Why Amazon advertisements?
Abbey's Web is a private web site run by me on my own expense. Bu bying your books using the links here I get paid a little referal fee from Amazon, for each sold book. This little income helps to pay the hosting bill for Abbey's Web, it's still not enough but I hope that will improve.
Some have contacted me about this, usually with a comment like "boycott Amazon, Ed would have hated them" or "support the little bookstores instead!". I have yet to find anything said by Abbey that would confirm the first comment - Ed wanted his books to be read as as many people as possible.
I do agree with the second comment though - by all means, support your local and small business! The latter is very hard do to on a global website though, so that will be your responsibility and choice.
I've found Amazons associate progam to be the "least bad" choice among the options I have to try to finance this site. I do not want to go with a banner advertisement program where I have control over what kind of ads are displayed here for example.
The choice is yours: