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Javaranch kickback

 
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Is there a way to give JavaRanch a kickback for buying a book that is not pictured in your ad banners? In particular, I am planning to get the second Core Java book. (Of course, if there is a picture of that particular book somewhere I haven't noticed, please let me know where to look.)
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If you click on any of the books and then mosey over to another book and buy that, JavaRanch gets a kickback, although it is a smaller kickback.
Angela has offered to do some work on the bunkhouse page (book reviews) and it sounds like we might start having a lot more books listed there very soon.
 
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Thanks Paul. I need to buy some books through JavaRanch, because it was directly responsible for me finding a job.
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Coolness Paul!
Angela Poynton has agreed to update the bunkhouse pages so there are more books you can get to from there (meaning more kickbacks for us!) Plus, we're starting a program where moderators get free books for reviewing them, so you can get better info on selections.
 
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Hey Paul,
Great news about the job ... i guess you need to modify your profile and put in your new position instead of "unemployed"!
I just realised you are the first success story (that I know of at least) from "Jobs Wanted" one of the forums I moderate! I feel really proud that it actually worked for you! I think it may also have had something to do with Paul encouraging recruiters to visit the site as well!
The Bunkhouse should be full of new books very very soon! What book were you looking to buy? I'll see if I can get it reviewed!
[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited October 27, 2000).]
 
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Let me know what your experience is like with buying books over the net. I'm trying to get a feeling for who has the best service.
 
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Amazon is a breeze but then so is Fatbrain. Amazon is good because it has many reviews of technical books.
And I would love to review books!
 
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Is there anyway that I can tell Amazon that I bought books because of JavaRanch, even though I forgot to use their links (sorry!!). I have bought quite a few lately and most I read about here in some way first.
 
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I don't think so. Oh well!
 
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Cindy, the answer is no. But maybe to make up for it, when you buy some non-technical books from them, you can start it off from JavaRanch!
 
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Can we do that? That is, to order non-technical books from Amazon.com through JavaRanch and there will be kickback? I'd like to know because I'm thinking about getting a couple of books from them.
 
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Yeah just click on any of the links to Amazon in Javaranch and navigate you way to the book you want ... Javaranch will get a kick back although not as big as a direct link!
If you're looking for a technical book that isn't already listed in The Bunkhouse please e-mail bunkhouse@javaranch.com so I can see about getting it reviewed and listed!
 
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If you order a book by clicking on a link for that book, JavaRanch gets 15%. If you order any other book once you link in, JavaRanch gets 5%. So, if you want to order three books that are on a JavaRanch page, click on the link, add it to your shopping cart, then come back to JavaRanch and do the same for the second book. Otherwise, JavaRanch gets 15% for the first and 5% for the second.
If you order any other products (CD's, Videos, Toys, etc) JavaRanch gets a varying percentage.
 
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"If you order a book by clicking on a link for that book, JavaRanch gets 15%." -- I wish!
Amazon has this weird thing where they will sometimes give 15%. I can't keep up with all their wacky rules, but it sure isn't consistant.
The minimum they pay is 5%. Which most stuff ends up being.
But the rest is true. Direct links might pay up to 15% while anything else pays 5%. Still, it helps us pay the bills!
 
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I should clarify about the 15%. It has to be a book discounted at between 10% and 30% off the publisher's list price. I think that most technical books that are currently displayed at JavaRanch fall into that category.
Here is where the problem is: You see the book "Instant Java" and think you might like it. You click the link and go to the amazon page. There you see a link for a book called "Better Instant Java". You click the link and buy that book. JavaRanch gets 5% even if "Better Instant Java" is a book listed on JavaRanch. I know that from my own site, my income would at least double if everyone used the direct links.
 
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Yup!
When I buy the books myself, I'll do all sorts of wacky stuff to make it the first link. And when I check the stats later I'll see that one book out of four gave me 15%.
The amazon affiliate thing is pretty cool. I just wish that their service was better.
 
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You guys are very devious
I definitely see some amazon books under the christmas tree for the kids this year!!
Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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