Dayna was a great woman, a kind woman. Some might say a generous woman. Her generosity showed when she ordered a dozen or whatever blue orchids on Amazon the day before Mother's Day and forgot to write in the "Do you want to attach a note?" box. Her mother was thrilled by the flowers, but confused by their delivery.
"Who sent these to me?" her mother had wondered. "There's no note attached."
Dayna was unreachable by phone that day because the used phone charger she had ordered from iXCC, $3.99 shipping, had not arrived yet. She kept missing the delivery. Her phone was dead so she couldn't call USPS to [...]
Nicole: Hm. How much do we actually make from Amazon Affiliates? Because I've gotten some nudges from readers (and there's also this thing Emily Gould wrote) about the merits of linking to Goodreads instead (or a better option if it arises). I really love Amazon, and I find it very convenient, so this is just thinking out loud about possibilities … any thoughts?
Edith: This part in Emily's piece stuck out to me:
A lot of literary sites always link to Amazon because by doing this they get some amount of money via the Amazon Affiliates program. I believe that these sites should reevaluate their business models.
She doesn't [...]
So, Amazon has this new thing that allows you to deflect awful gifts and turn them into gift certificates without the so-and-so who got them for you knowing about it and being offended. It's called a "gift conversion system," and it's not quite ready yet.