Our Advertising Policy
The bottom line: editorial
content is totally distinct from advertising copy.
The following appeared in Language
Learning for Language Learners #32 and elaborates some:
It's hard for internet newsletter developers to make enough money to pay
for their newsletter, much less make a profit. A common tactic for those in
it for the money is to make a deal where they will get dollars for some
product that they recommend, with them then going on and on and on always talking
about how great that product is.
Can such people--Seth Godin calls them promiscuous sneezers--be trusted?!?
I've made and stuck to the decision to keep editorial content and
advertizing totally separate. That is, when I tell you that Cool Edit 2000 is
the best language-learning investment we've ever made, you can rest assured and
act on my advice knowing that I get nothing for that endorsement. Ditto for
the strong endorsement of the great (but misnamed) GreekFlash Pro that you'll
read about further into this newsletter. (On the other side of things,
that's also why I've never said anything about the Champs-Elysees audio
magazines which appear in the ads.)
How will I recoup my expenses? I'm not sure! Being an Amazon.com affiliate
has raised a total of about $7.50 and the paypal deal (see the end of the
newsletter) has brought in $35. (I have received a couple books though, and
I love books!) I'm obviously not in this for the money...
... but if you want to support our newsletter, buy your books from Amazon.com
through our link, and register for paypal.com
if you are a US resident, please do, as it will help keep this newsletter and
Here's more info on the paypal.com promotion:
Paypal.com is a great way to send or receive money over the internet. For now
it's just available to US residents, but they are working on opening it up to
the rest of the world.
Through a special promotion, Paypal.com will give you $5 just for registering
at their site, and not only that, they'll give me $5 too just for referring you!
There's no further obligation, although I think their service has tons of
potential and I plan to continue using it. (There is no transaction fee when you
send or receive money, and all you need is the recipient's e-mail address.)
Any money I get from this promotion will go directly toward offsetting the
costs of this newsletter and website.
To register and get your $5, or for more information, please