When writing blog posts, I often recommend books that I love and products that I’ve found useful in my library. In order to make it easy for my readers to examine these items online, I have been providing links to them on the Amazon website since 2009. I started doing this because it’s an especially good resource for previewing books, thanks to their “Look Inside” feature. In June of 2014, I became a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, “an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com.” This means that if you click on an Amazon link to an item in my blog, add it to your cart, and purchase it, I receive a small commission in the form of an Amazon gift card at no additional cost to you. If my posts introduce you to a book or product that you like well enough to buy, I appreciate you making the purchase via my links!