I use to work for a hostel booking site and recently decided to write a Venice guide book (ebook) for flashpackers (aka with tablets or smartphones). It's basically for budget travellers going to Venice without skimping on quality dining experiences, but instead saving on tourist attractions and taking in the "real" Venice.
What's this got to do with hostels?
For hostellers: If you have a website and you're looking to offer new products to your clients, then check out the Affiliate program we have. You can make 50% commission off each guide book sold via your hostel website. While many visitors to Italy usually do the Rome-Florence-Milan-Venice route, this would be a perfect and hassle-free product sold to your clients. The ebook would be purchased directly off your site (which would be tracked), emailed to the client, and then the 50% proceeds go straight to your account. You don't have to store any guidebooks since they are in electronic format.
The Venice for Rookies travel guide ebook costs US$9.99, so that means hostellers can make almost US$5 off each sale! Not bad for a two minute sign up process and having the receptionist ask if they are going to visit Venice during their trip. :biggrin:
Thanks for your time and looking forward to hearing from you!