Scrivener Affiliate Program

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:46 pm Post

Thanks David,

I get the impression that the IRS are inundated with hopeful non-US self-pub authors ringing up for EINs. I've been told that some representatives will demand an INIT number before issuing an EIN, in which case you put down the phone and ring back in the hope of getting someone more amenable.

I've just seen the announcement that Scrivener is available on US Amazon, of which I'm already an affiliate, so I doubt I'll go down the esellerate path now.

Regards

Stephen

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S.Yates
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 pm Post

Hi,

I tried to find where I can create affiliate links that go directly to this page http://www.literatureandlatte.com/trial.php or to this page http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php. Any help appreciated, SY

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:43 am Post

Bump I have the same question - I don't want to send people direct the buy page but to the trial page

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:32 am Post

Hello Both,

Firstly, apologies for my delay in getting back to you.

Mmm... eSellerate have terminated my affiliate account! I was going to walk you through the process from the perspective of an affiliate, but it seems I can't at the moment. What you're looking for though are our offered landing pages. There are separate pages for both Mac and Windows, but they essentially take anyone clicking on your tempting affiliate links to representations of the following webpages http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... atform=mac and http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... atform=win. They can then glean plenty of information about Scrivener and even click through to the free trial if they want to. The clever people at eSellerate somehow even tag users that trial for a month and then purchase, so you receive the associated commission for your introduction. I really can't see how this could work if they downloaded the trial via your sales affiliate link, but bought the licence using an entirely different computer, but I'm probably only making unnecessary trouble with such thoughts. :)

I hope that helps, but if you continue to struggle finding the landing pages let me know and I'll establish our unused affiliate account again. Thank you for recommending Scrivener.

All the best,
David

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S.Yates
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 am Post

The main problem, for me, is that I don't know if the visitor who will click my "tempting affiliate link" is on a Mac or on Windows, a student or not ect. Have you ever looked into http://www.idevdirect.com/? It is easy to use and you can set up links to where ever you want ;-) If you are interested I can send you my affiliate link for it ;-) SY

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:34 pm Post

Any news on that? A better / more user friendly affi program I mean? SY

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Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:38 am Post

Hello SY,

I did take a look at iDevDirect when you originally posted, but we won't be moving to this model. Our current affiliate program is supplied by the company that hosts our entire web-store and serial number generation system for Scrivener, so there isn't a good rationale to offering our affiliate solution through another third-party.

All the best,
David

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Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:31 pm Post

Sorry, me again ;-( I spend a considerable amount of time on the eseller page trying to find out how to make a link that goes to the trial pages for respectively the Windows and the Mac version with no joy. Experience shows that links that go directly to a free trial convert far better than links to a direct sales page. Any ideas / help on this? Thanks, SY

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Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:26 pm Post

Any news on that? SY