One of Amazon's great strengths in the book market and elsewhere is its affiliate program. It's just easier to use an Amazon affiliate link than to use one linking elsewhere, but now Apple is getting in on that game.
Apple launched a new Apple Books Marketing Toolbox today for members of its Affiliate Program. The new marketing toolbox includes a variety of marketing assets to make it easier for affiliates to earn commission, as we as a new audiobooks widget. Apple explained in an email to its affiliates that the new Toolbox included features such as easy access to assets in 26 languages, support for content search to make generating affiliate links easier, and more.
This new suite of tools makes it easy for affiliates to find a wide variety of marketing assets and earn commissions on books and audiobooks available on Apple Books. We also have an exciting and useful new Audiobooks Widget tool as part of the suite that partners can begin using today for immersive audio integrations.
- Access marketing assets in 26 languages for all countries where Apple Books is live
- Search for books content and instantly grab embed codes for easy linking
- Input your affiliate and campaign tokens to track clicks and transactions
- Shorten the URL into an apple.co link so it’s branded and ready to share on social media
Apple has also introduced a new audiobooks widget. This allows affiliates to create an audiobook preview and embed audio excerpts on websites:
The Apple Books Toolbox has a useful new feature that allows anyone to quickly create interactive audiobook preview widgets. Choose any audiobook available on Apple Books, customize the dimensions, and you’re ready to display fun and beautiful audio excerpts on your own website.
The Apple Books Marketing Toolbox is supposed to be accessible here. I am unable to visit the page, however.