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Summer Emails

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Dates + Details

  • Wellness: Summer Email 1 – May 21, 2021
    Update deadline: May 14, 2021
    Email details (updated as books are confirmed).
  • The Great Outdoors: Summer Email 2 – June 10, 2021
    Update deadline: June 3, 2021
    Email details (updated as books are confirmed).
  • Hot Summer Reads: Summer Email 3 – July 1, 2021
    Update deadline: June 24, 2021
    Email details (updated as books are confirmed).
  • Back to School/Work: Summer Email 4 – July 30, 2021
    Update deadline: July 23, 2021
    Email details (updated as books are confirmed).

Logos + File Uploads

  • LOGO: If uploading your store logo: TIFF or PNG with transparent background. JPGs are allowed if square or rectangular. 300 dpi, at least 300 px on the longest side. Color or B/W, RGB color space (not CMYK) if color.
  • EMAIL LISTS: CSV or Excel. File must contain email addresses ONLY (no names or other information), and include your store name in the title.

Requesting an HTML File

FOR EXPERIENCED USERS: You may request the HTML file template to send via your existing store email platform. The template has been created to conform to email design and content requirements and will include all title images and information. Any other customization, including inserting e-commerce links, your store logo, and in the welcome message will be the responsibility of your store. Your store will also be responsible for all email sending and delivery configuration.

Winter Emails

Winter Emails are FREE for stores ordering the Winter Catalog! Opt in now and you’re store is automatically enrolled!

More questions? Check out the full Summer Email Explainer.

  1. The first step is creating and submitting your account record. This will only take a few moments and will enable RAMP to set up and share your information to view an update later if you wish. Any information you enter or update is instantly updated in RAMP's records when it is submitted or updated.
  2. Each time you complete a section* of your form, you can choose to move to the next section or submit and save your progress to finish or update later. Each section is very brief and can be completed in a short time. Even better, if you want to add information to that section or edit your record later, you can do so at any time.
  3. IMPORTANT! If you want to update your information, do NOT resubmit a new sign-up form on this page. If you have created your account record but don't have your direct link, RAMP can resend it to you.

*Summer Email Sign-up Sections:

  1. Create Your Summer Email Account Record
  2. Upload Your Store Logo
  3. Email Sender Information
  4. Welcome Message Customization (OPTIONAL)
  5. Online Ordering and E-Commerce
  6. Sign-up Confirmation

Absolutely! Fill out the sign-up form and your store will be included in the remaining campaigns. You will have the same opportunities described above to create, access, and update your account record.

  1. Easy! Create your account record (as described above). You can choose to move on the next section, or save your progress to return later.
  2. If you choose to save your progress, RAMP will send you an email with a direct link to your Summer Email Account record.
  3. Click "I'm ready to start on the next section" to move to the next section.
  4. Each succeeding section will let you pause, save progress, and choose to move on to the next. You'll get a corresponding email letting you know your completion status, and the direct link to your record.
  5. Once you've reached the end of the form, you will receive a summary of all your information. If you want to make changes, no problem! Just click your direct link, make your changes as above, and submit your form.

  • RAMP email campaigns are built to deliver messages to your customers directly from your store. The email address you supply in your sign-up form will be the one your customers see in the "from" field, and the one they can reply to if they have questions or need more information.
  • RAMP email campaigns are built to conform to all delivery best practices and anti-spam regulations and to display correctly in all email clients and all devices.
  • All e-commerce links are prominently displayed and will link directly to your store's platform.

  • You will be able to upload your list (as a CSV or Excel file) directly and securely to RAMP when you complete your sign-up form. If you need to make changes to your list, you can do so at any time.
  • All customer data you supply to RAMP, such as email addresses, mailing addresses, names, etc. is strictly reserved to complete your requested orders. It will never be maintained, shared, sold, or otherwise used for any other purpose than the one intended.

  • To participate in RAMP email campaigns, all titles must be available for online purchase via a direct link.
  • RAMP requires all publishers to ensure all email campaign titles are available via IndieBound and Bookshop.org.
  • If your store's e-commerce platform is dependent on in-store inventory and does not have a standardized way for RAMP's email developer to build e-commerce links, you may be required to ensure availability and supply e-commerce links before your store can participate. You can view the updated list of all titles featured in each email in the campaign details section above.
  • If your store uses Bookshop.org for e-commerce, please make sure you enter your affiliate ID in the sign-up form so orders can link directly to your store.

Summer + Winter Emails=SALES

No! Winter Emails are FREE for stores ordering Winter Catalogs.

Just opt in on the Summer Email sign-up form (RAMP will never add/enroll your store to any program without your approval) and you are ready to go!

The following applies to all RAMP services and products, including the Summer Email Campaigns.

  • All customer data you supply to RAMP, such as email addresses, mailing addresses, names, etc. is strictly reserved to complete your requested orders. It will never be maintained, shared, sold, or otherwise used for any other purpose than the one intended.
  • All store data uploaded via the RAMP website or associated forms is maintained securely and used only to build and complete requested orders and services.
  • All RAMP services and products are opt-in only. Your store will never be enrolled in any service or product unless you specifically request and confirm your participation.

Winter Catalogs and Emails

Catalog Title Lists + Details by Association

List and title information will update as books are confirmed.

Dates + Deadlines

  • Winter Print Catalog Orders Due – July 31, 2021
  • Winter Print Catalog Payments Due – August 31, 2021
  • Winter Print Catalogs Delivered – November 1, 2021
  • Winter Catalog Email 1* – October 19, 2021
  • Winter Catalog Email 2* – November 2, 2021
  • Winter Catalog Email 3* – November 16, 2021
  • Winter Catalog Email 4* – November 30, 2021

*Winter Catalog Emails are included FREE for all Winter Print Catalog subscribers.

Specs


Artwork must be black and white (grayscale, not RGB/CMYK) and camera-ready* and sized at 100% for the following spaces:

EXACT DIMENSIONS:
Front cover: 5.5” W x 2” H
Back cover: 5.5″ W x 2.75″ H

File formats can include TIFF, JPG, or PNG, at a minimum 300dpi resolution. However, if possible, EPS (vector) is the preferred format.

*Camera-ready means files that are ready AS SUBMITTED to go to press, with no additional layout or production work necessary. If your artwork will require extra layout or design work from RAMP to be camera-ready, a design fee of $50 will apply.

Winter Emails

If you signed up for Summer Emails and opted in, your store is already enrolled! If your store did not participate in the Summer Email program, you can still provide your information.*
*The Summer Email sign-up form will update for Winter after Summer Email sign-up closes.

Order Examples

RAMP allows your store to tailor your print catalog order to your exact specifications. Whether you simply want to order catalogs to share with customers in your store or you need a full marketing solution including newspaper insertions and direct mail options, you will be able to set it up in the catalog order form. The form is built to allow you to complete it in sections, and to save your progress and return at any time to change or update until July 31, when all orders must be finalized.

You don’t! You can move past the sections you don’t need.

Here’s how: just create your account with your contact and billing information. After that, choose your imprinting options. (If you want to add that later, you can!) The next section will let you enter the quantity of boxes of catalogs you’d like to have shipped to your store. For the remaining sections with newspaper insertion and direct mail options, simply indicate you don’t need that option, and jump to the next section. You can then calculate and view your order estimate (which will apply your 12,500 free catalog credit), and either stop and save your progress or confirm your order. You will have until July 31 to make any changes or updates.

 

Follow the instructions above to create your account and choose your imprinting options and how many catalogs to ship to your store. In the next section, you can specify the quantity of catalogs you’d like to direct mail (this will be automatically applied to your 12,500 free catalog credit). Estimated postage charges ($0.20 per copy) will be automatically calculated.

Then, you may upload your customer mailing list as a CSV or Excel file. Don’t have that ready yet? No problem. You can save your progress and return later to complete or update your information. If you do not need the newspaper insertion or saturation mail options, simply indicate so and move to the next section(s) to calculate and view your estimate. You will have until July 31 to make any changes or updates.

Yes! You may enter up to five newspapers to ship your catalogs. If a newspaper has more than one shipping address, you can add that as well. Don’t have all the newspaper information yet? No problem. You can return later to add it. You have until July 31 to finalize your order.

Yes and yes! After you create your account with your contact and billing information, you can pause to save your progress throughout the form and RAMP will email you the direct link to your information for you to change or update at your convenience and in as many sessions you need. The Order Estimate section will let you recalculate and view any changes or updates. Once you confirm your order, RAMP will email you record of all your information. You have until July 31 to finalize your order.

More questions? Check out the full Winter Catalogs and Emails Explainer in the Bookstore Hub.