Forwarding from SFC in case anyone thinks this looks interesting.
(I'm guessing it wouldn't generate enough revenue for us to be worth the
trouble, but I certainly could be wrong.)
----- Forwarded message from Tony Sebro <tony@...41...> -----
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:01:39 -0400
From: Tony Sebro <tony@...41...>
Subject: new fundraising opportunity: using Amazon Affiliate links
Conservancy has created an Amazon Associates account we can use to
create Amazon Affiliate links for Projects to use. Projects can place
affiliate links on their websites to point to
project-related/mission-related books available for purchase on
Amazon. When visitors use those links to visit Amazon.com
purchases, Amazon sends a royalty back, thereby creating another
fundraising revenue stream for the Projects.
For more information about the Amazon Associates program, visit
If your project is interested in creating an affiliate link for one or
more books, please send the following information to
* URL for each book for sale on Amazon.com
* URL(s) for the project web page(s) that will feature the affiliate link(s)
We'll then send you the Amazon-generated HTML needed to create the link.
* The books have to be project- or mission-related. In other words,
you can't link to /The Hunger Games/ just to generate traffic and
* Linking to non-book items is more complicated. If you want to link
to a non-book item that you feel is mission-related, let Conservancy
know; we'll then determine whether we can create a link that complies
with Amazon's terms and conditions and IRS guidelines.
* Lastly (IMPORTANT): _Project pages cannot host affiliate links
created with third-party or personal Amazon accounts_. The IRS
forbids the use of Project resources for personal fundraising. So, if
there are any legacy affiliate links of this nature anywhere on your
Project's websites (or wikis, or fora, for that matter), please remove
them. The only affiliate links on Project websites should be ones
created by Conservancy's affiliate account.
If you have any questions about the process, please direct them to
<amazon@...41...>, and Bradley or I will get back to you.
Tony Sebro, General Counsel, Software Freedom Conservancy
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