Create Retailer Specific eBook Files

Adding buy links to your eBook files

With direct buy links in your files, your readers will be one click away from buying their next eBook from you! The sell-thru ratio of recent INscribe titles with buy links has resulted in 20-40% of total sales for those titles at retailers.

We love buy links and retailer specific files so we offer a low cost service to do it for you!

The titles you want to link to must be live at retailers before we can start creating retailer specific files for you.

Retailers don't allow links in eBook files that lead customers to buy books at other retailers, so retailer specific files are required.


Base rate of $29 per title when starting from an all device EPUB file ($29 per source file if fixed layout or using a custom EPUB for Amazon KindleGen conversion)

If including a Chapter excerpt or other form of preview over 2 pages long: +$.40-$.65 per page (depending on complexity)

If you need a direct buy link ad designed for you: $20 for up to 2 pages of content, $10 for each additional page.

Rush orders are available at +20% of the total cost (for 1 day turnaround upon approval of design files and link sheet)

Note regarding fees:

If there are issues with your source file or your design file that prevent the file from being completed or displayed as desired across all retailers, you are responsible for the costs to make any corrections to the source file or changes to the design. No additional at-cost work will be done without a quote and your approval.

We will:

  1. Pull all the retailer links needed from our INstore tool (see below regarding titles that are not distributed through INscribe)

  2. Pull the eBook files from our system and create the retailer versions per your instructions

You must provide:

  1. A completed Work Order Form that describes what you want done to the file.

  2. When adding a new ad or making changes to existing content: Provide a design file in Word or PDF showing how you would like the new content to appear. (Or describe to us what you would like and we will create a simple cover image, title and description design for you using files and data stored in our system.)

  3. We will pull links for you from INstore, however:
    1. If the titles to be linked to are not distributed through INscribe
      Fill out the attached TEMPLATE_retailer_links.xlsx file
    2. If the titles to be linked to are not yet live:
      Distribute them for pre-order (this will get the purchase links live)
      Provide a filler link to the author or publisher website (adding live links later will require a new work order)
    3. You must approve the link sheet before the work begins
      We cannot add additional links after the files have been created

To get the process started:

Upload design content to your INscribe FTP: the work order form, design template, and list of titles to be linked to.

Notify us through a Fresh Desk ticket that the files have been delivered; you may include the work order form as an attachment if your files already have backmatter content and don't need additional content added..


5 business days: If your design is solid and all titles to be linked are already live!

If you need to set up pre-orders to get the live links: Let Client Services know ASAP! They will let you know when the pre-orders will go live as this is determined by the retailers themselves.

If you need design assistance: After you have approved the final design, you will receive the files within 5 business days.

Retailer Specific Files Available



Barnes And Noble



If you would like to create files for others, you must provide the links to those retailers in an Excel document

If you are interested in these services or simply have a question, please place a ticket in the help desk.