Partner Program FAQ

What is the standard commission on a referral?

Our key products, IndieReader Professional Reviews and IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs), have a standard 30% commission.

For example, our Standard Pro Book Review is $225 for a 7-9 week turnaround.  Your commission would be $67.50.  The cost of the IRDAs is $150 per book per category, making your commission $45.

All other IndieReader products–including our verified Reader Reviews (posted on Amazon and GoodReads), our Edelweiss DRC, a secure, controlled way for authors to get their digital books in front of 37,000 bloggers, librarians, media, booksellers, and wholesalers, for the purpose of getting editorial reviews (which is similar in function to NetGalley, at a much lower price) and more–have a commission of 10%.

How am I paid my commissions?

IndieReader pays commissions on the first day of each month, for the total amount referred for the previous month. You are paid via Paypal. Please be sure to include your Paypal email in your Partner profile. If you do not include a Paypal email, you will not be able to receive your commissions.

How do I get my affiliate link?

Log in to your affiliate account, which will have your affiliate ID. The basic link structure is [link]/?partner=[partner_id].

Do you have certain products that make extra commissions?

Yes. We will notify all Partners when there are extra spiffs on specific products. Please check your email regularly for these special commission bumps.

How can I best promote IndieReader to my users and network?

IndieReader is one of the original author services and review companies. We genuinely care about giving authors a way to get reviews for the books they’ve worked so hard on, and to promote their work. We offer products that are the same quality as our major competitors (ie Kirkus Indie, BlueInk) at about half the price. We are simply the best value in paid indie book reviews.

Do you have banners to promote your products?

We are working on banners and will have them on the site shortly!

If you have any questions that are not covered here, please feel free to email amy@indiereader.com.

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