Another service Book Cave offers authors and publishers is subscriber magnets (also called reader magnets). A subscriber magnet is an ebook that authors give to readers for free in exchange for the reader signing up for the author’s newsletter. This gives you the chance to make a lifelong fan who will support your writing and buy more of your books!
Magnets are hosted on Book Cave
Subscriber magnets are offered to readers directly from our site. Authors or publishers create the magnet on their dashboards, upload the ebook, and generate a link that points to a page made just for their magnet. One book can have multiple links with different settings, including an expiration date, download limits, and a teaser (short description). The magnet owner decides whether or not an email is required to download the book. The link might be shared as part of a social media campaign to convert your followers into newsletter subscribers, or posted as an enticing offer on your website, or handed out simply as a way to distribute review copies (the email would not be required in this case). Once readers find your link, our site walks them through how to sideload the book onto their device. If they have any questions or problems, they contact us, leaving more time for you to write!
Make your magnet link public
You can also mark your subscriber magnet link as public, which will publish it on our Book Cave Direct page for readers to browse. Our editors choose public subscriber magnets each week to send in a newsletter to thousands of Book Cave Direct email subscribers.
Integrate with newsletter services
Our subscriber magnet interface includes a way to integrate your MailChimp or MailerLite account and send emails directly to your newsletter list, again, meaning less work for you.
Or download your new subscriber emails yourself using various options with dates and types of leads.
If your book is in KDP Select
Keep in mind that if your book is in Kindle Direct Publishing Select, which means exclusive with Amazon, your contract does not allow you to offer your book elsewhere, even as a subscriber magnet. Instead, you can offer a 10% sample of the book (samples and full books are separate books in our database, so be sure to submit it as a new book and choose that it is a sample), or you can offer a book that is not in KDP Select.
Our subscriber magnet program is currently FREE. Begin creating your subscriber magnet by checking our tutorial here.
Group Subscriber Magnet Promotions
Authors and publishers can also use their subscriber magnet to join group subscriber magnet promotions. Anyone with an author account can organize these group promotions. That person may decide to impose restrictions on genre or content rating, so check the details before joining. Subscriber magnets do not have to meet our submission guidelines, but they must meet the criteria set forth by the group organizer. The group organizer is the person who chooses whether or not to accept a submission for the group promotion.
Each group gets its own page on Book Cave, and participating authors agree to share the group page URL with their subscribers and on social media. This means that you can reach even more readers!
Groups can be public or private
The creator of the magnet group can choose to keep the group public or private, depending on their purpose. If the group is public, Book Cave will post the banner and link for the group on our Book Cave Direct page and on social media. We also send the link out to thousands of our Book Cave Direct followers.
Join a group magnet promotion
These groups are a great way to find new readers and convert them into fans! Interested in joining a subscriber magnet group? You can visit our Subscriber Magnet Group Facebook page to see ongoing groups, or subscribe to the Author Happenings newsletter to be updated weekly on the available groups.
Check out this tutorial for how to join a group magnet promotion!
Create a group magnet promotion
Check out this tutorial for how to create a group yourself! Let us know about it, and we’ll include it in the weekly author newsletter to spread the news and help you find authors to join. The more authors you find, the more subscribers you will all receive.
Note: We’re currently working on streamlining the group subscriber magnet process so that you can see all the groups on your Book Cave dashboard and add a new book in fewer steps. Stay tuned for updates!
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