The American Booksellers Association has announced a new digital affiliate program with Biblio.com. Indie stores can opt into offering millions of used, rare, and out-of-print books from more than 5,000 independent booksellers worldwide. ABA members will receive an 8% commission on every order placed on Biblio.com through their website banner. Payments will be sent monthly from Biblio through direct deposit to a store’s account.
“Biblio was founded to help independent booksellers who specialize in used, rare, and out-of-print books extend their reach and find new customers online,” said Brendan Sherar, CEO and founder of Biblio.com. “For years, we have admired ABA’s work on behalf of independent bookstores. We are excited at this opportunity to work with ABA to help strengthen the competitiveness of independent sellers of new and used books, both online and in their shops.”
“The flexibility of ABA’s partnership with Biblio is particularly exciting,” said ABA Member Technology Director Neil Strandberg. “Not only is the affiliation open to members whether or not they sell used books, but participating stores can also feature their own used book inventory, the used book inventory of their indie colleagues, or the entire Biblio seller community — it’s up to the store. We’re happy to make this program available to both used bookstores and stores without a used book inventory that want to give their customers the option of buying used, rare, and out-of-print books.”
Independent bookstores are encouraged to check out the resource area. Most of the banners aren’t finalized yet, but stores can opt into it now in order to begin plans for a launch campaign.
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