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Gift A Book: Certified Mail For One

Book gifting 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

Book gifting takes seconds to send one book to one reader. You fire off a “gift” and you’re done.

Certified Mail is designed to send your ARC to hundreds of vetted reviewers at once. It takes a bit more time to craft the campaign, and can include automated follow-up emails and review reminders.

Gifted books don’t include any automated follow-up emails.

Benefits of Book Gifting

  • Send your book to someone in seconds (literally!)
  • Your reader receives a unique, trackable download link
  • Watermarked EPUB and MOBI files
  • Readers can simply reply to the “gift” email if they need assistance


Does the book have to be a free gift?

You can send someone a book for any reason.

What does this error message mean: Unable to send: Your message body did not include a {{download_link}}.

You deleted the download link from the email, so BookFunnel doesn’t know where to insert the download link when it tried to send your message.

Type this into your outgoing message wherever you want BookFunnel to insert the link 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 one time, switch to a Certified Mail campaign.

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

Book gifting can’t be automated. Instead, you can create a landing page that collects email addresses and send its link to reviewers that are interested in your book through your own mailing list service. If you have direct integration on your account, you can use a restricted page so that only certain people can download a copy of your book.

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