[FATFREE Home] [Recipe Archive] [About the Mailing List and how to join]
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

admin: opinions on online booksellers sought

Hi folks, your list admin here,
I am considering adding some links to online booksellers to the
fatfree.com web site.  Both Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com offer
programs where the sponsoring site can earn commissions on book sales
made through links on the web site.

I figured this would be a good way to make it easy for folks to order
cookbooks and other low fat, vegetarian, or health oriented books that
are frequently recommended by folks here and at the same time, help
support the functioning of this list financially (the full-time
connection that supports this list costs about $60/month).

I can choose only one online bookseller and am seeking your opinions
on whether amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com would be a better
choice. amazon.com would give fatfree a 15% commission for all books
bought through individually linked recommendations on my site and
barnesandnoble.com would give only 5%, but the 5% would be paid on all
books ordered after following a link from my site (not just the books
specially highlighted at fatfree.com -- this seems like the much
better deal).

But, the percentage and exact policy isn't most important to me, I'd
like to choose whichever bookseller is most popular with readers here.
Do any of you have a preference between amazon.com and
barnesandnoble.com? Myself, I've only ordered from barnesandnoble.com
and so would be inclined to go with them.  But, if folks generally
prefer amazon, I'd be more inclined to choose them.

Your advice and comments are most welcome.  Please send them privately
to me at artemis@xxxxxxxxxx  


Michelle Dick       artemis@xxxxxxxxx       East Palo Alto, CA
          Owner, FATFREE Vegetarian Mailing List