If your book has been accepted for a retailer book promotion, you may be wondering what’s next! Here’s what you can expect with your ebook promotion at Book Cave.
You’ll receive a few email reminders about the details of your promotion to help you remember to discount your book on retailers. These reminders come from firstname.lastname@example.org, so make sure that email is on your whitelist. You’ll also receive payment reminders from a Book Cave team member if you haven’t yet paid for your promotion.
All emails from Book Cave will end with @mybookcave.com, so if you receive an email from a different domain that claims to be us, know it did not truly come from us.
Inclusion in our daily deals email
Every day, we send out a daily deals email to our subscribers. Your book will be included in this email on the first day of your promotion. It’ll only go out to subscribers who are signed up for the genre, content rating, and retailer that your book falls into. (You are not required to be subscribed to our lists, but if you are not signed up for the genre and rating of your book, you will not receive the email featuring it.)
The email starts going out at 7 a.m. Pacific Time.
Listing on our Deals from Retailers page
All deals will be listed on our deals page, for the total number of days you tell us your book is on sale for. That’s right—your book will only go out in an email once, on the first day it is on sale. After that, it’ll be listed on our deals page until the end of your promotion, for up to 180 days. Books must be discounted for a minimum of one entire day. We recommend at least three days as more people will have a chance to see the book.
Deals go up on the site on the first day of your promotion at 7 a.m. Pacific Time.
Permanent listing in our rated books database
Your book will also be listed separately in our rated books database. This listing can be updated on your author dashboard and is separate from your promotion page. In other words, any changes you make on your dashboard will update the listing on My Book Ratings, but not the listing for your promotion. So if you need something changed on your promotion, please email us so we can make the change.
To ensure editing, standard formatting, and a consistent style guide on our site, the short blurb for your book cannot be updated from your author dashboard. If you want to adjust this text, then email us the new text, keeping in mind that it is limited to 270 characters total, including spaces.
Social Media Feature
Your book may be featured on our social media pages!
Every day, we feature the Book Cave picks as posts on our social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We currently also show the Book Cave picks and the free ebooks for the day in our story on Instagram and Facebook, with a separate image for each book. Books that aren’t free may be featured in our Instagram and Facebook story as a collage of covers. Free books may also be shown in our free-book Friday posts. In other words, if your book is free, it is more likely to be featured on our social media pages!
Note, though, that our social media strategy may change based off the results we’re seeing. Only Book Cave picks are guaranteed a social media feature.
We like to tag authors in our social media posts and stories, but sometimes authors are hard to find. To ensure you’ll be tagged, publish your author page on Book Cave and include links to your social media pages. If you’ve already published your author page and haven’t updated it in a while, you may want to make sure your social media links are up to date before a promotion.
Book Cave does not have the ability to see the number of books sold as the result of a promotion. You can see in your dashboard on the various retailers how many books were sold that day and compare it to other days to get a rough estimate.
We can, however, see how many clicks a book received and are able to email this information to you on request, after your promotion is completed. Please wait at least three days before requesting this information as that is when most of the clicks will take place. (Most books will continue to receive clicks for the entire time they are on our site.)
Making the most of your promotion
That are a few things you as an author can do to make your promotion with Book Cave more effective! Check out this helpful list here.
We’re excited to see your book! Let us know at email@example.com if you have any questions.