Tuesday, December 8, 2009

For regulars: Might sometimes see "buy" links here

I've so far avoided advertising of any kind here, & I continue to believe any earnings it can give me cannot augment my normal income (from writing computer software) in any meaningful way. I may be wrong, but we will see. While I'm not averse to earning money, the beneficiary registered with my just created Amazon Associate account is actually someone other than me.

Main reason driving this is my own ... sort of ... guilt feeling. I post too many links to free fiction, & while I'm not about to reduce that in any way, I think it's reasonable if the author or publisher benefits too. So even free fiction posts will likely have corresponding "buy" links (in addition to free download links) - hopefully, in a way that doesn't get in the way.

If you are an author or publisher & some of your stuff I've posted on can also be brought at Amazon, let me know via comments or privately, & I'll be happy to link.

Caution: For the moment, I see this activity as an experiment. If adding these "buy" links takes too much time, I might stop this anyway.