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Gift A Book: BookFunnel Certified Mail For One

Book gifting through BookFunnel Certified Mail allows you to send a private, non-shareable download link to one lucky reader at a time. You compose a quick greeting and provide the recipient’s email address, and BookFunnel will email your reader a download link.

Most authors use this when they are awarding a reader a prize (“You won a copy of Book_Title in our raffle! Enjoy!”) or when they want to send the book to a single reviewer.

Book Gifting Vs. Certified Mail Campaigns

The biggest difference between book gifting and building a Certified Mail campaign is time. You can send a book to one reader in less than 30 seconds. Certified Mail campaigns take a few more minutes because you are sending them to multiple reviewers and generally, you need to spend more time crafting that email. Certified Mail campaigns can also optionally include a reminder email halfway through a campaign, gifted books do not have that option.

Features of Book Gifting Through Certified Mail

  • Your reader receives a unique download link that can’t be shared online with others.
  • Both the EPUB and MOBI are watermarked with the recipient’s email address to discourage piracy.
  • Certified Mail comes from our help desk, so your reader can simply reply to request assistance.
  • You can keep track of who has received a gift and if they downloaded their book right on your dashboard. Want to keep information for your records? Export a CSV of the books you have gifted through Certified Mail.


Does the book have to be a free gift?

You can send someone a book for any reason.

What does this error message mean:

Message body must contain a {{download_link}} somewhere in the text.

You deleted the download link from the email, so BookFunnel doesn’t know where to insert the download link. Type {{download_link}} into the message and then click Send again.

Can I send a gift to several readers at one time?

To send your book to more than one reviewer at a a time, switch to a Certified Mail campaign.

How can I automate this to send new subscribers or reviewers a private link?

You can use a download page that collects email addresses, and email the link to it out as you find reviewers that are interested in your book. If you have Integration on your account, you will want to use a Restricted Page. Compare Certified Mail and Restricted Pages here.

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