Barnes & Noble launches Affiliate Program, will pay 6% commission on nook sales

According to, 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)
– eBooks
– nook™ accessories

Now all products sold on are commissionable!