Apple has announced that it has revamped its Apple Books affiliate program, making changes that will make it easier for authors and publishers to distribute their tomes on the platform.
Apple, via 9to5Mac:
We’re very excited to announce the launch of Apple Books which now replaces iBooks with the release of iOS 12. Our books app has been entirely redesigned to make discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks effortless.
Apple is updating all of their clickable promotional badges, switching them from the “Get it on iBooks” text to “Get it on Apple Books” wording. The Cupertino firm is also debuting a new Apple Books Marketing Toolbox for use by authors and publishers, allowing them to easily create links, add a logo, app icon, or a basic text link.
Apple is also offering authors a new invitation-only promotion to their affiliate program, offering higher commissions on qualified book sales on Apple Books.
To celebrate the launch of Apple Books, we’re offering a new, invitation-only promotion for authors in the affiliate program. To apply to be a part of this promotion and earn special, increased commissions on qualified book sales on Apple Books, please visit the author program page for more details.
The move comes in the wake of Apple’s previous move to terminate commissions for apps and in-app purchases for macOS and iOS. The company continues to offer commissions for other types of content, including music, movies, books, and TV.