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Greetings INscribers,

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

  • New Retailers: Failed Distribution Errors
  • Upcoming Promos:
    • Kobo Summer Bundle (Due TOMORROW, July 20)
    • Hoopla September Editorial Features (Due August 11)
    • OverDrive Back-to-School Sale (Due August 4)
    • Baker & Taylor September Themed Promotions (Due August 11)
    • Google Play Summer & Fall Promotions (see below for due dates)
  • Sign up for Marketing Services, Goodreads Deals, BookBub Deals, Daily Deals, or Kindle Unlimited!
  • Tip of the Week: Metadata Best Practices

All the best,
Team INscribe

New Retailers: Failed Distribution Errors

You may have noticed a lot of DIMF errors to the new retailers we've added: EPIC!, bookshout!, Bookish,, and Freading. You may disregard these errors, as our team is already working to resolve them.

If you have any additional questions, please place a ticket at, or email

Kobo Summer Bundles Sales

From August 9 – 16, 2017 (inclusive), Kobo CA and US will be running a summer bundles promotion. They’re looking for titles across all genres promotionally priced at $9.99 & under (excluding free) for the duration of the sale.

Dates: August 9 - 16
Price Point: $9.99 & under
Due: EOD Thursday, July 20
Categories: Bundles/omnibus collections only
What is a bundle? 
Kobo is looking for collections of eBooks sold as a single eBook. These could be an entire series packaged together, a collection of works by same author, a collection of novellas, a genre collection with various authors, etc. They are not accepting individual titles.
Kobo’s support for this sale is as follows:

  • Dedicated email to each base
    • August 9 in CA
    • August TBC in US
  • Email feature on August 13 in CA & US
  • Homepage hero banner in CA & US for duration of sale
Please assume that all nominations are accepted for the promotion unless otherwise notified. INscribe will manage the discounting for your submissions.
Nominate: Kobo Summer Bundles

Hoopla September Editorial Features

We are accepting nominations for Hoopla's September Editorial Featured Promotions!

Due: Friday, August 11

Week 1 -September 4

  • Library Card Signup Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Film Festival Favourites (CA)
  • Religion & Spirituality

Week 2 - September 11

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15)
  • Meditation

Week 3 - September 18

  • Batman Day (9/23)
  • Polaris Music Awards 9/18 (CA)
  • Biopics Memoir, Biography
  • National Yoga Month

Week 4 - September 25

  • Banned Books Week (9/24-9/30)
  • Time Management
  • Children’s Music
  • Best of hoopla: Musicals
Nominate: Hoopla September Editorial Features

OverDrive Back-to-School Sale

Whether you focus on beginning basics or complex reads, bring out the best of your catalog with OverDrive's annual Back to School Sale event.  Because it's never too late to hit the books, this year Back to School isn't just for kids and teachers. OverDrive is expanding the sale to include an Adult / Continuing Education category.

Date: August 14 - September 30
Discount: 25-30%
Due: Friday, August 4


  • Picture Books
  • Beginning Reader
  • Chapter Books
  • Comics / Graphic Novels
  • YA / Teen Reads
  • Test Prep & Study Guides
  • Professional Development
  • Adult / Continuing Education
Nominate: OverDrive Back-to-School Sale

Baker & Taylor September Themed Promotions

Baker & Taylor's Quick Axis is a weekly collection development spotlight email for libraries who use B&T's Axis 360 digital lending platform. Submit titles to be considered for themed promotions or discount promotions.

Due: Friday, August 11


  • Translation Month
  • Read an eBook Day (September 16)
Nominate: B&T September Promotions

Google Play Summer & Fall Promotions

Google is currently soliciting nominations for Summer and Fall 2017 book promotions.  Below, please find links to the submission forms for the following promotions:

  • Back-to-School (8/17-9/7): Highlight top children's books to get ready for back-to-school season (deals not required, but welcome) (Due July 27)
  • September Deals (8/31-9/14): Big, global, cross-vertical promotion, featuring top titles on sale (adult, YA, and children's books included) (Due August 3)

Please keep the following in mind when submitting: 

  • Nominate your strongest highlights and priorities, relevant to each promotion, no more than 4-5 titles per category.
  • Make sure you use ISBNs for your submissions.
Reminder: These links are submissions directly to Google Play. Please send a price campaign to once you nominate your titles. This is essential to make sure your titles are discounted in time for the promotions.
Submit titles for ongoing marketing opportunities below!

Check out the Marketing Calendar for upcoming due dates.
Marketing Calendar
Marketing Services
Goodreads Deals
BookBub Deals
Kobo Daily Deals
Nook Daily Find
Nook Free Fridays
Kindle Unlimited

Tip of the Week

Metadata Best Practices

Take a look at our new article on Metadata Best Practices!

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