Some might remember that I was an Amazon affiliate. In fact, I mentioned it a few times before in my blogs as well. I didn't sell a single book during those days and as the widget slowed down the loading speed of my blog, I decided to remove it.
For a very long time after that, I didn't bother promoting any book in my blog. It is not as if people come to my blog to buy books, right? Also, it seemed like a lot of work to make a little bit of money which is not my blog's objective anyway.
Of course, now, I am an affiliate of BetterWorldBooks which is a social enterprise. We have the option to buy pre-owned books which could otherwise end up in landfills or incinerators. We are helping BetterWorldBooks with programs to train teachers and build schools and libraries. We are helping them to improve literacy amongst the underpriviledged.
I told a friend all these earlier when she giggled at the fact that for every book sold for $10.00 through ASSI, I get $0.50. So little, she said. Of course, some other companies might pay more commission but I like the idea that encouraging readers to buy from BetterWorldBooks is doing some good for other people who need a helping hand in life.
I was sent an email a few days ago to inform me that for every book that is purchased from BetterWorldBooks, a book will be donated to the underpriviledged. For every book we buy, pre-owned or new, some less fortunate child will be given a book. I really like this idea.
So, if you are thinking of shopping for books for yourself, family or friends, visit BetterWorldBooks to see if they have what you want and you will be doing good at the same time.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Recommended books for FA and TA.