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Upload and Edit Your Ebooks (MOBI, EPUB, PDF)

Every process on BookFunnel begins with uploading your book. Once you have uploaded your book, you can then create download pages, join promos, send Certified Mail campaigns, create delivery actions, etc.

You can also edit your book or replace its files without interrupting your current downloads.

Book Requirements

To upload a new ebook, you will need at least one book file (EPUB, MOBI, or PDF) and your book’s cover image in JPEG format.

If you have both a MOBI and EPUB of your book, please upload both. If you only have one file format, BookFunnel will automatically generate the other. Meaning, if you provide an EPUB file only, BookFunnel will compile a MOBI from your EPUB. If you provide a MOBI file only, BookFunnel will compile an EPUB file from your MOBI.

If you only upload a PDF file, that will be the only file available to readers. You cannot create a MOBI or EPUB from a PDF without significant formatting problems.

EPUB Files

Maximum EPUB File Size: 30 MB

Ideal EPUB File Size: 23 MB

Your EPUB file should have the book cover embedded and should be smaller than 23 MB so that users can email the book files to their iOS devices.

MOBI Files

Maximum MOBI File Size: 30 MB

Ideal MOBI File Size: 23 MB

Your MOBI file should have the book cover embedded, and be less than 23 MBs in size. If it is larger than 23 MB, Send-To-Kindle readers will not be able to email the book file to their kindle account.

PDF Files

Maximum PDF File Size: 30 MB

PDF files are great for things like worksheets, coloring books, and graphic novels. You’re not required to provide a PDF with your ebook, but some readers will appreciate it.

Cover Requirements

All BookFunnel pages prominently feature your book cover. If you do not have a book cover, BookFunnel will display a generic book cover on your download pages. Need a free or temporary book cover?

Book Cover JPEG File Requirements

Recommended JPEG Size: 640×1000

This is our recommended aspect ratio, but don’t worry if your book cover is different. BookFunnel will display your book cover/boxset image correctly (without distortion) on every landing page.

How to Upload a Book

You already added your author pen name, right?

To upload your ebook, you must have at least one book file and the book cover image in JPEG format.

  1. Click the Add button at the top of your dashboard and select Add New Book.
  2. Complete the form.
    • Book Label: This is a convenient reference for you. Example: “Pride and Prejudice with bonus scene from Emma”
    • Book Title: This is your book’s title. Example: Pride and Prejudice
    • Author Name: Select your Author Name from the drop-down.
    • Amazon ASIN: If your book is on Amazon, please provide the ASIN or ISBN. This will help correctly identify your books on all Kindle devices and Kindle apps. Learn more about Amazon ASINs here.
    • Book Tagline: Entice readers with a short sentence so that they have to download your book. Your tagline will be used to pre-populate the headings on any download page you create.
    • Book Description: We will use this book description to pre-populate your book download pages going forward.
  3. Upload your book cover and book files.
  4. If your books are illustrated or are compiled with Vellum or similar formatting software, you might want to check the “My books require the KF8 format” box. Learn more about MOBI Files and the KF8 Format here.
  5. Click Save And Close.

Edit Your Book Details

You can edit your book title, book description, or change your author name, without pausing your active download page(s).

To edit any text on your book, or to check the KF8 box:

  1. Click Books on your BookFunnel dashboard and then click the title of the book you wish to edit.
  2. Click Edit Book Details and make your changes.
  3. Click Save And Close.

If you used custom text on your download pages instead of the “use book description” default, you will need to edit your download pages individually when you change your book description or tagline. Learn how to edit your existing download page.

Replace Your Book Files

You can edit or replace any book files without breaking your BookFunnel pages. Upload a new MOBI, EPUB, PDF, or book cover and BookFunnel will immediately begin serving up the new files.

To edit or replace your book files:

  1. Click Books on your BookFunnel dashboard and then click the title of the book you wish to edit.
  2. Click Edit Book Details.
  3. In the Book Files panel, upload or replace your files.
  4. Click Save And Close.

Delete Your Book

Wait! If you delete your book, any reader that clicks on a link you sent them previously is going to see an “invalid link” message. It is best to expire pages, which will prevent anyone else from downloading the book. When you delete a book, any active Certified Mail campaigns, giveaway pages, or download pages will also be deleted and you will lose any record of the book on BookFunnel, including its history and subscriber data. This action cannot be undone.

If you must delete the book:

  1. Click Books on your BookFunnel dashboard and then click the title of the book you wish to delete.
  2. Click Delete in the top-right corner.
  3. Confirm you want to delete the book and it will be removed from BookFunnel.

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