Amazon associates are we.

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Mon, 25 Aug 1997 02:54:46 -0700 (PDT)

Okay, feel free to start recommending books...

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Subject: Books: Thank you for your application
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 01:13:10 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for submitting your application to participate in the
Associates Program. Your application has been temporarily approved.
We'll contact you by e-mail once we have reviewed and approved your

*Important*: Be sure to save this email message--you will need some of
the information here to properly set up your links to

You can set up your Web site now. You have been assigned a unique
Associates ID. You'll use this ID when linking your sponsoring Web site
into our catalog; detailed instructions are included at the end of this

Your unique Associates ID is: forkrecommendedr.


As you may already know, has received a great deal of very
positive press coverage since we opened. From The Wall Street Journal,
Newsweek and the Associated Press to PC Magazine and WebWeek, mainstream
and industry press alike have helped to make the brand name
one of the more well-known among Internet sites.

Our extensive advertising campaign reaches users of many major Web
services and search tools, and our printed ads are found in places like
the New York Times Review of Books. You should consider using not only
our name but one of the logos or banners found on our site at:

so that your visitors have the chance to recognize our name as a
familiar and trustworthy Internet retailer working in association with


We've put a page on our Web site filled with suggestions for building a
great online bookstore. These tips are taken from our most successful
Associates, and we highly recommend reading them. Follow the link on
our home page to "Build Your Own Bookstore", and from there link to
"Build a Great Bookstore". You can also connect directly at this URL:


You can use any sort of book descriptions, review material and graphics
that you like when describing books on your Web site. All we need is a
separate link into our catalog for each book you wish to recommend. You
may add or remove these links at any time without our prior approval; as
long as they follow the prescribed format we'll detect them
automatically when they are used.

Each link to our catalog will be the same except for the ISBN of the
book. You'll see the "isbn=" part of the link at the end of each
example below. To find the ISBN of the book you wish to list, use our
Web site and search for that book with any of our search tools. The
ISBN for each edition (hardcover, paperback, book on tape) is displayed
on the detail page for that book.

Remember--you may change which books you list whenever you like. You
won't need our permission and it's not even necessary to advise us of
the changes--they'll be automatically detected and commissioned


For each book you recommend, link it to us like this:

Note: You *must* use a capital A at the end of this link, not a
lower-case a.

Of course, the ISBN will change for each book. Do not include any
spaces or dashes in the ISBN when making these links. Also, make sure
to check our catalog first--we can only sell what's listed there.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you copy the URL of a book page from our Web site and
modify it to fit the format above, be sure to remove the 19-character
shopping basket ID that appears at the end of the bookmarked or copied
URL. Your store code should immediately follow the ISBN as in the
example above. If you leave this in your modified links, they will not
work properly.


The information we have about your Web site is as follows:

Recommended Readings for the members of the FoRK mailing list.



Recommended reading list:

Sponsoring Web site name:

FoRK Recommended Reading

Sponsoring Web site URL:

Your Web site name, in the format we may use on our website:

FoRK Recommended Reading in association with Books


If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at
and we'll be happy to help.

Once again, thanks for your application.


Associates staff Books
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