The webpages I provide are a free service. But should you feel the urge to contribute to the cost of my efforts in maintaining their content, you're welcome to do so by buying your next books or music CDs at one of Amazon's stores. They pay a few percent in referral fees to me for anything bought by buyers who entered their sites from here. This makes the purchase of, for example, a £10 book equivalent to the micropayments for a full year's worth of maintenance of these pages.
Information on international shipping may prove useful.
As this is fully anonymous, I won't know whom to thank, but you have my thanks anyway. I'd also like to thank Jakob Nielsen, who provided the ideal affiliate text at useit.com, which I have liberally adopted. It's another worthy cause you could choose to support. But then, so is the NTK book review, and linking to these sites is a sure-fire way to make sure that I don't make any money on commissions. Which I haven't - yet. Jakob provides interesting thoughts on affiliate programmes such as this.
Of course, what you should really do is sign up as an affiliate yourself; then you can give yourself money every time you buy a book through yourself, which is why I knocked this up for myself in the first place. However, as of April 1999 amazon.co.uk have begun pointing out:
Firstly, I have noticed recently that several orders have been placed for items from Amazon.co.uk by associates through their own accounts. Please understand this is not allowed as is stated in Section 4 of the Operating Agreement. Such orders may result in the withholding of referral fees....so you need to find a friend and scratch each others' backs. But if you're not willing to do that, passing on the opportunity (to me! to me!) or to another worthy cause seems reasonable enough.
Speaking of worthy causes, you may also wish to examine FoRK book recommendations or compare prices with AddALL.
A search facility for Barnes & Noble is also provided.
Many people have reservations about referrals; I'd certainly find referrals without warning of profit motive to be distasteful.