Thursday, February 7, 2019

How Authors Can Generate Affiliate Book Sales

Looking to get others to sell your book for you -- and help them make some money?

There are three primary ways to locate affiliate programs for your website:

1.      Consult affiliate program directories
2.      Work with a large affiliate network that provides the platform for dozens or even hundreds of advertisers.
3.      Research individual merchants to see if they offer an affiliate program.

A simple Internet search will reveal many directories to help you connect with suitable affiliate programs. Here are a few places to start looking:

·         Associate Programs (
·         Affiliate Seeking (

Other companies that have established themselves as a central marketplace of different merchants offering products and services for sale include Commission Junction (  ClickBank ( Link.Share ( and

Through these companies, you can market the whole merchant site or a specific product from the central site. The activity you generate is tied to your personal affiliate code, and the respective merchant sends you a commission check.

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Brian Feinblum’s insightful views, provocative opinions, and interesting ideas expressed in this terrific blog are his alone and not that of his employer or anyone else. You can – and should -- follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels much more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2019. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. Also named by as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America.

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