Enter to win the BookBaby Editing Giveaway: 7 days of free copy and line editing. Learn more.
Cookies must be enabled to use this website.

BookBaby's Publishing Partner Program

Earn generous commissions by referring new authors to our expert publishing team.

Log in to enroll
BookBaby Referral Program: Partner Program

The new BookBaby Partner program is a true win-win for everyone in self-publishing. Your referred authors enjoy all the benefits of publishing with the nation’s most trusted self-publishing company. And publishing partners earn a 10% commission on every new publishing client referral.

Who can become a BookBaby Partner?

Anyone involved with book publishing, including editors, designers, writing coaches, publicists, and small publishers. Even if you’re brand new to BookBaby, or just a friend of an author, we’ll pay you a commission on their first project. Publishing partners must be US residents.

BookBaby Partner

Why refer authors to BookBaby?

  • Reliable Publishing Specialists help authors choose the right self-publishing products and services for their book.
  • Affordable custom book printing in all standard trim sizes and binding types.
  • The world’s widest eBook and printed book distribution network, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart.
  • Books are made in our Philadelphia-area facility by book printing professionals in as fast as five days.
  • Authors are supported by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

It pays to refer authors to BookBaby!

We’re always on the lookout to add new authors to the BookBaby community.
Our generous 10% commission can mean average payments of $50 to $200 or more on your author’s first publishing project with us.

How the Partner Program works

Sign up to become a Publishing Partner

1. Sign up to become a Publishing Partner

Set up your account and start earning commissions.

Make your referral

2. Make your referral

After you’ve signed up, we’ll provide you a direct link that sends your referral to a dedicated webpage.

Track their progress

3. Track their progress

Follow your referral’s project status through your certified Publishing Partner account.

Get paid

4. Get paid

You’ll receive a 10% commission once your referral’s project is completed. BookBaby pays a commission for every new client project that exceeds $100*.

Log in to enroll

*Commissions do not apply to reorders or additional projects purchased by the referred client. Please read the full terms and conditions.

How to make your referral

After you’ve signed up, we’ll provide you a direct link that sends your referral to a dedicated webpage. This page personally invites your referral to publish with BookBaby while showing the benefits of working with our professional team. Share it and you’ll have an easier time gaining referrals.

After they click the link and sign up, they’ll become one of your referred clients. You’ll then be eligible to receive a commission and able to track their project progress.

IMPORTANT: This is the only way you can receive credit for your author referrals. We cannot accept referrals via phone calls or after the printing project has been received by BookBaby. Please read the full terms and conditions here.

You can refer anyone looking to publish that hasn’t worked with BookBaby yet. Authors can only be referred once by one Partner. Commissions are paid only on your referred authors’ first project over $100.

Download your free BookBaby Partner Program Media Kit

Inside you’ll find images and swipe copy you can use to promote the program to your audience.

Download Media Kit

I truly enjoy working with BookBaby. I have actually referred BookBaby several times to other people that I know who are looking to self publish their books. BookBaby has great customer service and are very prompt at replying to any request. BookBaby also delivers what they say they are going to deliver, when they say they are going to deliver. Great Company!

Get started today

Being a certified Publishing Partner is an easy way to make extra income while helping authors bring their project to life with professional book printing, publishing, editing, and book marketing service.

Set up your account and start earning commissions.

Log in to enroll

Looking for the BookBaby affiliate program? Unfortunately, our affiliate program is no longer active and will be replaced by our Partner program.