The blanket permission list (BPL) was formerly an internal document managed by OneBookShelf administrators. Publishers who agreed to be added to the list permitted OBS to offer their digital titles at discounts of up to 40% off the normal price; it was used only for larger site-wide sales and promotions that occurred not more than a few times per year. The BPL did not apply to print-on-demand books, cards, posters, etc.
Today, rather than maintaining a BPL document, we rely on the “Opt In or out of site-wide sales” tool for this same purpose. As a publisher, using this tool, you can choose whether or not you wish to have your titles included in larger site-wide OneBookShelf promotions. You can also exempt particular titles in your product catalog from inclusion even if, generally, you would like to have your catalog included in our sales.
NOTE: Opting in for sales does not guarantee that your titles will necessarily be included in all future sales. It means that you have given us permission to include your titles if we can use them. If we're running a sale on science fiction titles and you don't have any science fiction titles, then your titles would not be included in the sale.
If you have any questions about the “Opt In or out of site-wide sales” tool or about OneBookShelf’s promotions generally, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.