Note: The tactic described here applies to authors who are not self-published (i.e. responsible for fulfilling their own others). See note below.
Authors can earn 4% to 8.5% for commissions on the sales of your own books when you reffer people to Amazon and are signed up as an Amazon Associate.
AALBC.com has been an affiliate for over a decade.
Becoming an Amazon Associate is easy; visit https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ to sign up and begin earning commissions right away.
Authors who are not part of Amazon's affiliate program, authors would often supply with URLs like t:
The example like above is for the AALBC.com bestselling book Sistergirl Devotions: Keeping Jesus in the Mix on the Job by Carol M. Mackey.
While the above link will work, the author earns no commissions from sales generated by people who click on the link.
After joining as an affiliate you can make you URL's a little more manageable.
Instead of using an Amazon Links which can look like this:
you can, after joining the Amazon affiliate program use a shorter URL like
The text "aalbccom-20" in the URL is AALBC.com's affiliate code, which mean AALBC.com earns a commission on any books (not just the one I've linked to) purchased by someone who clicks this link.
We can even take things a step further by making the Amazon link with our Affiliate code shorter and customized (click for information on shortening and customizing your URL)
after shortening and customization the link becomes: http://bit.ly/Sistergirl
The resulting link is;
Individuals who fullfill their own book orders should check out the Amazon Pro Merchant and individual seller's programs. Amazon offers a ton of other features for sellers including fullfillment services, website creations, advertising and more.
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