You guys know that the FTC has required bloggers to disclose affiliate relationships, right? Well, in typical fashion, they've made what I think is a great policy, but haven't told us what to say. So, I'm doing my best to sum it up here: Amazon pays me a commission for advertising their products (books included) on this site if a reader clicks the link and buys something. So do the entities listed in the sidebar under "my sponsors" including Layla Grayce, Littman Brothers, the stores on the ShopStyle ads, and others ( as time goes on I may add more). They do not pay me anything if you click over and don't buy within a certain amount of time (usually 30-60 days). Google, Chitika, and similar companies pay me every time a reader clicks on a certain ads, usually a penny I think(!) whether she buys something or not. Other sponsors have paid to have their photos, ads, or words placed on the site. I hope that covers it -- please email me any time if you have questions!
Amazon wants me to add this, although I think it could be better written :) I (Stacy Curran and/or Conspicuous Style) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.