Kane's Bookblog

This is a blog of what's on my bookshelf. Everything expressed here is personal, and not affiliated with my employer.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

How Amazon works

My thinking is that if this site were to work, it would need a revenue stream. Advertising or affiliate feedback. Maybe we could allow users to keep all the revenue from their own affiliate links with Amazon and BN. Problem is ... people with lots of traffic would wise up and leave our hub.

So ... what are we developing here? A unique site, or an open standard? Well, it doesn't matter to me either way. If this effort accelerates the developement of a standard, that's fine, so long as I can get my friends to use it! My selfish intent here is to stay up to speed on the reading habits of my many pals around this pale blue dot, not to get rich.

OK, so here is how Amazon's affiliate program works. Actually, they call it Amazon Associates.

I just registered. Let's test with the next blog on WILD SHEEP CHASE...


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