URGENT BOOKLOCKER AUTHOR ALERT: Contract Revisions (groan…), AUTHOR SHORT RUN SALE, and We’re Offering Discount Codes to Help YOU Sell More Books!


Howdy, everybody, and happy fall!

It’s finally cooling off here in Florida. It’s only 85 today! Break out the sweaters!! ­čśë

AN IMPORTANT CONTRACT UPDATE NOTICE IS BELOW.

WHAT’S THE GOOD NEWS?

IT’S OUR FIRST ONE IN 2 1/2 YEARS!

AND, we have now implemented a Discount Code program for authors wanting to run special book promotions!


HERE’S THE NEWS!


CONTENTS:

1.┬áREVISED CONTRACT – *WE NEED YOU TO READ AND COMPLETE IT*
– PLUS, CHECK OUT OUR NEW DISCOUNT CODE PROGRAM FOR AUTHORS TO GIVE THEIR READERS WHEN DOING┬áSPECIAL BOOK PROMOTIONS!

2. SHORT RUN PRINT SALE STARTS TODAY!
Additional discounts on 50+, 100+ AND 200+ copies!

3. THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON IS COMING!
Please send us your new manuscript NOW. Or, refer a friend and earn $40!

4. GET STARTED ON YOUR 2017 HOLIDAY BOOK MARKETING PLAN using YOUR free copy of 90+ Days of Promoting Your Book Online!

5. HOW DID WE FARE DURING HURRICANE IRMA? Great! But, it was TERRIFYING!


1. REVISED CONTRACT – *WE NEED YOU TO READ AND COMPLETE*


Every year or two, we must make changes/additions to our offerings and terms in order to keep up with the ever-evolving publishing industry. This daunting task includes updating our contract (ug).

The good news is I’ve been procrastinating on this version and it’s now been 2 1/2 years since we’ve sent out contract updates! ­čśë

I know it’s a pain but we need everyone to review and complete the revised contract. It’s here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/update/

This is a very good time to change your beneficiary(s), if you choose to do so!

Please note that you ONLY need to complete the contract ONCE as the contract will apply to all of your books with BookLocker.com. You can ┬átype all of your titles individually on the contract form or you can simply type “all current titles I have with BookLocker.”

HERE’S THE BETTER┬áNEWS! We have added the following awesome item to the contract and to our services –

NEW: SEPTEMBER, 2017 – DISCOUNT CODES FOR AUTHOR PROMOTIONS!

Discount codes, which are essentially electronic coupons, are great for generating sales! Book buyers love coupons and this type of promotion can lead to book sales that may never have occurred otherwise. In addition, your book might sell as a result of another author’s marketing activities!

The Company now offers “Discount Codes” to authors to use with special book promotions. The author chooses the code but it can’t include spaces or special characters. Alpha-numeric only and they are not case-sensitive. Example of a discount code: 10PercentOff. You can use any combination of letters/numbers, including capital and lower case. You can use your book’s name, or any other catchy text. Just no spaces or symbols.

The discount (up to 10%) comes out of the author’s commissions. However, customers may, on impulse, order a book by another BookLocker authors as well during that purchase. This is a good thing because a different author’s books might sell as a result of one author’s promotional activities! If that occurs, the customer’s entire purchase will be subject to the discount.

The Company may also run sales/specials on occasion with discount codes, which may affect subject-specific or even all books on the website. (I.E. a big Christmas sale)

The discount (up to 10% of the book’s price) must be deducted from the commissions of all authors whose books were purchased by that customer.

For example, Author A would receive a lower commission on the sale of their book in that order. If that customer then made an impulse buy of another BookLocker.com title, the author of that other book would also receive a lower commission on the sale of that individual copy.

Since the system must automatically give that discount based on the entire order, and since these “impulse” buys by customers would likely not have occurred had the discount code not been distributed to the original author’s readers, all BookLocker authors must agree that their commissions will be affected by any discount codes given to/used by potential book buyers on BookLocker.com when purchasing that author’s book.

Authors wanting to set up a discount code need to contact the Company through their author account –
https://secure.booklocker.com/authors/login.php

NOTE: Book buying customers can only use one discount code at a time. Multiple discount codes can’t be used.

THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER MINOR UPDATES AS WELL SO PLEASE DO COMPLETE THE CONTRACT. WE HAVE SPLIT IT INTO 3 PARTS:

Short form (abbreviation of the long-form)

Long Form separated into these sections –

Pre-publication
Post-publication

Again, we know it’s a pain but we need everyone to review and complete the revised contract. It’s here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/update/

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AUTHOR CONTACT INFO. CHANGES –

Just because you submit a new address, phone number, or email address with your new contract does not mean we will automatically update your author account. You must request author contact info. changes by sending us a message through your author account here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/authors/login.php


2. AUTHOR SHORT RUN SALE SALE NOW IN EFFECT – EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY


~~THIS SALE WILL END AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.~~

The author order form is here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/book/book-order.html

Authors love these sales because the savings can be significant – up to several hundred dollars. For example, 200 copies of a 250-page black-and-white interior paperback are only $6.79 each, down from the regular price of $7.72 each. That’s a $186 savings on your order!

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ALL BOOKS SHORTER THAN 700 PAGES
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Additional 6% off 50-99 copies OR
Additional 10% off 100+ copies OR
Additional 12% off 200+ copies!

The discounts above are IN ADDITION to your regular author discounts!

The author order form is here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/book/book-order.html

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ALL BOOKS 700+ PAGES
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Additional 4% off 50-99 copies OR
Additional 6% off 100+ copies OR
Additional 8% off 200+ copies!

The discounts above are IN ADDITION to your regular author discounts!

The author order form is here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/book/book-order.html

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THE FINE PRINT:
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Valid for a single title/ISBN only, in the quantities listed above, going to one address. We can’t combine multiple titles to reach the quantity thresholds listed above for this special.

However, you can, of course, order 50+, 100+ or 200+ copies of each of your titles if you want. Shipping will be combined on these whenever possible.

This sale is for a limited time only. The discount applies to the cost of the books (does not apply to shipping/handling). Your discount will be given automatically when your order is processed.

Rush and expedited printing options, as well as expedited shipping available at an additional charge. See order form at the link above for details.

Specials may not be combined. If more than one special applies to your order, we will apply the one that provides the most cost savings to you.

The author order form is here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/book/book-order.html


3. THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON IS COMING!

Please send us your new manuscript NOW. Or, refer a friend and earn $40!


This is our busiest time of year! Everybody wants their book to be available for Christmas shoppers. If you have a new manuscript to publish, please contact us ASAP!

Since you’re already part of the family, there is no need to
go through the formal submission process. ­čÖé

To get the special price, Step-1 for returning authors (to get the discount) is here:
https://secure.booklocker.com/booklocker/returning-authors/intro.php

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***RECEIVE $40 FOR EACH FRIEND YOU REFER TO US!***

If you have a friend or someone in your social media network who’s looking for a publisher, refer them to BookLocker and earn $40!

We are getting LOTS of referrals from BookLocker authors, including their writing friends, neighbors, family and other colleagues! Some just mention us in passing while others post little ditties on their websites, blogs and social media accounts, which leads to even more referral fees.

$40.00 per referral!

Note: You are, of course, welcome to use our logo and any links on the site if you need to. If you have any questions, give us a shout through your author account HERE:
https://secure.booklocker.com/authors/login.php

In a nutshell, when a new author signs up with BookLocker for the very first time, and if they use either the At Your Service Program ($875), the Rush program ($1199), or the Color-Interior Program (price varies), the referring active BookLocker author earns $40 when the new author types your name in the “referred by” box on their contract.

It’s easy! And, we appreciate the referrals so much!

Just send this link to your friends, family and colleagues:
http://publishing.booklocker.com/packages.php

New authors appreciate hearing about BookLocker because they discover a low-priced service that isn’t charging authors thousands like the “other guys.” They also appreciate having one-on-one access to the owners of the company, and not being shoveled around from one overseas customer service rep to another.

THE FINE PRINT

a. You can’t earn fees for referring yourself (yes, we had to mention that). The person signing up must be a new author who has never used BookLocker before. And, the referring BookLocker author must be an active author. Authors who don’t have active books on the site are not eligible unless/until their book(s) are reactivated.

b. The new author must sign up for the At Your Service Program – our most popular one, the RUSH service (same link), or the Color-Interior Program.

Reduced rate packages, like the Returning Author Special and the DIY Package, can’t generate referral fees.

c. The referral fee will be credited after the new author signs up, pays the fee, and uploads their files for formatting. Most upload their files on the same day.

d. Authors of rejected manuscripts, are, of course, not eligible to sign up.


4. Get started on your 2017 holiday book marketing plan using YOUR free copy of 90+ Days of Promoting Your Book Online!


Login to your author account RIGHT HERE to get your free download link.


5. How did we fare in Hurricane Irma? We did GREAT! But, it was terrifying!


Read more (and see pictures) RIGHT HERE.


HAVE A SUPER WEEK AHEAD, EVERYBODY!

-Angela, Richard, Brian, Ali, Todd, and the rest of the gang

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