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    affiliate links in ebook
    Hey guys;

    I was just curious if you are a Clickbank vendor can you place affiliate links within your e-book? Like let's say you have an e-book on video games could you put links for say an Xbox or Playstation within the e-book? I wanna figure out if this is practical before I do it.

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    You should totally be able to hyperlink to affiliate offers in an ebook. I've actually had a guy do it with Fanatics through a network other than Clickbank. When you're writing your book in Word or whatever, just insert a hyperlink where appropriate to your affiliate offer and when you save to PDF, your links should stay in format.
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    But is it practical seeing you would have affiliates promoting the book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaAff View Post
    But is it practical seeing you would have affiliates promoting the book?
    They're promoting your eBook - not your links within. If the links within conflict with what the affiliate may be doing elswhere, then there is that chance the affiliate will NOT promote your eBook...
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    That is a good point as you could lose affiliates but my question is in regards to it being practical in terms of are you allowed to place affiliate links within a clickbank ebook from say ShareaSale.

    Maybe Brian from Shareasale will respond in this one hopefully!

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    are you allowed to place affiliate links within a clickbank ebook
    I suspect you can do anything you want, but affiliates don't look kindly on "leaks". There have been many discussions here about merchants showing AdSense, etc. - networks don't police that, they get outed by affiliates.

    You're talking about an ebook publisher making extra money without having to reimburse the affiliate who helped sell the book. I suspect being outed would impact future sales.

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    Good point. So it would be better find a clickbank merchant with upsales on the backend rather than random referral links within the book. Yeah I have seen products with affiliate links in them and also seen some with Adsense directly on the landing pages.

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    If the affiliate has already been paid for the ebook sale, any monetization the book publisher wanted to do afterwards sounds like fair game to me, as long as it's done after the commissionable action he was paying his affiliates on had already taken place.
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    It certainly is a very interesting topic as I can see the pros and cons for both sides.

    Pro
    -Make more sales on backend
    -Higher Epc's for links within the ebook as they are more targeted

    Cons
    -Affiliates may not promote via leaks

    I think the one click upsell via clickbank is the best way to go as you can do a joint venture with a similar vendor.

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