There are many ways to refer others to PaperBackSwap!
Banners, logos, linked icons:
These provide more ways to invite others to the club!
You can find the personalizable linked banners, icons, email footers, etc on the "Spread the Word" page under Community on the toolbar at the top of any page on the PaperBackSwap site.
On the Spread the Word page, you will find:
Linked email signatures, web icons and banners
Bookmarks and flyers to print out
Form emails to send to booklovers you know
All of the linked items can be personalized with one click!
This means that if someone clicks on your personalized link (a sig in an email you send them, for example, or an icon on your website), and registers at that time, you will be automatically recorded as the referrer!
You must be logged in to personalize your links.
To Personalize Links:
Go to the Spread the Word page
Place your cursor over Community in the toolbar at the top of the site
Click Spread the Word in the menu that drops down
Scroll down to see the button
If you are logged in, your PBS User Email (or PBS Nickname if you have chosen one) will be auto-filled in the space to the left of that button
This will insert your user email (or PBS Nickname if you have chosen one) into the code for the links farther down on the page.
Scroll down and choose a linked item you want to use
Select-copy the code (all of it) in the box corresponding to the item you have chosen
Paste it into the appropriate place (your email sig, your website, etc.).
We do not have linked icons for emails yet, sorry; just for websites.
You will need to re-personalize the links each time you return to the Spread the Word page.
If you refer a new eligible account* who then posts 10 books to his or her Bookshelf, you will receive a credit.
If a personalized link is used to register, the referral will be recorded automatically.
If a personalized link is NOT used to register, the new member must give your PaperBackSwap user email address OR your PaperBackSwap Nickname at the time of registration to record you as his or her referrer.
Don't forget Facebook!
You can share your PaperBackSwap Nickname at Facebook and anyone who registers a new account can give your nickname while doing so, and record the referral
Also, when you Post a book to your account Bookshelf, you can share ("like") that posting, and anyone who clicks your shared link and orders the book from you at PaperBackSwap will order your copy (even if it is not first in line for requests).
Previous referrals do not earn cash or Book Credit retroactively.
You do not earn referral Book Credit for accounts at your own household, but an invitee's enrollment in Annual Membership does earn cash, even if the invited account is at your household.