We use affiliate marketing to help cover the cost of running this website; spreading the word about Stories for Earth; purchasing books, movies, and more so we can talk about them on the podcast; and other operating costs. We only use affiliate links for media we were already planning to discuss—in no way do affiliate links influence what we discuss, recommend, or if we even discuss works from a particular medium more than others! If you have any questions not answered in this disclosure, please contact us.
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Bookshop.org affiliate program
Bookshop.org and sustainability
There are several different options out there when it comes to choosing a book affiliate marketing program, but we chose Bookshop because it supports independent bookstores and booksellers. Amazon also offers an affiliate marketing program for booksellers, but Bookshop’s commission for booksellers is nearly twice that of Amazon. This is more fair to both independent bookstores and book publishers, who also receive a portion of the profits from book sales.
Bookshop is a certified B-Corp. B Corporations exist for the public good and are “…required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment,” according to the B Corporation website. For more information about Bookshop, visit its About page.
Better World Books affiliate program
Better World Books is a socially-conscious for-profit business and global bookseller founded by college friends Xavier and Kreece when they were in school at the University of Notre Dame. For every book sold, Better World Books donates a book to someone in need, and the company provides literacy grants in addition to partnering with a number of non-profit organizations to increase literacy rates around the world.
Better World Books and sustainability
Similar to our decision to partner with Bookshop.org, sustainability was a core consideration in our decision to partner with Better World Books. Better World Books recycles books it can’t sell instead of throwing them away, and the company gives consumers the option to select carbon-balanced shipping for a few extra cents at checkout. Better World Books is a certified B-Corp, and you can read its impact report here. B Corporations exist for the public good and are “…required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment,” according to the B Corporation website. For more information about Better World Books and sustainability, visit its Sustainability page.