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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.


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Peter Winkler July 11, 2018 um 12:40 am

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.

Valerie rosenberg April 7, 2019 um 10:34 pm

Need a code please

Nate Hoffelder April 7, 2019 um 10:43 pm

for what?

Valerie April 8, 2019 um 7:27 am

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

Nate Hoffelder April 8, 2019 um 7:30 am

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

Meg May 4, 2019 um 8:04 pm

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 /

Christy May 2, 2019 um 8:59 am

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

Barbara Barloe March 11, 2021 um 9:12 pm

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

Diane Harris April 28, 2021 um 12:20 am

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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