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PayPal and Amazon Buttons 
16th-Apr-2009 06:45 pm
At Vicki's
Up to now, Mill City Press has been fulfilling orders for The Bird Shaman as they come in, charging me for the service, the freight, and also a "1st item picked" fee, whatever that is. But pretty soon my fulfillment agreement with the press will expire, so I'll have to find other ways of making copies available to people.

Amazon should be easy enough. A friend of mine plays in a band that has recorded a couple of CD's; he sends them directly to Amazon, and Amazon sells them and pays him. (Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Pleasure-Peach-Pie-Band/dp/B000KG5HX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid My friend, a jazz violinist, is the one with the beard.) He can tell me how to set that up.

But I also want people to be able to buy copies from me directly. To that end Marty Halpern, who manages my website, suggested putting a PayPal button on the site. Marty also figured out how to add a menu box where the buyer can specify whether s/he wants the book inscribed. While we were at it, we made me an Amazon Associate and switched out Mill City's Amazon button to one supplied by Amazon to its associate members, complete with a little customizable graphic of the cover. You probably know this, but being an associate means you get paid a little bit when somebody buys the book through the website link.

The buttons just went live today and I think they look very cool--indeed, all but irresistible: http://www.judithmoffett.com

Waiting now for the orders to come pouring in . . .
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