Friday, July 24, 22:02 CDT
The Amazon.com Associates Program, if you haven't heard of it, is a brilliant piece of marketing. It lets people link to books on Amazon, and if someone happens to follow one of their links and buy a book, they receive a small fraction of the sales.
Obviously the only way anyone (aside from Amazon.com) will make any money on this is if they have a reasonably high traffic site, and put some real effort into selling books. Which of course means there's not much reason for someone like me to join, since there's not the faintest chance anyone will ever buy a book off this page.
I joined anyway, mostly because I think the idea is pretty cool, and because it's nice to be able to link directly to a book.