Score one for the little guy. After an e-mail to Google, and several e-mails with the ABA about why Google was going to rescind my affiliate status, I received an e-mail late last night from Google. “We mistakenly sent you this notification – your affiliate status will be unaffected. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.” While I’m not entirely certain what actually happened, I’m thrilled that I can continue to sell e-books without interruption.
I think Google might be revamping its affiliate program, but it seems at least for now, independent bookstores can still compete in the electronic book market. Here’s hoping that being an affiliate keeps our customers from going to Amazon and keeping their e-book purchases local.