I tend to think of this site as a sitting room where people can come and discuss ideas. Since my credibility is associated with the site, I thought I should provide a link to buy my textbook at Amazon. Not unusual for bloggers. Here’s the dilemma:
The link to my textbook is of course an advertisement – and should anyone click on the link and buy my book, I would get a small percentage of the sale.
On the other hand, students taking this course are required to read the website, and regularly post to it.
Is it appropriate to post on a required-reading website an advertisement that I personally profit from?
Looking forward to your comments.