Brainiads emerged from three blogger's [sic] dissatisfaction with many of the
current options for placing ads on our sites. We want to earn money for all
the effort we put into our writing, but we want to do it on our own terms.
Our focus at brainiads is on aesthetics and personal attention. We want ads
that are complimentary and unobtrusive and we want only to deal with
advertisers that we think are relevant to our collective readership.
Brainiads also acts as a firewall between you and advertisers, eliminating
any conflicts of interests you may feel arise about writing about products
like books or music. We at brainiads are bloggers ourselves and believe we
understand your concerns and wishes and we want to represent you so you can
concentrate on your site's content and not worry about business details.
Please stop by the brianiads site ( http://brainiads.com ) for more
information. We have 26 sites as of today and will be capping membership at
various levels, so join up as soon as you can.
While we've been talking to potential advertisers for some time we expect it
to take a few months to get a critical mass of ads on our sites. Don’t let
that stop you from signing up, though. The stronger the network, the more
attractive we will be to the high-caliber advertisers we are targeting.
Join up and be a brainiad today: http://brainiads.com
The Millions (a blog about books)
"MetaxuCafé is devoted to highlighting the best content from the community of bloggers who write about books. We serve both the writers and readers and intend to drive traffic to member’s sites and create context around and give permanence to their original writing."
I can recommend joining if you have a relevant blog and haven't already joined. I'm not sure I will be applying to brainiads, not out of principle but because putting ads on my site is not a high priority among my many other priorities -- I calculate I would make a dollar in about 50 years.