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How do I set up a Charity Bundle?

Jeff Montgomery -

You can make the Charity Bundle with a few different publishers or you may create the bundle with only your titles. 
Note: Only the anchor title (the title that receives the funds) of charity bundles receives the sale. Therefore, charity bundles (especially conducted by OneBookShelf) will not increase your medal ranking for the title you submit. 

Current List of Charities

Contact Your Publisher Service Representative

Contact your Publisher Service Representative to let them know that you want to create a charity bundle either by yourself or with other publishers. Your representative will be able to walk you through the process, answer any questions you might have, and discuss the best options for your bundle. 
Your Publisher Service Representative will be the one to adjust your anchor title to 95% for royalties. This must be done before making the title live. 

Create the Anchor Title 

Create a New Title Listing (link: to create the anchor title (usually the one that is receiving the funds). The anchor title is the full cost of the bundle. You will want to note in the description that it is not the bundle and link directly to the bundle. 
Your anchor title should have a link to the Bundle and an explanation in the description. You can upload a PDF to go along with the anchor title (we suggest a one page PDF with a 'thank you for your donation').
Boilerplate Description
(Feel free to adjust to fit your charity as well as changing the link to target your specific bundle)

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Through the assistance of local and national food assistance programs, Feeding America is able to provide nutritious, fresh foods to Americans struggling with hunger; safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; emergency assistance for disaster victims; as well as a chance at self-sufficiency for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

Note that no "title" is associated with this "purchase"; this is a simple donation which will go straight to Feeding America.

Get the Feeding America Hurricane Comics Bundle here!

You will also want to add a Purchaser's Notes (Found under Edit a Title Listing). Just in case a customer purchases the anchor title by itself instead of the entire charity bundle or if you plan to add more titles in your charity bundle after it has launched. 

"If you purchased this to get the bundle and didn't get download links and order confirmation for the bundle titles, then you probably only purchased the charity title and not the bundle. Just go [link to the bundle] and you can get the bundle for free since you've already made your donation by buying this title.

We may add more titles to this charity bundle. If we do, please go to [link to the bundle] and you can get the new titles for free since you have made the donation by purchasing."


Set the Royalties for the Anchor Title

If your charity is one of our listed charities on site, please use the Freelancer Royalty Tool, to send a 95% royalty to the email for that charity per the list here.
Note: You will not be able to set the royalty to 95% until your Publisher Service Representative has adjusted the anchor title's royalty to 95%.
If the charity is not listed, you can collect the funds per normal and cash out to your PayPal to pay the charity.

Create the Charity Bundle

You need to create the Bundle through the Manage Bundles (link: tool option. 
Note: If you create a bundle with other publishers, you will need to add a password to this Bundle so other publishers can add to it.

Add the Anchor Title to the Bundle

The anchor title will be the only title in the bundle that has a price. 
For example, if the anchor title is Title C, the Bundle will be priced as:
Title A: 0.00
Title B: 0.00
Title C: $24.00
Title D: 0.00
Title E: 0.00
Total for Bundle: $24.00

Final Notes

Once your publisher service representative has adjusted the royalty percentage and you have all the titles you'd like in your bundle set to $0.00 except the anchor title, you may make your bundle and anchor title live. 
After the bundle has finished, please move the anchor title and bundle to private. 


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