Affiliates Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Alibris Affiliates Program?

The Alibris affiliates program is an easy and simple way to be rewarded by associating your Web site with ours. When you place an Alibris banner with a link on your Web site, you have the opportunity to make money. When a visitor clicks an Alibris link on your Web site and makes a purchase at Alibris within 10 days, you earn a 5% commission.

The Alibris affiliates program is administered by LinkShare. LinkShare pioneered online affiliate marketing, and today runs the largest pay for performance affiliate marketing network on the Internet.


Who can join?

The program is free and is open to Web sites of all sizes.


Why Should I Join The Alibris Affiliates Program?

The Alibris affiliates program enhances your Web site by pointing your visitors to resources that interest them and you gain the financial benefits of selling online without the cost of maintaining an e-commerce site. And because Alibris is dedicated to offering world-class customer service, you can be confident that you're providing value to your visitors.


Who Can I Contact With More Questions?

If you have any questions about the Alibris Affiliates Program, please send us an e-mail. If you have questions regarding LinkShare's web site, you may contact LinkShare's affiliate support directly.


What Does Alibris Do?

Alibris is the world's most comprehensive source of used, new, and hard-to-find books, music and movies. With the Web's widest selection of books, music and movies, excellent customer service, and a satisfaction guarantee, the Alibris affiliates program is your best way to offer books, music and movies on your site and earn referral commission!


How do I get paid?

The Alibris Affiliate commission totals are tabulated every month. We pay LinkShare for all our commissions, and they then pay LinkShare affiliates for all commissions from all programs you show sales for in a given month. LinkShare also offers direct deposit. For more information, contact LinkShare's affiliate support.


How Do I View My Earnings?

Daily reports are available on LinkShare's publisher dashboard.


How Do I Get Signed Up For The Alibris Affiliate Program?

To begin, review the Alibris affiliates program's Terms and Conditions and accept the terms by selecting the "Join Now" link at the bottom of that page.


I've Registered And Received The Confirmation E-Mail That I'm An Alibris Affiliate. Now What Do I Do?

1. Go to LinkShare and login to the member area.

2. Select the Create Links tab.

3. Select Alibris in the pulldown menu.

4. Choose what type of banner or text link you would like on your Web site and select Get HTML.

5. Copy the HTML script from the window and paste it into the appropriate location on your Web site.

How Do I Set Up Links To Specific Items And Author Names On My Web Site?

You can link directly to book, music or movie titles and author/artists names.