Are you planning on writing a follow-up edition to Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants, and are there recent releases regarding affiliate marketing that you would recommend?
A: I don’t have any plans to update the book itself. One of the reasons there is that it becomes out of date so quick. By the time the book is on shelves in bookstores, some of the content is irrelevant.
In order to try and remedy that issue, I just completed a free video series updating the book. The videos range about 1-5 minutes per chapter for all 13 chapters of Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants.
You can access the videos at AffiliateManagerBootCamp.com.
As far as any new releases, I buy everything that comes out, and I haven’t seen anything that I have found to be too useful.
Instead, I would suggest staying current with affiliate marketing blogs, as they are a lot more progressive in their coverage of the industry.
The information in blogs is more fresh, and after some time you can figure out which bloggers are more reputable, whereas I’ve noticed that many authors of books about the industry are not actually practitioners of affiliate marketing, but rather some people that did research.
I don’t think those are the ideal people to learn from in how to manage an affiliate program.
Take a look at CostPerNews.com, ReveNews.com, my own blog at AffiliateTip.com.
Lots of good blogs are out there – just search for affiliate blogs on Google, Windows Live, and Yahoo.