This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up in to help myself and others learn screenwriting.
Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First: I am an entrepreneur and advisor. Among other things, I write, create, and sell information products on a variety of topics including screenwriting.
Second: Per the FTC rules, if I write about a book and include a link to Amazon, and you buy the book, I get a percentage of the sale. I haven’t bought any mansions yet though 😉 If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution to Tim Ferris (I copied it from http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ftc-disclosure-blog/). There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.