RETAILERS: Here’s How To Participate in the Paranet Papers Instant PDF Preorder

Bits and MortarYesterday, we announced the Paranet Papers Instant PDF Preorder. In that announcement, we said:

Order from your FLGS and use the simple instructions here (or tell the store about Bits and Mortar so they can get set up for lots of electronic freebies).

We’ve since heard that some retailers don’t know what that means exactly, or that they don’t believe they’re allowed to do that with preorders. So we wanted to make it super-clear!

Any retailers that are a part of the Bits & Mortar program can provide the Paranet Papers PDF to any customer placing a paid preorder of the book, right now.

Ah! But perhaps you are not familiar with Bits & Mortar, or are not sure how to make this happen. Here’s how.

If you aren’t already a part of Bits & Mortar:

Basically, it breaks down like this:

  • Sign up for an account at http://www.bits-and-mortar.com/retailers/ first;
  • Then you’ll get an email asking you to confirm the email address you used;
  • Then you’ll get a second message asking you to reply with details about your store (so they can confirm you’re a brick & mortar games retailer);
  • Then they’ll approve you after reviewing that information, and you’ll be ready to go.

Once you do have a registered & approved Bits & Mortar account:

And you’re done! You’ve just sent your customer a copy of the PDF of the book they preordered from you, giving them instant access to the book while securing a sale of the physical book for your store.

Bottom line: At Evil Hat we’re interested in working together with retailers, not in competition with them, and extending the Instant PDF Preorder program to retail stores is a part of living up to that ideal. If you have any questions for us, please let us know!