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B&N Buy links broken

Barnes & Noble used to run their affiliate sales program through a third-party website, but they’ve now cancelled that agreement. As a result, all of the B&N “buy” links on this website go nowhere.

Sorry. Today’s non-writing writing work is replacing all of those links with direct non-affiliate links. I’ll also be stripping out the affiliate links to Kobo, even though those are still live. I don’t want to have to do this again if that affiliate loses their contract.

It’s not like I was actually making money from those affiliate links.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.



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Feb. 11th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
Wait, you didn't get any money from Kobo? I bought all of your books from there, they should have given you at least SOMETHING.

If you want to complain to them, I can give you my purchase records as proof they owe you.
Feb. 11th, 2016 02:16 am (UTC)
No, Kobo has been pretty good. It's the third-party affiliate company that has been worthless. I get basically nothing from those affiliate links.

But Kobo sends me decent checks. They're all right.
Feb. 11th, 2016 06:17 am (UTC)
B&N has signed up another third-party affiliate service -- or really, gone back to the one they used before Rakuten Linkshare. I think it's called Commission Junction; something like that, anyway.

There's code you can add that'll let it recognize Linkshare links as CJ links; I used that to switch all mine over.

If you don't want to bother, I don't blame you, but I went ahead and did it.
Feb. 11th, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
Rakuten was worth a dollar a month, or thereabouts, for both B&N and Kobo sales. I don't think it's worth it.
Feb. 11th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
...and I've just discovered that my kludge has stopped working. Sigh.
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