In a past year, I published an income statement for the blog, showing all the external funding. It was a long report that totaled $0.
Things have changed. Now I sell books through an Amazon Associate widget in the site sidebar. Sales are skyrocketing and the total receipts from book sales has reached the astronomical amount of $20.38.
I’ve been wondering just what to do with all the money, which at this level is paid with Amazon.com gift cards. This morning it became obvious what to do: I pre-ordered a copy of Barack Obama: the Story that will be released tomorrow. That way I can read the book and plow back information from it back into the web site to serve the folks who bought the books that paid for it.
I may need to re-think my editorial emphasis, though, to cater to visitors’ tastes better. Over 17% of sales were related to books about zombies.