What’s new at instaFreebie…

1281047Our development team has been hard at work over the last few weeks and you may have noticed a variety of new features appearing. We are excited to announce some new features that will make instaFreebie easier to use and more effective in meeting the needs of authors.

Advanced Giveaway Builder

Based on feedback from our users, we have added advanced options to our giveaway builder. The Advanced Giveaway Builder is available to all instaFreebie Plus and Pro users.

  • Giveaway Format: Choose either the standard Optional Opt-in, in which readers are not required to sign up to your list in order to receive your book, or a Required Opt-in, where readers receive a book as a thank you for subscribing to your mailing list.
  • Password Protection: If you want to add an extra layer of protection, ensuring that your giveaway only goes to people you trust, you can now add a password requirement on your giveaways.
  • File Type Disabling: You will now have the ability to choose which file types you want to offer to your readers. We still offer PDF, ePub, and Mobi, but you will be able to disable any file type if you prefer not to offer it.
  • View Charts for Each Giveaway: You will now be able to see a chart of daily downloads for each giveaway.

Learn more about creating giveaways.

 Dashboard updates

As we continue to add new features, we wanted an easier way to help new users get started. We added a setup guide on the right side of your dashboard, which will let you know if your account setup is complete.

Dashboard example
The dashboard will now show you if you need: to add contact details, customize your claim pages, add your first book, create your first giveaway, and, of course, start distributing your content.

Claim Page Customization

For all instaFreebie Pro users, you have the ability to customize your giveaway pages. Previously, you needed to contact us in order to do this, but you can do it all on your own. Simply add some text, choose a font and two colors, and you’re good to go!

Shorter URLs

And last, but not least, you may have noticed that the links for your giveaway are now shorter. We decided to shorten them to a slightly less cumbersome length, but don’t worry about your old links! All of the old links will continue to work and you can use the new links for all your new giveaways.

As always, let us know if you have any feedback or need some help. Please feel free to contact us at support@instafreebie.com or visit support.instafreebie.com.