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Referral Fees in 1997.
B-V-I Online has sent a check for $27.56 to BVI National Parks Trust covering not only this quarter but previous quarters as well, when we began selling books via Amazon Books (previously there was a $100 minimum in effect before referral fees were paid).
See 1/28/98 Letter to BVI National Parks Trust.
1/27/98 Email from Amazon Books:
Results:
Year–Quarter Books Sold Referral Fees Sent to Trust
1997-4th 129.24 19.39 27.56
1997-3rd 27.92 4.19 0
1997-2nd ? 3.98 0

Thanks to all purchasers for making this program a success. Sales continue to pick up and we are looking forward to posting the next quarterly results (we distinctly remember our first commission of about $2–we were elated, and the book only cost us $15 plus shipping!).

1997-3rd Qtr. Results–10/16/97 Email from Amazon Books.

1997-4th Quarter
1/27/98 Email from Amazon Books:

Dear Amazon.com Associate,
December 31, 1997 marked the end of the 4th calendar quarter of 1997, and today it’s time for referral fee payments to our Associates. Last week, we mailed you a check for the referral fees you’ve earned during the past quarter.

This message explains how we derived the amount of your referral fee check and lists the qualifying books that were paid for and shipped from October 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997.

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PLEASE READ THESE
IMPORTANT NOTES:
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1. It is normal to expect that your total payment may not match the
total of your weekly marketing reports. Some books ordered during the quarter may not have been shipped by December 31, and therefore would not appear in this quarter’s payment nor on this report. These include:

A. Orders placed late in the quarter and not yet shipped.
B. Orders containing special order titles that had not yet arrived at our warehouse.
C. Any orders cancelled by the customer before shipping.

2. Once these books are shipped, they will appear in the statement for the quarter in which they are shipped. All fees are paid at the end of the quarter in which the shipment is sent to the customer, not the quarter in which the order is placed.

3. If you earned less than $10 in referral fees through the prior quarter (which ended 3 months ago), you would not have received a
check at that time. In that case, you will see the unpaid amount included in the report below and added into this quarter’s payment.

4. Each line of the report lists the book title and the *total* amount we’ve collected from customers for shipments of that title. In other words, there is one line per title regardless of the number of copies shipped during the quarter.

5. Some of you may still have a few orders that were placed prior to June 2 which shipped during the 3rd quarter and would thus be included on this report. Prior to June 2, our standard book discount was 10% off on the 400,000 most popular titles in our catalog. Books ordered at 10% off list price during that period earned 15% referral fees, while books ordered at discounts of 20% or 30% earned 5% fees. Books ordered at 40% off, special order books and others ordered at list price also earned 5% fees.

6. Effective June 2, we changed our standard book discount from 10% off to 20% off on paperbacks and 30% off on hardcover books. At that time, we also changed the Associates Program so that books ordered after June 1 at 20-30% off would earn 15% referral fees just as they had when their standard discount was 10% off. As before, books ordered at 40% off, special order books and others ordered at list price earned 5% fees. Out of print books do not qualify for referral fees.


Quarterly Referral Fees Paid
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Store name: British Virgin Islands–Sailors’ Paradise Online Magazine and Tr
Store ID: britishvirginisl
Payee:
Name: John D. Hoagland
Address1: 2045 N. 15th Street, Suite 212
Address2:
Address3:
City: Arlington
State: VA
Zip: 22201
Country: USA

Total shipped to customer this quarter: 129.24
Referral fee this quarter: 19.39
Credit referral fee previous quarter: 8.17
Total Referral fee: 27.56

From October 1st, 1997 to December 31th, 1997

In-prints books discounted at 10-30% (when ordered)

ISBN Title Amount
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0671681656 Sky Juice and Flying Fish 10.36
0944428347 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands, 15.96
0961268638 Sea to Shore : Cookbook (Ship to Shor 11.96
0962338966 Diving British Virgin Islands 90.96
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Total shipped: 129.24
Referral fee (at 15%): 19.39


From October 1st, 1997 to December 31th, 1997

Other in-prints books

ISBN Title Amount
—- —– ——
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Total shipped: 0.00
Referral fee (at 5%): 0.00

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Thanks again for participating in the Amazon.com Associates Program, and have a great next quarter!

Sincerely,

Tom Schonhoff
Amazon.com Associates Program

P.S. If you have any questions about your report, please refer to the
notes at the top of this message. There you’ll find answers to all the questions we’ve been asked in the past about our quarterly financial reports and how they differ from the weekly marketing reports we send to you by email. We’ve also explained the changes resulting from our new lower prices, which took effect on June 2.

1/28/98 Letter to BVI National Parks Trust:

BVI National Parks Trust
PO Box 860
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

Re: B-V-I Travel Guide Donation

Dear Mr. Joseph Smith and Ms. Joy Blaine,

Enclosed please find a check from Amazon Books endorsed to the BVI National Parks Trust.

It is a great pleasure for the B-V-I Travel Guide to contribute to your worthy efforts at preserving the natural and marine heritage of the islands.

As I mentioned, the B-V-I Travel Guide can put links to your future site as well as an interim page with information on how travelers to the BVIs and others can join your organization.

With best regards, I am,

Yours truly,

John Hoagland
B-V-I Travel Guide

1997-3rd Quarter

10/16/97 Email from Amazon Books:
Dear Amazon.com Associate,

September 30, 1997 marked the end of the 3rd calendar quarter of 1997, and it’s time for payments to be calculated for third quarter activity. While our Operating Agreement stipulates that we won’t send checks smaller than $100.00, we’re actually sending checks to all Associates whose prior balances plus quarterly referral fees earned were just $10.00 or more during the past quarter.

Your total was less than $10.00, and we have credited that amount to your account for a future payment. We hope that in upcoming quarters we’ll be able to make these smaller amounts available to you through some other means. If the quarter-to-date totals shown on your latest weekly reports are $10.00 or greater, please remember that this is the total of orders taken and not cancelled by the customer as of the report date. If that describes your account, this indicates that some of these orders haven’t been shipped yet; the customer hasn’t yet paid us for them.

Quarterly Referral Fees Earned
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Store name: British Virgin Islands–Sailors’ Paradise Online Magazine and Tr
Store ID: britishvirginisl
Payee:
Name: John D. Hoagland
Address1: 2045 N. 15th Street, Suite 212
Address2:
Address3:
City: Arlington
State: VA
Zip: 22201
Country: USA

Total shipped to customer this quarter: 27.92
Referral fee this quarter: 4.19
Credit referral fee previous quarter: 3.98
Total Referral fee: 8.17

From July 1st, 1997 to September 30th, 1997

In-prints books discounted at 10-30% (when ordered)

ISBN Title Amount
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0944428347 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands, 15.96
1558321217 The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook : C 11.96
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Total shipped: 27.92
Referral fee (at 15%): 4.19


From July 1st, 1997 to September 30th, 1997

Other in-prints books

ISBN Title Amount
—- —– ——
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Total shipped: 0.00
Referral fee (at 5%): 0.00

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Thanks again for participating in the Amazon.com Associates Program, and have a great next quarter!

Sincerely,

Shawn Haynes
Amazon.com Books Associates Program

P.S. If you have any questions about your report, please refer to the
notes at the top of this message. There you’ll find answers to all the questions we’ve been asked in the past about our quarterly financial reports and how they differ from the weekly marketing reports we send to you by email. We’ve also explained the changes resulting from our new lower prices, which took effect on June 2.