I am not a shopkeeper.
I don't accept any advertisements. Advertising sucks.
I don't wear it on my body, and I don't put it on my website.
(If you're seeing yellow links in my body text that want to take
you to commercial sites, those aren't mine, those are those disgusting
TopText things that you downloaded with KaZaa or other such freeware.
Those links are leeching off my site; I did NOT put them there.
Please don't click on them. Check out www.scumware.com
for the full story.)
Money has never been an issue with me. I review graphic novels
out of love of the form, to keep myself writing on a regular
basis, to stay tenuously connected to the comics community, for
the occasional ego-boosting kudo, to recommend books that I really
like, and to get a few free review copies to make my graphic
novel collection grow. (Gosh, can't you just feel the waves of
my purity rolling over you?)
I admit it would be nice to sell enough books (particularly
my graphic novel book and my
Beatles fantasy novel)
to cover my expenses. That's not too outrageous a desire, given
that my expenses on this website are currently about $104/year--$84
for the host, and $20 for the domain name. But even if I never
receive any money from this site, I think I can absorb that sum.