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Publisher Plans: Adding and Editing Author Names

Publisher plans on BookFunnel allow users to distribute books by other authors. Publisher plans include 10 – 30 author names per account. 

The author name should match the name of the author on the book cover.

Publisher Settings

If you are a publisher or promotional service that is working to build your own mailing list, you should fill in the publisher settings and enable this checkbox:

  • Use my publisher information in communications with readers 

When you tick the box, all of the opt-in language on your opt-in landing pages will be changed. Readers will no longer be opting-in to the individual author’s mailing list. Instead, they will be opting-in to your publisher mailing list.

If you are a publisher that is working to build a mailing list for an individual author, you should not enable publisher settings.

Add an Author Name

  1. Click Authors on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click Add Author Name and complete the short form.
    • Author Name This should match the name on the book cover.
    • Author email address This is a public contact email for readers, should they need to contact you. If any of your book pages collect reader email addresses, this email address will be included in the confirmation email BookFunnel sends them. This email does not need to match your BookFunnel account email address, as your account email address will always remain private.
    • Privacy Policy Add a link to your privacy policy (strongly recommended).
    • Author Website Optionally, link to the author’s website.
  3. Click Save Author.

Once you have added an author name, you can upload a book and start sharing it with readers.

Edit an Author Name

If you edit an existing author name, it will change the name on all books tied to the original name.

If you need to swap out a new author name, delete any books tied to the first author name before you replace it with a new name. Learn how to delete books here.

  1. Click Authors on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the name you wish to edit.
  3. Make your changes and then click Save Author.

Add a Privacy Policy

  1. Click Authors on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the name you wish to edit.
  3. Paste a link to the privacy policy.
  4. Click Save Author.
  5. The privacy policy will automatically appear on opt-in landing pages for this author name.

Delete an Author Name

Before you can delete an author name, you will need to delete any books attached to it first. Learn how to delete books here.

  1. Click Authors on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the name you wish to delete.
  3. Click Delete Author.

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