We have officially discontinued the Amazon book affiliate remnant ads, since despite our best efforts they don't perform well for our audience and cannot be made to perform well.
We've often wondered, Would it be a problem if all Amazon links were converted to affiliate links?
I'm thinking this isn't a problem; it has gotten lots of support historically. So we're going to go ahead and do it, so the company Amazon account is still getting some use, and we benefit a little.
To be clear: from this point on, all Amazon book links posted on all sites will automatically be rewritten to add our affiliate link. We have a clever affiliate redirect that geolocates the IP address and redirects to the appropriate regional Amazon store (amazon.uk, amazon.ca, et cetera).
If you have any feedback on this, or suggestions, as they say … speak now or forever hold your peace!