In this Update: New Weekly Book Alert, eBook FAQ, You're Special

Blogging for Books Newsletter

Feb. 8, 2012

Dear *|FNAME|*,

A few quick updates from your friends Ashley and Chris at Blogging for Books...

New Feature - Weekly Book Update

Starting next Tuesday, you will begin receiving a weekly email that will tell you all of the books you are able to choose from. You will receive this email every week, even if you have a book out and a review pending. As a reminder, books are continually being requested. You'll get this email every Tuesday at 10am MT. It will tell you how many books are left at that time. Come Tuesday evening or the next day, it's possible that those titles could have been picked through.

If you would like to opt out of this weekly update, you can do so by logging in at and then clicking on "Manage Account" in the top right corner. Scroll down and uncheck the box that says, "Opt-in to receive Weekly Blogger Emails."

You're Special!

Sounds cheesy, huh? Well, your Mom isn't the only one to think you're special...we do too!

As a reminder, church leaders, ministry leaders, retailers, media and librarians DO NOT have to blog in order to participate in Blogging for Books. We only require that you post a review on

Also, we set aside extra print and eBook copies JUST FOR YOU! We understand that you're in a unique position and want you to know that we reserve copies for you. Anything you may read about review rankings or Klout score do not apply to you.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

eBook FAQ

Q: I don't have an eBook Reader, can I still read eBooks?

A: Yes. You can download Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks on your Mac or PC. There are also other options for reading on a mobile device using the Bluefire app, but getting this to work can be a bit tricky. You cannot read eBooks using a Kindle, Kobo or Nook apps on phones or tablets.

Q: I'm having issues loading the eBook to my Nook, Sony eReader, iPad, iPhone, mobile phone or other eReading device. Help!

A: For help downloading to a Nook, click here. For help downloading to a Sony eReader, Kobo or other device, click here. For help downloading to an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, click here.

Q: Can I get a print copy AND an eBook?

A: Yes. In most cases, for church leaders, ministry leaders, retailers, librarians and media, we make it so you can request a print copy AND an eBook. (That way you can start reading right away!) When you go to order your next book, click on the option for eBook AND Print. IMPORTANT: To receive your eBook, make sure you've signed up for Edelweiss AND make sure your email address on file with Blogging for Books is the same email on file with Edelweiss (otherwise you won't get the email with the link to download your eBook).

Q: Why does my eBook only last 60 days?

A: First off, if you have a Kindle, the 60 day rule does not apply to you. If you transfer to an actual Kindle, you will have the eBook forever. That said, if you are trying to read an eBook on any other device or through the Bluefire app or through Adobe Digital Editions, the eBook will remain on your device for 60 days. Why only 60 days? It's not that we don't want to give you the eBook forever, it's that with all devices (except the Kindle) we are basically "hosting" the eBook on your device. And to host it, we have to pay Edelweiss a set amount for each eBook we host. We'd love to give you the eBook to keep forever, but the longer we give you to keep it on your device, the more expensive it becomes for us as a publisher. We want to offer as many books as possible to as many bloggers as possible, so limiting the amount of time on your device makes it possible for as many bloggers to participate as possible.

View more eBook question on the Blogging for Books FAQ Page

As always, thanks for being a Blogging for Books blogger!

If you have any questions, you can reach us at

In Christ,

Ashley's Signature

Ashley Boyer
WaterBrook Multnomah

Chris' Signature

Chris Sigfrids
Online Marketing Manager
WaterBrook Multnomah