1. A Book Influencers exclusive — send us a PDF copy of your book and we will upload it onto a password protected page that only we and appropriate influencers will have passcode access to. We lock down your content where others cannot download, save, or copy and paste, preventing pirate sharing. Coming from an author’s background, we understand the importance of protecting the integrity of your work and will treat your manuscript as if it were our own.
2. Purchase a Kindle book as a gift for influencers:
From the Kindle Store, select the book you want to purchase as a gift.
Note: Free books, books on pre-order, and subscriptions cannot be gifted at this time.
- On the product detail page, click the Give as a Gift button.
- Enter the personal email address of your gift recipient.
Tip: If you are unsure of the email address for your recipient, you can select Email the gift to me before placing your order. This allows you to forward the gift email or print and personally deliver it to your recipient. The gift recipient can enter the Gift Claim Code from the email, after logging in to their Amazon account.
- Enter a delivery date and an optional gift message.
You can find more info here if needed: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help
Some publishers prefer the simplicity of offering a free eBook for a temporary period to send a message of urgency to influencers. If this is your choice, make sure the Book Influencers’ team receives precise start and stop dates so we do not frustrate those we entrust with expanding your reach.
4. Purchase a NetGalley platform:
Publishers often invest in the NetGalley option for a limited time, so influencing insiders have access to a book digitally. There is a substantial cost investment, but for many, they find the return well worth it.
Though we encourage influencers to read digital copies of the books we recommend so we can save you money, there are a select number who insist on the touch, smell, and look of a real book. Many also use autographed copies as reader giveaways, enhancing a book’s reach and garnering praise for authors as generous and approachable people.
There is no cookie-cutter best way to provide books to influencers, however, as much as it is possible for us to do so, we will guide influencers to choose the least expensive and most preferred method our authors and publishers desire. Our goal is to make you look good while saving you money. Because we come from an author’s background, we understand the high cost of trying to get the word out about your books. Our commitment to you is to do what we can to help and not hinder your bottom line.