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Adding and Editing Your Books (MOBI, EPUB, PDF)

You can easily add a new book to BookFunnel, or edit an existing book (without interrupting your reader’s downloads).

To upload a new ebook, you will need at least an EPUB file and your book’s cover image in JPEG format. We will take your EPUB and compile a MOBI from it. Optionally, you can provide your own MOBI and PDF to distribute. All download pages on BookFunnel prominently feature an image. If your book does not have a cover, you can create your own for free (or $1) on Canva.com, or use one of our generic place holders found here.

If you only have a MOBI file, you can learn more about how to compile an EPUB and why you need to here.

Want to distribute your PDF-only content, like coloring pages, cookbooks, graphic novels, worksheets, or character dossiers? No problem! You can optionally upload a cover image in JPEG format to display on your download page, or use a default PDF image we provide.

Upload Your Ebook

You already added your author name, right?

To upload your ebook, you must have at least an EPUB and book cover image in JPEG format. You can also upload a MOBI and PDF.

  1. Click the Add button at the top of your dashboard and select Add New Book.
  2. Click Yes, I have at least an EPUB.
  3. 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 Heading 1 on any download page you create. You can always edit this later, and you can edit each download page individually if you don’t want to include the tagline everywhere.
    • Book Description: We will use this book description to pre-populate your book download pages going forward.
  4. Upload your book files.
    • JPEG cover image (at least 625 x 1000)
    • EPUB (30 MB max)
    • Check the box to compile the MOBI from your EPUB if you do not have a MOBI file.
    • If you DO have a MOBI file, upload it here (24 MB max so that readers can still email it to their Kindle account).
  5. 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.
  6. Click Save And Close.

Upload Your PDF-Only File

To upload your PDF-only file, your PDF must be smaller than 30 MBs. If you have a JPEG cover image, you can optionally provide it.

  1. Click the Add button at the top of your dashboard and select Add New Book.
  2. Click No, I only want to distribute my PDF file.
  3. Complete the form.
    • Name of PDF File: This is a convenient reference for you. Example: Pride and Prejudice Coloring Page.
    • Title of PDF: This is the title of your PDF File. Example: “Coloring With Dr. Darcy”.
    • Description: We will use this description to pre-populate your PDF download pages going forward.
    • Upload your JPEG cover image (at least 625 x 1000). If you do not provide a cover image, we will use a generic PDF image in its place.
    • Upload your PDF file (30 MB max).
  4. 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). If you used custom text on your download pages, you will need to edit your download pages individually. Learn how to edit your existing download page here.

To edit any text for your book, or to check the box to compile your MOBI, or 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.

Replace Your Book Files

You can edit or replace any book files without affecting your active download pages. You can upload a new MOBI, EPUB, PDF, or book cover after it has already been saved 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 a nasty “invalid link” message. It is best to expire any active pages, which will prevent anyone else from downloading your 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, here is how:

  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 immediately from BookFunnel.

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