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I wanted to sign-up for this, but North Carolina is one of something like six states who have tax laws that prohibit participation in online affiliate programs.

Dana Lynn Smith

Jeri, thanks for your note. I'm sorry to hear that you can't sign up. Amazon has ongoing battles with several states over sales tax issues, but the list of states on the black list changes from time to time.


Just wanted to make people aware of Amazons county click limitations.
It's not a problem, more an irritation.

For example if I only belong to Amazon UK but most of my readers are in the USA, when they purchase via my affiliate links I will not receive any commission.

I also need an Amazon.com affiliation in order to get paid. There is plenty of information on the web on how to handle this, a quick Google will find it.

So check your readership and target your affiliate links to the biggest demographic areas (you can get this information for free from Google analytics).

Cat McMahon

Thanks for the great suggestion, Dana. I went forward, applied and was approved. Now I earn commissions on top of royalties when customers click through me website to purchase my book on Amazon. com; a 2 or 1 is a great deal!

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