By law, we are required to disclose any associations or affiliations we have on this site. While Critical Margins is mainly a passion project for our writers and enthusiastic readers, we do need to fund the maintenance costs of the site.

Most of Critical Margins is funded through banner ads and donations to the site. All donations go to funding the site’s hosting, domain, and website design costs. Critical Margins is a member of the Riot Ad Network.

Amazon Associates

Occasionally, we mention books or products we enjoy and link to them through Amazon.com‘s Associates program. We make a small commission when you follow one of our associate links and purchase an item through Amazon.com, but it does not increase the price you pay.

In fact, following the links to Amazon is a great way to help support Critical Margins. If you enjoyed a book review or recommendation on this site, you can support our efforts to bring you the best insight on books and media in the digital age by purchasing the product through the associate store.

Any money we earn from the associate store funds our website costs, but it also helps us maintain subscriptions to important databases and digital publications. We want to provide you with insightful content you won’t get anywhere else. Having access to this information is one way we provide that new angle of approach to digital publishing and reading.

Reviews and interviews

On occasion, our writers are provided with free review copies of books we review or discuss on this site. These free review copies come from publishers, publicists or authors. We never agree to favorable reviews or any editorial interference of any kind in exchange for free copies, nor do we ever publish a review of a book we don’t find has value to our readers.

Bottom line

Our thoughts on affiliates and reviews: if we can’t enthusiastically support a product, book, or idea, we won’t post on it or promote it. Links to product pages on Amazon follow this rule as well. We also promise not to be intrusive with any of our affiliations or recommendations.

If you have any questions about these disclosures, please feel free to contact us.