Print codes are ebook and audiobook download codes that you can share with readers at in-person events. Generate a batch of 100 unique codes and print them on bookmarks, postcards, flyers—any promotional material, really!
Each code is good for one download and once it is redeemed, it can’t be used again. Book files are watermarked with the reader’s personal information and readers are invited to join your mailing list when they redeem their book code.
When Would I Use Print Codes?
Use print codes when selling or sharing your ebooks or audiobooks with readers at live, in-person events when you want each reader to receive a unique download code.
If you want to print the same code on every postcard or bookmark read this help article instead.
Here are some examples of BookFunnel print codes in action:
- Provide printed cards with unique download codes after a buyer purchases your ebook or audiobook at book signings, conferences, or trade shows
- Sell your print books and slip a bonus digital book download into their shopping bag
- Offer samples or previews of your published works on the back of your business cards
- Reward fans at book signings by tucking a bookmark into their paperback after signing it (with a code to download an extended epilogue or bonus scene):
Print Codes vs. Email Signup Pages
An email signup page on BookFunnel allows anyone with the link to download your book. A print code is something that you distribute to one reader at a time. It is a unique code that can only be used once and cannot be shared online with others. Once a print code is redeemed, it’s gone!
If you want readers to share the link with others, or you want to keep it simple and just print the same link on all of your postcards/business cards, create a download or email signup page instead.
How Does It Work for Readers?
You give readers a card that directs them to GetMyBook.com where they enter their code to get the book.
The reader must provide their email address (for watermarking) and are then invited to join your mailing list. If they choose to opt-in, their email address will be added to your mailing list or to a CSV. The reader is then bounced to their private download page on BookFunnel where they can download the book within 14 days.
How Long and How Many?
A batch of print codes can remain active for up to 18 months after the date they are generated—you decide! Once a code has been redeemed by a reader, that code is deactivated.
You can generate up to 500 print codes per month. If you need a larger print run, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can’t require the reader to opt-in when using print code. Instead, print an email signup link on your marketing materials. An email signup page can require the reader to join your mailing list in exchange for a book.
When a reader redeems a code and downloads the book, the download is counted towards your plan’s monthly download limit. There is no charge to generate print codes.
All Mid-List Author, Bestseller, and publisher plans can generate print codes. First-Time Author accounts can print their BookFunnel short links instead.
Any generated print codes will be deleted when you downgrade to a plan that does not include this feature. Deleted print codes cannot be restored.