Books, and Amazon

Regular readers will have noticed that I am reviewing a lot more books lately.
Since buying a Kindle Fire tablet for myself last Christmas, I have got back into reading.

As well as reviewing most books that I buy outside of blogging, I have also reviewed those of some fellow bloggers.
At the end of the review, I always add a buying link.
And that is usually an Amazon link, as they are the only suppliers of Kindle versions, which are generally the cheapest option.

But in case anyone was wondering…

*I am not affiliated to Amazon in any way, and receive no commission from any books bought via those links.

*I have paid for every book I have ever reviewed, even turning down the offer of free copies from blogging friends.

*I rarely pay more than Β£1.99 for a book, usually just 99 p.

*I still buy some paperback and hardback books second-hand, mostly through Amazon Marketplace sellers.

*I wouldn’t like any of you to think that I use those book reviews as a source of income, however small that would be.

*They are all 100% genuine reviews, so you can rest assured that I meant what I said, even if I gave a book the equivalent of five stars.

I just wanted everyone to know. πŸ™‚

69 thoughts on “Books, and Amazon

  1. Nice to see the notice, however, I will say, I personally do not have a problem with folks offsetting their time/infrastructure costs by having an affiliate account that provides some income for things they use themselves, recommend, etc. This is a frequent topic in both the blogging and website provider world – and, in the end, I still like the perspective shared some time ago by Carrie Dills – https://carriedils.com/the-great-affiliate-experiment/

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      1. :). Carrie did another post about “Affilate Disclosure’ – she stated on that page that while she had striven to make clear what were affiliate links, the FTC had determine most shoppers were hapless turtles, and so more was needed – – LOL – I do know, when I’m reading reviews at amazon, the first thing I do is sort the reviews by “most recent” and from “verified purchasers’ before ever I start reading – – πŸ™‚

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  2. I don’t earn any money from my reviews either Pete but that’s indeed good to mention. Blogging is rather costing me a lot of money but I won’t complain as this is common for many hobbies so …

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                    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ aww, that’s so cute. Nobody needs to be from the emo generation to use emoji. Thank you so much for more. Here are some more from me too) πŸ™‚βœŒπŸ€ͺπŸ₯΄πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ‘»

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                    1. Irony or no irony I just try to be happy with every little thing that I like. It’s great seeing Ollie gave you have some. One day please show your humour. Will be waiting for that day. πŸ™‚βœŒ

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  3. Heyy, it doesn’t matter if you are affiliated or not. We all know you are an honest and trustworthy gentleman. And if you want to earn money nobody can stop you. I am affiliated with amazon but whenever I find any of its books disgusting I write it. Sometimes money is not everything. I am affiliated so that I can get proper links and upcoming books news. Dw. Nobody can think bad about you. πŸ™‚βœŒ

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      1. You are most welcome. It’s good but you know we all know that you know that you are a nice guy. I love knowing knowledgable stuff because it makes me so annoying. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ today i am going bonkers. πŸ˜‚

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          1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚that was a great one. I am actually happy because I am trying my best to understand The Time Machine by HG Wells and I am terribly failing at it. So yeah going bonkers with knowing annoyingly knowledgeable knowledge. When you understand what i wrote do tell me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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                  1. Then I am reading it😁. I am on chapter 2 of my novel and I am completely lost. Wandering somewhere. πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I will read it as soon as I am done with this book and a huge migraine pain this book brings. 😀

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                    1. That last sentence saved you from getting the deadly Indian stare which in itself is stranger than anything in this world. I feel like I am in my school’s science class. πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜΅πŸ˜–πŸ₯΄

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                    2. It’s the basilisk stare. It doesn’t stupefy you, it terrifies you to death😈😠 Btw I am just joking. I am bored and need someone to talk to. And who could be better than you. Is there anyone?? Recommend that person I will get off your back and also your comments section won’t be filled with nonsense πŸ‘»

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                    3. You can talk to me anytime you want to, Suzan. There might be some delays in replying, as I am preparing dinner… πŸ™‚
                      Of course, I could not suggest anyone better than me! πŸ™‚
                      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. I have my KIndle with my political history books for when I am away from the PC…..and I also use Amazon….it is how I replaced many of my books lost in Katrina at about one tenth of what I paid originally…..chuq

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