Saturday, February 03, 2007

Amazon Links

I'm trying to see what Amazon links look like now. I've had an Amazon affiliate account for years, but I have barely ever used it. I used to just throw my associate ID ("thievco") onto links, but it looks like that changed probably around 2004. Amazon sent me a quarterly report email the other day, so I thought I would look into it. I plan to mention books frequently, and I'm not at all above throwing on my associate ID. But I wanted to see how it was going to look.

Here's one for my latest book, which is now in print and in stock:

Let's see how that looks. I may twiddle this post, apologies if it shows up in a feed multiple times. Of course, this is all javascripty, so if you're reading this in an RSS reader, you probably don't see it at all. Don't worry, I'll do a proper post in the near future where I shill my latest book the right way.

Update: Whoops! I was wrong. I found the right report, and I did get some hits from the old-style affiliate links. I put a link somewhere, and two people bought a book based on that. I have earned 83 cents this year so far. Thank you for the support. ;)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazon cancelled my associates account so I couldn't earn the commission on my order I placed today. So I used your link to order 2 copies of Microsoft office. Would love to work out a deal with you to split the commission on purchases I make through your link.