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A Filly Ate? Affiliate? Affiliation?

Get in Bed # 4 af·fil·i·ate/v. əˈfɪliˌeɪt; n. əˈfɪliɪt, -ˌeɪt/

Affiliate Programs Can Help Raise Readers

A filly ate? Whaa?!

–verb (used with object)

1. to bring into close association or connection: The Book Lady’s Blog is affiliated with the Fountain Bookstore.

2. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usually fol. by with  in U.S. usage, by to  in Brit. usage): to affiliate with an indie bookstore.

3. to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a book.

4. to adopt. As in Get in Bed with…

5. Law . to fix the paternity of, as an illegitimate child: The mother affiliated her child upon John Doe.  As in get in bed with…

–verb (used without object)

6. to associate oneself; be intimately united in action or interest.  As in both book bloggers and booksellers have an affiliation for books and the right to read.


7. a branch organization.  As in SIBA is an affiliate to bloggers and booksellers via its Get in Bed Blog Project.

8. Commerce .   Book Bloggers can affiliate with Indie Bookstores and share in the profits of books sold via their blog.  Indie Bookstores can affiliate with any commerce concern that seeks to sell books online by sharing in the profits of books sold via the commerce concern.  As to commerce, affiliate and reseller and often interchanged.

a. a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.   As in the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is affiliated with its bookseller members.

b. a subsidiary.  The Get in Bed Blog Project is an affiliate of Get in Bed with a Book Blogger.

9. a person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.   SIBA’s core bookstore members are affiliated with SIBA.

Use affiliate in a Sentence: “I look forward to the day where all of SIBA’s Indie Bookstores are selling books and ebooks online via their own websites and via affiliates of the communities they already support like book bloggers, authors, local schools, churches, libraries, other retailers, and more than I can imagine.”


For Bloggers:
1. Check out some affiliate options by clicking on affiliate & affiliation throughout the above dictionary entry.  Consider applying to be an affiliate of an indie bookstore.
For Booksellers:
1. See if your online shopping cart option offers an affiliate program.

That’s it.  Stop.  More next week unless you’d like to do this *****BONUS ACTIVITY*****

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