Elsevier’s Affiliate Program: An Easy Way to Promote and Sell Your Book While Earning Generous Commissions

As an author, you certainly take great pride in the time, research, and passion you put into your book. In preparation to distribute your work to your audience, think about the ways in which you can successfully share and sell your product. Did you know there is an easy and efficient way to capitalize on being a proactive advertiser of your book, allowing you to make additional money in today’s competitive marketplace?affiliate-1

It’s true, there’s no better advocate for your valuable work than you. In addition to using your name, reputation, and contact list to promote your book on your blog, website, in social media, or in a newsletter blast; as an affiliate advertiser for Elsevier, you can also receive a commission percentage of the sales directly related to your promotional efforts.

Elsevier is here to support your efforts, and we’ve made it easy for you to quickly gain access to an invaluable tool that makes your job easier…and a whole lot more lucrative.

Affiliate Marketing: The Elsevier Way

Through our partnership with Commission Junction, a revenue-sharing platform, our authors gain access to a new way to benefit from the sale of their books. In exchange for promoting your book (and associated books if you choose) and directing interested parties to the Elsevier Store, you gain a commission for each sale generated.

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Here’s How it Works

Commission Junction works by embedding a “cookie” link that gives you a commission for any sales that originate from your website, blog, newsletter, or social media blast within a 45-day period from that initial click.

While many of our general affiliates promote any, and all, Elsevier Store books that come along, many of our authors prefer to promote their book(s) only. We encourage you to write a little about the book in the platform to let people know, in your own words, why they should make the purchase.

A Step-by-Step Process to a 10% Commission Rate

Commission Junction is free to join, and can be used by both new and existing authors. Here’s your step-by-step guide to commission success.

  • Simply complete an application to join the affiliate program, here. In the ‘Website Description’ field, make sure to mention you’re an Elsevier author. Next, you’ll receive an email confirmation that includes your Commission Junction ID number.
  • Then, in 2-3 business days, you’ll receive a 2ndemail that confirms your acceptance into Elsevier’s Affiliate Program.
  • Once accepted, log back into your Commission Junction account and accept the Elsevier Affiliate Program’s terms.
  • Finally, review Elsevier’s offers and promotions and create affiliate links to add to your website, social media presence, or blog.

How to Manage Your Account Easily from the CJ Interface

Adding tracking links to your website and managing your affiliate account is easy. Once accepted, go to www.cj.com and click on the “Login” link at the top-right of the screen to input your credentials. You’ll be able to manage your account from this interface.

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If you ever have questions, select the ? icon in the header to view CJ’s help center with helpful articles and how-to guides.

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If you are interested in using links or banners from Elsevier on your website in order to earn commission, you’ll want to select “Links >” then “Search” in the header.

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Search for “Elsevier Publishing” in the search box on the left side of the screen, and then click the Search button.

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Once you find the link or banner you want to use, click on the Get Code icon for the HTML code.

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Copy and paste the HTML that shows onto your website to start earning commission. It’s really that easy.

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Benefits of the Affiliate Program

– Generous Commissions– 10% introductory commission rate (for the first 6 months), then a tiered 8%-12% rate based on sales levels achieved each month – 8% on sales $1-$998, 10% $999-$9,998, 12% on sales more than $9,999. Elsevier offers a higher commission rate than other major book selling-websites.
– All Books Count– Commissions are earned on ALL Elsevier books, journals, and publications purchased on the Elsevier Store.
– 45-Day Window – You’ll receive a commission on purchases made within 45 days of a visitor first clicking your affiliate link, even if they don’t click your link again right before they purchase.
– Round-the-Clock Support– 24/7 service and support from the Commission Junction Support Center.
– Ease-of-Use – Easy signup and user friendly self-help platform and management system.
– Promotional Tools – Links and banners for a multitude of Elsevier products, sales, and promotions (updated daily).

Further Reading

Join our Affiliate Marketing Team Now

Get ready for commission success by getting started here. You’ll be glad you did when you see how easy and efficient it is to generate additional income for your hard work.

  • Does this mean I have signed up for the Affiliate Marketing Programme or not?

    • Stephen Fiedler

      Hi Norman,

      To sign up for the Affiliate Program, please follow the steps and links highlighted in the document above. Once you’ve applied and received a User ID#, please forward to me for final approval.

      -Stephen (SciTech Connect Community Marketing Manager)

  • Qian

    Hi, just wondering can I sell my own book on Amazon under my seller account? I don’t have any other type of affiliate.

    Thank you!

    • Caitlin York

      Hi Qian,
      Can you tell me what book you’re referencing?

      Thank you!
      Caitlin

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