April 30, 2009

Thank You, Amazon Shoppers!

As most of you know, I'm an Amazon Associate. When you, my readers, click on a hyperlinked book title, cd, image of a book cover, etc. and then proceed to purchase that item, I earn a small bit of pocket change. I also earn a referral fee when someone clicks through to Amazon and places an order for something even if I haven't linked to it. Last year I earned a whopping $150. Most of the earnings average somewhere under a dollar, but occasionally, someone will order a large ticket item (all of which I can view under my earnings/order reports). For example, last year I had orders for these items:

Kindle ($39.90*)
iPod ($9.56*)
A History of Byzantine Literature ($7.08*)

Today, I discovered that someone has purchased a beautiful Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only). This is not an inexpensive camera! My earnings amount to $107.56 for this single item!

I never know the identity of those who place orders through my blog, but I'd like to send out a huge thank you to the buyer of this camera. You've made my day! And, I hope you get great enjoyment out of your new camera!

*my earnings


  1. That is too cool.

  2. From now on, I'll go to Amazon via your page.

  3. Wow, that's awesome! Both the money you earned and the camera... lol I have a nice camera, though, so I really don't need to look at others!

  4. That's awesome! Isn't amazon cancelling their associates earnings program? I got an email and had just signed up and was disapointed. I will support the Indiebound bookstores now.

  5. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Oooh, that's extra lipstick money for sure! I tried signing up for that associates thing, but I didn't want to get all involved with sending my tax ID, etc. I'm glad you're getting extra money, though!

  6. Lisa - I thought so!

    Bybee - Aww, thanks. You certainly don't have to, but I appreciate any extra effort on your part. Thanks, Bybee.

    Kailana - Isn't it, though?! I have a very nice camera, too. It's an Olympus. You can see the back of it in my sidebar up near the top of my blog. Clicking on the camera (in the sidebar) to visit my photoblog, if you like. :)

    Red lady-Bonnie - I haven't heard anything about Amazon cancelling their associate program. And I try to support all bookstores. Indie's when I'm traveling, B&N (I work there) and Amazon.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I popped over to yours and see you enjoyed The Laws of Harmony as much as I did. I've got you bookmarked and will return for future visits.

    Bellezza - Or more books. ;)

  7. Wow! What are you going to spend it on? Books?

  8. That's awesome! I always make sure to order from Amazon via a blogger's links, no matter what I'm purchasing. It's my way of giving back to the book blogging community.

  9. Gwendolyn B. - Probably not books since I already have far too many of those! I bought some new clothes this week, so I guess that's it! :)

    Ruth - You're a great blogger to do this. Thanks!

  10. I almost fainted and thought you had gotten this lovely new camera :)

    That's so wonderful and yes, what will you buy with that bit of book money? :)

  11. Iliana - Nope, I already have a very nice camera. However, I wouldn't mind another lens or two. The Amazon money probably won't cover that, though, so I guess I'll get some new summer clothes.


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