You can earn more with Kobo Writing Life’s Author Affiliate program! This program is free to join, easy to sign-up, and requires no technical knowledge. It’s a great way to increase exposure to your titles and get paid for the referrals! On top of that, we’re offering an increased 6% commission just for KWL authors! Here are the facts:

How does it work?

When you join the KWL Author Affiliate program, you will be given a unique URL that leads to your book page. This URL can be shared on your personal website, your social media posts, and email blasts. Anytime a reader clicks on this link and makes a purchase, you will earn a 6% commission on the sale in addition to your regular royalty. It’s as easy as that!

How do I sign up?

Sign up to Linkshare and provide the KWL team with your Site ID found on the top right corner of your Linkshare dashboard. We will send you a special invite to the affiliate program.

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How long does it take to be accepted?

Applications are usually approved within 24 business hours.

I signed up. Now what?

Welcome to the program! You can log into the Linkshare dashboard to retrieve your book links or to contact us if you need assistance.

How do I earn commissions?

Simply share your unique links on all your marketing materials. You will earn a commission for anyone who makes a purchase on http://www.kobo.com through those links.

When do I get paid?

You will be paid on a monthly basis via the method of payment you’ve indicated in your Linkshare application.

Is there a minimum I have to earn before I can get paid?

Yes, the minimum is $50. Payments are only sent once the threshold has been reached.

Where can I see how much I’ve earned?

You’ll have access to the Linkshare dashboard showing the number of sales and the amount that you’ve earned.

Benefits of KWL Author Affiliate Program

  • 6% Commission on eBooks
  • 10% Commission on Devices & Accessories (excl. US)
  • 14-day cookie tracking
  • Secure third-party monthly payments

We’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our authors! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact kobo-affiliates@rakuten.com.

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