13 of the Best Book Affiliate Programs

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Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Mary Emmer

If you blog about anything book-related, then you may want to take a look at this list of book affiliate programs.

Sure, a few of these programs are pretty well-known and you may already be familiar with them, but also included on this list are some lesser-known book affiliate programs that allow you to earn commission on everything from new books and audiobooks to used books to textbooks, scholastic materials, rare books and even more.  And of course, plenty of popular fiction and new bestsellers too!

These book affiliate programs aren’t in any particular order other than alphabetical.

 

Book Affiliate Programs

AbeBooks

AbeBooks lists books, rare books, fine art, and collectibles on their site. They are a well-known source for rare books and list both new and used books.

Amazon Associates

Yes, this is one of those well-known book affiliate programs that I mentioned. Amazon is probably the most well-known place online to purchase ebooks and print books.

  • Amazon Associates Affiliate Info
  • Commission – Varies. Amazon’s Associate Program commission structure is complicated. You can view the complete details here. The thing to remember with Amazon, is that although their initial commission rates seem low, once you lead someone to Amazon via your affiliate link, they can buy other things. Not just the item you may have been blogging about. That’s a definite win-win. I’ve had Amazon sales for items that have absulutely nothing to do with any of my niche blogs.
  • Cookie Duration – 24 Hours

Audible

Yes, this is one of those well-known book affiliate programs that I mentioned. Amazon is probably the most well-known place online to purchase ebooks and print books.

  • Audible Affiliate Info
  • Commission – Varies. Just ditto what I said above. Amazon’s commission structure is complicated. But since they are the biggest players in the audible book market right now, it’s worthwhile to figure it out. The Audible commission structure is completely different than the Amazon commission structure, and you can learn about it here.
  • Cookie Duration – Unknown

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is one of the world’s largest booksellers and one of the most trusted brands when it comes to books. And partnering with a trusted brand like this just makes sense if you’re blogging about books.

Biblio

Biblio works with over 5500 independent bookstores and booksellers around the world. Together they offer nearly 100 million used and rare books for sale on Biblio.

Books-A-Million

Books-A-Million started as a street corner newsstand in Alabama in 1917 (that’s just plain cool!), and now claim’s to be the second-largest book retailer in the U.S. They sell books via their website as well as their chain of over 260 retail stores in 32 states.

Book Depository

Book Depository is a leading international book retailer with a unique offer — over 20 million books and free delivery worldwide (with no minimum spend).

Bookshop

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.

eBooks.com

EBooks sell ebooks direct to millions of consumers around the world, with five local sales portals in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, and Australia.

IndieBound

IndieBound is a “local first” shopping movement and a network of hundreds of independent bookstores sharing book recommendations and connecting readers and authors. When you make a purchase on IndieBound, you can have your purchase linked to a local bookseller in your community so that your local bookstore makes the sale.

Textbooks

This site has new and used textbooks of all types for students of all types. Students can buy or sell their textbooks here.

TextBookX

TextBookX has millions of new and used books for sale along with other school supply essentials like academic planners, art supplies, backpacks, calculators, notebooks, and many other supplies that might be used by students.

ThriftBooks

ThriftBooks claims to be the world’s largest online used bookseller. They sell books on their own site as well as on Amazon, Abe, eBay, and other e-commerce sites.


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If you’re already blogging about books or some book-related subject, or have some type of book site then I hope I’ve given you a few ideas here on what the best book affiliate programs might be for you to use in conjunction with your blog or book site.

There are more book affiliate programs out there. But this list includes those that I think are the best all-around book affiliate programs for a site that talks about books in general.

How To Use Book Affiliate Programs

An actual book blog (one where you promote mainly books) is the obvious choice.

But, if you think outside the box a bit, there are all kinds of ways that you could potentially use book affiliate programs.

These are just a very few ideas on ways that you could use these book affiliate programs on a variety of different types of niche sites.

Book Reviews

Create a blog for book reviews. Then, actually read a variety of books and create a blog post for each review. The cool thing about book reviews is that when someone is looking for a specific book review, it means they are probably interested in buying the book because they’re looking for reviews to see if they think they would like the book.

Bookstagram

Do you know what Bookstagram is? No, it’s not a separate social media platform. It’s simply Instagram with a book twist!

Bookstagram is a little corner of Instagram where book lovers hang out and post all sorts of book-related images. It’s quite fun if you love books! Bookstagramers are united inside Instagram through the use of #hashtags. You can have a link to your blog in your Instagram profile, so it’s a great way to get viewers to your blog or book review site where you are using book affiliate programs.

Students

Are you a student? If not, do you know any students? Create a site around an interest that other students have, then promote one of the Textbook buy/sell sites. Students are always looking for textbooks, and once they are finished with them they always want to sell the books to get their money back.

Genre Book Blog

This is a book blog but a more “niched down” one. Pick out your favorite book genre and create a blog around that specific genre only. What’s your favorite? Mystery? Thriller? True Crime? Historical Fiction? YA? Romance? Lot’s of choices here.

BookLists

Create a booklist blog. Instead of doing reviews, or a specific genre, create a blog where you talk about booklists of different types of books. Best new releases, Top 10 historical fiction books of 2022, Best chapter books for 11 Yr Olds, etc. There are an absolutely unlimited number of options here.

Travel Blogs

Travel-related blogs are perfect for promoting books. What kind? Destination guides!

Cooking & Food-Related Sites

This is another niche that is perfect for promoting books. Think about the possibilities here. There are books on literally every single type of cooking and cuisine that exists, so you could promote cookbooks.

Self-Help

If you have a site for some type of self-help subject, this is another perfect fit for promoting books. There are tons of books on various types of self-help subjects.

Other Niches

Actually, I can’t think of a single niche where you wouldn’t be able to promote books, because there are books on literally every subject.

All you need to do is create your blog content around your niche of choice, then find some books that relate to that subject. Have a section in your post where you suggest those books.


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