Last week I started seeing posts from lit bloggers about the book retailer information at Buyblue.org that shows most of Amazon’s political donations went to Republicans. Now some folks are rethinking their use of Amazon links and are switching to other online bookstores.
It’s true that I’m a lot more used to linking to Amazon, and while I don’t know if I’ll drop the practice entirely, the least I can do is make it easier for the rest of you to choose other places. Plus I love supporting independent booksellers. Thus:
I’m Not the New Me at Booksense. (You enter your zip code and it takes you right to the site of an independent bookstore in your area.)
This might totally blow my Amazon sales ranking, but then, more than one kind author person has told me lately that if I pay too much attention to those numbers I could go blind and/or insane and maybe even get hairy palms.