Support the Millions

Dear Reader,

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, “I’ve been reading The Millions for a while now.  The site pays its staff writers; it keeps me informed on books, culture, and more; it makes me laugh; it makes me think; it covers this stuff even as similar coverage disappears from newspapers and magazines.  So how – how, I ask – can I Support The Millions, help them pay their writers, and keep the site up and running?”

Well, I’m glad you asked because we have no fewer than five (5) ways that you can do your part, and we’re certain one of those ways will suit you just fine.  Some of them require very little outlay of your hard-earned bucks.  Some require no cash at all.  None require more than a few moments of your time.

1. Make (or adjust) a bookmark to Amazon: All of the books mentioned on our site include links to Amazon, when you click through one of those links and buy anything at all, The Millions gets a small cut. If you want to support The Millions every time you shop at Amazon, bookmark this link and use it whenever you do your online shopping. If you live in Europe and shop at Amazon UK, use this link. Why we link to Amazon.
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2. Donate: Not a big Amazon shopper? Prefer the local indie or the local library? No problem: You can still support The Millions by making a contribution to the site via Paypal.  No amount is too small. Just use the button at right.
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3. Subscribe: Not really a lump sum kind of person? Would you prefer to dole out your support to The Millions in smaller bits so you can feel good about it all year? Now you can “subscribe,” using the button at right, to The Millions for the low, low price of $1 a month. That’s less than your subscription to US Weekly! (Note that this isn’t a subscription in the traditional sense – there is no subscriber content – it’s merely a way of supporting the site in an ongoing fashion.)
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4. Advertise: Do you have a book (or other product or service) that you just know Millions readers would love? You can reach those thousands of avid readers by placing an ad through Blogads or you can contact [email protected]. Advertisers can also learn more about the demographics of readers of The Millions.
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5. Participate: Finally, if you can’t see yourself ever contributing to us financially, know that just by reading, commenting, and telling other folks about The Millions, you are contributing to the site. We appreciate that too. We would be especially thrilled if you spread the word about The Millions and share the articles you read here by emailing them to friends and colleagues, by posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and other social networking and link sharing sites, and by adding our links to Wikipedia (where appropriate).
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Thanks for everything.

Yours,

C. Max Magee
Founding Editor, The Millions