“And the hits just keep on coming” is what I thought I would be saying when I received an email from Audible. As you may or may not know, Audible was purchased by Amazon. When I saw the words “Audible” and “affiliates” in the same email, I thought that was the next affiliate program to be discontinued.
But, the opposite is true, at least for now. Here’s the email:
Hello Russell Turley,
Governor Brown of California signed a budget on June 29, 2011 that included a piece of legislation that imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers even if the online retailer has no physical presence in the state. Although many online retailers were forced to terminate their relationships with their affiliates due to the passage of this legislation, Audible.com will not be terminating its relationships with its affiliates at this time.
If new legislation is passed or circumstances change we will notify all of our California partners and publishers at that time.
If you have any questions about the Audible affiliate program please do not hesitate to contact me!