INscribe Digital Newsletter 10-11-2017
Modified on: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Don't miss our new Fall Webinar Series!
All the best,
- New Takedown Procedures
- Fall Webinar Series
- Indie Author Day 2017
- Upcoming Promos:
- Kobo Black Friday/Cyber Monday (Due October 26)
- Google Fall/Winter Promotions (see below for multiple due dates)
- IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
- Sign up for Marketing Services, Goodreads Deals, BookBub Deals, Daily Deals, or Kindle Unlimited!
New Takedown Procedures
We're very pleased to announce our new and improved method for taking down your titles from individual retailers!
Now, you only need to update your retailer Opt In/Opt Out to remove your titles from specific retailers.
Why remove a title from a particular retailer?
At INscribe, we like to give you the power to select which retailers are best for you. If you find sales from one place aren't working out, or if you have set up a direct relationship with a retailer, you can take down the sale through INscribe.
How do I do this?
Via Athena Bulk Sheet: Download your bulk metadata from Athena. Update either your Retailer Opt In or Retailer Opt Out to reflect your new desired distribution. If you've Opted Into retailers, remove your exclusion from this list. If you've Opted Out of retailers, add the retailer code to this list. Upload the updated sheet directly into Athena or to your FTP. Our system will recognize the new distribution and send a takedown to the excluded retailer(s)
Via ONIX or XML: Update your retailer exclusions in your CMS and resend your metadata.
Was there a webinar you had hoped to see but missed it live? You can check out our video recordings in the help desk or on Vimeo!
Be sure you use the password eBooks123 to access the videos.
Don't miss our upcoming webinars by checking our webinar calendar!
Friday, October 13 at 9:00am PST/ 12:00pm EST
Friday the 13th have you feeling a little superstitious? Never fear, TextCafe is here! TextCafe makes it easy to market your titles and, inevitably, sell more books. Join Martin Henzel, founder of TextCafe, as he discusses the benefits of providing easy to read samples and how discovery translates into purchases.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
Indie Author Day
Indie Author Day will take place this Saturday, October 14! For a list of events and locations check out their website. There's sure to be a lot of great information.
Kobo Black Friday/Cyber Monday
This is it, the email you’ve (maybe) been waiting for–the call for submissions for one of Kobo's biggest sales of the year. Their Black Friday + Cyber Monday Weekend Sale will take place from November 24 – 27 (inclusive) in CA & US. All of Kobo’s support will go behind this sale, so we look forward to seeing your best submissions!
Dates: November 24-27
Price Point: $4.99 & under (excluding free)
All genres accepted
Due: Thursday, October 26
Kobo’s support for this sale follows, in both CA and US:
Please assume that all nominations are accepted for the promotion unless otherwise notified. INscribe will manage the discount of your titles.
- Dedicated email on Black Friday (November 24)
- CA-only dedicated email on November 25
- Email feature (November 26)
- Dedicated email on Cyber Monday (November 27)
- Homepage hero banner support
- Kobo social support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or help.inscribedigital.com!
Please keep the following in mind:
Google Play Cyber Week, 11/22-11/28 Huge deals on top titles of the year, all genres, adult, YA and kids. Nominations due 10/20.
Google Play Holiday Romance Sale, 11/28-12/14 Sale on winter/holiday-themed romance titles. Nominations due 11/3.
Google Play Holiday Deals, 11/28-12/21 Sale on top-selling winter/holiday-themed titles all genres, adult, YA and kids. Nominations due 11/3.
Google Play Year-End Deals, 12/21-1/4 Huge deals on top-selling titles -- this is our chance to help our users fill up their new devices with the best content. All genres welcome across adult, YA and kids. Nominations due 11/13.
- 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:
Visit the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program website for further details.
Submit titles for ongoing marketing opportunities below!
Look at the Marketing Calendar for upcoming due dates.
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