When I published my newest novel the historical paranormal fantasy Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale I decided to bump up or "juice" its affiliate commission at Smashwords to 50 percent.
Granted, it's just a $3.99 ebook, but it is a digital item that can be sold and delivered around the world. Any sale of this ebook achieved through an affiliate's link will earn the affiliate approximately $1.79. The 50 percent commission is figured after the payment processing fee of $0.40 is deducted from the price.
Affiliate marketers interested in diversifying their product lines, especially with a product with international availability, can learn about the Smashwords affiliate program here. Smashwords has hundreds of thousands of ebooks in all categories, fiction and nonfiction.
People signed up with Smashwords affiliates can grab their affiliate code from the bottom of the Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale listing on Smashwords.
|Look for the affiliate percentage and link at the bottom of the listing page. This example shows my affiliate ID, but when you visit the page it will show your ID after you sign up.|
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Additionally, affiliates wishing to add this ebook product to their selections can get supplemental promotional materials from the Werelord Thal press kit. You can also get an easily shareable 4-chapter preview of the novel at SlideShare.
Smashwords Authors can be affiliates too.
If you're already an author earning quarterly payments from Smashwords, affiliate earnings no matter how small will accrue in your account. So even if you don't expect to make heaps of cash from ebook affiliate commissions, every little bit will still add up and be sent to you along with your author royalties. Because many authors often support other authors on their blogs, we're a natural fit for this affiliate program. Just be aware that you can't earn affiliate fees on your own books.
As an author myself I use my affiliate id whenever I link to something at Smashwords. Every extra sale is welcome money and I get to help sell an ebook for someone else.
I'm offering the juiced 50 percent commission on Werelord Thal as an experiment. If I detect any resulting sales from the boosted commission, I might juice more of my novels.