Blogging makes a difference! After reporting on 4th October 2014 regarding Booklinker’s new plan to charge authors a monthly fee to use their links without intrusive advertisements before customers can reach Amazon.com, Booklinker has JUST REVERSED their decision,
“Laurel A. Rockefeller,
This is just a quick email to let you know that we at BookLinker have reversed our decision to use advertising as a means to fund our service.
This means that all BookLinker links are now completely back to the way they were a few days ago – i.e. no advertising whatsoever.
After having reviewed the situation, we are now uninanmously committed to an ad-free BookLinker forever.
Many thanks to those of you who provided us with feedback, and we have already refunded everyone who had already signed up for the premium plan.
It was at least encouraging to realise just how much our service is appreciated!”
Will this change my marketing strategy? Probably not; I already deleted every viewbook.at link address from my files. But this does represent a clear victory for the power of our voices. Change DOES HAPPEN when we band together and say “no” to something.
Let us continue to use our voices together to make the market place more fair to everyone, removing all thoughts of competition from our mind and replacing these with a sense of community. Together we all sell more books. Together we all make a difference to our world.