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Headlines
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-may-unwittingly-give-tips-to-would-be-bombers
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/18/amazon-sues-1000-fake-reviewers
https://medium.com/@cshirky/publishing-and-reading-6a80139d13cc

Alexa
iPhone users can now access Amazon’s Alexa on the go

Web Services
http://aws.amazon.com

Donations
http://smile.amazon.com

Affiliate program
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/boards/main.htm
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/tools/link-checker/main.html
https://www.facebook.com/CreateSpace

Elsewhere on the web
http://affiliate-blog.amazon.com

Today we are excited to announce the launch of a new feature called Share on Twitter. You can access Share on Twitter from the Site Stripe [ https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/promo/sitestripe.html ] and post to your Twitter account from Amazon detail pages in just two clicks.

The Share on Twitter feature is easy to use. Simply log in to your Amazon Associates account and then visit any detail page on Amazon.com. [ http://www.amazon.com/ ] By clicking on the Share on Twitter button in the Site Stripe, a new window will open and an Amazon-generated message is pre populated in the What are you doing? text area of your Twitter account (you may be asked to log in to your Twitter account). That message will include a shortened URL that already includes your Associates ID. Youll have the option to edit this message or simply hit the Update button to post to your Twitter account. When Twitter users click on the link in your post and make a qualifying sale, youll earn referral fees. Thats it.

For more information about how you can use social networks in connection with your Associates account, please visit our Social Media FAQ. [ https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/t50 ]

CreateSpace, a member of the Amazon group of companies, provides a fast, easy and economical way to self-publish and make your content available to millions of potential customers on Amazon.com and other channels. With the CreateSpace manufacturing-on-demand model, your products will be produced as customers order, so you don’t have to make an up-front investment in inventory. Media formats supported through CreateSpace include books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and Amazon MP3s.

Learn about CreateSpace

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can make it available as an eBook on Amazon.com. Digital Text Platform is a fast and easy self-publishing tool that lets you upload and format your books for sale in the Kindle Store.

  • Have a book you want to sell? Sign up with Digital Text Platform and publish your content in the Amazon Kindle Store in minutes
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music
Amazon’s announcement that it is offering a cloud-based music streaming service is a big step in the right direction to helping ensure that musicians can make a living doing what they love: creating and performing music. It is a small step towards restructuring the music industry to treat music as a service rather than a product to be sold.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/22/amazon-everywhere-internet-audio

 

Hello Associate,

This is a reminder of your disclosure obligations under the Operating Agreement. Any time you share an affiliate link, it’s important to disclose that to your audience. They will trust you more if you are transparent about where you are directing them and why. To meet the Associate Program’s requirements, you must (1) include a legally compliant disclosure with your links and (2) identify yourself on your Site as an Amazon Associate with the language required by the Operating Agreement.

To comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, your link-level disclosure must be:
1. Clear. A clear disclosure could be as simple as “(paid link)”, “#ad” or “#CommissionsEarned”.
2. Conspicuous. It should be placed near any affiliate link or product review in a location that customers will notice easily. They shouldn’t have to hunt for it.

In addition, the Operating Agreement requires that the following statement clearly and conspicuously appears on your Site: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” For social media user-generated content, this statement must be associated with your account.

Associates should also consider the relevant social media platform’s guidelines. For example, Associates may use Facebook’s Branded Content tool.

To read more about the FTC Endorsement Guides, visit: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking#affiliate

Visit this page on AC to bookmark this information about disclosures. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/GHQNZAU6669EZS98

 

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