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Greetings INscribers,

Don't miss our new Fall Webinar Series!

  • Update: Rental/Subscriptions to Existing Retailers
  • New Retailers: Odilo & Kortext
  • Fall Webinar Series
  • Upcoming Promos:
    • Kobo $4.99 & Under Sale (Due September 27)
    • Google Fall/Winter Promotions (see below for multiple due dates)
    • OverDrive Cooking, Food & Craft Sale (Due October 5)
  • IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
  • Sign up for Marketing Services, Goodreads Deals, BookBub Deals, Daily Deals, or Kindle Unlimited!
All the best,
Team INscribe

New Retailers: Odilo & Kortext

In the next few weeks, INscribe will add Odilo and Kortext to INscribe's retailer list.

If you do NOT wish us to distribute to either retailer, please let us know by Friday, September 29 by emailing or placing a ticket at You can 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 Odilo and Kortext when we officially launch later in October.


Odilo is an aggregated digital content platform. They allow publishers, content providers, authors and content owners to distribute their content to academic, public, special, school and consortia libraries all over the world. Currently used by more than 207 publishers, OdiloPlace is the platform of choice for those publishers that are looking to expand their reach into the library market.

Odilo's primary markets include Spain and Latin America; additional territories include Europe, Australia, US, CA, Russia, and the Middle East.

Odilo has 3 different models for customers, which have different payments:

  • One User One Copy, perpetual - pays 50% of DLP
  • Subscription - pays 50% of DLP per unit sold after 20% of book is consumed
  • Pay Per Use - pays 20% of DLP for 21 Days


Digital textbooks provide today’s student a unique learning experience. Kortext offers online and offline access to key textbooks from multiple publishers, combined with a set of tools that provide the user with functionality beyond anything a traditional textbook can offer.

Kortext pays INscribe/IPG 50% of sales

Fall Webinar Series - Growing Your Business: Crowdfunding

Our next webinar will be this Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST:

Growing Your Business: Crowdfunding 
covers how to utilize Crowdfunding to gather market research and expand your publishing program. 

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: 

Check out our Fall Webinar Calendar in our Help Desk Knowledge Base. We will have weekly reminders for you to register for our series. If you'd like to be added to our calendar for any webinar, please let us know by email or placing a ticket at

Kobo $4.99 & Under Sale

Kobo CA &US is having a $4.99 & under sale. In Canada, this sale will be marketed as a Thanksgiving Weekend Sale; in the US, it will be marketed as Kobo’s Columbus Day Weekend Sale. Both sales are historically very successful for each territory!

Dates: October 5 – 9
Price Point: $4.99 & under (excluding free)
Due: Wednesday, September 27
We will promote this sale as follows:

  • Dedicated email to each base
    • October 5 in CA
    • October 6 in US
    • Email feature on October 8
  • Homepage hero banner support
  • Kobo social support
Please assume that all nominations are accepted for the promotion unless otherwise notified. INscribe will manage the discount of your titles.
Nominate: Kobo $4.99 & Under Sale

Google Play Fall/Winter Promotions

Google is currently soliciting nominations for Fall/Winter 2017 book promotions. Below, please find links for the following promotions. Click the links to submit directly to Google.

Make sure you also submit a price campaign sheet to or!

Please keep the following in mind:
  • All of your nominations are viewed by a Google Merchandiser, so please help us by keeping nominations to your strongest highlights and priorities, relevant to each promotion, preferably with no more than 4-5 titles.
  • Please pay special attention to the dates and price points indicated (if applicable) when nominating titles.
  • If possible, it’s best to use ISBNs for your submissions.

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

It's that time of year again! Have you mailed in your books for the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program, which includes fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design? If not, there's still time.

The initial Call for Entries deadline is September 30, 2017. Don't delay! The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is regarded as one of the highest national honors in independent and self-publishing. The Awards are unique in that entrants receive direct feedback on their submissions. The judging forms are returned to all publishers.

Publishers of print books with a copyright date of 2017 may enter the competition. Each entry is judged by three independent judges. Each judge will have either a design focus or an editorial focus. Most entries are assigned two editorial judges and one design judge. Some entries, however, like those in the “Interior Design” category, will be assigned only design judges and some entries, like those in the “Best New Voice” category, will be assigned only editorial judges.

To assist the judges and ensure they have enough time to review each book, there are two entry deadlines:

  • September 30, 2017 (for books published in the first nine months of the year)
  • December 15, 2017

Visit the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program website for further details.

Download the Call for Entries Form

OverDrive: YUM! You Made That!? Get Readers Talking About Your Cooking & Craft Titles

OverDrive will be supporting a dedicated sale for Cooking, Food and Craft titles beginning mid-October - just in time to keep bellies full and hands busy throughout the holiday season!

Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 10
Due: Thursday, October 5

 Sale & Participation Details:

  • Sale Period: Oct 16 - Nov 10
  • Sale Discount: 25-50%
Please submit your title no later than Thursday, October 5, 2017. 

If you have more than 10 titles and want to send it as a list, please fill out the Price Campaign spreed sheet and send to before October 5th, 2017. Please assume that all nominations are accepted for the promotion unless otherwise notified. INscribe will manage the discounts of your titles.
Nominate: OverDrive Cooking, Food and Craft Titles
Submit titles for ongoing marketing opportunities below!

Look at the Marketing Calendar for upcoming due dates.
Marketing Calendar
Learn more about:
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Kelly Peterson
Director, Client Services
For any escalated question/issues, and retailer management/marketing concerns.     

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Client Services Representative, International & Academic
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Client Services Representative, Trade
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Client Services Representative, Children's
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