Nov 242013
 

You may not care, but just in case you do —

I am an Apple iBooks affiliate, so I get a small percentage every time you buy
one of my books from Apple if you get there through one of my affiliate links.

Not surprisingly, every Apple iBooks link on this site is one of my affiliate
links.

However, all book covers are linked to the Amazon book sales page, because most
people buy from Amazon.

When I started this blog, I was an Amazon affiliate, and all links were my
affiliate links.

In August 2013, my state’s governor (who sure won’t ever get my vote for anything)
signed an Internet sales tax law. That means residents of my state are no longer
allowed to be Amazon affiliates.

Therefore, I had to change the links to ordinary links.

A few weeks ago I listened to a video by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, about
how to be a bestseller on Apple iBooks. He pointed out writers should include
links to all the etailers that carry their books, because, although most readers
shop at Amazon, many do not.

That made sense to me. It took me a while to implement, but now I’ve got links
for all my novels for all Amazon stores to date, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords,
and the Apple iBooks.

The short stories have only the US Amazon link, plus B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, and
Apple iBooks.

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