Draft2Digital is one of the largest independant self-publishing platforms and they have just launched a new affiliate program that is unlike anything else in the industry. With this new program, referrers can earn 10% of D2D’s cut of author royalties for Books sold through the service’s distribution network, for one year.
“We’ve always had excellent word of mouth promotion,” says D2D’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Tumlinson. “Refer a Friend is meant to reward those authors and industry influencers who are sending new authors our way anyway. We want to share the wealth, while encouraging people to help us grow.”
Referrers can earn 10% of D2D’s cut of royalties on individual books sold through their distribution channels, while the referred author keeps all of the royalties they would normally have earned. Each new referral (or “Friend”) will be associated with a referrer for a period of one year from that author’s signup date. Revenue will be earned only when the Friend sells copies of their books—something Tumlinson says is an incentive for everyone to help with sales and marketing.
“We’ve always loved the model of ‘the rising tide lifts all boats,'” Tumlinson said. “So this program is about more than just offering people a potential income stream. It’s about cooperation, with everyone helping each other, to mutual benefit. That’s always been our favorite way to operate.”
Authors, podcasters, video bloggers, and more can benefit from D2D’s Refer a Friend program, and can get started by logging into or creating an account at Draft2Digital.com.
For more information, authors are encouraged to contact D2D Support at https://draft2digital.com/support.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.