According to Best-eReaders.com, Barnes & Noble just sent out an email to its business partners, announcing that will start paying a 6% commission fee on sales of nook devices, ebooks, warranties and accessories.
Commissions will be paid on shipped orders only.
Just for comparison: Amazon has been paying its affiliates a 10% commission on sales of Kindle products (bar actual e-books) since November 2007.
This is the email that was apparently sent to affiliates earlier this morning:
nook™ by Barnes & Noble, now commissionable!
Dear Valued Publisher,
You asked and we listened! We are excited to announce the following change to the Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program, effective today:
– All affiliates will earn 6% commission on nook™ sales!
And don’t forget, you also receive 6% on sales of the following:
– nook™ warranties (NEW)
– nook™ accessories
Now all products sold on BN.com are commissionable!