In the interest of full disclosure, I'm announcing here that I've just become an Amazon affiliate. All that means is that if you click through to Amazon via one of my links to a book or CD or whatever and then actually buy it, I get a few pennies. I already link to Amazon for these things, so it's not something you would have likely noticed.
I think Amazon is a good company, and I buy a lot from them (although now I won't be allowed to use my own links, which is actually OK because by definition I've already bought the things I'm reviewing here). The reason I've always linked to Amazon is so that anyone who wants more information on a book or CD can access it easily; it obviously has never mattered to me whether people end up buying those things—from Amazon or elsewhere. So now I guess it matters a little, but I have no fantasies of getting rich from this! And I still plan to never carry ads on my blog.
So... what say you, loyal Verbatim readers? Have I sold out? Can you still love me? If you are turned off by my decision, please tell me! Obviously you can always go to Amazon (or some other vendor) on your own without using my links, but I still would like to know if my readers find this whole idea distasteful.