Book Funnel Launches Download Codes

Book fairs and trade shows are a couple of the only times that print books have a clear advantage over ebooks. It’s really hard to give away or sell ebooks to the person standing in front of you without some type of physical media, and most of the companies that could supply that media (Livrada, Enthrill) keep going out of business.

That is why I was thrilled when I read today that Book Funnel now offered download codes.

As you may know, Book Funnel is one of the companies that authors can use to build their mailing list by giving away an ebook to everyone who submits their email address. Now BF has expanded its platform to give authors the option of giving away or selling download codes that can be exchanged for an ebook.

Today, we’re announcing BookFunnel Print Codes. Now you can carry your ebooks in your pocket and take them anywhere you go.


It’s a tiny, little code you can give to a reader to download a copy of your book. Print them on postcards, bookmarks, business cards, write them on the back of their hand in black marker, whatever you want. Each code is good for one download, and once it is redeemed, it can’t be used again. Give a reader a print code and direct them to where they can download the book, and BookFunnel will handle the rest. Super easy.

The new download option is included with Book Funnel’s existing “Mid-List Author” and “Bestseller” plans. The plans costs $100 and $250 per year and allow for up to 5,000 downloads and unlimited downloads, respectively.

In other words this is available at no extra cost to existing customers, making it a really awesome feature.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Peter Winkler11 July, 2018

    1. On the rare occasions I could interest anyone to read on of my two books, they rejected my offer of a PDF version. They demanded a print copy. I strongly suspect that most of these people put it into a box with other books they got from authors and then hightailed it to the nearest used book store to sell them.

  2. Valerie rosenberg7 April, 2019

    Need a code please

    1. Nate Hoffelder7 April, 2019

      for what?

  3. Valerie8 April, 2019

    I have the app but it keeps asking for a code to read books

    1. Nate Hoffelder8 April, 2019

      You’ll need to contact BookFunnel’s tech support; I am not sure what is going on.

    2. Meg4 May, 2019

      I checked the app myself… I can go online on my laptop or use the app on my cell. The code you need to put in is usually the numbers in the link provided in the search is usually after /

  4. Christy2 May, 2019

    Hi,where do we even look for books to read to put the codes in??

  5. Barbara Barloe11 March, 2021

    I have recently fooled directions for downloading several books but never received an email.

  6. Diane Harris28 April, 2021

    I’ve been using Book Funnel for 2 months with no problem. I am about half finished with my current book and attempted to open it several minutes ago. The app won’t even open. I click on the Book Funnel app and it opens to a white page only. I left a bookmark on my current page last night, but now it won’t let me into the app, much less into my book. What do I do now?????? HELP!


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