Sunday, October 7, 2018

Seasonal reminder

The number of hours spent maintaining CWBA on a weekly basis represents more than a part-time job. I keep doing it because I have a deep passion for Civil War history and the books, past and present, that constitute our fund of knowledge. Every year, I look forward to new titles with keen anticipation. That said, I rely on small revenue streams that help, among other things, to justify the enormous time expenditures required to keep the site running. Unfortunately, like I've mentioned before, these continue to dwindle. Niche sites always struggle to gain interest from advertisers, and this one is no different. Affiliate referrals, the small fees the site receives from online orders made through the e-commerce links, have also fallen sharply (by almost 40% since 2017 alone), even with a growing readership.

So, how can you help? If you do your shopping online, the easiest way is to click on my Amazon links (present in most of my posts, usually in the form of text links associated with book titles) and shop to your heart's content from there. No matter what you order (it can be anything, not just books), a small percentage of the sale is returned to the site in the form of a referral fee. It costs you absolutely nothing beyond the effort to do so and is entirely private. Preorders count, too, although the fees are only credited when the item ships.

If you are so inclined, you can also donate directly using the PayPal donation button below. You do not need a PayPal account to give, and any amount is greatly appreciated.



(Note: Donations are not tax deductible)

Thank you in advance to anyone who chooses to participate. If you are outside the US and would like to donate, let me know if you are having any problems with the process.

2 comments:

  1. Drew: Thanks for the reminder. This site is a must-read for the many of us who suffer from an ACW obsession and need to be up to date on the latest that's being published. The reviews are always objective and knowledgeable. They also generally are the most thorough around (a fortunate result of publisher Wagenhoffer not imposing space limits on reviewer Wagenhoffer :) ) I have used the portal and it's just as easy as simply pulling up "favorites" and clicking on Amazon.

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    1. Thanks, John. Being my own editor often drives me crazy.

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