FAQ - Refer-A-Friend
- Am I eligible to refer a friend?
- Who can I refer?
- What qualifications should my friend have to get referred?
- How easy is it to join Refer-A-Friend?
- How much does Refer-A-Friend cost?
- Is there any limit on the number of people I can refer?
- What counts as a successful referral?
- Are there any usage limits?
- Is it possible to send a referral to several friends at the same time?
- What should my friend do when they are referred?
- How can I ensure my friend's privacy will not be infringed upon?
- When can I get my $100 referral fee?
Am I eligible to refer a friend?
Yes. Whether you're an Xlibris author or not, as long as you have a valid email address, you're able to participate in the program.
Who can I refer?
Anyone! You may know a writer, an author or someone who just likes the idea of publishing his own book, novel, cookbook or family photo album for pleasure. Whatever their interests, we have a publishing solution that will suit their needs.
What qualifications should my friend have to get referred?
Your friend will be eligible for referral as long as he/she has not already signed up with Xlibris or our mailing list, and is not an existing Xlibris author.
How easy is it to join Refer-A-Friend?
Extremely easy! Just fill out the Referral Form and you'll be up and running in no time at all.
How much does Refer-A-Friend cost?
It doesn't cost you anything. Our program works on a "commission" basis - which means Xlibris will reward you $100 for each referred friend that becomes an Xlibris author. Once your friend's book is published and it becomes available on the Xlibris online bookstore, you will receive a full Refer-A-Friend credit.
Is there any limit on the number of people I can refer?
Definitely not. We would like you to refer as many interested friends and authors as possible. You will be issued a credit for every successful referral that publishes their book with Xlibris.
What counts as a successful referral?
We class a successful referral as when someone recommended by you under this program purchases an Xlibris publishing package, goes through the entire publishing process and becomes "Publication Complete" (their book becomes available in our online bookstore).
Are there any usage limits?
No. Some referral programs may have a different reward structure depending on how many referrals are sent per month. But with Xlibris' Refer-A-Friend program, there is no limit on the number of referrals you can send to us each month.
Is it possible to send a referral to several friends at the same time?
Sure. Refer-a-Friend is designed to be user friendly and easy to navigate. If you would like to send a referral to multiple recipients, you can enter their information in the fields provided. To prevent spam and bulk mailing we have a built in measure that allows a maximum of 25 referrals per day.
What should my friend do when they are referred?
If your referral is interested to find out more about publishing their book with Xlibris, they may contact Xlibris by:
- Responding to the Refer-A-Friend email
- Calling our toll free number at 1-800-618-969
At the time of application, please ask your friend to provide referral information (included in the Refer-A-Friend invitation email), which identifies YOU as the referrer, so you will be eligible to receive the $100 reward. They can provide any one of the following pieces of information:
- Your name
- The title of your book
- The valid contact number we have on file for you
- The valid e-mail address we have on file for you
How can I ensure my friend's privacy will not be infringed upon?
Xlibris understands the importance of protecting the information of all users, and will never share either your or your friend's account information with any third party.
When can I get my $100 referral fee?
As soon as we have accurate confirmation from our database that the person you referred is now "Publication Complete", we will immediately process your referral reward and send your check through mail.
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