I love my Amazon Associates ads. They grant me complete customization powers so I can only advertise things that I actually want my readers to buy. I get money any time someone follows my links to Amazon and buys something. I’ve always thought of them as a great way to point readers to things that I really want them to buy.
I was shocked, then, when I read my email this morning.
Amazon is no longer going to allow Minnesotans to be Amazon Associates. We’re kicked out of the club. We have been excommunicated from her loving fold, set adrift to fend for ourselves.
They say, “We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective June 30, 2013.”
They go on to explain how this is due to an evil Mark Dayton and his unconstitutional signing of an unconstitutional piece of tax legislation, which is, in their words, unconstitutional.
The Amazonians really don’t like that new tax law. They promise a return of my account once Congress and I pass some sort of federal Marketplace Fairness Act.
I’m seriously considering writing an email to my close, personal friend Al Franken about it.
That’s probably not going to happen, though.
So, if you’ve been considering buying Mice and Mystics (which you should, even if you already own a copy), then please make sure you click that link before June 30th.
I’m talking to you, Al Franken. Seriously, you’ll love it.
After that I guess I’ll have to figure out another way to share my favorite games and books.