Yep, I’ve become entirely shameless. My road to perdition was only reinforced by watching “Full Monty” while I was trying to figure out how to make the Amazon insert less hideous than is possible by the two-click method. So now for my potential 67 cents I have to alter the default settings on Amazon each time, cut and paste the Amazon code, modify it so my text will wrap around the insert, and preview my handiwork to see whether it’s passable. Oh, the glories of working for less than minimum wage!