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BookStub™ Cards FAQs

What are BookStub™ cards?
I have a BookStub™ for a Balboa Press e-book. Where do I redeem it?
How can I know if people are redeeming the BookStub™ cards I’ve given them?
I tried downloading a BookStub™ on my computer and it said it was "locked." How do I unlock it?
What is the BookStub™ Report?
Where can I go for more information about BookStub™ cards?

 

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.

 

What are BookStub™ cards?

BookStub™ cards are similar to gift cards and 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.

BookStub™ cards are available in our innovative e-book marketing services.

The BookStub™ Report in your Balboa Press My Center account will help you keep track of the number of copies of your e-book that have been redeemed through BookStub™ cards.

Click on the images below for a closer look at sample BookStub™ cards:

BookStub™ Example 1BookStub™ Example 2

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I have a BookStub™ for a Balboa Press e-book. Where do I redeem it?

Visit www.balboapress.com.au/BookStub/ to enter the promo code that appears on the back of your BookStub™ and 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 redeeming BookStub™ cards. visit our Download a BookStub™ FAQ page.

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How can I know if people are redeeming the BookStub™ cards I’ve given them?

We’ve set up a BookStub™ Report tab in your Balboa Press My Center account. You can run this report at any time to see how many of your BookStub™ cards 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 BookStub™ cards (available in our e-book marketing services) as a way to promote their e-books. The link to this report will appear in your Balboa Press My Center regardless of whether or not you are currently using BookStub™ cards.  You can run this report at any time to see how many of your BookStub™ cards have been redeemed. For each BookStub™ redeemed, we’ll provide you with information regardinga 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 BookStub™ cards?

If you have a specific question that is not addressed in these FAQs or in our services store, please feel free to give us a call at 1800 050 315.

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