Google Creates eBook Affiliate Program

Google introduced a new affiliate program to publishers and bloggers for its eBook program on Thursday, the company announced.

According to the company, this new program will allow Web publishers, retailers and bloggers to link their sites or blogs to its Google eBook service and receive a commission for sending visitors to the Google eBook store.

Under this program, users need to create a Google Affiliate Network account and sign up for Google AdSense. Publishers who function under the terms and conditions of the program and bring the Google eBook Store customers through their websites, will be be rewarded on a cost per action (CPA)/sales performance basis, the company said.

“Starting today, we invite all interested site owners to apply to join the expanded Google eBooks affiliate program. Participating sites gain new revenue streams by giving their book-reading audiences an easy way to buy Google eBooks," Pratip Banerji, product manager at the Google Books team, wrote in a blog post.

Emphasising the simplicity of the program, Banerji added, “After joining GAN, you can subscribe to the Google eBooks product feed to get links to the full set of available Google eBooks.”