Jules Jones

Yog's Law: Money flows *towards* the author

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I never buy from Amazon. If I can't find it somewhere else, I do without.

Problem is, I know from my own sales reports just how many people are the opposite -- if it's not available on Amazon, they don't bother going elsewhere.

Myself, I link to Powell's or Bookshop Santa Cruz, but I am in the US. Does the UK have a bookstore with a similar online presence?

The problem for me with Powells is that I used to do B&N and Powells links as well -- and I could see from my affiliate reports that people only ever bought from Amazon. It's actually quite a lot of effort to get multiple links, especially if you want to use affiliate links (which I do, for the tracking rather than the paltry affiliate income).

I also used to copy my reviews to Powells, but that became more effort than it was worth because of their website/account design. And then I acquired a stalker who felt the need to go round downrating all of my reviews...

For hardcore bibliophiles, it's Foyles, but most people would go to a chain. I'd normally go to Waterstones in the UK, but they've gone with Kindle for their ebook hardware of choice. WHSmith push Kobo (and are where I got mine from), so are probably the best option from that perspective. Blackwell's are another option, but I'm not sure what they're doing for ebook hardware now that Nook's in the process of dying.

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