Join Blurb's Affiliate Program


  • About the program

    NOTICE: The Blurb Affiliate Program is no longer using the ShareASale Affiliate Platform. Below you will find information about how to join our new Affiliate program platform with Rakuten. Please check your ShareASale account for information regarding the final program closing dates and deadlines with our old platform.

    Join Blurb's affiliate program

    Spread the word about Blurb on your website, and earn a little cash every time your customers make a Blurb purchase. That's our affiliate program in a nutshell, and it's incredibly easy to sign up.

    Step 1: Join Rakuten Advertising Affiliate Platform

    Step 2: Sign Up for the Blurb Affiliate Program after creating your Rakuten Account.


    Affiliates get:

    • 15% commission rate for new customer orders. 2% commission rate for existing customer orders.

    • A 30-day cookie. Affiliates get credit for any orders made within 30 days of the original click placed by the customer.

    • An average order size of nearly USD $90.


    Why Blurb?

    Blurb® is an independent, creative publishing platform and community that enables personal book-makers, authors, designers, photographers and businesses to create, publish, sell, and distribute photo books, trade books, and magazines in print and digital formats.

    With free book creation and layout tools—from Blurb’s desktop publishing tool BookWright, Adobe® InDesign® plug-in and Adobe® Lightroom® integration—Blurb simplifies self-publishing for everyone.

    Blurb book-makers have access to free sharing and marketing tools including Personal Storefront which enables them to post digital previews of their books to blogs, websites or Facebook pages. In addition to a wide creative community offering webinars, tutorials workshops and forums.

    Both print on demand and offset solutions are available, with options to sell and distribute books through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and 39,000 online bookstores*, Apple iBooks Store and Blurb’s online Bookstore where users retain 100% of their profits.

    Contact our affiliate manager

    Our Blurb Affiliate Manager will be happy to answer any of your questions about joining up or being part of our program. Please note that if you didn't receive a confirmation e-mail from Rakuten Advertising when you applied for the program, your application may not have been completed properly and/or the confirmation email could be in your spam email folder. You can email our Affiliate Manager any time at rm-Blurb@mail.rakuten.com.

  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I become a Blurb affiliate and how does it work?
    Can websites outside of the U.S. become Blurb affiliates?
    Are there any fees or costs associated with becoming a Blurb affiliate?
    What commission levels does Blurb offer?
    How long do the cookies last?
    Can I contact someone at Blurb if I have more questions?
    Can I use Blurb graphics and content from the Blurb website?
    On what Blurb products do I earn a commission?
    How do you treat product returns and affiliate sales?

    How do I become a Blurb affiliate and how does it work?

    Anyone who operates a family-friendly website is eligible to join the Blurb Affiliate Program (subject to the program's terms and conditions).

    It's easy, to sign up:
    Step 1: Join Rakuten Advertising Affiliate Platform
    Step 2: Sign Up for the Blurb Affiliate Program after creating your Rakuten Account.

    After you apply for and are accepted into our program, you can start earning cash through your customers' Blurb purchases. You'll be able to place links via banners, text links, and other creative anywhere on your website.

    When your visitors click through to the Blurb website via these links, that visitor is tracked until they place an order. Then that order is associated with your website as the referring source and your Rakuten account is credited a 15% commission for the entire order for a new customer purchase and 2% commission for the entire order for an existing customer purchase. We currently only commission on books created and uploaded by the customer. Bookstore orders will not receive any commissions.

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    Can websites outside of the U.S. become Blurb affiliates?

    Currently, Blurb only offers affiliate programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

    Please be aware that Blurb ships only to the following countries and territories:

    Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), and Virgin Islands (British).

    Due to service limitations, we may not be able to deliver to outlying regions not listed above. If your site caters to customers in the above-listed countries and territories, then Blurb could be a good fit for you.

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    Are there any fees or costs associated with becoming a Blurb affiliate?

    There is no sign up fee or cost associated with becoming a Blurb affiliate.

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    What commission levels does Blurb offer?

    You will receive 15% commission rate for new customer orders and 2% commission rate for existing customer orders for user-created books. Bookstore orders will not receive a commission.

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    How long do the cookies last?

    Blurb cookies last for 30 days. This means that you get credit for any referred customer who returns to the Blurb site within 30 days, even if they do so directly.

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    Can I contact someone at Blurb if I have more questions?

    Yes. Since we're committed to making our affiliates successful, we have a dedicated Affiliate Program Manager to help answer your questions. You can email our Affiliate Manager any time at rm-Blurb@mail.rakuten.com.

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    Can I use Blurb graphics and content from the Blurb website?

    The entire Blurb website and content are protected by copyright. You may use images and content from our website in the promotion of our products on your own website, but this content must be attributed to Blurb and be used for intent of sale of Blurb products. If you have a special circumstance that requires the use of any graphics, product images or content in a manner that is not consistent with the above, you must contact us for written approval prior to use of any such content.

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    How do you treat product returns and affiliate sales?

    If a customer referred by your site returns or cancels an order for refund, or if credit card charges are reversed due to online credit card fraud, Blurb may debit your account for any commission earned on that transaction.

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