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Amazon booted me so I'm looking for a new substitute
pele

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 6:22 am on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Looking into Barnes & Noble affiliate program anyone use that? Curious how it works.
Thanks!

 

purplecape

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 7:27 pm on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I used it years ago, and was then similar to Amazon, but with fewer bells and whistles. Unfortunately didn't convert as well, so I dropped it. Another possible book affiliate is Powell's.

pele

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 10:41 pm on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks! I'll check into that one. I don't need bells and whistles. I only need text links because I have lots of info and list books on my site. I'll just add the links to my own images and text. I deleted everything Amazon off my site. Amazon is hating RI, NC and HI right now. After the way they treated all of us I'm not likely to work with them again even if the states back off. It took me over 6 hours to remove every trace of them off my site.
I've never worked with the GAN thing so not sure if I want to get that involved using B&N.

pele

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3943836 posted 11:05 pm on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Powell's looks great! 7.5 as opposed to 6 at B&N.
THANKS!
:)

purplecape

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 2:17 pm on Jul 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I like Powell's because they are an independent, and they carry used books--unfortunately they converted even worse for me than B&N did, and I dropped them.

Another choice is IndieBound, which is an umbrella program of the American Booksellers Association, which gives people the opportunity to shop online and then pick up the book at their nearest independent bookstore.

purplecape

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 2:17 pm on Jul 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I like Powell's because they are an independent, and they carry used books--unfortunately they converted even worse for me than B&N did, and I dropped them.

Another choice is IndieBound, which is an umbrella program of the American Booksellers Association, which gives people the opportunity to shop online and then pick up the book at their nearest independent bookstore.

Let us know how you do....

eutychus

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 5:09 pm on Jul 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

PURPLECAPE:
"I used it [Barnes and Noble] years ago, and was then similar to Amazon, but with fewer bells and whistles. Unfortunately didn't convert as well, so I dropped it. Another possible book affiliate is Powell's."

I assume that Barnes and Noble's brick and mortar presence already requires them to ship with (say NC) sales tax. While Amazon would be shipping tax free. This certainly would affect the conversion rate.

Amazon will still be a powerfull force on the net without an affiliate program. But their presence must surely be affected negatively by loosing us. Which of course would make Barnes look and perhaps convert better than before.

Am I correct in assuming Barnes must already pay tax on NC et al deliveries?

purplecape

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Msg#: 3943836 posted 5:05 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

"Which of course would make Barnes look and perhaps convert better than before."

Not necessarily. If B&N acquires a lot of new affiliates due to defections from Amazon, there might be a dilution effect...

Re paying tax, check B&N's shipping info. They should give info on that there.

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