Talking to Joe the other day about finding ways to eke a few dollars out of the intarweb, he had the idea of spinning off my book reviews into an Amazon affiliate site with some advertising thrown in for good measure.
Seems like a good idea to me. Even though I mostly write the reviews to remind myself what I’ve been reading, somebody out there might find them interesting and it would be nice to make a few dollars out of the wear and tear on my carpal tunnels.
Creating a small, highly targeted affiliate bookstore with all items sold hand-picked by yours truly sounds like it could be a fun thing to do, and it will also allow me to perform some experiments on search engine optimization and general internet pimping that I’ve been kicking around.
However, I’m having absolutely no luck thinking up a good domain name. The store will mostly sell science fiction and fantasy, so something evocative of those subject matters would be nice.
So, Dearest Lazyweb, anybody out there have any ideas?
Posted Sunday, 07 August, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.