Amazon Associates – A Way to Make More Money from Your Books
If you have a your own website where you are promoting books on Amazon then you should be an Amazon Associate as opposed to just linking to your books with the default address otherwise you are leaving money on the table.
With Amazon Associates you earn a percentage of the sale if somebody purchases something after clicking on your link. It doesn’t even have to be you book! If somebody buys multiple items then you will get a percentage of that as well.
The UK link is: https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/
The US link is: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com
This is what is known as being an affiliate. An affiliate is somebody who basically gets an introduction fee to introducing somebody to a product. They get a percentage or a fee on the products that get bought. The customer pays the same price so you are not putting them at a disadvantage. The product maker does this because the products cost virtually nothing to send and produce when they have their systems in place. They figure that a percentage of something is better than 100% of nothing.