this blog is not for sale

This is an ad-free blog. I want people to enjoy it for what it is, and keep the experience uncluttered. I also want to be free to write whatever I like, without having to consider what potential advertisers might think. So it’s an ad-free zone, and I actually have to pay money to keep it that way – but it’s not 100% uncommercial.

Here are a few things I will do:

  • We like generosity. If you want to give good things away to readers, that’s fine by me.
  • I already review books, and relevant films or exhibitions from time to time. Some publishers send me review material, others I buy myself. I will give it an honest opinion either way. If you’re a publisher, author, or in PR for one of those, feel free to get in touch.
  • I’ve signed up to affiliate schemes, so if anyone buys a book from one of my reviews, I’ll get a small percentage of the sale. Hive is my recommended bookseller, as they support local bookshops. They won’t have everything, so here’s Amazon (UK) or Amazon (US)// as well – but make them your second choice if you can.
  • There are lots of causes, campaigns, and organisations that share a similar ethos to Make Wealth History. We will place occasional ads for such people. They are likely to be free.

A few things I don’t do:

  • I won’t feature any advertising I can’t control, like Google Adsense.
  • I get a lot requests for guest posts with a sponsored link or two. I don’t do these, or anything where content has to be engineered around commercial incentives.
  • We won’t promote anything that isn’t socially and environmentally responsible, from the sourcing of materials, through to production, use, and disposal.
These guidelines are a work in progress. We’ll refine tham as we go along. If you have a question, drop me an email – jeremy (at)


One Comment on “this blog is not for sale”

  1. Neil Boorman September 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    Hello Jeremy / Paul
    just wanted to say congratulations on your splendid blog. I’m always meaning to get in touch to say so, and also to thank you for linking to my site (i’ll reciprocate when I have my site re-skinned this month) but I’ve not had much to give you guys for a while.

    Anyhow, I’ve been bitten by the video activist bug. here’s my first foray.. hope it tickles your fancy…


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