From: INscribe Services [] On Behalf Of INscribe Services
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:01 AM
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Subject: INscribe Digital Newsletter 6-7-2017


In this issue: New Retailers / NetGalley / Kobo Promos / Google Promo

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Greetings INscribers,

Most of the team is at BookExpo this week so new newsletter updates will come next week!

  • New Retailers:, Bolinda, Freading
  • NetGalley & Marketing Services
  • Upcoming Promos:
    • Kobo Independence Day Sale (Due June 9)
    • Kobo Canada Day Sale (Due June 9)
    • Kobo Made in the USA Sale (Due June 14)
    • Kobo First in Series Sale (Due June 14)
    • Google Play Promotions (see below for due dates)
  • Tip of the Week: Download Your Statements

All the best,
Team INscribe



New Retailers:, Bolinda, Freading

We're happy to introduce Zola Books (formerly Bookish) and Epic! as a new INscribe retailers.

If you do NOT wish us to distribute to any of these new retailers, please let us know by emailing or placing a ticket at by the due dates listed below.

You must also opt out of these services individually in your metadata. An updated spreadsheet will be provided to coincide with the launch. If you have retailer restrictions in your contract and would like to expand, please let us know as well.

If you do not respond by the above deadline and do not have a contract that limits distribution, we will automatically begin sending your content to bookshout! and Ingram when we officially launch later this month.

Retailer Information:

Launched in 2000, is a direct-to-consumer online retailer, with five local sales portals in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, and Australia. The company is privately held and run by its founders, Stephen and Trudy Cole. hosts over a million unique eBook titles and has over 3 million members. In addition to their direct-to-consumer business, they provide the following services:
Digital Comps: enables publishers to send secure eBooks to reviewers and instructors, called “complimentary copies”.
Ebook Engine: enables publishers to sell eBooks direct to consumers from their own website. pays INscribe/IPG 50% of sales.

Let us know by June 16.

Bolinda Digital is an Australian-based ebook provider to schools and libraries, as well as retail customers. They are an innovative market leader and expert in the library and school markets, providing high-quality eContent through BorrowBox, its unique, customer-branded digital solution, and service. BorrowBox enables members of public and school libraries to borrow content for limited periods by way of single use digital loans. Since the entire service is proprietary, Bolinda Digital retains effective control over all parts of the process and maintains security over content supplied by publishers. This contributes greatly to Bolinda Digital’s role as gatekeeper of the intellectual property rights of publishers and authors, which it takes very seriously. By working collaboratively with publishers to establish a sustainable business model for library lending, Bolinda Digital seeks to build lasting relationships in order to generate long-term financial and other benefits for both parties and provide a wider range of the world’s best content to end users.

Bolinda pays INscribe/IPG 50% of DLP each time a book is loaned.

Let us know by June 16.

Freading Library Ideas, LLC is a global media company focused on libraries. The company offers The Freegal Music Service, The Freading eBook Service and Rocket Languages as part of its developing product suite. Library Ideas primary sales channels are Public Libraries, Universities, Schools, special libraries, and military bases. Library Ideas products have been used millions of times by cardholders of over 1,000 libraries in many different countries.

The Freading Ebook Service is a download eBook service sold to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders. The service is only available to subscribing libraries and members, and you must enter the Freading Site via the Library URL.

Freading pays INscribe/IPG 52% of sales.

Let us know by June 16.



NetGalley & Other Marketing Services

For those of you who haven’t yet utilized our NetGalley services, this is a great way to build reviews for your titles. NetGalley has a large group of members, over 100,000, who will exchange a free temporary download of your eBook for an honest review.

Take a look at this webinar we hosted with Kristina Radke of NetGalley to learn more!
*Access Password for Vimeo: eBooks123

You can also check out their new 2017 media kit here

To sign up for a month of NetGalley, or any other of our marketing services, please complete the form below.



Kobo Independence Day Sale

Participate in Kobo US’s Independence Day: $3.99 and under sale. Note: this sale runs at the same as Canada’s Canada Day Sale.

Dates: June 28 – July 4
Price Point: $3.99 & under, excluding free
Friday, June 9

The US sale will be promoted as follows:

  • Email support:
    • THREE dedicated emails: June 30, July 1 + July 3
  • Homepage hero banner from June 29 – July 4
  • Kobo Superpoints will be applied to all purchases from the sale July 1 – July 4: ‘4 Days of 4X the points for July 4th’

Please assume that all titles submitted will be included in the sale, unless you hear otherwise. INscribe will manage the discount for this promotion.



Kobo Canada Day Sale

It’s time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada… by selling eBooks! Kobo Canada will be running a massive price promotion on Canadian-authored and Canadian-published titles; customers will also earn bonus Super Points on all purchases. This sale has traditionally been one of Kobo's best performing sales of the year, so we really do encourage you to send your strongest submissions.

Dates: June 29 - July 4
Price Point: $4.99 & under (excluding free)
Friday, June 9
All submitted titles must be Canadian-authored and/or Canadian-published. 

We will promote this sale as follows:

  • THREE dedicated emails
    • Thursday, June 29
    • Saturday, July 1
    • Monday, July 3
  • Homepage hero banner support from June 29 – July 4
  • Online marketing support
  • Kobo social support

Please assume that all titles submitted will be included in the sale, unless you hear otherwise. INscribe will manage the discount for this promotion.



Kobo Made in the USA Sale

This sale celebrates both American authors and/or great American stories (fiction and nonfiction) taking place in the US. A great opportunity for nonfiction here (US regional cookbooks, travel guides, history, etc…)! Please note that titles must feature US content; non-US content will NOT be accepted.

Dates: July 5 - 11
Price Point: $4.99 & under, excluding free
Wednesday, June 14

The sale will be promoted as follows:

  • Email support:
    • Dedicated email: July 7
    • Email feature: July 9
  • Homepage hero banner from July 6 - 11

Please assume that all titles submitted will be included in the sale, unless you hear otherwise. INscribe will manage the discount for this promotion.



Kobo First in Series Sale

To kick off the summer with a great new series, Kobo will be running its First In Series Sale.

Dates: June 22 - July 5
Price Point: $3.99 & under (excluding free)
Wednesday, June 14
All submitted titles must be the first in a series.

Kobo’s support for this sale is as follows:

  • Dedicated email on June 22
  • Email feature, exact date TBC     
  • Homepage banner (June 22 – July 5)

Please assume that all titles submitted will be included in the sale, unless you hear otherwise. INscribe will manage the discount for this promotion.



Google Play Promotions

Google is accepting nominations for the below upcoming promotions.

You can now nominate your titles to Google directly by nominating via the links below for each promotion below.

**Note: Nominations are limited to 5 titles per category per publisher. These submissions forms are linked directly to Google's merchandising team. As such, INscribe does not have access to view your submissions and manage the discounts. Please upload a price campaign for INscribe after nominating your titles.

**Your Google Contact for the form is


  • Summer Sale (June 29-July 6): Big, global, cross-vertical promotion, featuring top titles on sale (adult, YA, and children's books included); nominations due June 8



Tip of the Week

Download Your Statements

Your statements are available for download from your dashboard on the 10th of each month. Please be careful when you download! Use the Generate Statements button to download a summary and details that will match your payment.

The Generate Statement Details WILL NOT match your monthly statement payment. Rather, that report will match sales made in a certain month.



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Kelly Peterson
Director, Client Services
For any escalated question/issues, and retailer management/marketing concerns.     

Katy Beehler
Manager, Operations & Distribution
For questions on distribution and retailer questions/concerns. 


Kim Lane
Client Services Representative
Kim is your client representative. Please contact her for your client questions and needs.

Alli Davis
Client Services Representative
Alli is your client representative. Please contact her for your client questions and needs.



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