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When we are making a reference to a book in our answer/question...

What link should I place?

  • Original page book
  • Wikipedia
  • Amazon


I'm just asking because maybe SE could earn some comission in some book stores for each people that buys a book which page was accessed through some SE site. Don't know.

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SE actually add their affiliate ID to all Amazon links you post.

Linking to Amazon is pretty much the de-facto social standard. Understandably so - they have the best features, offer the most information plus "look inside" pictures, related books, prices for new and used versions, and so on.

If there is a Wikipedia page, that might be preferable though IMO - it is a more neutral source of information, and will contain the ISBN number necessary to find it on Amazon.

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It is good to know about Amazon... – Oscar Mederos May 7 '11 at 7:55

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