Yes, I allow advertising, but only from sellers of products and services that I know, trust, and approve of. Does having sponsors make me biased? Of course it does. I’m dependent on my banner advertisers to keep Simple Survival, a website owned by Battles & Book Reviews Publishing a going concern. However, you have my promise that any advertiser that sells shoddy merchandise or engages in shady business practices will have their ads kicked off the site as fast as possible! I am very selective about who I let advertise. If you would like more information on becoming an advertiser on Simple Survival, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what advertising slots I have open.
Advertising Rates and Positioning of Ads
I understand that the current internet marketplace is very competitive. Therefore one of my goals is to provide visitors to Simple Survival with reputable, quality and cost effective products. I strive to make my advertising visible, fair, and affordable for small business owners and individuals. You can review my different advertising opportunities below – if you’ve got other ideas, please let me know and I’ll certainly consider them.
There are several areas of my web site that are dedicated to advertising. As a general policy, I try to inform visitors when they are looking at an advertisement by tagging ad areas with notices such as “Sponsored Ads” or “Help Support my Site.”
Simple Survival has several advertising spaces available in various blocks. Each block, ad requirements and its associated price is described in more detail below.
For specific Ad rates contact the webmaster at email@example.com with which ad block you desire and how long you envisage your ad running.
All advertising is approved at the sole discretion of me, the owner of Battles & Book Reviews Publishing. My goal is to introduce my website visitors to vendors and advertisers that market reputable, quality products. To that end, Battles & Book Reviews Publishing will not accept advertising for several classes of business/products. These include, but are not limited to any businesses offering pornography, gambling, or anything that is illegal or contrary to my personal beliefs. If you would like to advertise on Simple Survival and are unsure if I would approve you for advertising simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Billing and Invoicing
All payments and invoicing for advertising on Battles & Book Reviews Publishing owned sites is facilitated via PayPal. I accept both PayPal payments and major Credits Cards. By rare exception and only with prior agreement and negotiation I may accept mailed cashier’s checks but reserve the right to delay the start of advertising until and paper checks clear my bank. All advertising contracts run on a month to month basis and are invoiced monthly. Advertising contracts for a set period of shorter or longer than the standard 30-day period can be negotiated and billed on a case by case basis.
As a general rule all ads will run for the agreed upon length of time prior to Ad placement. In exceptional circumstances I, as the publisher and owner of Simple Survival reserve the right to terminate any and all advertising contracts at my sole discretion at any time for any reason. Of course, a full (pro-rated,) refund for any unused advertising days will be given to any advertisers whose ads are cancelled.
Honest Broker Disclaimer
(IAW FTC File No. P034520): I accept cash-paid advertising. To the best of my knowledge, as of the date of this posting (February 3, 2014), none of that advertisers that sell products mentioned on this blog have solicited me or paid me to write any reviews or endorsements. I do occasionally receive free sample products or books for review purposes and every review of such an item is prefaced with an announcement that I received the item free. I refuse to do paid reviews for products or books and insist on absolute editorial control of any reviews that I subsequently write and post on any Battles & Book Reviews Publishing website. As far as I am aware I am not a stockholder in any company whose products I review. I do benefit from sales through the Simple Survival Store though. If you click on one of our Amazon links and then “click through” to order any product from Amazon.com (not just the ones listed in our catalog), then we earn a modest sales commission.