Featured collections – an upcoming addition to the Nifty Promo Control Panel

the new featured collections pane

We’re really excited about the new featured collections pane we’re working on. It serves two purposes:

  • people who are promoting get some possible sources to work with
  • designers have a way to reach affiliates who might not otherwise see their work

In the image above you can see an entry in the pane. It’s made up of a 240 character (or shorter) description and has a collection image on the right. The image used is one of the landscape ones available via the collection page sharer button.

ℹ️ Here’s a good point to note about the descriptions – they’re targeted at the affiliate and not the end buyer. This means that using the description as-is from the collection is no good, not without modifying the language to aim it at the affiliate first.

To drum up awareness and to get some initial collections to use, we’ve dropped off a race-style competition on the Zazzle forum (Basic ProDesigners and above ony). The first nine to finish will each get one of their collections featured.

Google Books are another place to publish your Zebookfreec ebook

In addition to being able to publish your Zebookfreec ebook on Amazon and ManyBooks, we’ve tested Google Books and they’re good, too. You get a double whammy with them because publishing on Google Books automatically makes them available in Google Play.

Remember, you have to own the copyright on the entire content to publish in each of those places.

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Zazzlers who are traditional or digital artists should prove popular. We’ve had 38 downloads of mine on ManyBooks in 4 weeks.

The reason we’re so happy about those 38 (and slowly climbing) downloads is that because the downloaders like my b/w photography, they could end up showing it to a few similar-minded friends. They might actually pass on a copy (yaay!) or (still yaay!) let their friends scan the QRCode on the back page with their mobile phone app.
Each one of those actions is an opportunity for a sale or, at the very least, the placing of a referral cookie in the browsers of those friends.

When I get lucky and get a referral, I’ll know because each ebook gets its own unique tracking code and I’ll see that in my Referral History Report. I’m expecting a time lag of around three months-ish because that seems to be how long these things take for me.

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It all helps and those are people I couldn’t have reached in any other way. I’m sure someone, somewhere once said that mony a mickle maks a muckle 😀

Too hesitant for a toe in the water? Relax – we got it!

If you can see the benefits of using the Nifty tools but either don’t have the time or want to try but feel a little overwhelmed, there’s another way.

We’ve just put up a gig on fiverr where we do it for you.

Pinterest screenshot to set the scene

What we’re offering is, on Pinterest, to pin the entire contents of one of your collections to either:

  • one of our boards…
  • ..or one of yours
  • we’ll pin up to 12 per day until the collection runs out
  • maximum collection size for this is 240
  • only G-rated designs will be used

Just think what that’ll do for your viewing figures and maybe even sales! We’ll even show you how to do it for yourself next time, if that’s what you want.

see the gig here

Zebookfreec free Disney collectibles titles continue to grow

We’ve been focussing on Disney collectibles in the last few days, adding great titles for all the most-loved characters.

If your kids love the characters from the most famous Disney films and comics, then they’ll love the collectible ebooks you can freely download. No sign-up, no email, no registration needed.

These are the most recently added free collectible ebooks:

  • Disney Princess
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • Frozen
  • The Muppets
  • The Seven Dwarfs

Which will you download for a more interactive bedtime story-time?

One thing’s for sure, they’ll get lots of fun flicking the pages with you and stopping on their favorites. They’ll remember the fun times and that’ll maybe help you make up a spur-of-the-moment story to turn them even more into a sleepy-head.

What’s even better is you can easily get one of the collectible posters they love the most for their bedroom wall. All are supplied by the official merchandise store for the franchise, so you get peace of mind and can rest easy.

find out more in the official Disney store on Zazzle