Thoughts on Amazon Associate links?
I've added a book list to the CAMEL, and used my Amazon Associate account on the links. For those who don't know, Amazon has an associate program where you sign up, build links on your web pages, then get a percentage on any sales generated from the links (the items cost the same to the user).
I'm okay with Associates links. I actually participated and got paid about $75 or $80 before I decided to stop using it (I was writing reviews of CDs and linking to the CD on Amazon with my Associates account).
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
I use the assoicates program for their web services bit. I am guessing it is the same if u want to write a review.
I haven't seen (m)any complaints.
The only thing that annoys me about them, is that they only link to amazon.com, or amazon.co.uk. Being english, I buy my books from .co.uk, but I can't 'affliate-buy' through Joel because it takes me to .com.
I'm in the U.S. but I buy a fair number from .co.uk, because they tend to have better prices on those computer books which are also used as textbooks; some are half as much (though still brand new) on .co.uk as they are on .com. Even with shipping charges it's cheaper.
I'm the opposite for one off computer books I tend to use Uk firms (either Amazon.co.uk or compman.co.uk ). For large orders (6 books plus) which I tend to do once or twice a year I've found bookpool.com (even after an extortiant dhl delivery charge) to be cheaper.
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