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General Questions

  • What is BookDaily?

    What is BookDaily?

    BookDaily.com is a book sampling site for readers. We make it easy for you to discover new books to read as well as your old favorites.

  • What is the sample bookshelf?

    What is the sample bookshelf?

    The sample bookshelf allows you to add book samples to an e-mail queue as you encounter them on BookDaily.com. You'll then receive one of your selected book samples by email every day. To add a book to your bookshelf, you simply click on the "add to shelf" icon associated with that book. That sample will arrive in your Inbox when it reaches the top of your queue.

  • Can I read book samples online or are they only available by e-mail with my bookshelf?

    Can I read book samples online or are they only available by e-mail with my bookshelf?

    All book samples are available on the website for free. The e-mail bookshelf queue is available to you so you may browse through lots of book samples (BookDaily has more than 99,000 available), add them to your bookshelf as you go, and read them at a later time.

  • Why should I use my bookshelf?

    Why should I use my bookshelf?

    Because it's an easy way to keep track of, and read later, all the book samples you may be interested in. BookDaily has more than 99,000 book samples and we want to make it easy for you to read as many as like over an extended period of time.

  • Can I change the order of books in my queue?

    Can I change the order of books in my queue?

    Yes. Simply open your bookshelf and use the up and down arrows. The books at the top will be the first to be sent to you by email.

  • Do I have to become a member of BookDaily to read the book samples at BookDaily?

    Do I have to become a member of BookDaily to read the book samples at BookDaily?

    No. But you have to become a member in order enjoy receiving book samples by email.

  • How do I purchase a book?

    How do I purchase a book?

    Click on one of the "Buy Now" links listed by each sample. You will be redirected to Amazon.com, Audible.com, or the author's/publisher’s website.

  • Am I allowed to reprint BookDaily excerpts in other publications?

    Am I allowed to reprint BookDaily excerpts in other publications?

    BookDaily does not own the copyrights to nearly all content on the site. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the editor.

  • How do I forward BookDaily chapter excerpts to my friends?

    How do I forward BookDaily chapter excerpts to my friends?

    BookDaily includes a "Share" feature for every book we post on our website. You can share your BookDaily finds via Facebook, Twitter, Goggle +, Delicious, StumbleUpon, and email.

  • How do I know that I can trust your company with my email address?

    How do I know that I can trust your company with my email address?

    ArcaMax Publishing (BookDaily's parent company) is proud to work with the leading email authentication program, Return Path's Sender Score Certified. Sender Score audits ArcaMax's email practices to ensure that we comply with industry best practices.

  • What happens if I have added books to my shelf but I am not receiving book samples?

    What happens if I have added books to my shelf but I am not receiving book samples?

    Check your account. You may have unsubscribed from the "Featured Book of the Day" publication (which is only sent when your sample shelf is empty). Click here to view your current newsletter subscriptions.

    If you still do not receive your book samples here are suggestions to follow that may help you in receiving your BookDaily email. If none are successful for you, please contact your e-mail provider to inquire why BookDaily email is not making it to your Inbox.

    Suggestions:

    • Add books@bookdaily.com to your e-mail address book. Hotmail users, please select "Options", then under "Mail Handling" click "Safe List" and type in "BookDaily.com" -- then click "OK."

    • If you use Yahoo and find your ezine in the "bulk" folder, please open the message and click the "Not Spam" button.

    • Commercial Spam Filtering Programs typically allow domains to be added to the filter's "white list" -- follow your program's instructions for adding "BookDaily.com."

    • Does your Internet Service Provider (ISP) have a favored mailer or "White list"? If so, please follow their procedures to make sure that "BookDaily.com" is added to it.

    • Has your ISP designated our mail to be sent to a "junk mail" or "bulk mail" folder, or simply blocked us altogether? Again, please contact your ISP and let them know the mail from books@bookdaily.com is content you have requested.

  • What if I can't find a book I'm interested on BookDaily?

    What if I can't find a book I'm interested on BookDaily?

    We're proud to offer more than 99,000 sample chapters on BookDaily and we're constantly looking for more. Unfortunately we don't have them all (yet!). If there's a book or author you'd like featured on the site, please submit it on the form found here. You may also search for the book at Amazon.com

  • Are BookDaily book samples free to readers?

    Are BookDaily book samples free to readers?

    Yes. We do not charge for book samples, email delivery or setting up an account. We are a free book site for readers. Please enjoy.

  • Will I receive an eBook or print version of the books I purchase?

    Will I receive an eBook or print version of the books I purchase?

    It's totally up to you. Our purchase links send you to the Amazon.com. where you can purchase titles in whatever formats are currently available.

  • Does BookDaily publish books or eBooks?

    Does BookDaily publish books or eBooks?

    BookDaily chapter excerpts have been previously published. BookDaily does not publish or produce books or eBooks.

  • What if I want to post my book samples on BookDaily.com. What should I do?

    What if I want to post my book samples on BookDaily.com. What should I do?

    To become a BookDaily author, you must first register your account and have your book(s) ISBN or Kindle ASIN(s) handy. It takes less than five minutes to share your work with thousands for free! Click How can I print a custom bookmark?

    How can I print a custom bookmark?

    Click the "Bookmark" icon listed next to every book.

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Trouble Shooting

  • I am having trouble setting up my account.

    I am having trouble setting up my account.

    If you are having problems setting up your account it may be due to a setting on your computer. Try "enabling" the "cookies" setting on your computer. This should allow you to set up your account. You must also use a letter as opposed to a number first in setting up your username

  • The "Subscribe Now" box continues to pop-up as I search the site.

    The "Subscribe Now" box continues to pop-up as I search the site.

    You will generally see the pop-up "Subscribe Now" box if you are trying to add books to your "shelf" without first setting up an account. Set-up your free account first, then add books to your shelf.

  • I signed up for a BookDaily.com account but still have not received a confirmation notice.

    I signed up for a BookDaily.com account but still have not received a confirmation notice.

    If you set up an account and you still have not received a confirmation letter, or your daily book samples, chances are your BookDaily emails maybe getting lost in your spam file. Please check your spam folder, then add books@bookdaily.com to your address book and register your account again I am having trouble creating a username or password.

    I am having trouble creating a username or password.

    It may be that the username or password you are entering is no longer available. Watch for the indicators above each entry box as you are creating your account. They are there to guide you through the process, indicating whether or not a user name is available as well as assisting you as you step through confirming your email address, and creating a password. Please ensure that your username begins with a letter as opposed to a number and that your password is between 5-15 characters in length.

BookDaily Authors

  • I want to become a BookDaily Author, where do I start?

    I want to become a BookDaily Author, where do I start?

    To become a BookDaily author, you must first register your account and have your book's ISBN or Kindle ASIN handy. It takes less than 5 minutes to share your work with thousands for free! Click here to begin.

  • What if I am an author and BookDaily is displaying one or more of my book titles?

    What if I am an author and BookDaily is displaying one or more of my book titles?

    To claim a book that appears on the site, you must first register your author account here

  • How do I add a book?

    How do I add a book?

    To add your book to BookDaily.com, you must first register your author account here. Then click on the “My Books” icon in your account profile here. Be sure to have your book’s ISBN or ASIN handy.

  • I want to add my book, but I do not have an ISBN or ASIN.

    I want to add my book, but I do not have an ISBN or ASIN.

    The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASINs) for Kindle only eBooks uniquely identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher. This allows BookDaily (and other sites) a more efficient way of classifying books. Without at least one, we have no way of sharing your book with our readers. Once you get your ISBN or ASIN, come back to BookDaily so you can use us as a vital tool in your promotional arsenal..

  • How many books can I add?

    How many books can I add?

    To protect the integrity of BookDaily and our authors, we only allow five titles to be added before your identity must be verified. Please contact the BookDaily team to have your limit increased here.

  • Can I add titles in a foreign language?

    Can I add titles in a foreign language?

    Currently, we are not accepting books written in a foreign language.

  • I have multiple pen names. Can I have several authors on one account?

    I have multiple pen names. Can I have several authors on one account?

    At this time, we only allow one author per account, although we are working on adding a feature that would allow us to link multiple names to one BookDaily account in the future. In the meantime, we recommend that you create a separate account for each pen name.

  • What should I do if my book has been claimed by another BookDaily Author?

    What should I do if my book has been claimed by another BookDaily Author?

    Please send an author dispute to the BookDaily team here immediately.

  • What if the book that I added to BookDaily is not being displayed?

    What if the book that I added to BookDaily is not being displayed?

    Your book is not being displayed because you have not added a sample excerpt yet. To add an excerpt, click on the “My Books” icon in your author account here. Once there, select the “Edit Book Listing” icon. Your work will be available for our readers to sample after about 15 minutes.

  • Why isn’t my book listed in the BookDaily.com search results?

    Why isn’t my book listed in the BookDaily.com search results?

    If you have recently added your book to the site, please note that it takes 24 hours it will appear in the search results.

  • How do I make changes to any material that I have added concerning my book?

    How do I make changes to any material that I have added concerning my book?

    Click on the “My Books” icon in your author account then select “Edit Book Listing” to make changes to your book title, ISBN, ASIN, Publisher Name, Genre Category, Book Description, sample excerpt, or cover image here. Please note that at times BookDaily has some of your book’s details in our database from various sources. This information cannot be edited.

  • Why is my book excerpt one long paragraph?

    Why is my book excerpt one long paragraph?

    It looks like your sample excerpt needs to be formatted to include paragraph breaks. Click on the “My Books” icon in your author account then select “Edit Book Listing” here. Use the excerpt editor to indicate where paragraph breaks should appear then click “Update Book.” Please note that it takes about 15 minutes for changes to populate on the site.

  • Why is there no image for my book cover?

    Why is there no image for my book cover?

    We do not have a cover image in our database for your book. Click here to go to the “My Books” section of your author profile here. Then select the “Edit Book Listing” icon to add a cover image.

  • Why is my author profile blank?

    Why is my author profile blank?

    It looks like you need to give us a little more information about you. Click on the “Author Details” icon in your author account then add your photo, web site url, Facebook url, Twitter handle, YouTube Channel and biography here.

  • Does BookDaily offer any free author promotional items?

    Does BookDaily offer any free author promotional items?

    Of course, check out the BookDaily Author Resources section for details.

  • I am a publisher or agent, how can I get my authors' books on BookDaily?

    I am a publisher or agent, how can I get my authors' books on BookDaily?

    BookDaily is delighted to welcome publishers and agents. Please contact the BookDaily team for assistance with adding your authors’ titles to the site here.

  • How Do I Get Featured On BookDaily?

    How Do I Get Featured On BookDaily?

    When you’re ready to ramp up your online exposure, let us email your sample excerpt to our readers, feature your book on the BookDaily homepage, and spotlight you as an Emerging Author for less than $50 per month. To begin your Emerging Authors campaign click on the green "Promote" icon in the "My Books" section of your author account here .

BookDaily Emerging Authors

  • What is BookDaily Emerging Authors?

    What is BookDaily Emerging Authors?

    Emerging Authors are writers with featured titles on BookDaily.com. For a full list of BookDaily Emerging Authors, click here.

  • How do I become a BookDaily Emerging Author?

    How do I become a BookDaily Emerging Author?

    Simply click on the “Promote” icon across from your book in the “My Books” section of your author profile to get started here.

  • What are the benefits of becoming a BookDaily Emerging Author?

    What are the benefits of becoming a BookDaily Emerging Author?

    BookDaily Emerging Authors receive guaranteed exposure to BookDaily readers via email, featured placement on BookDaily.com and ArcaMax.com, listing in the Emerging Authors section of the site, and occasional mention to the BookDaily Twitter and Facebook family on the day that you are featured. For more details click on the “Promote” icon across from your book in the “My Books” section of your author profile here.

  • What are some ways to be sure to get the most for my BookDaily Emerging Author campaign?

    What are some ways to be sure to get the most for my BookDaily Emerging Author campaign?

    Make your book description simple and concise in less than 600 characters. Be sure to target your audience by including your book’s genre(s). Ensure that your author profile is complete by including your website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos, short biography and photo. Always test your Buy Now icon to ensure that it redirects properly.

  • How does billing work?

    How does billing work?

    BookDaily Emerging Authors are billed monthly via secure PayPal payment. You may cancel at anytime by clicking the "Cancel Emerging Author Promotion" icon in your account here.

  • When will my book be featured?

    When will my book be featured?

    Each time that your book is featured, you will receive email notification 24 hours in advance telling you what newsletter your title will be featured in, the date that your title will be featured, what time the email will be sent to readers and how many readers it will be sent to.

  • How will my book be featured?

    How will my book be featured?

    Your book details and sample excerpt will be distributed by email to BookDaily and ArcaMax subscribers. The book is also featured on the BookDaily.com and ArcaMax.com website on the day that it is distributed by email, and in various promotional areas throughout the website.

  • How do I change the newsletter that my book is featured in?

    How do I change the newsletter that my book is featured in?

    Tell Us! Send the BookDaily team an email with the specific newsletter(s) that you would like to be featured in.

  • How do I cancel my BookDaily Emerging Author campaign?

    How do I cancel my BookDaily Emerging Author campaign?

    You may cancel your BookDaily Emerging Author campaign at anytime. Please provide notice here BookDaily here and select the "Cancel Author Promotion" subject. A BookDaily Author Team member will be with you shortly. In the event that PayPal charges your account or credit card after BookDaily has received your notice of cancellation due to insufficient processing time, BookDaily may refund your payment or provide promotional services for the month at its discretion.

  • How many books can I promote with my Emerging Authors campaign?

    How many books can I promote with my Emerging Authors campaign?

    Only one dedicated book may be promoted under each agreement. An additional agreement must be exercised for each additional book. However, you can change your promoted title at anytime by sending the the BookDaily team a note

  • Does BookDaily provide empirical data concerning my Emerging Authors campaign?

    Does BookDaily provide empirical data concerning my Emerging Authors campaign?

    Of course! Simply click on the “My Books” icon in your account. Then select “Book Statistics” across from your title. We provide data concerning the number of emails sent on your behalf, number of emails opened, and number of times your book has been accessed on the website.

  • How can I tell readers about my free book promotional days?

    How can I tell readers about my free book promotional days?

    If your book is listed for free in the Amazon Kindle Store and you have an active BookDaily Emerging Author campaign, we'd love to share the word with our BookDaily readers in our Featured Ebook newsletter! Simply click on the "Send Support Inquiry" icon from the My Books section of your author account to send us your book information and free dates. Space is limited so submit your request as soon as possible. While not all requests can be honored. We will certainly try our best to share your free book with our thousands of book lovers. This benefit is exclusively for BookDaily Emerging Authors.