BookStub FAQ

 

 

What are BookStubs?

BookStubs are small, gift-card-style cards that contain a free download of your e-book. One side of the card depicts your e-book’s cover design; the other offers the necessary information to find and download one copy of the book. These promotional tools are perfect for marketing your digital book in the real world. Hand them out at book or networking events, sign them at book signings, offer them as contest giveaways, or keep them on hand for everyday promotional opportunities.

BookStubs are included in most iUniverse publishing packages. 

The BookStub Report in your iUniverse Author Account will help you track how many copies of your e-book have been redeemed through BookStubs.

Click on the images below for a closer look at sample BookStubs:

BookStubs Sample 1 thumb BookStubs Sample 2

    

Watch this video to learn more about how BookStubs can help you promote your e-book:

A BookStub is an e-book marketing product that provides authors with increased access to readers by enabling person-to-person e-book distribution and new opportunities for publicity in the digital marketplace.

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I have a BookStub for an iUniverse e-book. How do I redeem it?

Visit www.iuniverse.com/BookStub/ to enter the promo code that appears on the back of your BookStub to redeem your free e-book download. You will be able to select which file format you’d like to download — ePub, mobi or PDF. Choose wisely, as you can download only one format with your BookStub.

 

For more information about downloading BookStubs visit our Downloading a BookStub FAQ page. 

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How can I know if people are redeeming the BookStubs I’ve given them?

We’ve set up a BookStub Report tab in your iUniverse Author Account. You can run this report at any time to see how many of your BookStubs have been redeemed. For each BookStub redeemed, we’ll provide you with information regarding when the e-book was downloaded as well as what format (ePub, mobi or PDF) was selected.

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I tried downloading a BookStub on my computer and it said it was "locked." How do I unlock it?

If the BookStub file is showing up as "locked," it means that your computer does not have the correct software available on your computer. To download a BookStub onto your computer you need to have Adobe Digital Editions. If you do not currently have this software, you can download it for free here.

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What is the BookStub Report?

We created the BookStub Report for authors who have purchased BookStubs (included in most publishing packages) as a way to promote their e-books. The link to this report will appear in your iUniverse Author Account regardless of whether or not you are currently using BookStubs. 

You can run this report at any time to see how many of your BookStubs have been redeemed. For each BookStub redeemed, we’ll provide you with information regarding when the e-book was downloaded as well as what format (ePub, mobi or PDF) was selected. Information in the report will become available only once a BookStub has been redeemed for an e-book download.

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Where can I go for more information about BookStubs?

If you have a specific question that is not addressed in these FAQs or in our services store, please give us a call at 1-800-AUTHORS (288-4677).

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