RPG Publisher Information
Let OneBookShelf put your electronic gaming products in front of the widest possible audience. DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and all of our affiliated stores represent the largest online sales venue for roleplaying games in the world.
We are delighted that you are considering a partnership with us to sell your creative output. Just follow the easy steps below and we will have you up and running very shortly. If you have any questions not answered here, you can email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is how selling through DriveThruRPG and RPGNow works:
How to Become a Publisher Partner with OneBookShelf:
1. Create a customer account on DriveThruRPG.com. This account will apply to all stores operating on the OneBookShelf RPG network. Make sure you remember which e-mail address you use for setting up your account, as it will be important in Step 4. We highly recommend you use whatever e-mail address you normally use for your business correspondence.
Take the opportunity to look around and see how it all works from a customer's point of view. Try downloading a title - you can probably find something you're interested in, even if it's a small free product.
2. We have a simple agreement to list the terms of business. Just click these links and check out the publisher agreement or the non-exclusive agreement. Please sign the agreement and email a scan to email@example.com. If all is in order, we will email back with confirmation.
3. When you send in your agreement, also please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the following:
Accessing Your Publisher Menu
After we receive your agreement and information, we will then notify you when we have activated your publisher account. Once your publisher account is activated, when you log in to your customer account and visit the My Account link (in the upper right corner of the site) you will see your publisher menu below the normal customer account options.
With access to your publisher menu, you may then begin adding products to the marketplace. See the Enter a new product" option under the PRODUCT area of your publisher menu.
Once you're activated, we encourage you to spend some time with the various options you have in the Publisher Tools menu. There are six sections - Products, Promotion, Accounting, Sales Reports, Print and Help.
In Products, you can upload and edit your company's offerings in the store. You can also create special bundles that offer sets of products at special prices (and you can even partner with other companies to create bundles of complimentary products). You can also create additional marketing elements, such as using footers that suggest other products a purchaser might like or creating visual previews of your products.
In Promotion, you will have the ability to create special newsletter offers that go out to the customer base; send Complimentary Copies to reviewers; and place free promotional notices and banners on the marketplace.
In Accounting, you will find all the necessary tools to analyze your payments history, adjust your method of payment and other useful options for managing the financial part of your business with us.
In Sales Reports, you will be able to run the detailed reports you need to really look at your product lines and make good decisions about them, and where to go next.
In Print, you can make your titles available for sale in print a well as download sale. Titles are printed as customers order them so there is no cost to you, just extra revenue.
Of course, the Help section helps you find what you need with a click to make your job that much easier as a Publisher Partner with OneBookShelf.
Introduction Video If you would like more information on the publisher menu, below is a short screen video to introduce you to more of its features.
Promote Your Titles
Below are some banner images that you can use to establish links to us on your own web site. Banners in non-English languages are available from your publisher menu.
As always, if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to drop a line to email@example.com. We are only too glad to do whatever we can to assist you in making money doing what you love.