Out of the Amazon

Locus Online was one of the casualties when Amazon cut ties to its California affiliates to avoid having to comply with changes in the state’s sales tax collection laws.

Mark R. Kelly explains the conflict on his blog. He also satisfies fans’ curiosity about how much it’s worth for a big portal like Locus Online to be an affiliate:

These commissions are typically $200-300 a month. Nothing like living wages, but enough to cover my personal book expenses, in most months.

Kelly ends by musing about ways to get back on the gravy train.

One solution would be to move to a new state. Or rehost the website’s affiliation in some other state, somehow. Hmm.

Is there such a thing as a Swiss internet account?