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.
Obviously, birthers are in no danger from zombies.
Because zombies eat brains.
Congrats on the windfall and the diligent reinvestment!
There is plenty of Obama zombie literature out there. While looking for upcoming Obama / Romney books (Misha, Dog on the Roof!: On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt is due out tomorrow!), I came across Lost in Zombieland: The Rise of President Zero, A Zombie’s History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA’s Secret War on the Undead, President Evil: Stimulus Package, and Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation. All on the first page of results for “President zombie”!
So I guess the widget worked. Expect more zombie proceeds soon.
Yes, more zombie related coverage please! It goes well with the mindless visciousness of Birtherism in general. 😉
Of course, this being a site focused on ficticious conspiracies about a famous US President and a tongue-in-cheek connection to the “supernatural”… I would be remiss to not point out the timing of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, coming out this very week:
I see the zombies as the Birtheristani “true believers” and the vampires as the shameless, bloodsucking manipulators behind the movement…
I am a huge fan of the video game Heroes of Might and Magic III, where I usually select a necromancer hero. The creature stacks for the necropolis town include both vampires and zombies. I always just leave the zombies at home because they move so slowly. The Vampire Lords, however, move fast and suck the life out of all other living creatures, making them very hard to defeat.
Never could get into HOMM, but there is some good birther zombie action at the beginning of Diablo II. Your character starts out with miserable equipment, and wonders into a dismal bog heading for a cemetery. The undead shuffle around, and you wack them on the head. Their grunts and sighs are really satisfying, about the only payoff to the utterly unchallenging game.
So, yes, very much like playing wack-a-mole with birther trolls! Only, when doing so, I’m the one grunting and sighing. Hmmm.
Rats. I just bought a bunch of books on programming Android through Amazon and forgot about your widget. Your results might have been more skewed towards zombie robots had I remembered.
There once was a dog named Seamus
Who made a mess from his anus
They put him outside
For all of the ride
Now the story’s going to bite us