Termination of Amazon Associates Book Sales With OGLF June 29, 2011Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Termination of Amazon Associates Book Sales With OGLF
Amazon has notified One Giant Leap Foundation that it is ending its Partner Affiliate Program for California Affiliates and non-profits due to California signing into law provisions to place a sales tax on all internet purchases including the Amazon payments to non-profits per the Affiliate Agreement. Please see the Amazon notice below. The book pages will soon be removed from the One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. website. Amazon payments amounted to several hundred dollars a year in contributions. It is too bad this source of funding for One Giant Leap Foundation must now come to an end.
Thank you to all who have supported OGLF and The Space Show by buying books and products through Amazon.
Dr. David Livingston
Hello,Unfortunately, Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that we emailed you about earlier today. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program are terminated effective today, June 29, 2011. Those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned before today will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.
You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state in the near future please contact usfor reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.
To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to California residents and will not affect your ability to purchase from Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com.
We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. As mentioned before, we are continuing to work on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites and we will be sure to contact you when these become available.
The Amazon Associates Team