Buzzing is sharing links to books online to help authors get discovered. On every book page on Libboo, buzzers can click
the big, orange "Buzz" button. They are given a personal link, called a "buzzing link", and the ability to easily share that
link on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Pinterest. They can also copy and paste that link anywhere else
they share online, such as their blog, in emails, on Goodreads, etc. We then track that link to see how many people click on it and
discover the book.
You get a buzz hit every time a new person clicks on one of your buzzing links. Buzz hits represent the number of people you have led to discover a book!
Every week, Libboo authors set a reward for the most effective buzzers. This can be a free book or recognition. In order to
qualify for a reward, a buzzer must pass the buzz hit threshold set by the author for that week. For instance, if the threshold
is 50 buzz hits, the buzzer will have to get at least 50 buzz hits during the week in order to qualify for a reward. Authors also
have the ability to limit the number of awards that can be given out each week. For example, an author may set a threshold of 50
buzz hits but also set a reward limit to the top 3 buzzers. In order to receive the reward, the buzzer must be in the top three on
that book for the week with at least 50 buzz hits.
Freebies, the most common reward type on Libboo, are links to download free digital copies of books (ebooks). Freebies are available
for download as Mobi, ePub, and PDF files, and are compatible with any computer or ereader. You can easily redownload a freebie you
have already claimed at any time by clicking on "My Claimed Freebies" in the drop down menu in the top right corner of any Libboo page.
If you have earned a reward, you will receive an email on Mondays telling you the reward(s) you have won. If the reward you have earned is
a freebie (free ebook), you will be able to claim or share it right from the email.
Your influence on Libboo is a score from 0-100 that shows you how influential you are as a buzzer. Many things go into your influence
score, including the number of buzz hits you've earned, followers you have, number of people you have signed up to Libboo through buzzing
and freebies, how many people have clicked to storefronts like Amazon and Barnes & Noble from your links, and much more. The two easiest
ways to improve your influence score are buzzing and inviting friends to join Libboo.
Anyone who signs up from any of your buzzing links, freebie links, or the link to your profile page will count as a referral for you,
so you can use any of those to invite friends and followers to join Libboo. On your Buzzboard you will find an "Invite Friends" button.
You can use that to share your profile page and invite others to Libboo.
If you have a nook
, download the ePub version of the book, and connect your ereader to your computer using a micro USB cable
(you should have one to charge the device). The ereader will appear as a removable drive, and you will be able to drag-and-drop the desired
book into one of its folders.
If you have a Kindle
, download the Mobi version of the book.or the nook and Kobo. When you click to open the downloaded file, it should
automatically open your Send to Kindle app on your computer. If you do not have the Send to Kindle software from Amazon, you can download
If you have an iPad
, the simplest way to load a freebie is to email either the PDF or the Epub to yourself from your computer and then open
that email on your iPad. You can then tap and hold the attachment until "Open in iBooks" pops up. Once you open it, it will be saved to your
Libboo is not currently accepting new submissions
. We are currently working on launching into our next chapter
(book pun intended), so we are not taking new book submissions at the moment. If you are interested in joining us on our journey to
helping talented authors be successful, shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll keep in touch! In the meantime, check out our
current selection of books on the Discover page.
If you are a current Libboo author looking to add a new book, please email Lisa at email@example.com
for more information.
With Libboo, you get to not only connect with your biggest advocates, but also learn about how, where, and why they share your books.
We give you all of the data you could ever want about your buzzers, discovery of your books, and what is motivating people to share them.
You can then use this information to tailor effective campaigns and online strategies around your books. Libboo's freebie mechanism gives
you the option to reward your buzzers with free digital copies of your book and see a substantial growth in your community. Plus, you
get Team Libboo, who will always be there to help you and support you in any way we can!
Campaigns are weekly experiments that help authors determine where and why buzzers are sharing their books online. Authors have the ability
to choose a free digital copy or recognition to reward their top buzzers each week, as well as different thresholds for how many buzz hits
those buzzers need to get to earn the reward.
Yes, however, there are a few things to keep in mind. We are partnered with a variety of publishers and independently published authors,
which allows us to "host" their books on Libboo. This means that the copyright holder for the book has given us express permission to use
and distribute their digital book files with our freebie reward mechanism. Freebies are awarded to those buzzers who are most successful at
driving new visitors to the book. Libboo is also able to distribute freebies for separate giveaways at the request of the author or publisher.
Since we may not have a partnership established with your publisher, we are developing an option for authors who do not own their copyright
to still benefit from Libboo by having their book listed on the platform. By "listing" your book on Libboo, buzzers can still share or buzz
your book through our weekly campaigns while earning "recognition" - meaning you can recognize them however you want for helping you.
You may make these changes on your Bookboard
, under Author Settings
If you'd like to remove your book from Libboo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will take it down as soon
as the current campaign has concluded and any winners you have from that week are rewarded. If your reward that week is an electronic copy,
your book will need to remain on the site for 1 additional week after its final campaign, so that your winners can claim and download their
We use Facebook authentication for your convenience, but for your security too. We capture only a few pieces of publicly available
information (from your Facebook profile) to create your Libboo account-your name, location, profile image, and e-mail address.
No private data, and you can opt out anytime-or simply change your Facebook settings. We take your security very seriously.
Only information from your public Facebook profile-specifically, your name, location, profile image, and e-mail address.
Getting your name, location, and profile image allows us to quickly set up a Libboo profile for you, without you have to key it in.
Grabbing your e-mail address allows you to get notifications, which you control. If you don't want to hear from us, you won't.
1. Convenience. Easy to log-in, no separate password needed.
2. Security. We're using Facebook's authentication rather than storing it on our own servers.