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Saturday, December 12, 2015

How you can help

As you've probably noticed, I've added an Amazon banner ad on the right sidebar. For years, people have been telling me that I should get an affiliate program going, considering how many people have bought books there in support of me, in support of Castalia House, or as the result of a book review. I simply never got around to it, being busy with rather more hands-on priorities, but as part of my effort to better maintain focus (and some much-needed external encouragement), I finally took the time to set it up.

I'm sure you know how it works. Not only will VP get credit for direct sales of the product linked, but also for any items you go on to purchase in that session from that particular entrance into Amazon. So, start your Christmas shopping here! It doesn't matter if you click on the banner ad or on one of the various book covers; the books under Castalia New Releases will always serve as a functional Amazon portal. Or you can click on the text link underneath them on the right: Amazon VD Page.

There have been a lot of changes in the last two years, but one thing that remains the same, and will always remain the same, is that the core blog content of multiple posts per day will remain free. Commenting will also remain as free and unmoderated as I can permit it to be without permitting the spammers, trolls, and monomaniacs to disrupt the discourse. You don't have to support VP by utilizing the associate program in order for this to continue because it will continue as it has been regardless, but the more you do, the more we can do.

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59 Comments:

Blogger IM2L844 December 12, 2015 11:40 AM  

This is good to know. I'm always needing some little something or other from Amazon. I'll go through here from now on.

Blogger AmyJ December 12, 2015 11:47 AM  

We buy at least one thing from Amazon per week, so we will definitely do this. Wish I had waited till now to do the bulk of our Christmas shopping!

Anonymous Viidad December 12, 2015 11:50 AM  

Good news - glad to hear it. It's a very worthwhile program.

Blogger Rye Bread December 12, 2015 12:01 PM  

Damn - I just bought a table saw from Amazon.

Blogger Tank December 12, 2015 12:03 PM  

Wish you had done this earlier in the Christmas season.

Anonymous Goodnight December 12, 2015 12:10 PM  

I still have Christmas shopping to do and will use your affiliate link.

Anonymous fish December 12, 2015 12:13 PM  

Damn - I just bought a table saw from Amazon.


Well buy another! It's the least you can do!

Blogger kurt9 December 12, 2015 12:30 PM  

I bought a copy of "Cuckservative" for my Kindle and just started reading it. So far, its quite good. I would not expect any different as I read "Return of the Great Depression" and found it good as well.

Blogger VD December 12, 2015 12:31 PM  

I bought a copy of "Cuckservative" for my Kindle and just started reading it. So far, its quite good.

Thanks, glad to hear it.

Blogger JACIII December 12, 2015 12:44 PM  

Monomaniacs.....

What? No more Wheeler?

Blogger LonestarWhacko December 12, 2015 12:50 PM  

Yeah, I'm a prime member. I'll support you. Reynolds has been doing Amazon for a while.

Blogger JAU December 12, 2015 12:56 PM  

Looks like I have a new portal, too bad for Lew Rockwell.

Anonymous TS December 12, 2015 1:10 PM  

"What? No more Wheeler?"

Wheeler will rise again from the muck of a Scottish lake far far away...

Blogger SciVo December 12, 2015 1:22 PM  

I've been taking it so slowly that I just finished chapter five, of which there was sadly only one (but at least there's a chapter six). Lots of food for thought.

Anonymous Stingray December 12, 2015 1:25 PM  

I just finished the bulk of my Christmas shopping this morning, just a couple of hours before this went up. However, we are prime members and will use this portal from now on. Thanks for everything, Vox.

Blogger Mom December 12, 2015 1:29 PM  

Good. VP will be my portal from now on.

Anonymous elmer t. jones December 12, 2015 1:47 PM  

Trying not to be a spammer but the few comments I have posted here have gotten a lot of traffic from your site. Thanks for tolerating me.

I posted an essay today that may be of interest to your readers about the new DoD SBIR solicitation which is making millions of dollars available for defense R&D. I describe how to get your fingers on some of that cash : http://wp.me/p6QFjS-4I

Blogger Floyd Looney December 12, 2015 1:50 PM  

I am told that those reading the site on mobiles can't even see the sidebar.

Anonymous Nxx December 12, 2015 1:50 PM  

Ran a test:

1. Went in and bought VD book off entry page list, Irrational Atheist

2. Went in, clicked on John C. Wright under "Customers also bought books by", got Count to Trillion

3. As above clicked Tom Kratman and got Countdown to Liberators

All 3 are books I was going to get anyway.

This will confirm whether or not Amazon registers purchases made away from entry page. All purchases made with android phone on chrome browser.

Blogger David The Good December 12, 2015 1:52 PM  

@Rye Bread

No worries. I think you may have bought it through my affiliate link - at least, someone bought a table saw the other day along with a copy of Grow or Die. Thank you, if that was you. My own Amazon Affiliate program links help pay my web hosting + a little extra.

Anonymous Nxx December 12, 2015 1:52 PM  

I am told that those reading the site on mobiles can't even see the sidebar

You can see the side bar if you scroll to bottom and click "web version"

Blogger maniacprovost December 12, 2015 1:58 PM  

Online shopping from a mobile phone should be a last resort anyway.

Much better to support VD than the wounded warrior project DB.

Blogger Dave December 12, 2015 2:37 PM  

No problem buying from mobile, works good with free Kindle app.

Blogger Dave December 12, 2015 2:42 PM  

@Nxx, did you happen to buy a used copy of "Count to Trillion"?

Tor boycott just sayin

Anonymous elmer t. jones December 12, 2015 2:45 PM  

In reading the latest SBIR solicitation I found an interesting topic calling for anatomically realistic female simulators to aid in training combat medics.

Can we push this viral? Please forward to your favorite journalists.

Army Prepares for Mass Female Casualties in Wake of DoD Women in Combat Ruling

http://wp.me/p6QFjS-54

Anonymous PaulR December 12, 2015 2:49 PM  

Good deal, we'll definitely use this.

Is there any other advantage to buying books on Amazon vs Castalia? Do authors get paid the same, for example?

Blogger newanubis December 12, 2015 2:50 PM  

Not allowing me to support this blog, for all these years has just been cruel. The path forever more shall be vp-amazon.

Blogger Beau December 12, 2015 3:06 PM  

VD to Amazon Portal+!

Blogger John Red Eagle December 12, 2015 3:16 PM  

Speaking of Cuckservative... Looks like there's a flame war going on in the comments section of the 'Beamer' hit-piece review.

Anonymous Nxx December 12, 2015 3:22 PM  

@Nxx, did you happen to buy a used copy of "Count to Trillion"?

Tor boycott just sayin


My bad. Will be more careful in the future.

Blogger IM2L844 December 12, 2015 3:22 PM  

...someone bought a table saw the other day along with a copy of Grow or Die.

You mean Vox is going to know every time I re-order a case of cocktail parasols?

Blogger Matamoros December 12, 2015 3:52 PM  

Just finished the Christianity and Cuckservatism chapter. On target!

Blogger Hazim December 12, 2015 3:53 PM  

My wife is a big amazon shopper but not a VP reader, I'll direct her to link from here for her shopping from now on. She'll gladly do it because she knows how much this place means to me. Thanks you for what you do here, Vox, you're an island of sanity in a sea of madness.

Anonymous VFM0054 December 12, 2015 4:12 PM  

Burrowing Owl is your standard SJW Boomer, no surprise Vox's stuff is so triggering for someone who retweets Michael Mann on his twitter as a credible source.

Anonymous VFM0054 December 12, 2015 4:17 PM  

@29 John Red Eagle
@34

That was for you, the dude is a Boomer pagan/atheist/claimed skeptic, who practices astrology and tarot, but is obviously totally rational.

Blogger VD December 12, 2015 4:26 PM  

You mean Vox is going to know every time I re-order a case of cocktail parasols?

I'll know someone did, I just won't know who.

Blogger Caedryn - VFM #54 December 12, 2015 4:36 PM  

Clearly it is the next level in encrypted communications: our purchases are linked to movement and action references as well as helping to funnel money to the war effort, all while looking like a bunch fruity drinkers. Brilliant!

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 12, 2015 5:23 PM  

You mean Vox is going to know every time I re-order a case of cocktail parasols?

Pfft.

As if the Supreme Dark Lord needs Amazon to scry your every thought and deed.

Typical Libra.

Blogger IM2L844 December 12, 2015 6:06 PM  

I'll know someone did, I just won't know who.

I guess you will now.

Typical Libra.

I don't believe in astronomy.

Blogger raphidae December 12, 2015 6:12 PM  

Does this work for amazon.co.uk (or else .de) for Europe? Do the .com and .co.uk share sessions?

Blogger Jack Aubrey December 12, 2015 6:16 PM  

I seem to have placed over 80 orders with Amazon so far this year. Will change bookmark to go thru portal. Remember me when you retire filthy rich.

Blogger Rye Bread December 12, 2015 6:21 PM  

@ David The Good

Glad to hear someone got credit!

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 12, 2015 6:32 PM  

I don't believe in astronomy

Personally, I'm not convinced the sun isn't just a huge lightbulb.

But... this gives me a convenient segue to talk about something I loved:

John C. Wright's most excellent action-fantasy novel SOMEWHITHER has an alternate universe where astrology is real, and the bad guys use it to control people in their creepy nightmare dystopia.

I read a lot of books, and SOMEWHITHER is the best damn SFF novel of 2015. It deserves its own film.

Blogger VD December 12, 2015 6:39 PM  

Does this work for amazon.co.uk (or else .de) for Europe? Do the .com and .co.uk share sessions?

No idea, sorry.

Blogger Markku December 12, 2015 6:43 PM  

I don't believe in astronomy.

You don't believe in naming stars.

That's... different.

Anonymous Nxx December 12, 2015 6:43 PM  

OT: Hawaiian Libertarian reviews Cuckservative

Playing the Red Card to Trump the Cucks

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 12, 2015 6:52 PM  

Markku - if astronomy is real, how come Steven Dawkings hasn't found proof of UFO's yet?

Blogger Markku December 12, 2015 7:03 PM  

Every time they find proof, they turn into identified flying objects, so as you can see the problem is elusive.

Blogger Dire Badger December 12, 2015 7:21 PM  

If I run a wish list through the portal, and later go on to purchase the item without using the portal (like some other account) does VP still get credit?

Blogger VD December 12, 2015 7:22 PM  

If I run a wish list through the portal, and later go on to purchase the item without using the portal (like some other account) does VP still get credit?

I don't believe so because it's not the same session.

Blogger Markku December 12, 2015 7:30 PM  

Yep, I'd wager many bottles of Koskenkorva that it won't work.

OpenID obsoleteman December 12, 2015 7:34 PM  

I just clicked on the link and there looks to be something wrong with your picture. It looks as if someone dotted your face/beard area with a pen.
Or is it me (my browser/computer)?

Blogger IM2L844 December 12, 2015 7:44 PM  

@43
Nicely done.

@45
Ha. Was it Asher or someone else who opened that whole Morning Star can of worms once? That was fun.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop December 12, 2015 7:50 PM  

@47. Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery

if astronomy is real, how come Steven Dawkings hasn't found proof of UFO's yet?

I see what you did. But Steven Hawking died around 1985 and the fake Hawking actor has to wear a tinfoil suit.

Blogger Buddy E. December 12, 2015 11:47 PM  

Honestly one of the best books I've read in a while. Seriously, if you ilk haven't read it, go. Now. P.S. VD. We "have absolutely no respect for" you? Please. It's precisely because we do that we give you such grief! ;)

Blogger SciVo December 13, 2015 5:09 AM  

Dammit Buddy E., you're not supposed to let him know that. Our job is to keep his head small.

Blogger SciVo December 13, 2015 5:15 AM  

Shit. I've said too much. Can't talk, got a message from Malwyn so there's somewhere I need to be.

Anonymous Hoss December 13, 2015 5:25 PM  

Wish this had popped up last week, but I've still got a few things that need ordered.

OpenID societyofamateurgentlemen December 13, 2015 8:27 PM  

Is there someway for me to replace my Amazon bookmark with one going through the affiliate portal or do I have to click an actual link on VP every time? Anyone?

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