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Shop Amazon and help the Bookshelf!
As GLBT Bookshelf grows and develops, it needs more funding to keep it going, and those bucks have to come from somewhere! In the early days of the wiki we thought, "Members will be making donations, that'll have it covered!" This turned out to be somewhat naive, and we soon discovered how thin on the ground donations can be!
However -- we also discovered the perfect way to fund the Bookshelf...
Let Amazon (yes, Amazon!) fund it for us!
So, how's this work? Well, in fact, it's dead simple. We opened an Amazon Affiliate Account. For every transaction processed through that account, using the special tracking ID provided, they pay from 4% - 6.5% of the sale vale to the Bookshelf. There's only two catches. One: transactions have to be finalized within 24 hours, because the Big A sets a 24 hour cookie, so anyone who didn't finish off their order inside of a day will still get their goods, but the Bookshelf won't benefit. Two: Bookshelf members have to see how great an idea this is, and agree to start their shopping on one of our special pages...
Just start their shopping, not finish it! You don't have to buy one single thing listed on any of our pages!! The only thing you need to do is to start your Amazon spree from any of our links, and then complete the transaction before the same time tomorrow. When you get to Amazon from one of our links, your shopping cart ought to be empty, and if it isn't -- tip anything out of it that you don't want in there at checkout time.
And that's all there is to it. Just start your shopping from this page, or any page carrying the special logo you see right here. If even half of our regular Bookshelf's members could remember to do this even half of the time, GLBT Bookshelf would have all the funding it'll ever need to grow and flourish.
We're sure you'll be in this, because it's not going to cost you a nickel. You're on your way to Amazon to buy goodies already, right? So why not maneuver The Big A right where we want them, so that up to 6.5% of your transaction (not counting postage, of course) will come to the Bookshelf, and pay for the nurturing and fostering of a GLBT community? So thanks for your help here! Look out for pages carrying the special symbol (above), and -- happy shopping!
At this moment we're also investigating how to add a Google Toolbar button for you folks who surf, and shop, via these toolbars and buttons. Bear with is while we get this figured out...
Here's the special symbol to be watching out for, above...
So, what can you buy from Amazon, and have them fund the wiki for us?
Anything! Anything at all.
We've put together a few pages of goodies that might tickle your fancey, but we stress -- no one has to buy anything from our pages. Not a thing. All you have to do is start your shopping from any of our links, and let the tracking ID supplied by the Amazon engine do the rest. You could click a link to buy a taxidermed elephant ... just dump it out of your cart at checkout time.
So -- where to start?
Links to the pages where our Amazon Affiliate widgets live! Here goes:
Here's our page of Kindle eBook picks...
Here's our page of Amazon paperback picks...
Here's our Department Store page -- gift cards, ebook readers, USB goodies, smart cards, cool camera,movies, music, games machines...
...and remember, wherever you see the symbol, above, on a page, you know that all of the widgets on that page belong to the Bookshelf. So you know where about 6% of your Amazon dollar is going. Right here!
And if you fancy more to browse, have you seen our bookstore? Sure, we sell a lot of PDFs there (and in fact your Kindle will happily ready PDFs...) but most of the titles sold through the store are Kindle ebooks, and all of those sales return about 6% to the Bookshelf too.
Check this out:
And that's all there is to it. No hidden catches, no charges, no nuthin', just the shopping you were going to do anyway, and a handy detour for about 6% of those dollars, binging them out of Amazon country and into a growing GLBT online community that needs 'em, and can benefit from 'em, big time.
Thanks to all
from the staff at GLBT Bookshelf!