Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations require bloggers to disclose any compensation associated with their reviews. The books I review come from a variety of sources:
- I already own it
- I bought it (but that doesn’t happen very often) or it was a gift (from family or friends)
- My church library (when I'm in the States for the summer)
- My public library (when I'm in the States)
- Or through Inter Library Loan (I love ILL)
- My K-12 school library that I'm in charge of (when I'm at work in Africa during the school year)
- Borrowed it from a friend
- Waterbrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books program
Also, in an attempt to compensate myself for some of the hours I spend working on this blog I participate in a few affiliate programs. Participating in an affiliate program does not equal an endorsement of the company.
The way these affiliate programs work is if you end up buying the book (or anything else) from the website after clicking on my link, I’ll get a small percentage of the sale. It doesn’t cost you anything and it lets me earn a couple pennies/dollars for my time. So any link to a store is probably an affiliate link.
Affiliate programs: Barnes & Noble and CBD (Christian Book Distributors) and Amazon and Indie Bookstores
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