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Just discovered your blog thanks to your post on T...

2007-04-02T14:51:00.000-07:00

Just discovered your blog thanks to your post on The Boy in The Striped Pajamas (and I completely agree, by the way)...

but another idea for the title links -- I link to Open Worldcat (www.worldcat.org), so that all the reader need do is enter their zip code and they can find a library system near them that has the book.



Aw man! I've been linking to Powells for YEARS an...

2007-03-18T18:29:00.000-07:00

Aw man! I've been linking to Powells for YEARS and didn't know they had a partnership program. I just signed up all my blogs.



Oho, Anne, that *is* interesting. The only affilia...

2007-03-17T18:24:00.000-07:00

Oho, Anne, that *is* interesting. The only affiliate program I knew about was Amazon's, and I'd decided I didn't want to do it. But if Powells has one, that's another story...
Thanks for the info!



Sorry to be chiming in so late, but I have a few p...

2007-03-17T17:46:00.000-07:00

Sorry to be chiming in so late, but I have a few points you may not have considered:

1. All these sites have associates programs that let you earn a small commission;
2. Of these, Amazon's is by far the stingiest, starting at about 6%. Powell's and Booksense are more generous, starting (I believe--too lazy to double check) at 7%;
3. If you link to Amazon, then Amazon runs the GIF of the book cover. It doesn't eat up YOUR bandwidth. This is a big deal if you do start to build a readership and they click like crazy (which librarians do--trust me on this one)
4. B&N makes you upload the cover image to your own computer, so when you put it on your blog, you eat up precious bandwidth. You should see what Powells and Booksense do--as I said, this could become a problem as your blog grows.
5. A lot of people who click through to Amazon buy other stuff besides books. I get commissions on everything--electronics, food, and yes, inevitably, porn.

I'm not trying to sway you one way or another--just pointing out some things I've learned along the way.

Cheers,
Anne



I've linked to Amazon.com for the plethora of info...

2007-03-17T12:42:00.000-07:00

I've linked to Amazon.com for the plethora of information, as you pointed out. Sometimes I'll link to an author's or illustrator's site, too, mainly if they have neat little features on their sites.