It's the biggest book release week of the year with loads of new books out this week. There are a hots of hotly anticipated autumn releases launched this week including books by John le Carre, JK Rowling, Billy Connelly, Tom Fletcher & more. You can check them all out here
Also as we creep slowly towards Halloween there is a hauntingly good selection fo books to read too with books for young terrors and old monsters alike. Check the hauntingly good reads here https://www.waterstones.com/halloween
Finally this weekend it's the very popular double points promotion at Waterstones where members can get double plus stamps. This is open to existing and new members too and is a very, very popular promotion for Waterstones.
You can see the info here https://www.waterstones.com/plus
As well as the new releases there is a selection of top titles half price this week including Jamie Oliver, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Greg the Christmas Sausage Roll, you can check them all out on the link below
Also the Booker Prize Longlist has been announced. You can see the full list alongside Waterstones unique reviews of each book on their dedicate page here
The UK’s most prestigious award for fiction in English, the Booker Prize has been a benchmark for outstanding literary excellence for over five decades. The 2021 longlist is a fitting reflection of an extraordinary year, tackling subjects ranging from the relationship between cultural and individual identity to the effects of enforced isolation and the nature of artificial intelligence. Pitting works from established literary heavyweights Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunjeev Sahota and Richard Powers against relative newcomers, discover the year’s most talked about fiction.
The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 14 September and the winner crowned on Wednesday 3 November.
If you'd like to promote any of these books or have any good content opportunites to showcase the upcoming August books of the month then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you
As we enter July Waterstones have announced this months Books of the Month along with the winners of the Children's Book Prize 2021. As well as that they have top titles up to Half Price with Joe Wicks Family Food Book Half Price at £10.
Below are some of the category winners for July and if you'd like to do a feature or promote any of these books or the Watertones Book of the Month then get in touch as we'd love to collaborate on some content with you.
Waterstones have announced their shortlist for Children's book of the Year 2021 with a great range of titles shortlisted that you can check out here perfect for some half term reading.
There is also there weekly range of Half Price Books which includes Marcus Rashford, Pinch of Nom, Joe Wicks and Billy Connelly you can check out all this weeks Half Price Books here
For summer reading Waterstones have 20% off selected paperbacks which includes a huge range of popular titles you can check them all out here
And if you're looking for something special and planning for Fathers Day then you want to check out the exclusive signed editions that Waterstones have you can check out all the signed & special editions here
Love is in the air and what better way to show you care than with a good book. With discounted best sellers, limited signed editions and a dedicated Valentines page to help customer choose the perfect book Waterstones have the perfect gifts for Valentines.
As 2020 draws to a close we'd like to thank you for your help in promoting Waterstones this year and your understanding when we had to implement changes. We know it's not easy being an affiliate so we do really appreciate your work and efforts.
As we look forward to 2021 Waterstones have launched their January Sale with up to 50% off as well as offering up to 20% off Paperbacks and a dedicated page of discounted titles for those looking for a fresh start for 2021.
Waterstones is having a huge December and we've still got 10 days left before last delivery so if you're looking to promote perfect gifts for him, her or kids then you'll find something at Waterstones.
Last Order Dates for Christmas delivery;
20th December for 2nd Class Delivery
22nd December 3pm for 1st Class Delivery
You can check out their perfect gift books with hardbacks, limited editions and signed editions.
A quick reminder about Watertones Balck Friday Deals with top titles all half price. Plus this weekend members can get double Plus Points on all purchase and triple plus point son orders over £100. This is a very popular members off live now and with details live on site tomorrow moring
Double Watertones Plus Points - Ends 29/11/20
Triple Waterstones Plus Points on orders over £100 - Ends 29/11/20
A Year at the Chateau by Dick and Angel Strawbridge
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel
Also on top of that there are the usually discounted titles such as the much anticipated memoir by Barack Obama with £10 off
The Booker Prize Winner has also been announced as Shuggy Bain by Douglas Stuart. An unflinching yet immensely tender story. Full of wry humour, tackling the poverty of early 80s Glasgow through a set of rounded, compelling characters and a plot resounding with compassion and humanity.
Also this weekend Waterstones are running double points in the popular Plus rewards card. This is open to existing and new plus members and last time this ran mid October there was a big uplift in sales. So it's worth pushing out.
Double Waterstones Plus Points This Weekend Only
Valid 6/11/20 - 8/11/20
Offer is open to existing and new Plus members.
And if it's perfect gifts you're looking for then check out the Christmas Shop
Also in program news we will be looking to validate all current pending sales up to August 31st before the end of this month. Apologies for the delay with this as it is not something we wanted to do or usually do. However due to Covid, contracts & costs we had to hold off but I am now pleased to say we'll be validating pending sales this week and thank you for your patience with this delay.
With the schools already back on Scotland and everything on track for the schools to be back in the rest of the UK for September Waterstones have launched their Back to School page as well as offering up to 25% off study guides.
Firstly we'd like to thank you for your continued support over the last few weeks while the commission was lowered. This is much appreciated as Watertones navigate the uncertainty around the high street stores opening.
Commission levels are now set back at 4% as default but we are looking to set a new rate live for new (4%) and existing (1%). This is planned to go live next week but we'll keep you posted.
Online Waterstones have the below promotions and features live.
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A quick reminder the Waterstones 10% off over £40 code ends tomorrow.
STAYALERT - 10% off when you spend £40 or more
Ends Saturday 23rd May 2020
T&C's: Discount on basket value of £40 or more. Can not be used in conjunction with any other code
Watertones have launched their Fathers Day page ready for June 21st with books and games perfect selected to make it easier for you to find the perfect gift.
If you're looking for something special to push, especially for Fathers Day than Watertones have the perfect exclusive and signed edition books with things like a signed edition of Troy by Stephen Fry avaialble to Pre-order now.
Clearance Sale is still running and you can get your deep link to that below plus Free Delivery on Orders over £20 is ongoing.
Waterstones would like to thank you for helping to drive very strong online orders during the lockdown period. We appreciate the work you do to promote Waterstones, their offers and their love of books.
There is an exclusive affiliate wide code running next week with 10% off £50 orders, with AOV quite high right now the aim is to encourage people to buy another book or two.
STAYIN10 - 10% off when you spend £50 or more
Valid form Sunday 26th April - Saturday 2nd May
T&C's: Valid on basket value of £50 or more. Can not be used in conjunction with any other code.
General marketing message: Up to Half Price on a Selection of Top Titles Books
Customers can also pre-order the new Dear NHS book that showcases 100 stories to say Thanks to the NHS workers.
In book news Waterstones have a feature on the 6 shortlisted finalists for Women's Prize for Fiction where you can find out more about the books and the authors. If anybody would like to do a feature on this please get in touch.
We've added stunning new bestsellers to our selection of discounted books, at up to 25% off.
This second round of discounts includes Marie Kondo's inspiring new guide Joy at Work, as well as Ruth Ware's addictive thriller The Turn of the Key. The previous selection remains discounted, so that your readers can still grab chart-toppers like Sally Rooney's Normal People or Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light at a reduced price.